Category: Home Improvement

Wet Basements

Another thing most companies agree with is that Open Backed Systems don’t work. They let in air, bugs, radon, and expect the water to not jump the gap if created by a pin whole leak. Having a system that is then concrete back over, is a closed, sealed system and that provides wall protection is …

Log Cabin Roofing

Regulations often influence the height of the log cabin as well as the materials you can use. So before you go any further, have a chat with the relevant agencies else you may find yourself demolishing the structure a few months down the line. Now that you are clear on what’s acceptable and what’s not, …

How Do Steam Showers Work

Turning the Steam on Turning the steam is not difficult, however, the type of dial or control used is based on the overall design. For instance, in some cases, the steam can be turned on via digital controls. Steam Triggered after dial has been turned The steam from the dial is triggered via an electric …

Roof Cleaning

The black streaking typically found on homes in areas where moisture settles on shingles is not caused by mildew or fungus; it’s roof algae. 3M scientists have identified the most common form as Gloeocapsa Magma. Algae spores are carried b the wind, which is why so many houses in the neighborhood can end up with …

Home Wiring Technique

The A-phase and B-phase wires that enter the main panel are connected through a main disconnect breaker, while the neutral wire is connected to a terminal referred to as the neutral bar or neutral bus. A ground bar also may be present within the main service panel. The ground bar is connected to the grounding …

Free Roofing Estimate

Preparation before you request a free roofing estimate It is always important to do your research, especially if you know little or nothing about roofing. When you request a free roofing estimate you want to be able to do so with confidence that you know what you are asking for. Searching the Internet will usually …

Add Space to Bathroom Easily

Dimensions You can buy bathroom mirror cabinets in a variety of sizes. If you need one that isn’t a common size, don’t worry. There are providers who can custom make them to fit your specifications. Carefully measure the space you have so you can get the dimensions that are right for your needs. You can …

Flooded Basements

Flooded Basements 101 There are several things you should be aware of if your basement is flooded. First, before entering a flooded basement, ensure that the electricity and gas has been turned off. Doors and windows should be opened where possible to allow fresh air to circulate through the basement. Structural damage to walls need …

Types of Fuses

Current limiting The current-limiting fuse is a type of high interrupting fuse that is designed to safety break at 600 AC V and up to 300,000 amperes. A great benefit of this fuse is the speed that it is able to operate which helps to protect the electrical devices from potential damage. Resettable The resettable …

Stone Foundation Repair

Stone cracks in foundation could be due to a number of reasons. As in most cracks, the prime cause is of leakage of water. If it is a mortared stone wall, then a leakage crack can be identified as a single thin crack localized around a particular region of the wall, especially where the stones …