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Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah. About 15 years ago, I bought an old home. We worked with several contractors to rehabilitate it, but ultimately, the foundation simply wasn't stable enough, and we had to tear it down. After that, we worked with a construction crew to build a home from the ground up. The experience was exciting and challenging, and I learned a lot through that process. I want to share construction and contracting facts and information with others so I decided to start this blog. I hope that you like the results, and I thank you for reading. Enjoy!

Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers


Common Misconceptions About Land Surveyors You Shouldn't Believe

When you're building on land, the chances are you'll need a surveyor. Land surveyors prevent you from making costly mistakes that you'll inevitably need to address later. Their role is often surrounded by misconceptions, though. Here are some to remain mindful of.  You Don't Need One for Small Projects Small projects that could yield results you're yearning for may seem innocuous. It's natural to feel as though you can lead the way alone and avoid consulting a professional.

4 Benefits of Having Your Basement Waterproofed

A damp basement is a problem that affects many homeowners. Not only is it a nuisance, but it can also lead to serious structural problems and health issues. If you have a wet basement, the best course of action is to have it professionally waterproofed. Here are four benefits of having your basement waterproofed. 1. Prevent Water Damage Homeowners often don't think about their basements until they experience water damage. However, the basement is one of the home's most vulnerable areas when it comes to water damage.

Can Retail Fit Out Services Facilitate an Increase in Sales?

Transitioning your online business into a brick-and-mortar shop is a major milestone. By having a retail space, your customers get a chance to physically interact with your products and this will help them make decisions faster while also increasing the number of items they purchase at a go since they are confident in their purchase. Nevertheless, running a brick-and-mortar space does come with additional expenses, as you are now paying overhand costs.

Two Situations In Which You Should Use A Ground-Penetrating Radar

Here are two situations in which you should use (or have your contractor use) a ground-penetrating radar before doing any form of construction work.   You want to remove and rebuild your driveway If you have a driveway that's in bad condition and you'd like to completely remove it and build a new one from scratch, then it might be helpful to have a contractor use a ground-penetrating radar on the existing driveway before you begin.

Passive Design Elements to Prioritise for Your New Home Construction

A passive home, by design, saves energy and money. But exactly what building design features make for good passive home construction?  With energy prices constantly going up, it makes sense to build a passive home. Passive home construction involves incorporating building design features that minimise unwanted heat gains and losses so that a home doesn't require a lot of energy to heat or cool while maintaining consistent humidity and high air quality.

Have you thought about GPR concrete scanning?

When working on a greenfield building site, you can usually plan the layout of your development in almost any way that you wish as long as you can obtain planning consent. If you are building or extending an existing site, there will always be more challenges. GPR concrete scanning can help reduce the risks posed by some of these challenges. What's under the ground? One of the most significant problems when working anywhere there has already been building work is determining what is below ground level, or what may be hidden in the walls of a property.