Col's Construction Blog
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Col's Construction Blog

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!

Col's Construction Blog

  • Relevant Factors to Consider When Planning Underpinning for Your Home

    9 September 2021

    You may be concerned about the structural integrity of your home, or you might have been told that it needs underpinning. This process involves reinforcing the foundation and making sure your house is level and secure. Here is an overview of some relevant factors of residential underpinning. Symptoms Foundation problems will typically lead to signs and symptoms which you can observe. For example, you may notice cracks along the walls, either inside or outside.

  • Avoid DIY Issues: Why Concrete Polishing Should Be Done By A Contractor

    26 July 2021

    If you want to change the appearance of your concrete and ensure lasting protection, the best thing you can do is invest in polishing. Concrete polishing is one of the best investments you can make. Concrete polishing provides a slip-resistant surface and reduces maintenance needs. Polishing also reduces wear and tear, which extends the life of your concrete surfaces. If you're planning to turn your concrete polishing into a do-it-yourself project, you should make some adjustments to your plans.

  • Are you struggling to dig on your building site?

    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.

  • Three Reasons Never To Skip A Building Inspection Before Property Purchase

    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.

  • Are You Thinking About Underpinning Your House Foundation? How to Choose a Method

    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.