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Pressure-Treated Decking: Understanding Sealing, Painting and Staining

Pressure-treated wood is an ideal material for building a residential deck. Basically, this type of lumber is infused or imbued with chemical preservatives, which provide protection against common forms of wood damage. The wood is then placed in a special holding tank with depressurised conditions, ensuring that the preservative penetrates the deep pores of the wood. This treatment ensures that softwoods such as pine are durable and resistant to damage from fungi, insects and rot.

The Marvels of 3D Laser Scanning and Future of Land Survey

3D laser scanning is a modern day tool for land surveyors. Technology has done a lot to improve many data collection and project outcome in many professions. However, for land surveyors, 3D laser scanners do more than just reduce substantial distances or pinpoint various conditions. They have also eliminated the challenges that land surveyors have had before the technology. For instance, in case a terrain is not easy to navigate, a 3D laser scanner will do the job for you.

Why Build With Timber Frame Trusses?

When most people are contemplating constructing frame structures, timber frame trusses instantly come to mind. Whether they envision a majestic-looking roof structure or they simply want an entryway that is a feature of interest in a building, timber frame trusses are a perfect choice of construction material. That's because woodworkers can come up with so many shapes, styles and design options so that builders and building owners can easily find something that suits their project needs.

Your Quick Guide Through The Land Development Process

Land development is a broad category that covers every activity carried out with the intention of altering the state of any given piece of land. This can be for commercial development purposes, residential construction or civil construction. If you are planning to develop land under any of these categories, this article will help you understand the different processes involved. Engineering survey Before any actual construction can begin, an engineering survey process is first carried out.

Five Signs You Need to Restump your Modular Home

In most cases, modular homes have beam and pier floors, and these are often supported by piers and pads as well as the perimeter of the foundation. However, in some cases, modular homes may be held up by stumps. If your modular home is held up with stumps, you may need to have it re-stumped on occasion. Here are a few signs that it's time. 1. Signs of termite damage

The Various Benefits of Commercial Water Bores

A significant number of Australian businesses rely on private bores for their water supply. If you are contemplating jumping on the bandwagon, it is important that you first know the advantages associated with such a move. Here is a look at some of the important benefits you stand to reap by drilling your own private bore. Drought-proof your property   Water storage tanks may not be able to meet all your water needs.

The Virtues of Aluminium House Siding

A look around many Australian homes will reveal that aluminium is still a popular choice of siding and cladding material. Aluminium siding is generally an aluminium coil stock that is chemically treated and then painted to protect the metal material from deterioration. The finishing on the metal is also applied for aesthetic purposes. If you love aluminium, you may be interested in knowing some of the many strengths it still provides when used as siding material for modern day homes.

Save The Grey: Should You Choose A Greywater Diversion Or Treatment System For Your Business?

With environmental concerns becoming a hotter topic seemingly every day, more and more businesses are looking to reduce their environmental impact in any way they can. One of the best and most achievable ways to do this is by recycling greywater, the relatively clean water that drains from sinks, showers, dishwashers and other sources uncontaminated by sewage or fecal matter.  However, greywater can be recycled in one of two ways; greywater diversion, which directs untreated greywater directly towards useful functions, or greywater treatment, which uses an array of chemical processes to clean greywater before it is reused.

Considerations to Make When Choosing Ply Board for Exterior Wall Sheathing

Most exterior walls require sheathing to increase their strength, boost insulation properties, and act as a nailing base for siding. Sheathing is usually carried out on newly constructed walls. Existing walls do not require it unless the existing siding is stripped during renovations. Ply board is one of the commonly used materials for external wall sheathing. It consists of thin layers of wood and wood chips glued together to form a board.

A Few Simple Tips for Sprucing Up a Carport

A carport is a great choice for any home without a garage, or you might add one to a barn or other outbuilding to protect your tractor, ATV, caravan, and the like. While a carport is usually considered very utilitarian, you might want to consider how to spruce it up if it's visible from the street and especially from your backyard or side yard. After all, you can't enjoy a barbecue with friends if you're staring at a drab and dull carport while on the patio!