Do you need Soil Stabilization, or Piers?

Most texans have a high clay content and high water table. All clay is expansive and collapsible to some extent and widely varies according to conditions. When your soils are described as expansive or collapsible it is describing the propensity of the soil to swell or settle. Expansive or Swelling soil/clay is very dense. Collapsible or Settling soil is loose and will settle when there is a high concentration of water followed by drying.

If it is expansive aka Swell then you need to perform soil stabilization (if you excavate and the clay is black or really dark than you most likely have swell). If it is collapsible then you need to install piers to support your structure from settling. Soil injection stabilization is much cheaper than installing piers. Depending on your soil conditions you have three options...

Texas Soil Map

Faucet Selection

Traditionally a bathroom sink uses a single central-mount faucet.

Which, in turn, has a single lever or two handles. Central-mount models are good for three-hole sinks specifically. So keep this in mind when you'll be assessing your bathroom's styling.

Then again, the wall mounted faucets have spouts that are longer and are designed specifically to extend far enough over the bowl. That's so they reach the vessel-style or freestanding sink.

As your third option for a bathroom faucet, single-hole faucets have both the spout and handles combined into one universal fixture.

This kind of solution is a perfect way of dealing with the sinks which are small in size.

Choosing a vanity

If your bathroom's space is restricted to a small size, then the vanity provides a great opportunity to cut on some extra space.

A pedestal or wall mount sink will work just great, in a situation when space is a concern.

An under mount sink is relatively easy to clean up, simply because those do not collect much dirt.

However, you'll need a waterproof countertop. Under mount sinks can also be pricey and more difficult to get installed, so keep this little obstacle in mind when purchasing it...

Is porcelain a smart investment?

While without any doubt porcelain is the classic material for bathroom sinks, it is not the only option out there...

Glass and stainless steel sinks often come at a much more attainable, reasonable price level. Also, damage-wise, they're also much ore durable long-term...

Those are also the most popular choices for modern designs such as vessel sinks that look like bowls and pitchers.

It is important to remember, that sinks made out of a glass are too fragile and will not live through any heavy object hitting them or falling down at it...

All in all, whether you want a hand with your bathroom redesign, need helpful DIY Pool tips, or advice on a faucet repair or install, our company's Pool experts can help!

They will be your guides and Pool fairies in all of the residential Pool needs, that you might ever have!

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Rita Black
  • by Damien Tools

Thanks, these tips are on money! I'm in the middle of my Bathroom's renovation right now!

John Nelson
  • by John Popps

Oh man, I feel for you. Did mine for 12 weeks straight last summer...

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