Getting the Job Done with Construction Contractors

Getting the Job Done with Construction Contractors

  • Two safety precautions that should be taken when using core drills during a construction project

    Many construction projects involve core drilling; this is where a piece of equipment called a core drill is used to create a long, cylindrical hole in a hard surface (such as concrete or stone, for example). Core drills are incredibly powerful and as such, it is important to take certain safety precautions when using them. Here are two such precautions. Wear safety gear Wearing safety gear when performing core drilling work can drastically reduce a person's chances of sustaining an injury.

  • 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Renovation

    Renovations can be expensive, but luckily, there's lots of ways to save. Looking for ways to cut costs with your remodel? Then, check out these tips. 1. Do Some of It Yourself One of the easiest ways to cut costs is to handle some of the labour yourself. Make a list of what you want done during the remodel, and identify anything that you can do yourself. Ideally, you shouldn't tackle jobs that you aren't capable of doing — paying someone to fix a big mistake may be more expensive than just having a pro handle it in the first place.

  • 5 Ideas to Help You Design an Active Senior Community

    Staying active is linked to longer lifespans and a better quality of life, and if you are designing a senior community, you may want to integrate elements that help keep residents active. There are a number of design elements that can help. Take a look at these ideas. 1. Smoothing Walking Surfaces Walking paths are essential if you want to foster an active community. You may want paths that go through parks or natural areas, but you also need paths that run through both the residential and commercial parts of your community.

  • Factors That Affect the Performance of Waterproofing Membranes

    Several factors can affect the longevity and the performance of any waterproofing membrane that has been applied on a concrete surface, such as a balcony floor. This article discusses some of those key considerations that you should control in order to prolong the service life of that waterproofing membrane. Substrate Quality The nature of the surface onto which you apply the waterproofing membrane can impact the service life of that membrane.

  • Basic Techniques for Patching Different Concrete Surfaces

    These days, concrete is one of the most widely used materials in the construction industry. The sheer strength, beauty and versatility of the material makes it applicable for almost any project that you want to work on. The ability to mould fresh concrete into almost any shape gives it an advantage over other materials such as brick and stone. Additionally, well done concrete surfaces can never succumb to rotting or weathering.

About Me

Getting the Job Done with Construction Contractors

Hello, my name is Carl and this is my construction and contractor blog. I do not work in the construction business but last year, my wife and I had a lot of work carried out on our summer home which is located on the Gold Coast. Winter storms had damaged the roof and a couple of seabirds had made a nest in there. The place was a real mess but thankfully the contractors did a great job of repairing the roof and fixing up the damage to the loft space. I learn a lot during the repairs so I decided to start a new blog. Enjoy!