Top Reasons to Have Waterproofing Done When You're Having Your Home Built

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are preparing to have a home built, you might already be making some big plans about all of the things that you want to have done during the building process. You might not have thought about working with a waterproofing service just yet, but it's actually a really good idea to have waterproofing done while your home is being built, rather than avoiding having it done at all or having it done later.

21 September 2021

Reasons to Install a Retaining Wall in Your Garden

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The ground elevations on opposite sides of a retaining wall are different. The earth is held back on one side of the wall, while the other side is free-standing. Because they restrain soil, retaining walls must be sturdy as well as decorative. If you're wondering whether to build one of these structures on your property, here are several reasons why you should do so. Tame Steep Slopes Retaining walls can be used to tame steep slopes and to create usable areas in a hilly garden.

9 August 2021

5 Benefits of Bitumen Spray Sealing

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Bitumen spray sealing consists of a bitumen paving compound that is sprayed in a thin layer over existing paving. It's durable enough to be used on roads with traffic as well as on driveways and parking areas. There are several benefits to having a paved area bitumen sprayed.  1. Renewed Surface Appearance Old paving can become discoloured by stains or faded from constant sun exposure and weathering. Sealing with a thin layer of bitumen covers over all of these old discolourations, making the paving dark in colour and free of visible stains.

24 June 2021

Two Species to Consider When Shopping for Top Quality Fencing Timber

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There is a myriad of reasons why you would need to install a new fence. Perhaps you have recently concluded the construction of your new home build and are looking to secure its perimeter. Or maybe you are looking to enhance the privacy of your residence. Whatever the case, investing in fencing will not only improve the kerb appeal of your property but will prove highly functional too. Quality fencing timber fits this description in various ways.

18 May 2021

Pallet Stacking: A Guide

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There's no reason why you cannot work effectively on a construction site if you don't have the right equipment and safety precautions. One thing is very clear: jobs can often be hazardous and dangerous. That's why it pays to take precautions necessary to ensure your personal safety and your co-workers. If you're involved in loading or unloading pallets on a construction site, there are certain safety precautions you should take to avoid workplace accidents.

8 April 2021

Stylish Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Verandah

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Verandahs are heavenly during summer, and depending where you live in Australia, they can be heavenly all year round. There is the unfortunate reality that there are some unwelcome visitors who'll want to share your verandah with you. This is not friends and family members who perhaps outstay their welcome when visiting, but more the flying nasties who flock to your verandah, summoned by the light and the scent of food.

1 February 2017

Various underpinning methods you can use to secure the foundation of your house

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As time goes by, you may find several cracks along your window or door frames or even in the walls of your house. From afar, you may also see your house or building slanting to one side. These damages may be a sign of subsidence and can be caused by old foundation works or tree roots that are in proximity to the foundation and are damaging its structural integrity. This is a clear indication that the foundation of the house is weakening and it may result in permanent structural damage.

1 February 2017