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Does Clay Soil Affect Your Foundation?

May 25, 2022

You have probably heard several times that clay soil can affect your building’s foundation. If you wonder whether this claim is valid, you should know that it is true because clay soil and foundations can have weird interactions with certain construction materials. Why Is Clay a Problem for Your Building’s Foundation?  Clay soils usually expand or swell when they when subjected to water. The clay soil under your foundation can come in contact with water due to heavy rains or poor drainage. The swelling of this absorptive clay can damage your structure’s foundation by causing foundation settlement, cracks, or heave and... View Article

5 Things To Consider Before Adding Solar Panels to a Roof

May 9, 2022

Why add a rooftop solar system? Whether you wish to reduce your carbon footprint, manage your energy bill or enhance your home’s ROI, you may choose to install solar panels. Below are some factors you need to consider before adding roof solar panels.  Your home’s solar viability A home’s solar viability depends on the roof’s orientation, roof structure, and whether there is a nearby shade. Solar panels require space to be effective. The space required depends on the size of our home and the amount of power you expect. Normally, the least space required is around 200 square feet. The space... View Article

Damp Proofing Versus Waterproofing a Basement Concrete Foundation

April 25, 2022

Building projects are a huge industry, and ensuring that your home or project is safe against nearly anything is a must. Damp proofing and waterproofing are similar, but they are not the same. Knowing the difference between the two can help you determine what is right for you. What Is the Difference Between Waterproofing and Dampproofing? Damp proofing is used mainly to keep out the dampness from the soil. It does not protect against water or against other forms of liquid that might flood the crawl space or other space where it is applied. It is best used in areas... View Article

What Is an As-Built Construction Drawing?

April 8, 2022

Construction can be a challenging industry to understand, and without knowledge of terminology, it can be a struggle to know what you are talking about or looking at. That being said, the construction process is a wonderful thing, and talking with your contractor can clarify a ton of information. So, what is an as built drawing? Keep reading to find out. What Is As Built Drawings in Construction? There is a range of terms that we may not be familiar with in the sphere of construction, and as built plans is one of them. We pretty much all know what... View Article

Why Having a Radon System in Your Home Is Important

March 22, 2022

What Is Radon? Unable to be seen, smelled or tested, radon is an invisible toxin that can cause serious health issues. Radon is made from the natural radioactive decay of uranium and is found in virtually all rocks, soils and even water. As radon exits the ground into the air, it continues to decay, causing the creation of more radioactive particles that are released into the atmosphere that we breathe. As you breathe in air, radon particles stick to the lining of the airways and can damage your DNA and cause lung cancer. Outside of your home, radon is at such low concentrations... View Article