3 Critical Issues to Address When Removing Your Concrete Patio

Construction & Contractors Blog

Removing a concrete patio may seem like an easy DIY project. For most homeowners, the project only requires one to rent a jackhammer to remove the concrete slab. However, in most homes, patios are attached to the rest of the house. Blindly removing the slab can cause costly damage to the structure and utilities. Thus, before commencing work, here are three critical issues you should address. Proximity to foundation When demolishing a concrete patio, it's crucial to assess the slab's proximity to the home's foundation.

7 April 2021

Three Benefits of Fitting Shutters

Construction & Contractors Blog

Are you looking for a way to get more enjoyment out of your home? Your home should be somewhere where you can relax, away from all of the stresses of your working day, but often, some defect in the home will interrupt your relaxation and give you reasons to become annoyed or frustrated. Maybe, you are trying to read a book and there is too much light flooding into the rooms, or perhaps you are struggling to get the temperature of the room right.

19 February 2021

Types of tank containers you can find today


Tank containers are used in the transportation of bulk amounts of liquids, powders and gas (generally free flowing products). They are designed to international specifications for transportation of both hazardous and non-hazardous cargo. The tanks can be transported on ships or trains or mounted on trailers for road transportation. The cylindrical tank has a metal framework that makes it easier to handle. Products such as alimentary products and industrial products are recommended for transportation using tank containers.

27 January 2017

Want To Declutter Your Home This Year? Start By Hiring A Skip Bin


Like many other people across the globe, one of your resolutions this year might be to declutter your home and reclaim your personal space back. This is a great decision to make. But in order to make it a reality, you need all the help you can get. One thing that can really make a difference towards this goal is skip bin hire. This one move will propel your decluttering goal forward in a number of ways as explained below.

20 January 2017

Choosing the Right Material for Your Home's Entryway Door


When buying a new entryway door for your home, keep in mind that the material matters. You want a door that is strong and secure but also want to think about the home's overall appearance. A true security door might look a bit industrial, whereas a thin and lightweight door might be attractive but not provide much security from break-ins. When you are in the market for a new entryway door, note a few considerations to keep in mind about the material so you're sure to make the right choice.

28 July 2016

Does Your Cooling Tower Have These 5 Legionella-Preventing Components?

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Cooling towers are the perfect breeding ground for the Legionella bacteria that causes the potentially fatal Legionnaire's disease. Legionella thrives in hot environments, and the disease is spread by breathing in droplets of infected water. Given that that an outbreak of Legionella in Sydney this year (2016) was suspected to be caused by a cooling tower, it's important to make sure yours is resistant to the bacteria. Does your plant's cooling tower have the following 5 components?

25 July 2016

What To Look Into Before Buying An Eco Home

Environmental Blog

As the demand for eco-friendly housing continues to increase with each passing day, several builders are putting up their residential properties for sale as 'green' real estate products. Since many of these properties attract high prices, some cons are making supernormal profits by selling substandard products to unsuspecting clients. To cushion yourself against the risk of being swindled of your hard-earned money, here are some parameters you should check to gauge just how eco-friendly a housing unit you are interested in buying is.

15 July 2016

Hard Water: How to Reduce Its Impact on Your Plumbing System


If your home is one of the many in Australia which relies on groundwater, the chances are it will be hard water. Hard water has a very high mineral content which can cause a buildup of limescale within your pipes and taps and increase wear on non-metal fittings. If you are experiencing problems with hard water, you may be wondering about steps you can take to combat it. Below are 4 ways you can protect your plumbing system and deal with other problems associated with hard water.

30 June 2016

How To Repair Newly Laid Shingles That Are Lifting Up


The joy of owning a new roof can quickly vanish when the shingles begin to lift up. New shingles lift up because shingle adhesive did not get enough time to seal fully and if you do not take care of the situation soon enough, strong winds may worsen the condition of your roof; the winds will force the shingles to tear away from the nails. On top of that, your roof will become leaky and it will let in rain, which will present another set of new problems in the house such as destruction of wall paint.

16 May 2016

Dealing With Dust: Five Things You Need to Know Before Cutting Concrete

Construction & Contractors Blog

Cutting concrete can be a dusty process, and if you are planning to start a project soon, you need to have a plan to deal with dust. There are a number of aspects to consider. Here are some tips to help you: 1. Protect your mouth and eyes. Wet concrete can give you skin burns, and because of that, you should wear clothing and work clothes that adequately cover your skin while working.

19 April 2016