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.”
House demolition can be a pretty straightforward task and doesn’t have to take a lot of time. However, the most important thing is to understand what you are doing and the magnitude of the project. Continue reading “Steps to House Demolition”
New construction is always exciting, but it can also be equally stressful. There are many decisions you have to make even before the building process starts, one of them being which excavation company to hire. Hiring a wrong company to tackle your complex excavation project can be a costly mistake. The company may make some inconvenient and disastrous errors that may bring about unwanted expenses and cause serious stress. Continue reading “How to Hire an Excavation Company”
Trenching and excavation projects pose many health and safety risks.
They can damage buried utilities, expose workers to hazardous atmospheric conditions and bury or crush them just to mention a few. Careful planning and execution of precautions can minimize the potential risks. Make sure you follow these excavation safety requirements. Continue reading “Excavation Safety”
Are you on the diving board of the decision to remove your swimming pool?
Here are some facts that may help you take the plunge.
It’s estimated that homes with swimming pools consume as much as 30 percent to 50 percent more energy per year than homes without pools. There are factors that attribute some of the energy to other things, but there is no dispute about the fact that pools consume lots of energy. Continue reading “To Remove Your Pool or Not To Remove Your Pool”