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Different Foundation Types And When To Use Them

Different Foundation Types And When To Use Them

The purpose of the foundation can be neatly summed up with the following goals: To evenly distribute the building's weight load across the foundation bed. Avoiding unequal settlement (making sure the building is, and stays level). To prevent sliding/sideways movement....

The Phases of a Construction Project

The Phases of a Construction Project

The process of construction is complicated, stressful, and almost always hectic. Anything can happen during this process, extreme weather can directly damage a building under construction and/or hold up the job for months or years on end. Legal and zoning changes can...

How Texas Soil Types Can Affect Your Foundation

How Texas Soil Types Can Affect Your Foundation

Construction starts from the ground up, or, more precisely, from beneath the ground and up. Getting the foundation of your building right is one of the most important things you should do when building. Good foundation will improve: The life span of the building. The...

The Difference Between A Footing And A Foundation

The Difference Between A Footing And A Foundation

What is a foundation? A foundation is the lowest part of any structure. The job of the foundation is to transfer the weight of the building to the soil. This means that the foundation is in contact with the ground that the building itself rests on.   Deep...

How Can Commercial Buildings Get The LEED Certification?

How Can Commercial Buildings Get The LEED Certification?

What is the LEED certification? LEED stands for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a green building certification used not just in the United States, but worldwide. Developed by the USGBC (the United States Green Building Council), a non-profit,...

7 Traits Of Good Construction Managers

7 Traits Of Good Construction Managers

Construction management is a fast-growing, and well-paid field. But with the good job come many, many responsibilities.  A construction project with a bad manager will have nothing but problems. Difficulty getting materials and jobs finished on time are just the...

Common Problems With Solar And How to Avoid Them

Common Problems With Solar And How to Avoid Them

Looking at how solar panels have improved in reliability, efficiency, and price in the last decades, they seem to be a great addition to a house or business. Not only are they markedly better than they were even a few years ago, they are only getting better and...

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