Wood is a popular material for many construction projects in Canberra because it is plentiful, durable, and can easily be cut based on the project's requirements. Timber also has several benefits like thermal elasticity, resistance to electrical charges, sound isolation, and it's easy to repair and maintain.
However, wood has several structural disadvantages, which can affect any type of construction. In fact, it's known to shrink, swell and deteriorate when exposed to various kinds of conditions like extreme temperatures. Wood is also known to produce biological diseases and fungi if they are not properly treated.
Not to mention that termites, insects, and moisture can also damage it. Fortunately, there are other alternatives in the market that you can use to mitigate these disadvantages.
Here are some of our alternative recommendations:
Bamboo is considered a natural raw material, and it's more elastic than wood and it can significantly absorb energy, which means it's ideal for seismic-resistant construction for areas with frequent seismic activity. It's light and can easily be cut despite its strength.
So, if you are planning to upgrade or construct a new driveway or patio at your Canberra property, we recommend that you use concrete instead of wood. You will also need a reliable contractor who can help with your project. Our Concreting Services in Canberra can help you with any of your concrete needs.