Patricia's Construction and Contracting Blog: Tips for Novices to Experts

  • Septic Tank Alternatives For A Home That Has A High Water Table

    27 April 2016

    Installing a septic tank is not just a matter of digging a hole in your yard and laying it down; you must first analyze the site in which you want to install the tank and determine if it has the necessary conditions for holding the tank. A high water table is one of the issues that may hinder your septic tank installation, but you shouldn't worry much about it since there is a way in which you can cope with the problem.

  • Why a Homeowner Should Always Leave Asbestos Removal to a Professional

    27 April 2016

    If you're a homeowner and you've discovered asbestos or what you think is asbestos in your home, you might be tempted to remove it yourself. You may have some experience in tearing out attic insulation or drywall and other such materials, and may think that you can remove asbestos in the same way. Before you decide to tackle this job on your own, note a few reasons why it's always best to leave asbestos removal to a professional, even when dealing with a seemingly minor amount of the substance.

  • Interior Places You Might Find Asbestos

    27 April 2016

    When you are completing renovations in your home, the last thing you want to do is find traces of asbestos fibres after you have already started. Unfortunately, by this point, it may be too late because the dangerous fibres have already been released into the air. The best thing you can do is have your home tested for asbestos beforehand so you know what you're working with. Here are some interior places to start looking.

  • Patio Decks | 3 Considerations To Echo Your Personality When You Choose Patio Decking Materials

    26 April 2016

    Outdoor decks are extraordinary additions to most homes because they help you enhance your alfresco living space with the décor you desire. Choosing your decking material requires careful planning, so consider these factors to echo your personality when you choose materials for patio decks. Consider Your Maintenance Needs Some homeowners don't mind regular cleaning and maintenance, while others prefer something that requires minimal upkeep –– either because they are busy or simply don't want the hassle of everyday cleaning.

  • Why You Need Professional Piling Contractors for Any Construction Project

    26 April 2016

    A professional piling contractor is someone who creates and modifies the foundation needed for any type of construction, be that a residential home or a tall skyscraper. They use piles, or long shafts of wood or another material, to create a form for a foundation and to provide added structural strength. If you're having a new home or other building built, you may assume you can just call a concrete contractor to pour the foundation, but using a professional piling contractor is a much better option.

  • Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Flat Pack Kitchens

    26 April 2016

    If you know you need a new kitchen but cannot afford the cabinets, benchtops, and other pieces that you see advertised from a contractor, you might consider a flat pack kitchen, also known as a kitchen flat pack. This is a fast and easy way to get all the components you need for your new kitchen space without the same cost. Note a few questions you might have about flat pack kitchens and then discuss this with a contractor to see if it's the right choice for you.

  • How to maintain your hired earthmoving machine

    26 April 2016

    Earthmoving machinery hire is an excellent way for you to acquire earthmoving machinery without having to buy it. If you're just hiring it for a short project, you don't need to do much more than to wash it off after you're done. However, if you're hiring it for a long term project or for a longer period of time, you might need to know how to perform some maintenance in order to avoid penalty fees from the earthmoving machinery hire company when you return it.