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”

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”

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”

Everything You Need to Know About Excavating

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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Using Helical Piers for Your Swimming Pool Installation

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”

5 Ideas for Your Backyard After Removing Your Pool

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”

Types of Deep Foundations and Their Uses

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”