17 September 2015
Residential roofs are fabricated using resilient materials such as asphalt, slate, ceramic, plastic and metals like copper and steel. However, the roofing structures are still susceptible to gradual degradation because they are exposed to unfavourable climatic conditions. This slow damage is not always obvious but it will eventually lead to roof leaks and subsequent water damage. In addition, the aesthetic value of the roof will decline, leading to low property value and reduced curb appeal.
8 September 2015
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in building materials. This is due to its resistance to both heat as well as corrosion. As such, incorporating them into products used in construction would increase the fire resistance of these items without incurring exorbitant costs to fireproof them. However, this was before it was established that asbestos could prove to be a serious health hazard. Once the mineral becomes friable, which means it becomes easily to break off, it dispenses fibres into the atmosphere that can be easily inhaled.
26 August 2015
Due to the toxicity associated with ingestion or inhalation of asbestos fibres, one should observe caution when moving or handling it. Asbestos removal is a common activity during building renovations and demolition work. Such work predisposes the workers involved to the dangers of inhaling its dust and asbestos fibres entering cuts. Dos during asbestos removal and handling Wear protecting equipment covering the nose, eyes, mouth, and limbs – Asbestos dust contains microfibers that could cause cancerous growth if ingested, inhaled or absorbed through cuts during accidents.
14 August 2015
When you own a painted timber fence, you occasionally will have to repaint it. If you want your painting efforts to last as long as possible, there are a number of things you can do. Take a look at these tips: 1. Repaint every time your fence fails the bead test When you paint a timber fence, the paint acts much like a seal, preventing moisture or insects from penetrating your fence, and as a result, if you delay or procrastinate on repainting your fence, you increase the chances that the timber will wear down and get damaged.
5 August 2015
Many people are not sure about how many times they should visit the construction site of their new home before the builders hand over the completed home. While it is advisable to visit the construction site as many times as you can, there are certain visits that carry more weight than others do. This article discusses three important walkthrough visits that you should make before you occupy the new home: