Glenda Owens

  • How to Remove a Roof That Is Made With Asbestos Cement

    If you want to renovate your outdoor space and build a brand-new garage alongside your home, you may have to dismantle an existing structure in order to make room. However, you may need to exercise great care when removing the garage roof, as this corrugated structure could well contain a dangerous substance. What precautions do you need to take and how should you proceed? Bonded Material Even though the garage in question is not particularly old, it's important to remember that asbestos was used in the construction of corrugated material like this throughout most of the last century.
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  • What Rising Damp Is and How to Remedy It

    Wait, is that a patch of rising damp you see on your internal walls? If your walls are wet and the paint is peeling off as a result of the wetness, then you may have a rising damp problem in your house. If you have spotted signs of the problem in your home, it is important that you take remedial action before it is too late. The following guide is intended to help you understand what rising damp is and how you can remedy it.
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  • Why Consider a Residential Demolition?

    A residential demolition is not always as severe as homeowners assume; a full demolition removes the entire home as you might expect, but a partial demolition removes only certain sections of a house. An interior demolition strips the inside of the home down to its framework. If you're considering changes to your current home, note when and why you might consider a full or partial demolition versus trying to sell the house.
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  • Three Things that You Must Know About Small Concrete Repairs

    Concrete is one of the most common flooring and general construction materials. One of the significant challenges of using concrete as a building material is that it tends to contract and expand a lot and when the seasons change from winter to summer, and lines of weakness start appearing on the material. As such, it is crucial to make sure that you understand what to do when you notice gaps that need repair on your concrete.
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  • Signs Your Foundation Is in Trouble and What Can Be Done

    Homes are built to last, and concrete foundations are a solid base on which to build, which is why they're part of so many homes. Unfortunately, inadequate maintenance or movement in the soil in which a home's foundation is built can cause serious issues. If left alone, problems in a home's foundation can cause major structural problems in the house itself, causing further damage and becoming expensive to fix. If you are concerned about the foundation of your home, the good news is that having your foundation assessed and repaired, if necessary, is not as complex as you think.
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  • 4 Ways to Confirm Rental Equipment Productivity

    Construction projects often require varied equipment at different stages of the projects. How certain can you be that you are getting maximum value from the equipment that you have rented? Read on and learn some of the ways through which you can assess the productivity of rental equipment. Is There Too Much Equipment? Some of the equipment that you rented for your project may not be as productive as expected if you devoted too many machines to perform certain tasks.
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  • 3 Control Measures to Help New Demolition Contractors Manage Risks

    Demolition projects are, by nature, risky undertakings and as such new contractors need to be careful when demolishing buildings. One of the best ways a new demolition contractor can ensure safety is by following laid down codes of practice. Controlling risks is considered as one of the most important systems of practice meant to eliminate hazards during a demolition exercise. To manage risks efficiently, demolition contractors need to rank their risk control measures from the highest level of protection to the lowest.
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