About Me
Harry's Home Improvement Blog

Hello, my name is Harry and this is my home improvement blog. Welcome! On this blog, I will be discussing many different home improvement and construction topics. I should explain that I am not a professional contractor. However, I have just come to the end of a home renovation project which took over 2 years to complete. During that time, I worked with dozens of different contractors in order to get my house into shape. I have spent hours working alongside plumbers, electricians, surveyors and roofing specialist. I learnt so much about their different trades that I decided to start this blog.


4 Occasions When You Should Use Ground-Penetrating Radar

30 November 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a tool that uses electromagnetic waves to create images of the subsurface. It is commonly used in a variety of industries, including construction, mining, and archaeology. GPR can be used to detect buried utilities, map strata, and locate voids and cracks in concrete. This blog post discusses four occasions when you should use GPR. 1. When You Need to Locate Subsurface Utilities If you are planning a construction project, it is important to know the location of all underground utilities, such as water and sewer lines, before you start excavating. Read More …

A Holistic Piece for Understanding Concrete Grinding Solutions

5 October 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Today's concrete surfaces comprise different compositions of cement, stones, dry sand and water. Each recipe comes with a unique level of tensile strength, resistance to impact and durability. You will also notice varying textures and finishes depending on the dominant component among those mentioned earlier. Indeed, it helps to have a process that can give you a consistently smooth surface considering the unpredictable surface finishes that can result from the primary concrete ingredients. Read More …

Questions To Ask Your Lands Surveyor

28 July 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Many people underrate the services of land surveyors as they develop their land. Nevertheless, the professional can give valuable insights that can significantly influence the proposed development and help you avoid future problems that could be expensive to deal with. Below are several questions to ask your land surveyor as you develop a property.  Is it Possible to Subdivide the Land?  A subdivision might not top the list of your priorities if you do not intend to sell the property. Read More …

Various Retaining Wall Problems and How to Avoid Them

18 May 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Retaining walls serve multiple purposes on construction sites, but they are primarily used to make sloped areas more functional and aesthetically pleasing. Building these walls can help you overcome the unique challenges that hillside and sloped-site development presents, maximising your use and enjoyment of the property.  Many factors influence the design and construction of retaining walls. Failing to consider these factors before project commencement will increase the risk of wall distress and failure, jeopardising your investment and entire financial well-being. Read More …

3 Creative Solutions To Preventing Road Drainage Problems

23 March 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A proper road drainage system is a critical part of the road's infrastructure. Road safety issues, erosion, reduced bearing capacity and frost heave can cause cracking and unevenness, and compromised road durability are crucial issues that may arise from a flawed road drainage system. Therefore, if you oversee road maintenance in your area, it will help to find ways to maintain the road infrastructure by ensuring quality drainage. You can implement solutions that prevent drainage issues like cracking, erosion, road unevenness, faulty road drainage structures and even collapse. Read More …