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About Me
Build Your Business Brick by Brick

Hello, my name is Gary. When I went into business, I didn't have a great deal of money. The lack of funds meant that I had to buy commercial premises which had seen better days. The roof was leaking, the plumbing was causing problems in the bathrooms and the interior walls were in need of repair. Thankfully, my brother loaned me some money so I could call in some contractors to work on the building before I opened it to my customers. The workmen were great, they carried out a quick but professional repair and I was able to open for business. My business is doing really well and I couldn't be happier with the building. I decided to start this blog to offer advice to others who are considering hiring construction contractors.

Residential Construction: Understanding Different Shallow Foundations

24 February 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The foundation will determine the resilience and durability of your residential structure. Therefore, this is an important aspect that you should discuss with your general and excavation contractors during the planning stage of your construction project. In general, there are two broad classes of foundations: shallow and deep. The latter is favourable because it provides a strong base for the pertinent building. However, it is not normally necessary for most residential structures since the buildings are lighter. Read More …

Why Realtors May Want to Rethink Pumping Stations in Subdivisions

24 February 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

With the way in which the real estate market is moving, there are some real estate companies purchasing larger, and mostly unfinished, developments. These developments may have been started and then abandoned at early stages in the project and sold off at a loss. If you are a realtor or real estate developer that has purchased a development like this, you may have also purchased a sewage pump station along with it. Read More …

Three Types of Concrete Grinders at Your Disposal

23 February 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Today, concrete floors are some of the most commonly used materials in buildings. If done well, concrete can last many years compared to other materials like wood. There are many ways of finishing off a concrete floor to ensure aesthetic appeal, and concrete grinding is one of them. The grinders come in a host of configurations, but they all use an abrasive to polish or grind the concrete floor, producing the desired finish. Read More …

4 Precautions to Take When Painting Stainless Steel

23 February 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Stainless steel products, such as railings, can last for long without any surface coating. However, you may need to paint them for a variety of reasons, such as matching their colour to the surrounding colour theme. This article discusses some precautions that you should take if you want to paint stainless steel products after they have been delivered by the fabricator. Roughen the Surface Fabricators of stainless steel products usually ensure that the surface is smooth in order to avoid crevices that can trap corrosive agents. Read More …

3 reasons you’ll be glad you’ve employed a building inspection service

22 February 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

While choosing the right builder goes a long way toward ensuring that you get the house of your dreams built, it also can be extremely valauble to get a building inspection service to check the house before each payment is due. Here are three reasons you'll be very glad that you did.  Quicker rectification Generally speaking, it's quicker to rectify any errors when it is the latest stage that needs rectifying. If you discover issues with the brickwork or plumbing at lockup, for example, you may need to remove subsequent layers such as painting, tiling or plastering to fix the fault. Read More …