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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

Why Concrete Removal Is Not Something You Want to Take On Alone

by Chloe Cooper

If you are thinking about renovating your home or perhaps just want to bring back some fresh new grass into a spot that used to be concreted, then you have probably considered completing the concrete removal on your own. After all, you just need a couple of tools and some good old fashioned hard work, right? Well, the answer is slightly more complicated than that. Before you start tearing up your concrete here are a few reasons why you should call a concrete removal service to help you make sure it is done safely.

You Should Be Mindful of Other Infrastructure

Concrete is often spread out over a large area and it is not unusual for there to be quite a few pipes, wires and other necessary parts of your home's infrastructure underneath. If you are too eager and don't recognise when you are chipping concrete and when you are hitting into a drain or pipe, then you could cause thousands of dollars worth of damage and cut off your own water supply. Concrete removal professionals always find out exactly where the underlying pipes and wires are so that they do not disturb them during the removal process. 

You May Lack the Proper Equipment

While it is technically possible to remove a lot of concrete with not much more than a few pickaxes or sledgehammers, in practice you will find this to be quite tiring after only a few swings. Concrete is made to withstand a lot of force, and the sheer amount of exertion you need to provide to crack through the entire slab can be enough to give most people a bad back or strained muscle. Concrete removal experts bring in all their own equipment to make sure that they can get things done quickly, but also so that it is done accurately, with no underground chunks left behind. 

You Need to Address Concrete Dust and Particles

The grinding, drilling and smashing of concrete that is required to remove all of the material from your home will create a lot of concrete dust and particles in the air. Not only is this dust several bad for you if you breathe it in, but the particles and little chips that come off when you smash the concrete can be very painful and cause serious injuries if you are not careful. Knowing how to remove concrete without injuries, both externally and internally, is a key reason why concrete removal professionals are the number one number you should call when you need help.