2 Building Survey Reports and When You Should Ask For Them

Building surveys are usually conducted at a potential home/property buyer's request, although a realtor may also request for a survey if they suspect there's something wrong, or as a way to assure buyers about the integrity of a building. Once the survey is conducted, you're often given a report that details any defects and outlines remedies, possible alterations or potential legal and insurance issues. Buying real estate is the biggest investment many people make in their lives, and hence it's important to have an independent party go through the property with a fine-toothed comb and tell you whether you're making a worthy investment. [Read More]

Tips and Tricks for Surveying a Plot of Land

If you're planning to build on a piece of land, you may need to start with surveying and potentially leveling the land. To get help with that process, take a look at this list of tips and ideas. Sketch Before You Shoot When you're surveying, you spend a fair amount of time measuring the vertical distances between different points and using an elevation shot to measure height based on the height of a known object. [Read More]

5 Safety Essentials You Need for Asbestos Soil Removal

You suspected it, you took a sample, and unfortunately, it's true. You have asbestos. This can feel like tragic news when you're trying to develop a plot of land, but fortunately, with the right elements in place, you can get rid of the asbestos-ridden soil relatively quickly. Here's what you need. 1. Risk Management Assessment Ideally, you should never start asbestos soil removal on your own. Rather, you should consult with an asbesto removal specialist, and even they shouldn't just start hauling out the soil. [Read More]

How to find the right boring contractor for your property

Water is essential, if you can't find water, then you are going to struggle to maintain your property. If you are located away from the mains water supply, then the easiest way to get the water you need is by boring for water on your property. The problem with creating a bore hole is that you must know what you are doing. You can't simply create a hole and hope you are in the right place. [Read More]