3 Tips for Hiring a Drilling and Blasting Contractor

Putting your project into the hands of a contractor can be tough, especially if their job is to blast part of it away. A drilling and blasting contractor is often a necessary part of many projects within sectors such as construction, urban quarrying and road construction. If your boss has tasked you with finding the right firm for the job, what can you do to make sure that you select the team with the correct qualifications, experience, business understanding and aptitude to get the job done and maintain the management team's trust in you?

Concrete Kerbs: Advantages And Disadvantages

Concrete kerbs or edges, are raised lines of concrete that separates areas, be it a garden or a pavement.  When designing landscapes, kerbs might often be overlooked. However, don't underestimate the value of adding concrete edges; it can add great aesthetic value to the landscape, it helps to designate certain areas such as flowerbeds, and it acts as a deterrent for plants to grow outside of the designated area.  Concrete kerbs can be a great addition to any property, but the following considerations should be taken.

5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Marina Construction

If you're hiring someone to construct a marina for you, you are embarking on a huge project. Want to ensure your marina construction project is environmentally friendly? Then, consider the following. 1. Choose a Company With Experience Doing Eco-Friendly Work When you are looking for a marina construction company, ask questions about previous work they have done, and in particular, ask about details related to environmentally friendly projects. The ideal company should be able to give you ideas on how to make the construction more environmentally friendly.

4 Facts that Novices Should Know about Contour Surveying in Residential Areas

Almost all states and territories in Australia require that land developers conduct a contour survey before the commencement of any development. A contour or topographic survey is a 2-D or 3-D map that shows the elevations of property together with all naturally occurring and artificial features such as drainage, vegetation, adjacent structures and utilities. Some of the attributes in a topographic survey include, but not limited to size, location, elevation and height.

How to Paint a House to Make it Safer for Parents with Dementia

If you have a parent with dementia moving into your family home or you simply want to renovate their home, safety is one of the most important things to keep in mind. One way to make a home safer is to repaint is; here are 2 repainting tips to keep in mind before you call in a residential painting service. Create Contrast One good way to help your parent navigate is to create greater contrast between walls and furnishings.