Top Mistakes When Treating Rising Damp
16 March 2020
If you think termites and asbestos are the only significant problems that homebuyers dread, think again -- rising damp makes the list, and the characteristic musty smell is the first telltale sign that puts off homebuyers. The moisture in the walls creates the perfect environment for mould growth, which causes extensive damage to the home. Therefore, inspecting and treating rising damp in your newly acquired house must be part of the renovation process.
Safety Issues During Residential Demolition
21 February 2020
Safety is a critical consideration when demolishing a house. Failure to take adequate safety measures could cause accidents and injuries at the site. The article below discusses the various safety issues you should address before demolishing your home.
Your house should be inspected for the presence of hazardous materials such as lead-based paints and asbestos. Homes constructed before the asbestos ban may contain friable and non-friable asbestos in the roof, walls, floor, insulation fillings and boilers.
Must-Do Things and Mistakes to Avoid When Underpinning Existing Foundations
19 February 2020
The biggest hurdle you may have as a building contractor is underpinning foundations, which has a significant effect on the building's future. While there are many pitfalls to this process, most of them can be avoided by hiring expert professionals. The following are essential things to keep in mind:
Hire Professional Building Survey Specialists
When you choose to underpin existing foundations, never begin the exercise blindly. For this reason, you need to hire a chartered property surveyor to conduct a thorough analysis.
Three Critical Requirements Entailed in Asbestos Abatement Regulations
13 February 2020
Asbestos is a hazardous material, and although some buildings in Australia have asbestos-containing materials, its use as a building material has long been banned. Notably, more residential and commercial facilities are working around the clock to remove and replace asbestos roofing and insulation materials. However, due to the danger asbestos poses to human health, the government has laid down strict regulations on proper asbestos abatement. What do these regulations entail? Read on to find out.