Asbestos: The Silent Killer That Could Be Lurking Inside Old Your Home.

Asbestos in residential construction materials was common in the late 1970s, proceeding through the late 1990s due to its strength and ability to hold up against humidity and scratching. Unlike mold, asbestos rests hidden, persistently hiding around the house, but doesn't announce itself. If you're living in an older home, you could be sharing your home with a silent, deadly substance. While you can tackle a home improvement project on your own, asbestos removal shouldn't be one of them. [Read More]

What Many Homeowners May Wonder About Getting a Home Underpinned

Underpinning a home actually refers to a variety of methods of making the home's foundation stronger and more secure. This can include adding more concrete around or under the current foundation, or attaching actual large pins to it, acting as a brace for the foundation. House underpinning may also mean re-stumping, or replacing old stumps for homes built on such a foundation. If you've been told that your home needs underpinning, note a few questions you might have about the process so you know what's involved and if it's the right choice for you. [Read More]

Options You Can Consider When Contemplating Insulation Installation

Whether you are constructing a new home, engaging in renovations or embarking on a home extension, insulation is a critical building material. A mistake some homeowners make is simply leaving this decision to the building contractor and therefore do not have a clue of what is being used to insulate their home. However, knowing what options are available to you will enable you to make an enlightened decision on what would suit your residence. [Read More]

3 Things That Will Tell You It's Time to Underpin Your House

Without a strong and well-supported foundation, your house cannot hold the weight of the material above the ground. You must ensure that your foundation is structurally sound to avoid unprecedented damage to property and injuries to the occupants. With underpinning, your foundation can be repaired accordingly and its strength restored. The process involves excavating underneath your foundation to determine the cause and nature of the damage. Thereafter, new concrete is re-laid underneath and around the foundation to return the walls and floors to their appropriate position, make the soil stable and offer structural support to the original foundation structure. [Read More]