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
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
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
If you are remodeling your bathroom, one of the crucial elements to consider would be tiling. A mistake some homeowners make is simply buying tiles in bulk then expecting the contractors to install them in the bathroom. Although this may create a uniform appearance in your bathroom, the tiles may not be functional in the different areas of your bathroom. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when you are selecting shower tiles.
14 July 2016
It's easy to see why so many people choose to build their own houses rather than buying a pre-owned property. Few things are more exciting than constructing a home that is exactly to your liking, in every respect. However, this process can also be extremely challenging; one of the biggest hurdles which must be overcome is selecting a suitable site on which to build the property. Here are a few things which you'll need to take into account when making this decision.
26 April 2016
For the two decades between 1950 and 1970, Australian construction was using more asbestos per capita than any other country. Australia also banned the use of asbestos at a later date than the majority of the rest of the First World countries. This combination of facts means that there is a substantial chance that there is asbestos in your home. Householders frequently decide to remove asbestos on their own despite the dangers of doing so.
7 October 2014
If you are planning an outdoor party and want to have a unique way to light your patio or pergola, built by professionals like those at Apollo Patio Roofing, with a soft glow, you can make your own using simple, inexpensive supplies. Read below to learn how to create a basic mason jar tea light and how to personalise it. Before You Begin Before you start making your lights, you should keep these safety tips in mind.
24 September 2014