Two reasons why you should not ignore a damaged ceiling


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


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