Posts

  • Working with Explosives: 4 Things to Consider

    If you are a contractor who needs to use explosives as part of your demolition project, it is important that you take precautions to ensure the safety of your staff and the general public. Below is a guide to 4 things you should consider when using explosives from a place like Rock On Ground. Choose the right type of explosives Not every type of explosive is the same. Before ordering your explosives and beginning work, you should consult with your explosives supplier to ensure that you are ordering the correct type.
    [Read More]

  • Why It May Be Hard for Intruders to Reset Your Combination Lock

    Different kinds of locks offer different levels of security from intruders. Combination locks are a good choice because an intruder can find it very hard to reset the lock's code while you are away. This article discusses some of the factors that make it hard for intruders to reset these locks and get into your house. A Reset Tool Is Required Each combination lock is usually made with a unique reset tool that an owner can use to reset that lock in case he or she loses or forgets the code that had been programmed into that lock.
    [Read More]

  • Two Reasons Why Concrete Is Used to Build Warehouses

    Whilst many older warehouses that exist today are made from materials such as steel, wood or brick, a huge number of modern warehouses are made from concrete. Here are two reasons why this is such a popular choice of construction material for warehouse building projects. Fire safety A warehouse fire can not only destroy massive quantities of expensive stock and equipment, but it can also put employees lives at risk. If the building itself is damaged, the entire business may need to be closed whilst it is repaired.
    [Read More]

  • Beyond Boundary Lines: What Else Can Be on a Boundary Survey?

    If you are planning to subdivide your land, build a fence, sell the property or do a number of other things, you may want to get a boundary site survey. In most cases, you can look for your permanent survey markers on your own and get a decent sense of where the land is, but a professional boundary survey offers much more than that. 1. History of the Property A boundary survey takes into account the property lines as indicated by the permanent survey markers, but it can also include historical research on the property.
    [Read More]

  • How to Care for UPVC Window Frames

    UPVC window frames make a popular alternative to wood or other materials. They're less prone to certain problems than some other options are, but that's not to say you can completely abandon them and expect them to maintain a good condition. Luckily, UPVC is relatively easy to keep looking good as long as you give it a bit of attention every now and again. And if your windows have been neglected and need a bit of work to bring them back to their best, it won't take you too much time or effort.
    [Read More]

  • Five Reasons Skid Steers Are a Great Option for Site Preparation

    If you are preparing a site for building, there is a lot of work that needs to be done, and in most cases, you need to hire some earthmoving equipment. There are lots of options, and in some cases, you may want to consider a skid steer. Here's a look at the benefits of these powerful little machines. 1. Compact Size Skid steers are much smaller and more compact than many other types of earthmoving machinery.
    [Read More]

  • Should You Hire A Professional To Maintain Your Pool Pump?

    If you have a pool in your garden, you're probably already aware of the importance of having your pool pump professionally installed. DIY versions do exist, but they can be unreliable and at times even dangerous—so it's vital to get the experts in to make sure it's done properly. Once your pump has been installed, however, it can be tempting to think that you won't need professionals any longer! But is that actually the case?
    [Read More]

  • Reasons Waterproofing Is Essential During Concrete Construction

    The construction of a property can be a costly project. As a result, you may find some property owners looking to cut corners in some aspects of the project in an attempt to keep their costs down. One area that may be overlooked is waterproofing the entire structure as you assume only the wet rooms require this feature. In reality, your entire structure will need waterproofing. Moreover, if it is done improperly, there will be an increased risk of damage to your property, which would only incur you additional costs.
    [Read More]

  • Outstanding Ways That Protective Coatings Will Enhance Your Concrete Flooring

    With the inherent durability that concrete provides, it is no surprise that it remains an attractive flooring solution for residential properties, despite initially being a commercial staple. Nevertheless, concrete is not known for its aesthetic appeal. Thus, it is usually installed in heavy usage areas that require practicality rather than visual appeal, for example,  garage flooring, exterior walkways and more. Moreover, since concrete is highly durable, property owners do not give it much attention in regards to maintenance.
    [Read More]

  • Warm Power Outlets: 3 Questions You Should Ask

    The modern Australian home relies on electricity to keep the many appliances and pieces of household equipment operational. However, as you add more and more power outlets to your residential electrical system, you may notice that some of them begin to feel warm. While a warm outlet does not pose an immediate danger to your home, it could be a warning sign that something is wrong with the electrical setup in your property.
    [Read More]