Categories for House Building

What R-Value Insulation Do I Need?

October 14, 2021

The R-value of insulation measures its ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-value for insulation means a better ability to insulate the home and resist heat transfer into or out of the home. The entire purpose of insulating the home is to make sure you can keep your warm air inside during the winter months and outside during the summer. R-value measurements give you a number to better quantify that ability when comparing potential insulation types. Depending on where in the United States you live, your recommended R-values will vary. In most cases, the Department of Energy will recommend exterior... View Article

Engineering Inspections and Why They’re Important

July 10, 2020

If you’re in the process of either building or purchasing a property, it’s important that you go through all of the necessary inspections to make sure the property is in good condition. In some cases, this may include engineering inspections. The engineering inspection in Hudson, CO is a bit more thorough and involved than other types of inspections, including a standard home inspection. In this type of inspection, an engineer will make sure your building meets all applicable building codes, and that there are no long-term concerns you should be aware of. Here’s an overview of what you should know... View Article

We’ve Got You Covered for Project Administration in Hudson, CO

June 26, 2020

At High Plains Engineering & Design, LLC, we are pleased to provide fully comprehensive project administration services for any kind of job you’re taking on—but what all is involved in construction administration in Hudson, CO? Every construction project features builders, designers and engineers. The larger the scope of the project, the more of these professionals you’re going to have attached to it, which makes for greater complexities in the planning and administration of the job. Project administration professionals are highly trained in coordinating and managing these projects to make sure all of the professionals involved are constantly on the same... View Article

The Benefits of Utilizing Geotechnical Engineering When Building

June 16, 2020

Geotechnical engineering might not be the first thing you think of when you start a building project, but their expertise can be invaluable. After all, every building is subject to the behavior of the ground beneath it—a geotechnical engineer’s job is to predict that behavior and make recommendations to ensure the safety and durability of the building. What is a geotechnical engineer? Geotechnical companies in Hudson, CO study the characteristics of the earth and apply them to making it suitable for human habitation, including homes, commercial and industrial buildings, among other structural projects. This type of civil engineering uses the... View Article

What Is Percolation Testing, and Why Is It Important?

June 2, 2020

If you have (or are about to have) a septic system, you’re probably familiar with the terms “perc test” or “percolation testing” in Hudson, CO. Getting a perc test is an important part of working with or installing a septic system, as it indicates how likely the tank is to function properly. What is percolation testing? Percolation testing is when engineers test how fast water can flow through the soil, which is called the percolation rate. Because septic systems rely on dispersing the treated water through the drain field, it’s important that the soil has an appropriate percolation rate. Otherwise,... View Article

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