Before you have your new home built, you should be fully aware of that very important first step which precedes the laying of your home’s foundation – the excavation of the area beneath the new home. After all, your future will literally be built from the ground up on that foundation, and that is true in more than just the figurative sense. Therefore, it is imperative that the work be done by an experienced and highly knowledgeable excavating company in the Bay Area. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About New Home Excavating”
If you’re like many homeowners, you used to dream of relaxing by the pool in warm weather, sipping a cocktail and sunning yourself on those warm summer days. And of course, the kids had great fun splashing and swimming around with friends in the pool, which for awhile served as a social magnet in the neighborhood. Continue reading “How You Benefit From Removing Your Pool”
Since the excavation part of any construction project comes right at the very beginning, it’s fair to say that literally every successive step depends on the excavation being just right. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced and knowledgeable team handling that first step – a mistake at the very beginning will cause everything else to be thrown off. Here are some guidelines for getting it right the first time. Continue reading “5 Steps to a Successful Excavation Project”
Pier drilling is a very common technique used in construction for the purpose of supporting structures above ground, which is especially important in the California and Sacramento area. These regions are prone to seismic activity which can cause frequent shifting of the ground beneath different structures. Drilling piers are essential in such areas for providing stability where the ground is subject to move or shake. It can literally prevent the collapse of many homes and businesses! Continue reading “Pier Drilling 101”
If you’ve never thought about grading as a function of the landscaping around your home, it was probably done correctly for your home so you don’t have any problems with it. When grading is not done correctly for the yard around your home, all kinds of issues can arise. For instance, if the grading actually slopes toward the house, water can get into the basement; when the grade is level, water can pool up in the yard and sit there until it evaporates; when the grade is too far away from the house, water has a chance to build up momentum and erode the yard area. Continue reading “How To Figure out Grading Your Landscape”
If you are looking to remove a pool from your property, you have a few methods to choose from. Each method has its own set of pros and cons. You will want to examine these so you can determine which method is the best for your plans and needs for the space. These are various types of pool removal benefits and drawbacks: Continue reading “Which Type of Pool Removal is Right For You?”
Before any major construction project can truly be underway, the first step must be implemented: excavation. If you want to have a pool built on your property or a room addition to your home, you will require the services of a Bay Area excavation company. To gain a clearer understanding of why this service is necessary for your project, use the following information as an excavation guide and overview.
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Does your home’s lot make the grade? You may plan to build a high-quality home, but your lot could have grading issues which can put your home in jeopardy.
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Swimming pool construction
Pool construction, like most construction, starts with the foundation. In the case of in-ground swimming pools, this means excavating a hole that mimics the exact size shape and floor configuration of the pool. The pool shell is then constructed against the excavation which acts like a form. But in the case of a swimming pool, the form is never removed and is an integral part of the strength of the shell. If the soil strength isn’t sufficient to hold the pressures of the pool and water, the pool shell structure will fail. Continue reading “Using Helical Piers for Your Swimming Pool Installation”