Signs Your Business Needs Waterproofing

Construction & Contractors Blog

Is your business smelling a little musty? Although many people associate waterproofing with keeping basements dry, it's a technique that can prevent dampness anywhere in your building. When you use commercial waterproofing, you can prevent expensive repairs in the future and maintain a more hygienic environment today. Aside from musty smells and the presence of mould, there are other warning signs you should look out for. Efflorescence is making its way into your walls

14 December 2018

3 Ways Trees Can Damage Your Home's Foundation

Construction & Contractors Blog

Trees can create shady spots in your garden, help make your home more private and generally enhance the way a property looks. Unfortunately, trees can also damage your home's foundation. It's not something that most people take the time to think about, but damage caused by trees is one of the most common reasons for foundation repair. Given the expense and inconvenience associated with home foundation work—not to mention the risk of considerable property damage when your foundation is compromised—this is something you'll want to avoid.

17 October 2018

Two Ways To Remove Excess Soil From A Construction Boring Project

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During outdoor renovations at home, there is often excess material left over that needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later. As someone who is taking advantage of the spring weather to have a directional hole bored, ready for a new water well, you're wondering what to do about the excess dirt created by drilling work. Here are two ways to get rid of excess soil created during a direction drilling projection.

28 September 2018

3 Facts that Builders Should Know About Advanced Framing

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Conventional framing techniques often use more materials, which increases the cost of a structure. A typical residential home that is built with traditional framing in mind has 2x6 or 2x4 wood framing members that are spaced at least 16 inches apart. Such homes also have several jack studs, stud corners, double top plates, and multiple headers, coupled with other redundant components. With advanced framing, construction is more resource efficient, leaving extra room for cavity insulation.

5 August 2018

Use a Surveyor and Build the Right Way

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If you have ever bought a new home or another property, then you will probably have seen the surveyor's report, but how much attention did you really pay to it? You probably simply skimmed through it and noted that there were no significant issues that should prevent you making the purchase. It isn't until you actually want to build on your land or to purchase some land with the intention of building on it that a land surveyor's report becomes significantly more important to you and you start paying attention to all the details that you barely glanced at in the past.

28 June 2018

Three Practical Tips for Removing Landscaping Trees Safely


Trees can enhance your residential landscape. However, there are some problems which can necessitate their removal. For instance, if you have a diseased or damaged tree on your property, you might need to remove it to prevent injuries. In other cases, a landscaping tree might cause damage to your buildings. For example, if the large plant is too close to your house, its roots might damage your foundation, and the branches could fall on your roof.

3 May 2018

A Breath Of Fresh Air: Should You Choose Pneumatic Suspension For Your New Truck Seat?


If you're a trucker driving long hours over endless stretches of road, it's probably fair to say that stay comfortable and avoiding fatigue, aches and pains while you drive is one of your top priorities, and fitting a specialised, suspended truck seat in your cabin is one of the best ways to achieve this. However, not all suspended truck seats are created equal, and if you're in the market for a new seat you will have to choose between options fitted with mechanical or pneumatic suspension.

4 April 2018

Benefits of installing wooden frame windows in urban homes


For many years, wooden frame windows have been used in rural homes to provide added protection against strong winds, rain, and hailstones. Many urban homes are yet to jump on the bandwagon of wooden windows. These unique window frames are not just useful for aesthetic appeal; they are also highly durable options and can be fitted on many different types of premises. While urban homeowners may rush towards selecting plastic (PVC) or even all-glass frames for their windows, this piece will explain why wooden frames have stood the test of time and are still a top choice for your modern home.

22 March 2018

Three Crucial Tips for Maintaining Your Sewage Pump Station

Construction & Contractors Blog

Pump stations are essential elements which are designed to move wastewater from an area of low elevation to higher ground. In general, these lift stations are built with resilient components to ensure durability. Therefore, you can expect prolonged service under ideal circumstances. However, if the station is neglected, the pumping mechanism will fail, and the attached components will experience accelerated degradation. In addition, the wastewater receiving well or tank could become clogged and compromised.

22 February 2018

3 considerations for finding an explosive supplier

Construction & Contractors Blog

The commercial explosives industry has becoming significantly more technologically over the past few decades, with chemical innovations driving new explosive materials providing more reliable, predictable and safer explosions. Whether you're buying for a surface quarry, or deep mining exploration project, finding an explosive supplier is easier than ever before. The challenge however, is finding the right explosive supplier for your business and the project you're working on. It is a common misconception that every explosive supplier is similar, quite the contrary.

5 January 2018