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”
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”
There are many who believe that when you remove a pool, your backyard will simply be left with unwanted and unappealing space. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. To illustrate, the following list represents some of the best ways to make use of your backyard after a pool removal project: Continue reading “5 Ideas for Your Backyard After Removing Your Pool”
Poor soil conditions at shallow depth, huge design loads, and site constraints such as property lines can make a deep foundation a better option than one that is shallow. Deep foundations carry building loads to more competent strata that are down too far below the ground level, preventing the surface conditions from affecting their base bearing capacity. They usually go beyond 3 meters below the finished ground surface. Continue reading “Types of Deep Foundations and Their Uses”
Piering, also known as piling, is a technique used for driving steel pipe pilings to fix falling building foundations and to correct the foundation settlement. Continue reading “When and Why to Use Foundation Piers”
A Helpful Summary of Helical Anchors
There are a number of situations where standard solutions can not be applied to your foundation project. For example, the foundation may be exposed to moisture for an extended period of time. Also, the soil conditions may prevent the use of standard foundation systems. In such cases, deep foundation solutions such as helical anchors should be utilized. So what is a helical anchor and how will it help? Find out below: Continue reading “What is a Helical Anchor? When to Use and The Benefits.”