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
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
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
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
When you're ready to make your own outside deck or retaining wall, you may see that it's often recommended that you use treated pine as your lumber. This is a very affordable, commonly used type of lumber for these home projects, and treated pine is often readily available at any lumberyard or home improvement store. Before you buy the planks needed for any home projects, you might wonder why treated pine is so often used, if it's really the best choice for your project, and if you should always use it for every project around your home.
23 March 2016
Wooden crates are great tools for when you need to transport any material. They are extra preferable when transporting sensitive materials that would break in a box made of other materials or for things that have a surface that needs to be protected. If you need to get new crates for your business, or if you're looking into beginning to use wooden crates all together, you should be aware of what different types there are available and how they are suitable for different items you need to have transported.
26 February 2016
An ideal residential driveway should perform well under relatively heavy foot and vehicular traffic and in diverse weather conditions. Moreover, the surface should provide durable service without demanding a lot of maintenance. There are numerous building materials that you can choose when setting up a new driveway. However, concrete provides the most benefits in terms of costs and general performance. In simple terms, this material is relatively inexpensive, and it will provide long-lasting, resilient and low maintenance driveway structures.
21 January 2016