Roofing Surveys

Roofing surveys are important in cases where you know there is an issue, but they also have a big role to play in the general management and maintenance of a roof. This is because you typically only know that there is an issue with a roof when the damage has become noticeable, and most people would prefer to catch an issue before it becomes so costly – hence the need for regular monitoring and surveying. There is, of course, a limit to the necessity of…

Gutter Cleaning Services

Most people underestimate the importance of clean gutters, but in terms of roof management, having clean gutters can be one of the most aspects. This is because gutters serve the purpose of carrying water away from the roof and building envelope. If they fail to serve this purpose, then you could have water building up on the roof, which will massively reduce the lifespan of a roof, which is a bad case, and more typically you’ll have water dripping straight down from the roof, splashing…

Sewage Maintenance and Development

The two most important things that civil engineering provides people in an urban environment with are cheap and clean water supply, and cheap and clean sewage systems. There are arguments about which of them is more important than the other, but sewage can’t be temporarily replaced like water can be with bottled water, so at least during a short term crisis the risks of a sewage system that isn’t working is higher. Sewage pipelines typically run under roads throughout the UK, and it is very…

Structural Surveys

It is important that every building undergoes a survey every now and then to determine if they are still structurally sound, particularly for big buildings which contain a lot of people and are worth a lot of money. Often times these larger building’s insurance will require buildings surveys periodically for the insurance to remain valid. A number of things need to be reviewed to determine if they need to replaced or repaired regularly. The two biggest ones that need to be looked at regularly are…

Waiting for Cement to Settle

Waiting for cement to fully settle and solidify presents a number of problems, both from a point of view of logistics and planning and a civil engineering point of view. It can mean that you need to wait and halt building work, sometimes for a very long time. There are a number of factors which need to be considered when laying out cement, such as what else needs to be done on the construction project and ensuring that work can still be done while the…