Cabins, whether built as a weekend getaway or as a hunting retreat, are usually built on some sort of piling. This helps keep the cost of the cabin down, as the site preparation and foundation work are minimized. Having to install a regular foundation, with a footing, can add up to 10% to the overall cost of a cabin or cottage. Since most people who build a cabin are doing so for part-time use, reducing costs is an important consideration.
The popularity of tiny houses continues to grow as many people adopt a more minimalist way of living. Indeed, the increase in environmental issues necessarily leads to a more critical way of looking at our consumption patterns. It also prompts us to reflect on the importance we give to objects.
Many parks, especially those which are created to allow us to commune with nature, provide boardwalks for their visitors, allowing them to walk through nature on a comfortable, smooth surface. While these walkways help keep visitors from damaging the delicate balance of nature, their installation can be very destructive to the nature that they are supposed to protect.
Gutters are a must for your home. Whether you are building a new house or want to change your existing gutter, it is important to make the right choice according to your needs. To guide you in your decisions, here are some factors and information that you should take into account before installing your gutters.
After the “Man Cave”, now comes the “She Shed”! Women are taking back control of their backyards, and we love it!
The potential uses for Postech Screw Piles are virtually endless. Anything that needs a firm foundation can be placed upon our screw piles. Take bollards for example. Bollards are used to provide protection from vehicle traffic in a wide variety of cases.
One of the most challenging situations in which to install a foundation is in the case of unstable soil. Typical foundations depend upon the strength of the soil to support the structure that is being built. Foundation stem walls and footing transfer the building’s weight to the ground. The footing is constructed wider than the stem wall in order to spread the weight out, so that the ground can support it better.
One of the most frustrating things that can happen to anyone who is trying to get a construction project off the ground is delays. Delays are the bane of any project, taking place whenever rain or other inclement weather strikes.
Setting up a fence around his yard is a quick way to build privacy in your backyard. This seemingly simple project, however, must be well planned to ensure the longevity of the installation.
Foundations aren’t the first thing that most people think of, when they think of a children’s play area. Whether you’re talking about a play area in a park or simple plastic outdoor toys, a solid foundation is as necessary for those play areas as it is for a home or other building, especially for larger play areas.
For years, the agricultural industry has depended upon concrete foundations for their storage buildings. While concrete provides an extremely strong foundation which will last for years, it isn’t the only option available. With costs rising and the need to find innovative ways to save on expenses, many farming operations are turning to Postech Screw Piles for their grain bins and storage silos.
No summer pool party is truly complete without a pool house to enjoy it! It provides a place to leave your swim gear, set up the barbecue grill, and get out of the sun when you’ve had enough of it. While a swimming pool is fun, adding a convenient pool house is much more fun for everyone.
Building a boathouse is one of the more interesting construction challenges around. While one would think that a boathouse is nothing more than three walls without a floor, the fact of the matter is, providing a stable foundation for a boathouse is a great engineering challenge.
Although fairly lightweight structures, carports still need proper support. While they may not need a full foundation like a house does, they do need proper support for the roof poles. Some try to accomplish this with simple concrete pads at ground level, but this is dangerous. These pads can move with the heaving associated with ground freezes, causing structural damage to the carport.
There are a number of ways to create a foundation for a deck or porch.