5 Tips for Successful Excavations

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Excavations are a crucial part of any construction project. Whether you are building a new home or a commercial building or undertaking a landscaping project, excavating the ground is necessary. Excavation work is also potentially dangerous and following safety guidelines is essential. If you are planning to undertake excavation work, it is essential to have a plan in place and follow established procedures.  Plan Your Excavation The first step to any successful excavation is to have a plan in place.

24 October 2023

Why Your Business Needs Commercial Remedial Waterproofing

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Water damage is one of the most common causes of structural and material degradation to buildings, leading to costly repairs, health issues and safety concerns. Your business can avoid this costly and time-consuming process by investing in commercial remedial waterproofing. By properly waterproofing your building, you can protect it from damaging water infiltration and enhance its lifespan while ensuring a safe and dry workplace. Here is the importance of commercial remedial waterproofing and why your business needs it.

24 October 2023

Three Things to Think About Before Installing a Drainage Grate

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Drainage grates are needed so that water on a pavement or other surface can run off and enter the drainage system. There are many designs of grate, and you may be confused as to which type you need to install. Here are some of the things you should consider before installing drainage grates. Weight As grates are primarily intended to let water through, it is easy to miss the fact that they also need to be weight-bearing.

24 July 2023

The Benefits of Repainting The Exterior of Your Property

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The exterior of your property is the primary thing that people see when they visit or pass by. It's essential to maintain the appearance of your property to make a good impression and maintain its value. Repainting the exterior of your property is an excellent way to update its appearance and enhance its curb appeal. This article will discuss the benefits of repainting the exterior of your property. Scroll down to discover everything you need to know.

27 April 2023

Do You Need a Commercial Refrigeration Repair? Four Signs You May

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Many businesses rely on commercial freezers, refrigerators, chiller cabinets and cold storage rooms. If so, then it is certainly worth maintaining this equipment. If it were to go wrong, you won't just face the cost of repairing or replacing it but your stock could go off and become unsellable, as well. In other words, it is better to call a repair engineer in to look into even minor problems before they get out of hand.

8 February 2023

Four Signs That Your House Cladding Is Coming Loose

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There are a few signs that the house cladding is coming loose and needs to be repaired. If you notice any of these signs, it's important to contact a professional for help. 1. Cracks In The Paintwork If you notice cracks appearing in your house's paintwork then this could be an indication that there are problems beneath it. This can happen when water gets into areas where there has been no protection against moisture penetration – such as behind tiles or wooden battens.

14 December 2022

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Laser Cut Sheet Metal

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Laser cutting is a cutting-edge technology used by professionals in metal fabrication. Metal fabricators have a variety of tools and methods they can use to cut it into the desired types and shapes. However, the use of lasers easily tops all the other options. The cutting machinery is an excellent choice compared to others because of its speed and precision in cutting sheet metal. Consider laser cutting over other cutting and fabrication techniques for the following benefits.

26 August 2022

Why You Need a Building Surveyor for a Set-out Survey

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If you plan to build a brand-new home on a virgin piece of property, you'll want to ensure that you go through the motions and adhere to all the regulations. You also want to avoid running into any problems that may require you to backtrack the work, simply to put things right or deal with a situation you should have addressed before. In this situation, you should think about commissioning a set-out survey so you can get an appropriate form from the local regulator, and all will be well.

23 June 2022

Why X-Ray Tech Is Crucial Prior to Any Concrete Coring Activity

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When you want to perform a major reconstruction project using existing infrastructure, you'll want to determine the overall strength and capacity of what is already in place. To do this, you often have to conduct concrete core tests to determine if everything meets your acceptance criteria in terms of structural capacity and other factors. Yet it can be challenging to perform these core tests when you're not exactly sure what may be hidden out of sight, as it may be very dangerous if you hit anything.

27 April 2022

All You Need To Know About Underpinning

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Foundation problems affect the structural integrity of your home and make it unsafe for occupation. Luckily, you do not need to demolish the building to repair the foundation. Underpinning is a construction technique that reinforces the current foundation without pulling down the building. Continue reading this extract for some insights on the underpinning process.  When Does Your House Need Underpinning?  Typically, you need to underpin your house when the foundation becomes weak.

24 February 2022