Creating a Landscape That Pops: Concrete Tips and Ideas

Your outdoor landscaping makes your first impression, it creates a relaxation zone for your family, and it can boost your property values. Landscaping involves lots of different elements including concrete. Hi, my name is Diane, and I love landscaping. However, I also love patios, magical pathways, sports courts and other concrete creations. Want help creating your fabulous outdoor space? Want help with concrete ideas in particular? Then, I would love to be there for you. I have a keen eye for decoration and have helped a lot of friends create their outdoor areas. I hope my tips and ideas can help you.

3 Steel Fabrication Products to Consider for Your New Home

Construction & Contractors Blog

Planning a new home means choosing from several features that will help not only the design of your home, but also the integrity.  Your first thought may be to go with timber options, but there advantages to the stability and integrity of using steel fabrication products instead. Here are a few of the available steel fabrication products to consider for your new home.

Steel Trusses

When you think of the trusses for your home, you likely think of timber trusses and may not have considered using steel trusses instead. The misconception is that steel trusses are built only for larger buildings and industrial complexes. The truth is, a steel fabrication company can create steel trusses based on the parameters of your home. These steel options are not only durable, but they can hold up to stronger winds during extreme weather conditions. They are also environmentally friendly since they reduce the amount of trees that are harvested at any given time for timber boards.

Foundation Stabilizers

When you have your foundation poured for your home, you want to make sure that it is durable over a long period of time. One of the ways to do this is to have your concrete contractors use stabilizers. Though there are several options, steel stabilizers are an ideal choice. The steel helps shoulder the weight of the home by evenly distributing it over the stabilizing beams. If you want to further stabilize your homes foundation, consider using a mixture of steel stabilizing beams as well as steel mesh and wiring with the concrete.

Steel Walls and Roofing

Another area in your new home that can benefit from steel fabrication are your walls and roofing. You can use steel based walls and roofing to help reduce the chance of wind damage during certain extreme weather conditions. In fact, steel homes can withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour. They also prevent termites and other pests from infesting and destroying the structure of your home. Steel is also non-flammable which reduces the chance of total home destruction due to fire.

These are just a few of the steel fabrication products to consider for your new home development and construction. If you have plans in mind, and you want to see how they would benefit from steel fabricated products, consider a consultation with a steel fabrication contractor. They can evaluate your home plans, offer advice, pricing, and scheduling for your construction. 


30 September 2015