Brian's House Building Blog

  • 6 Ways Construction, Land and Property Surveys Are Essential If You Are Building a Shed on Your Land

    17 May 2017

    If you are planning to build a shed or workshop on your property, you may need to hire a professional to do a construction survey before you start. Here's why you need one, and a look at why you actually may need more than one survey before the process is complete. 1. Figuring Out Boundaries First and foremost, a property survey can help to ensure that you know where the property lines are and that you put the shed within your property.

  • Improve the Stormwater Drainage in Your Vegetable Garden

    21 April 2017

    When you have a vegetable garden, it needs watering, but if it gets too much water, the plants may become waterlogged and die. If a lot of stormwater tends to pool in your garden, you should take steps to improve the drainage. Depending on your situation, there are several things you can do. 1. Add Hummus to the Soil In some cases, stormwater may be sitting on your vegetable garden because the soil isn't absorbing the water.

  • Tips for Polishing Concrete With a Floor Grinder

    21 April 2017

    If you have concrete floors that have been looking a bit dull, it might be time to polish them. Concrete grinders allow you to remove the top layer of the concrete slab in order to be smoothed and polished. Here are some tips for polishing your concrete floor with the help of a concrete grinder. Use Sand for Abrasion Concrete grinders work great on their own to polish your concrete floor, but if it needs a little more help removing the top layer and polishing it smooth, you may want to add a little more abrasion in the form of sand.

  • How to Encourage More Walking in Your Community

    21 April 2017

    To foster a healthy community, you may want to work with a town planner to create more opportunities for exercise for your citizens. In particular, there are key things you may want to do to encourage more walking. Take a look at these ideas. 1. Add More Walking and Biking Paths People in your community will tend to walk more if they have access to places to walk. Consider working with a town planner to figure out the best places to put trails.

  • Five Renovations to Consider If You're Selling Your Home

    21 April 2017

    If you're trying to sell your home in a competitive market, you may want to make some key renovations. Whether you're flipping a home or selling your primary residence, take a look at the following suggestions. They just may help you land that sale. 1. New Front Door When selling a home, curb appeal is key, and a new front door is a fairly straightforward way to improve the visual appeal of the front of your home.

  • Custom Design Tips When You're Building A Home You Can Grow Old In

    6 March 2017

    As you age and become elderly, you naturally lose your ability to independently do many things. You won't be able to move around the house as easily as you used to when you were younger, and therefore it is important to keep this in mind when you are building a home you intend to grow old in. Here is a look at a couple of home design tips that can help you put up a home that is customised to meet your requirements when you become elderly.

  • Three Important Cost Factors for Sporting Field Construction

    6 March 2017

    The process of building a sporting field for private, commercial or community use can be difficult. In simple terms, there are numerous factors that you must consider with regard to the planning phase, construction process and even long-term maintenance. Therefore, you should consider consulting a specialist contractor for guidance throughout the project. One of the most critical elements that you must carefully evaluate regardless of your contractor choice is the financial implications.

  • How Laser Scanning Can Speed Up Construction Projects

    2 March 2017

    The integration of laser scanning in all the stages of a construction project can help to shorten the time needed to complete your project. This article discusses some of the specific ways through which the use of laser scanning can expedite your construction project. Several Construction Teams Can Work Simultaneously Laser scanning generates a point cloud that can be instrumental in enabling different construction teams to begin work at different ends of the proposed building without any fear that the building may end up misaligned.

  • Top Job-Hunting Tips for Those Seeking Warehouse Employment

    27 February 2017

    Getting the job you want is never about being the best, but rather it's about being able to bring out the best in you for your would-be employer to see. The harsh reality is that almost every job seeker out there has to fight off stiff competition before they can land the job they want. Now imagine if nobody else was interested in the job you want to secure so bad — you might not want it as much anymore, as it is your competitors who spice up the entire job search.

  • 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.