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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

Five Tips for Cleaning Your Mobile Home Roof

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Cleaning the roof of your mobile home improves its kerb appeal, and it also prevents built up debris from causing damage. To clean your roof safely and effectively, there are several cleaning techniques you should keep in mind. 1. Clean pitched roofs as usual If you have a pitched roof on your mobile home, you don't have to take any special considerations into mind. You can simply clean the roof as usual for a shingled or metal roof.

5 October 2016

Frequently Asked Questions About Carpet Restoration Services

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Carpet restoration can be just what your home needs if the carpeting looks a bit dull and drab. Very often a good restorative service can bring back the carpet's color and nap, while also giving it a very thorough cleaning. If your home's carpeting doesn't look its best but you're not quite ready for new carpeting, note a few questions you might have about restoration services. This can help you decide if it would be the best choice for your home.

20 September 2016

How pontoons can create the best water patios

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There's nothing better for a lakeside retreat or a riverside cottage than a tranquil, relaxing patio where you can sit in comfort and overlook the waters ripple on a cool, summer day. Of course, you could build such a structure from wood or even metal. But if you want something that's flexible — something that you can be altered depending on your mood and needs each and every day — then nothing gives you versatility like a collection of pontoons.

14 September 2016

How To Perform Simple Concrete Repairs

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Face it: hiring tradespeople can be expensive. Call-out fees, labour and materials can really add up, and before you know it, the bill for that simple tap replacement or wall patch-up will make you start thinking about taking out a second mortgage! So, next time you notice a crack in your concrete stairs or path, don't call your bank manager. Give DIY a try—you might be surprised how easy it can be.

12 September 2016

Leaking Showerhead? Fix It With Vinegar!

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Sometimes a leaking showerhead is caused by a buildup of limescale. Hard water commonly contains high quantities of the mineral lime, and over time this can accumulate as a hard deposit in pipework and bathroom fittings. The tiny holes in the shower head can become blocked, forcing the water backwards away from the rose and putting pressure on the joins within the shower system, causing annoying leaks whenever the shower is in operation.

29 August 2016