How to Identify Home Foundation Problems

A home’s foundation is its first line of defense against the elements. When a foundation is strong, then the whole structure has a high level of integrity. In order to make sure that your building stays strong, there is a need for regular inspections. This kind of action enables you to detect small glitches and plug them before they get out of hand. However, it is hard to get there when you don’t know the signs that raise the red flag. Continue reading “How to Identify Home Foundation Problems”

Not All Pools Are Created Equal

Not all in-ground swimming pool are constructed the same.

Every year we remove a number of pools that are constructed with fiberglass or plastic liners.

plastic fiberglass pool demolitionThe process for removing these types of pools is different than their concrete counterpart. Continue reading “Not All Pools Are Created Equal”

Life Timeline of a Backyard Swimming Pool

When we think about swimming pools the first thing that comes to mind is fun in the sun and kids having the time of their lives.

When we have a pool constructed in our backyard, we expect a lot of fun moments to be spent around it and we are rarely disappointed. The best time to have a pool in your backyard is the time when the kids are still growing because let’s face it, kids can spend the whole afternoon in the pool and still go back in the water at night if you let them. Continue reading “Life Timeline of a Backyard Swimming Pool”

The Price of Pool Ownership

What it costs to own a pool.

I was thinking the other day (dangerous as that is) that I’m not reminded of the cost of anything as much as I am my swimming pool. A month never goes by that I don’t receive bills that remind me that I own a swimming pool. There’s my PG&E bill, the pool maintenance bill, the water bill, and the pool repair bill—not to mention the numerous trips I take every month to the local pool supply store. And about the time I thought I was cured of swearing. Continue reading “The Price of Pool Ownership”

What is Pier Drilling and What are the Advantages

Pier drilling is a drilling method used for drilling deep holes in the earth for constructing concrete cylindrical foundations.

A pier drilling company uses this drilling method mainly to transfer the load of the building to the subsurface layers of the earth at different depths. Continue reading “What is Pier Drilling and What are the Advantages”

To Remove Your Pool or Not To Remove Your Pool

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”