Diagnosing Different Cracks Indicative of the Need for Plaster Ceiling Repairs

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When it comes to keeping an eye on the various elements in your house to catch signs of disrepair early, not many people will pay much attention to their ceiling! But this neglect is what leaves room for minor issues to become exacerbated and eventually transform your ceiling into a safety hazard! Fortunately, signs of decline in your ceiling tend to manifest gradually. As long as you investigate the condition of the plaster on occasion, you will likely catch potential problems early and seek repairs in good time.

12 February 2021

Two reasons why you should not ignore a damaged ceiling

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If the ceiling in one of the rooms of your home has deteriorated or sustained damage and you are on a tight budget, you may feel tempted to simply ignore the problem, rather than incur the cost of having it repaired. Here are two reasons why this could be a mistake: It could compromise your family's safety A ceiling which has been damaged as a result of a water leak, or which has deteriorated as a result of age or exposure to temperature fluctuations, could potentially endanger you and your family.

28 November 2017

4 Factors That Influence the Design of Retaining Walls

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Some homeowners may be reluctant to hire a structural engineer when they want to build an extension to their homes. Such individuals may not be aware of the complex forces that are considered before selecting the best structural design for that extension. This article discusses some of the forces that a skilled structural engineer considers when designing a retaining wall for a foundation. Overturning The retaining wall can overturn if the lateral forces that are acting upon it exceed the strength or retention capacity of that wall.

11 July 2017

Homeowners' DIY Guide to Stain Removal from Carpeting

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Thanks to the commercial availability of carpeting that most homeowners can afford, the use of carpet flooring is commonplace in many Australian homes. But the real challenge these homeowners face is keeping the carpets clean. While professional cleaning is important to keep carpets looking nice and prolong their lifespan, homeowners need to know how they can handle accidental spills, which usually happen a while before the professional cleaner's next scheduled visit.

21 November 2016

Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage

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If you have ever had a bad flood in your home from pipes bursting or a severe storm outside, then you know how much damage it can cause. Major water damage in your home not only destroys things like furniture and appliances, but it can lead to mould and mildew, which then requires more restoration. The best thing you can do is take some necessary steps to safeguard your home from water damage.

21 November 2016

Building a Stone House? Here are Some Ideas for a Successful Project

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The beauty and natural appearance that stone adds to a property cannot be achieved with any other building material. For this reason, natural stone is becoming a preferred building material with most owners. However, unlike other materials such as concrete, the use of stone requires several considerations and prior preparations to guarantee the success of the project and prevent hitches in the future. When used correctly and with expertise, natural stone can deliver a beautiful and durable structure.

16 November 2016

2 Important Signs of Structural Problems on Your Roof

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Tough economic times often compel homeowners to put off conducting some needed home repairs. However, those homeowners may not be able to tell that some issues are structural problems that should be given prompt attention. This article discusses two key indicators that your roof may have developed structural problems that must be sorted urgently before worse damage occurs. Sagging Floors How can a sagging floor be connected to a defective roofing system?

21 October 2016