Three Important Tips For Using A Diamond Core Drill


Diamond core drills are power tools used to drill holes through concrete surfaces during concrete cutting. Diamond core drills employ the use of diamond drill bits to easily cut through concrete material thanks to the tough nature of diamonds. It is important for homeowners who intend to undertake concrete core drilling on their own to understand what it takes to use a diamond core drill effectively so as to avoid damage to the drill as well as physical injury to the homeowner.

18 November 2015

How ground penetrating radar can save you a fortune


If you plan on doing some renovations or repairs, then you risk encountering a number of challenges. Any presence of conduit pipes, rebar or cables can ruin your plans and take you back to the budget figures. But technology has saved us again, and there's a remedy: GPR scanning. Now you can detect any obstacles in your construction area way before you drill your first hole. Ground penetration scanning has revolutionized the construction industry.

9 November 2015

All About Steel Fabrication

Construction & Contractors Blog

What is steel? Steel is an alloyed metal, which when fabricated, can be used in the manufacture of a diverse array of numerous high-quality products such as side wall panels, water vessels, storage tanks, kitchen sinks, roofing sheets, and so much more. Fabricated steel products offer outstanding versatility, construction efficiency, and usually come in exquisite finishes to enhance visual impact. Despite all these benefits, many users of fabricated steel products don't really know how what the process of steel fabrication entails.

2 November 2015

What to Ask Your Concrete Contractor About Your New Driveway


When you're ready to have a new driveway installed, you want to ensure that you're ready to do everything necessary to protect it and its overall finish. It's good to discuss this with your contractor before the concrete is even poured, as he or she may want to make adjustments to the strength and depth of the concrete and then put some type of protection over it after it's poured. Note a few questions to ask concrete contractors about your new driveway and its maintenance, and do this before your contractor begins their work.

27 October 2015

Selecting an Asphalt Paving Contractor


There are lots of factors that go into deciding the the price and outcome of your paving project. You must take into account several factors as you select your contractor. However, it must be pointed out that going for the lowest bid may not always be the best choice as you select an asphalt paving contractor. In addition, it is vital that you meet the potential contractor face to face where you can pose all the questions you have.

20 October 2015

Quick Tips for Using Exposed Aggregate for Your Home's Concrete Surfaces


Exposed aggregate is a substance that is added to concrete to give the surface some texture and visual appeal. It may be added to provide traction against the slick surface of smooth concrete, or to simply break up the look of dull and drab grey concrete. Whatever your reasons for choosing an exposed aggregate to add to the concrete for your home's outdoor surfaces, note a few quick tips to help you choose and use the right aggregate and incorporate it into the overall design of the space.

19 October 2015

Factors to Consider When Renting Scaffolding for a Home Job


Scaffolding can actually be rented by homeowners for a renovation project or for painting that needs to be done inside or outside, and this equipment can be more secure to use than standard ladders. Scaffolding also gives you the space you need to keep your equipment nearby and easily accessible. When renting a piece of scaffolding for a home job, note a few questions to ask and factors to consider to ensure you get what you'll need.

13 October 2015

Things To Know About Concrete Core Drilling


If you own a construction company and you have work projects that require drilling into concrete, you will need to contract with a concrete cutting company, such as Allied Concrete Cutting & Drilling Pty Ltd. Concrete drilling is a specialty that requires precision, whether you are drilling to make a manhole, drilling to install piping or creating drainage vents for water runoff. Here are some important things to know about the concrete core drilling process.

12 October 2015

Quick Tips for Concrete Drilling at Home


Drilling through concrete such as your basement wall or floor is not as difficult as you might assume, but it's good to have a bit of knowhow and the right tools to get the job done. Otherwise, you may waste time and damage tools that are not strong enough or not meant for the job and create a huge mess in the process. Before you start drilling away at any type of concrete at home, either inside or outside, note the following.

30 July 2015