Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!
30 March 2021
The state of a building's foundation is what determines how strong it stands against the test of time. If the foundation is healthy, the house will remain strong for decades. On the other hand, if the foundation is weak, structural problems such as cracks, sagging doors and windows, sagging floors and ultimately building collapse might follow. It is, therefore, crucial to ensure that you constantly check for signs of foundation problems, and if any problems arise, you get a solution such as underpinning to strengthen the foundation.
29 December 2020
Understanding your boundaries is very important in real estate. Sadly, not many homeowners know the exact bounds of their property. After a complication comes up, people start looking for professional land surveyors to resolve the dispute. The best time to understand your land's actual boundary is before complications arise. When you survey beforehand, you can best plan how to utilize the land, avoid legal issues and stay within what the zoning laws allow.
29 December 2020
One of the biggest challenges that homeowners have to deal with when constructing their home is getting an efficient waste disposal system. Water from the kitchen, the bathroom, and sinks is commonly classified as greywater. You cannot release it to the environment because it will lead to contamination and possible poisoning. If you are not connected to the municipal sewer line, it might be tough to figure out how to handle your home's wastewater.
20 November 2020
Owning and maintaining a commercial building can be a daunting task for any business owner or manager, especially if this kind of management isn't in line with their area of expertise. If you own or manage a business, a building consultant can help you avoid unforeseen problems and costs in the future by giving expert advice on how to manage your commercial building. Below are some of the tasks that a good consultant can help you with.
20 October 2020
Bathrooms need to be waterproofed to reduce the likelihood of structural damage caused by condensation, water leaks, and dampness. Therefore, if you want to install a shower cubicle or a tile shower, you must use a waterproofing material. The reason is that shower fixtures and fittings such as grout and sealers are not waterproofed. In most bathrooms, standing water is trapped beneath tiles due to gradient challenges. In such a case, the water never dries, causing a shower area to remain wet well past 24 hours.