It’s easy to find videos online to DIY. Your foundation is not one of those things you should try. Here’s Why you should call a Bay Area soil drilling and foundation expert instead.
Digging Foundations is Not a DIY Job. Here’s Why.
The foundation of any structure is the most important part because it is the element that supports and holds the entire structure in-place and gives it strength and stability. For some projects, a person may ask him/herself, “Can I DIY it and maybe save some money?” With today’s internet resources, it may be easy to find some instructional videos and then simply “give it a go.” But that is not the recommended course of action. Instead, get a reliable professionally constructed foundation by calling an expert Bay Area residential foundation drilling company.
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Wondering if you need a retaining wall? Read this article before contacting an expert Bay Area retaining wall drilling company.
Wondering if You Need a Retaining Wall?
Retaining walls are essentially rigid walls that hold back or restrain earth. Retaining walls are used around many homes, schools, and businesses for important functional purposes, to solve landscaping problems and to add beauty. When it’s time to build a retaining wall, contact an expert Bay Area retaining wall drilling company.
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A drilled pier is a deep foundation solution. It is also referred to as a drilled shaft, caisson, bored pile, or cast-in-drilled-hole pile. Learn more in this article.
Wondering About Pier Drilling?
It is true that without a strong and well-built foundation, no structure can stand. No matter the building’s purpose, size or even beauty, the unseen foundation elements are most critical to an enduring structure.
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Soil is the foundation of your foundation. Learn more about the importance of soil before you contact an expert Bay Area soil drilling and trenching company.
Why Does Soil Matter So Much?
Soil is more than a pile of dirt and it’s very critical in construction. Indeed, the soil is the foundation of the foundation on which every building or structure is built. Why, because the soil on which a structure of any type is built must support the load of the building, must be stable and drain well (so the building doesn’t shift) and must exert low lateral pressure. All these make for a stable and dry foundation. To construct a reliable foundation that will last on reliable soil conditions, contact an expert Bay Area soil drilling and trenching company.
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There are different types of home foundations. In this blog, we take a look at the different types to construct a reliable foundation that will last to educate you before you contact Bay Area residential foundation drilling experts.
There are Different Types of Home Foundations
Having a strong, properly built and well-maintained foundation is critical to the strength and durability of every structure. As Gordon B. Hinckley said pointedly, “You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.” Without a good foundation, a house cannot last because the foundation carries the full weight of the building, provides a level base for constructing the walls and separates the wood framing from termites in the ground. To construct a reliable foundation that will last, contact Bay Area residential foundation drilling experts.
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There comes a time in life where the swimming pool may not match the lifestyle. Let’s take a look at if it may be time to contact an expert at pool removal in the Bay Area.
Are You Considering Removing Your Pool?
People have enjoyed swimming pools for many years. Who doesn’t like the feeling of floating and stroking in the water on a warm day? Both the relaxation and the exhilarating exercise are excellent, and swimming provides a very nice refreshing break. However, there may be a time when you have to say farewell to that in-ground pool. When that comes, it’s time to contact an expert at pool removal in the Bay Area.
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Foundation matters and there are different kinds! An expert Bay Area foundation drilling company will be able to deliver a reliable and enduring foundation.
Let’s Look at the Different Types of Foundations
A strong and stable foundation is the starting point for any enduring well-built structure. In fact, the strength of a structure depends on its foundation. The roles of a foundation are first, to support the load of an entire structure, keeping it straight and upright. Second, to keep the structure standing against the forces of nature. Third, to protect the interior of the structure. And fourth, to keep the ground moisture and soil conditions from compromising the structure. The foundation must support the “dead” load—the structure itself, and the “live” load—the structure plus people and other objects. An expert Bay Area foundation drilling company will be able to deliver a reliable and enduring foundation.
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Having a safety-focused Bay Area excavation company involved in your construction project is crucial. Here are some tips on job site safety.
Bay Area Excavation Safety Tips
Excavation is simply the process of moving soil or rock by cutting a cavity or trench to make space in the earth. Excavation is commonplace in the many construction projects in progress these days. And, safety is a major concern because working in naturally unstable soil and around heavy equipment can result in accidents. That’s why having a safety-focused Bay Area excavation company involved in your construction project is so crucial.
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Pier drilling in the Bay Area makes it possible to install very deep, large-diameter shafts in many subsurface conditions, resulting in highly reliable foundation construction results.
Consider These Factors When Drilling
Drilled shafts are deep foundation solutions used to support large structural loads. Also called drilled piers, caissons or bored piles, drilled shafts involve excavating soil, creating a cylindrical shaft, placing reinforcing steel in the shaft and filling the space with concrete. Drilling of this type goes back to the early twentieth century, so it is a long-established practice that has now become more common as faster and more dependable excavation techniques are being required. Pier drilling in the Bay Area makes it possible to install very deep, large-diameter shafts in many subsurface conditions, resulting in highly reliable foundation construction results.
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Planning a project that will require trenching, digging, excavation, tunneling or preparatory site earthwork? Then you will need an expert subcontractor.
If you are planning a project that will require trenching, digging, excavation, wall shafts, tunneling or preparatory site earthwork, then you will need an expert subcontractor. You’ll want to choose an experienced specialist who can do the job right using the proper techniques, tools and heavy equipment to ensure project success. Continue reading “Tips on Choosing a Good Subcontractor for Excavation Work”