Construction Contractors

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Repairing Plasterboard Ceilings

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It is important that you avoid certain common mistakes if you decide to repair your plasterboard ceiling without involving a professional. This article discusses some of those common mistakes that you should watch out for during that repair project. Mistake 1: Not Fixing the Root Cause Plasterboard ceilings can develop issues due to several factors, such as a moisture leak. You should investigate and fix the root cause of the problem in the ceiling before you patch that damaged section.

9 May 2017

DIY Concrete Cutting: How to Achieve the Perfect Concrete Saw Cut

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If you are undertaking a DIY concrete cutting project, it is essential to understand that the task requires more than just renting sawing equipment and possessing some handy skills. Concrete cutting is a challenging task that requires utmost precision and patience to achieve the perfect cut. However, this does not mean you cannot get the best results unless you are a professional. By practicing proper techniques, you can have concrete slabs that have been cut to precision.

9 May 2017

4 Dog-Related Problems that an End of Lease Cleaner Can Cope with Better than You

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For owners, dogs can be the most important part of their homes. However, you might find that the people who occupy the property after you aren't so keen on the things they leave behind, and your landlord may refuse to return your full bond if the dog has left any signs. Even if they do return your bond in full, it's only polite to make sure the property is just the way you found it when you leave it; after all, it was nice of your landlord to allow pets in the first place.

8 May 2017

Building Supplies You Could Consider As Stair Coverings

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Concrete tends to be a preferred building material due to the inherent strength that it has. As such, you will find it used in an assortment of applications around your structure including stairs. However, despite the enhanced sturdiness of concrete stairs, it should be noted that leaving them unfinished could make them much harder to maintain as compared to their timber counterparts. If the concrete stairs are not covered with a suitable material, they can be prone to cracking, which results in premature deterioration.

8 May 2017

Don't Overlook These Important Factors When Hiring for Your Warehouse

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You may not give much thought to your warehouse hiring, as those who work in a warehouse as pickers and packers or as stockpersons may not need many specialized skills or training. However, this doesn't mean you don't want to be selective about the persons you hire, as proper handling of your materials as well as maintaining a correct inventory is very important for your overall business. Note a few things to look for when hiring for your warehouse.

25 January 2017

Inorganic Soil Amendments Needed When Constructing Sporting Fields

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If you want to construct a playing field in your school, you need to give precedence to two things. First, grass must be able to grow on the turf generously. Second, water must flow from the playing turf so that it doesn't clog the ground and compromise player efficiency. Both of these factors rely on the physical and chemical attributes of the soil. Inorganic soil amendment will give your soil the desirable characteristics for a good quality playing field.

5 December 2016

Why You Should Hire a Professional For Your Drilling Project

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If you are in need of drilling on your property, such as for new wiring or piping, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional to handle this for you. While you might be able to get instructions on doing the drilling yourself, this can be risky and cause even more costly issues. Here are some reasons to hire a professional for your drilling needs. They Know How to Find Current Utilities

14 November 2016

Determining Relative Elevation, DIY-Style

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There are plenty of reasons you might want to conduct an engineering survey of your own property. You might be considering building an extension or some other small structure, for example, and need to know the elevation of your land before you begin. Leveling--figuring out the relative elevation between two points--is widely considered to be the simplest form of engineering survey, and there are two main ways you can figure out levels on your own at home without a great investment.

28 July 2016

The Advantages of Hiring a Piling Contractor for Construction

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Piles are often used for new construction; these are long posts or beams that are buried underground and which help to brace up a foundation. Their function is similar to underpinning, but they are placed before a foundation is poured. Piles can help to support a very tall or heavy building, especially in construction areas with soft and moist soil that may allow a building to shift and settle. A piling contractor uses heavy-duty equipment to drive the pile into the ground, versus digging a pit for it.

22 July 2016

Storm Water Drainage Solutions for Homeowners

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As a homeowner, you need to be concerned about stormwater drainage. Allowing stormwater to collect around your home can mean damage to the home's foundation, as that water can put pressure on the foundation. Directing stormwater to landscaping features or a garden can also mean keeping those areas well-watered and being able to cut down on actual watering, saving you money. Drainage solutions for homeowners are not always expensive and difficult to install; note a few of these solutions that you might consider for your home in particular.

21 July 2016