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.”
Are you considering removing your swimming pool? You’re not alone. Every year, many homeowners choose to get rid of their pools. Although there’s no one-size-fits-all reason for removing a pool, many factors can make your pool not worth keeping and maintaining. Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons to Remove Your Pool”
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”
When you build your home, there is a lot of planning that goes on. Some of the installations you put in place may not stand the test of time. Others simply outlive their usefulness. If, for example, you installed a pool, a time may come where you no longer feel the need for it, in which case you will need to call in pool removal experts.
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 in-ground swimming pool are constructed the same.
Every year we remove a number of pools that are constructed with fiberglass or plastic liners.
The process for removing these types of pools is different than their concrete counterpart. Continue reading “Not All Pools Are Created Equal”