Construction Contractors

3 Tips for Managing Water Loss When Drilling in Highly Fractured Ground

If you are a first-time water bore drilling contractor, you might not be aware that drilling bores in a highly fractured ground increase the risk of losing drill water through faults. When this happens, you won't get drill water return; therefore, you end up drilling blindly. Additionally, underground fractures leave you with dry holes, and these are difficult to deal with because they increase vibrations inside a drill hole. Moreover, losing water through underground fractures increases drilling cycle time, thereby prolonging project timelines as well as costs.

Innovations that Improve the Efficiency of Water Usage in Cooling Towers

The plumes coming out of water towers are a silent indication of the vast amounts of water that is used in cooling industrial facilities. As the water cools industrial systems, the resulting vapour is sprayed on the surface of open cooling towers thereby leading to condensation and lowering of temperatures. Nonetheless, since some of the water escapes as plumes, industrial facilities must replace it with more water to keep industrial processes running at optimal temperatures.

The Different Types of Piers Employed for Commercial Underpinning

Commercial properties, especially those of several storeys, exert a substantial amount of pressure into the ground. Therefore, it is not uncommon for commercial properties to eventually need foundation repair services to restore the integrity of the structural base. One of the typical methods employed for foundation repair in these scenarios is commercial underpinning. With the proper expertise and technical know-how, the underpinning can lift your commercial property's foundation, which stabilises it for the long term.

Why You Need A Consulting Engineer Working On Your Construction Project

The different states across all of Australia have different requirements for eligibility for builders licence, covering education, relevant industry experience and references among others. What stands out is that training as a civil engineer is not a pre-requisite. And to think that a civil engineer brings so much to the table on any project. Before jumping into working with any contractor, you may want to first engage a consulting civil engineer.

5 Reasons You Should Choose a Ground-Level Deck Over a Raised Deck

When most people think about adding a timber deck, they picture one raised well off the ground, but you can also build a deck at ground level. In fact, there are several advantages that ground-level decks hold over raised decks, and here are just five. 1. Added Safety If you have small children or expect to entertain people who do on occasion, you should really consider the safety of a ground-level deck.