When to Use Helical Pier Drilling

Helical Pier drilling in the Bay Area and Sacramento can be thought of as a system which uses anchors to secure structures to the ground when soil conditions are rather challenging, and where the usage of a more conventional foundation system is not indicated. These piers consist of a steel shaft with helicals that make it look like a very large screw, and help to secure any structure tied to it. It is especially useful for drilling where there is unfavorable ground conditions. Continue reading “When to Use Helical Pier Drilling”

Preparing Your Site for Excavation!

Before any Bay Area home or office building can be constructed on a given site, excavation and site preparation must take place. Without this important precursor to construction, it would be impossible to install an appropriate foundation upon which any permanent structure should be built. Continue reading “Preparing Your Site for Excavation!”

Choosing the Right Pool Removal Process

Going back for as long as almost anyone alive today can remember. When an inground swimming pool was built in the Bay Area it required a city or county permit to do it. This means that there is public record  that a swimming pool was built and the specific location where it was built. If you should want to remove your pool go swimming pool demolition it’s illegal to simply fill in your pool without obtaining a permit for the process. You or your pool demo contractor must obtain a permit from your city or county before you can proceed. The permit will spell out the type of demolition the owner chooses, both of which are described below. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Pool Removal Process”

What You Need to Know About New Home Excavating

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”

How You Benefit From Removing Your Pool

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”

5 Steps to a Successful Excavation Project

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 101

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”

How To Figure out Grading Your Landscape

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”