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Foundation Issues – Signs and Repair Methods

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Foundation Issues – Signs and Repair Methods

Foundation issues are rather serious because they can lead to huge structural damage in your house. No matter if you’re a buyer or an owner, foundation problems are always frightening and, for a reason, you are probably really interested in fixing them. Fortunately, foundation repair is possible without tearing it out and starting from scratch. Let’s take a look at possible concrete foundation  signs and repair methods! Past techniques for concrete foundation repair were various; some were futile, while others involved too much disruption to business routine or normal living. Luckily, technology has evolved and experts are well trained to help you fix your foundation problems. Slabjacking and hydraulic jacking (or piering) are the most common methods of foundation repair nowadays. Slabjacking involves producing a lifting force that would restore the member to the original elevation. Here, experts pump...

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4 Outstanding Benefits of Cordless Power Drills

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on 4 Outstanding Benefits of Cordless Power Drills

For any work around your house in which drilling is involved, a cordless drill provides you a great convenience of not getting tied to an electric plug outlet. With this great feature, cordless drills score over cabled drills. It also offers great saving in time and also equipment cost by avoiding the requirement of long cables; plus, it offers the convenience of making it possible to work in areas that are otherwise inaccessible. The cordless drills that have lately arrived in the market are full of features that make them still more useful. However, there are some areas where corded drills couldn’t have caught up with corded drills. And also some cordless drills are better than others. Therefore before buying, it’s better to compare cordless power drills so as to get your hands on the most suitable one for...

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6 Important Points to Consider about Your Roofing

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on 6 Important Points to Consider about Your Roofing

Whenever we think about the remodeling of our home, we are quite excited about its rooms and parts like kitchen, bathroom, windows and garden; however, when it comes to roof repair, we are not excited. But the fact is roof is a part of our house that needs more attention and if you neglect it, it can result in increase in energy bills, huge damage and even worse, a big cost to repair it. It’s essential to keep your roof in a good condition for years to come and here are six tips you can follow for maintaining it. 1. When to Call Professionals? Roofing contractors Ann Arbor advise that you should do a visual inspection of your roof a lot of times in a year. If you see buckled or curled shingles, rusted flashings or streaking stains on...

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Types of Boilers – Which One is the Best for You?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Types of Boilers – Which One is the Best for You?

If you are planning to purchase a new boiler, you will have to consider many things, including the type of boiler, its size, design and energy efficiency. All these things will have an effect on your home as well as on your energy bills. Before starting shopping, take some time to think upon your available options and give a thought to which boiler would be the best for you. Conventional Boilers In conventional boilers, there is a storage tank for supplying hot water. There are iron heat exchangers to heat the water and these boilers can provide gallons of hot water at a time. However, after the stored hot water is finished, further supply may be delayed as the tank will take time to refill. Conventional boilers typically occupy a larger space than combination boilers as the cylinder of...

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Types of Roofs and Their Pros and Cons – Choose the Best Roofing for Your Home

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Exterior, Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Types of Roofs and Their Pros and Cons – Choose the Best Roofing for Your Home

There has been tremendous variation in the styles of roofing in the last hundred years. Though the roofing style depends largely on the area, it can be adopted according to one’s choice and aesthetic point of view. Also one can expect certain primary needs from a roof like protection from weather elements, compatibility with the present structure and housing elements like electric wiring, piping, insulation and ventilation. There are many diffident roofing styles which you should know if you are planning to build a new house or refurbishing an existing one. Here are some of them and their pros and cons. Sloped Roofs If your house has or if you are planning to have a sloped roof, you get certain advantages, including: Better drainage: It’s quite obvious that given the steepness, a sloped roof offers better drainage of moisture...

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Eco-friendly Construction – The Safest and Best Way to Build Homes

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Design, Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Eco-friendly Construction – The Safest and Best Way to Build Homes

Like all other fields of life, house construction is also adopting new techniques and is improving. One of the latest and the most remarkable improvements in construction industry is eco-friendly construction. This is a way of constructing structures with materials and/or methods that are beneficial or non-harmful to the environment. Also known as green building, this method uses local and renewable materials and efficiently utilizes energy required for the construction. Eco-friendly construction started in response to the fact that buildings have always a negative impact on environment and natural resources, because of transporting materials for thousands of miles and release of dangerous chemicals from poor design and construction. A Range of Options There is a range of options available for those who wish to live in eco-friendly homes. Engineers, architects and builders across the world are adopting construction techniques...

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