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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

We’re all aware of the hazards in our workplace and any place outside our homes. But are we paying enough attention to where we live? Are we sure that our homes are not making us sick? Toxins, pests, lead, asbestos and moulds in your home can affect your health. These invisible things (or hidden from view) could actually have

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The 3 Most Common Floor Tiling Defects and Complaints

Aside from poor aesthetics, floor tiling defects may also signal more serious structural problems. In the construction industry (and perhaps all other industries), how you do anything is how you do everything. A major defect in one area could also spell defects on the whole structure. Although there are cases when the problem is just isolated, it’s still important

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Keep Your Building Free from Damp and Mould: Here’s How

How to keep your building free from damp and mould? First, a comprehensive damp and thermography report is important in designing corrective and preventive solutions. Then, those solutions should be successfully implemented to prevent possible harm to occupants and other users of the building. What causes dampness in buildings? Dampness is a huge concern because of mould growth (damp

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3 Wall Tiling Mistakes Your Contractor Might Have Left

Yes, there are probably a few wall tiling mistakes left behind by the contractor in your apartment building. Mainly it’s because of poor craftsmanship and failure to adhere to building codes. Whichever is the case, you need to spot those mistakes and correct them early on before they cause inconveniences to your building occupants. 1. First mistake: Lack of

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Why an Asbestos Clearance Certificate is Required?

Why an asbestos clearance certificate is required? This is to ensure that all pieces and fragments of asbestos are already removed. Without the clearance certificate after asbestos removal procedures were performed, people will not be allowed to enter the area or building. After asbestos removal Whether it’s a residential or commercial premise, the clearance certificate is required after the

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Beware of These 3 Common Defects in Building Construction

Common defects in building construction include waterproofing failures, tiling defects and inadequate moisture protection (damp coming through floors, ceilings and walls). These defects result to expensive repairs and even hazards to the end users of the building. For instance, deficient waterproofing can lead to extensive damage of walls and floors. In addition, the water seeping through could serve as

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How to Stop Damp Coming Through Walls?

How to stop damp coming through walls? It starts with determining the cause of dampness (condensation, water penetration, porous walls, pipe leaks). This can be accomplished through a non-destructive method such as Thermography Inspection and other means. Once the cause is identified, reliable and cost-effective solutions will then be promptly provided. For example, the structural dampness might be primarily

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How to Spot New House Construction Problems

How to spot new house construction problems? The recommended way is to request for an inspection. Professionals will then detect problems in tiling, waterproofing and even possible termite damage. Common problems with new homes such as: Improper tile installation (cracks and gaps will result) Waterproofing issues (failed waterproofing membranes, the residence might become inhabitable) Termite damage (this still occurs

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Bathroom Waterproofing Mistakes: How to Spot Them Early

Bathroom waterproofing mistakes are often about failure to adhere with Australian Standards. These mistakes include lack of waterproofing within the shower recess, in the vertical angle between the shower walls and in the whole bathroom floor (especially if it’s above the home’s ground floor). Inadequate waterproofing in those areas will result to expensive property damages and health risks. Gradually,

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Why Waterproofing Fails? Here are the Reasons & Solutions

Why waterproofing fails? Common reasons are mostly related to leakages (where water enters). This is often a result of installation defects (concrete, tiling) and after-construction damages (weathering, impacts, other construction activities). 1. Installation defects For instance, the areas behind retaining walls and concrete roofs should be watertight. Any leakage can slowly or gradually damage the interiors. By the time

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