Brian's House Building Blog

  • Surprising Information Revealed in a Land Survey and Why You Might Need One

    25 January 2017

    A land survey actually does much more than note the actual boundaries of a property, and an individual might consider getting such a survey before buying a home or even for property they own. Note some of the information revealed on a land survey and why you might need one, either before buying or even after living in your home for some years. Zoning classification Zoning for property often means more than just residential or industrial; there are typically other classifications that could affect how you use your property and improvements that can be made.

  • 3 Tips for Choosing New Shipping Crates

    25 January 2017

    Shipping crates are a very important investment in your business; it doesn't matter how much time and money you spend in producing any item if it doesn't arrive at its final destination in good condition. There is a wide variety of shipping crates available, so note a few tips on choosing the right one for your product. Lumber grade or use The lumber used for shipping crates will usually have a grade or classification of some sort, and this will tell you something about the overall durability and quality of the crate itself.

  • Roofing with Asphalt Shingles for Style, Affordability, and Sustainable Building

    25 January 2017

    If you are new to roofing, the variety material options offered in roofing today may surprise you. However, one material stands out due to its affordability, design, and low maintenance. Asphalt shingles offer all these qualities, and you get to use material that is environmentally friendly to construct that ideal roof that you need. Your roof stands out in your neighbourhood when you use this material. Here is why you will require this roofing material for your building needs when building a new home or replacing an existing roofing material.

  • Boring VS Trenching: Which Method is Best?

    10 November 2016

    If you need to install underground pipes or wiring on your property, then you will need to first decide which method to use. The two main methods including directional boring, also called horizontal drilling, and trenching. Here are some things to think about so that you can make the right call. Trenching Requires Less Equipment Many contractors prefer the trenching method whenever possible because it uses less equipment. If your construction company has been in business for a while, you probably already have an excavator or can easily rent one from a local construction company.

  • Five Signs You Need a Tower Crane and When to Opt for a Mobile Crane Instead

    4 October 2016

    If you need to invest in a crane for your business, your main choice is between a tower and a mobile crane. Both of these cranes offer different advantages in different situations. Wondering which crane you need for your project? Here are some signs you may need a tower crane and a few tips on when you should opt for a mobile crane instead: 1. You have a constant need for a strong crane.

  • Permeable Paving Ideas to Help You Deal with Flooding in Your Home's Garden

    21 July 2016

    Before investing in traditional asphalt surfaces for the driveway in your garden, think about the floodwater that will gather on its surface during the rainy season. Impermeable asphalt surfaces are bound to flood your garden because the water cannot seep through to the ground. Instead of the traditional drainage methods used drains to direct water into streets and rivers, using permeable asphalt alternatives are a good alternative for getting rid of floodwater.

  • Timber Fencing: Is Paint Or Stain Best?

    20 June 2016

    If you're about to construct a timber fence, you're probably also thinking about the sort of finish you need to apply to this new feature. With a host of paints and stains available, it's sometimes difficult to know which sort of product to use, and everybody seems to have a different opinion. In fact, the right choice depends on what you want (and don't want) from the fence. Here are some tips to help you make the right decision.