Why You Might like to Consider Fibre-Reinforced Concrete for Your Project

If you have a sizeable construction project ahead and are developing a new structure on your property, you will be in discussion with various contractors to help you move forward. You may be immersed in a lot of detail and considering how various materials or products can be used at stages of the build. You may understand the importance of a solid foundation, but may have moved on to consider some other, more technical or detailed areas. [Read More]

4 Options for Dealing With Rising Damp

Rising damp can cause a variety of cosmetic and structural problems when it develops in your home. It is therefore important for you to know your options in case you have this problem. This article discusses some of the possible solutions that can help to deal with rising damp in buildings. Insert or Repair the Damp-Proof Course A damp-proof course is a thin strip of concrete that is located close to the bottom of walls. [Read More]

Asbestos Removal: Five Things Homeowners Should Do to Protect Themselves from Exposure

Many homeowners may not know what steps they should take to protect themselves when asbestos-containing materials or residues are being removed from their homes. Such homeowners may end up making mistakes that can increase their risk of exposure to asbestos fibres during that removal exercise. This article discusses some things that homeowners should do in order to avoid that inadvertent exposure to asbestos. Close All Openings  The first thing that you should do when asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are being removed from your home is to close all doors and windows. [Read More]

A guide to road construction

The process of constructing a road is both complex and time-consuming. Here is a brief explanation of how this type of structure is built. Planning and design The planning and design stage of the road-building process can take several months. A wide range of experts, including architects, environmentalists, civil engineers, construction contractors and transportation planners will be consulted during this phase. The area in which the road is to be built will also be surveyed. [Read More]