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!
15 June 2021
What equipment do you bring onto a site when you want to dig a hole? Perhaps, you would normally fetch a mechanical excavator to create the hole or trench? Many big machines are great at digging holes in the ground, but most have one specific problem. They work by cutting into the ground and tearing out the earth, rocks, and whatever else may be there. Most of the time digging holes that way is fine, but there are always going to be times when it presents a problem.
30 March 2021
The process of acquiring property is not just time-intensive, but it can also quite financially involving too. Thus, most potential homeowners will try their best to minimise their costs in an attempt to stay within their allocated budget. Nonetheless, a significant mistake that some individuals make is skimping over some critical steps under the assumption that they will not have a long-term effect on the property they are purchasing. But one step that should never be overlooked is a building inspection.
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.