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Hi, I'm Mandy. If you're looking for tips on pool construction, you've come to the right place. We've just had a new pool installed and I'm full of advice! When I started on our pool I thought it would be an easy build. Boy, was I wrong. I didn't know anything about building a pool apart from the fact I wanted one. Luckily, our construction company set me straight. They helped me work out how big the pool could be and they showed me which shape would suit our yard space. They sorted out permits and even gave me advice on fencing. To find out what I learned, read through my blog. Hope it helps!


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Reasons to Use Ground Penetrating Radar When Building on a Tear Down Option

by Bessie Beck

While it's a dream for most to become a homeowner, there may not be as many opportunities to buy a home sitting on previously vacant land if you wish to live in a specific neighbourhood. You may want to consider buying a tear-down home or an abandoned property for the land it sits on. That way, you can later demolish and build the home you want. The good news is modern construction technology means that it is no longer necessary to carry out extensive ground demolition or excavation to gather subsurface information. Knowing what sits below your concrete foundation without extensive digging can greatly inform construction project decisions and your budget. This is where underground penetrating radar comes into play. 

What is it, and Why Does it Matter in Your Construction?

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-invasive method for collecting below surface data by radio waves to capture images. It allows your construction crew to collect information about underground utilities prior to beginning any destructive work such as drilling or cutting concrete foundation and ground excavation. This form of concrete scanning on a tear-down or abandoned building can help you locate utilities such as sewer lines, water lines, gas, and electric lines, soil anomalies, among several other things located underground.

Early Use of Ground Penetrating Radar Will Help You Reduce Construction Risks

When constructing a new home on top of a tear-down or abandoned property, one of the challenges you are likely to face is eliminating unknown elements before construction. The problem is land schematics or blueprints may not include everything you need to know, and you might be completely unaware of the history of the land. Uncovering what's hidden underground could help prevent injuries, accidents, costly equipment damage or create delays associated with property redesign amidst construction chaos. 

Reduced Construction Cost 

Underground radar is your secret weapon for real estate purchases where large amounts of money exchange hands. With a report that shows what lies underneath your construction site, you can avoid incurring extra expenses that come with drilling and extremely time-consuming excavation work. Also, since older properties lack accurate information on buried infrastructure, such as underground storage tanks, vaults, and more, you can avoid inheriting the removal cost by determining the impact of construction on such land. You will also determine the condition of existing concrete slabs to account for replacement, rerouting new utilities and exploring repair options.

The more your construction crew knows before digging or constructing a new home on a tear-down property, the better suited they are in avoiding surprises during the construction project. Utilise ground-penetrating radar services today for a better understanding of site conditions.