Environmental Consequences of Oil Spills are horrific

Environmental Consequences of Oil Spills are horrific

Environmental Consequences of Oil Spills Environmental Consequences of Oil spills always harms wildlife, ecosystems and coastal environments Oil spills often result in both immediate and long-term environmental damage. Some of the environmental damage caused by an oil spill can last for decades after the spill occurs. Here are some of the most notable environmental damages typically caused by oil spills: Oil Spills Damage Beaches, Marshlands and Fragile Aquatic Ecosystems Oil spilled by damaged tankers, pipelines or offshore oil rigs coats everything it […]

Concrete Flooring Excessive Moisture Damage

Concrete Flooring Excessive Moisture Damage

Concrete Flooring Excessive Moisture Issues Concrete flooring excessive moisture can lead to early failure of the concrete slab and any surface coating adhered to it. Prevent excessive moisture in concrete slab flooring by use of with proper design. Use products like  use Fred Goodwin May 3, 2018 Source: Arve Bettum / Dreamstime.com Takeaway: Excessive moisture in a concrete slab can lead to premature failure of floor coverings. Learn about the effect of moisture on concrete and other aspects of good concrete […]

Rising Damp in your walls – What can you do?

Rising Damp in your walls – What can you do?

Rising Damp in your walls – What can you do? What causes damp to rise in houses? Causes of damp – rising dampness. Mostly found on the ground floor. This localized dampness at the bottom of your walls. This where the name “rising damp” comes from. Moisture penetrates through or past the damp course. Resulting in formation of dampness.  Faulty or non-existent damp course, breakdown of damp course all can cause rising damp. Moisture in structures occurs mostly occurs to […]

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry How to waterproof a building single leaf construction waterproofing concrete masonry. Building waterproofing, single leaf concrete masonry walls is efficient, economical, architecturally accepted. IMPERMEABLE WATERPROOF CONCRETE MASONRY: This is where the block manufacturer to produce exceptionally durable and water impermeable units by using waterproof admixture Water penetration can still occur when mortar lines are not completely intact. Cracks in, or otherwise faulty, besser blocks  which have gaps through which water can enter.     LONG-LIFE […]

How to Repair Concrete Cracks

How to Repair Concrete Cracks

How to Repair Concrete Cracks How to repair concrete cracks which form for many reasons, on this page I just wanted to let you now some of the basics on how to repair concrete cracks in concrete and masonry so you can do it yourself. These cracks may not necessarily just occur on floors but this technique can also be used for wall, or suspended slabs 1. Prepare Cracks The first thing you need to do is to remove all […]

How To Clean & Seal Sandstone Surfaces

How To Clean & Seal Sandstone Surfaces

How To Clean & Seal Sandstone Surfaces Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains. We find that sandstone is mostly composed of quartz and/or feldspar.  Sandstone has been found in almost any colour, but the main common colours are tan, brown, yellow, red, grey, pink, white and black.  There are different some different types of sandstone based on their texture, porosity and appearance. Knowing how to clean & seal sandstone surfaces is highly recommended […]

Construction Anchors in Concrete and Masonry

Construction Anchors in Concrete and Masonry

Construction Concerns: Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Article – Anchors in Concrete and Masonry  and photos by Gregory Havel When we need to attach something to wood framing in a building, we use nails or screws. These are simple and easily understood. A nail and a screw may have similar shear strength, but a screw will hold more reliably under tension and vibration. ” More unknown is the details on the use hydraulic expanding cements that are used to create […]

Cementitious Waterproofing Coating

Cementitious Waterproofing Coating

Why Cementitious Waterproofing Coatings There is a multitude of cementitious waterproofing coatings and membranes on the market that are designated as suitable for below-grade or below ground use. Many manufacturers and distributors have certification process if you require the work you do to be guaranteed. If you’re a DIY or just going to doing an odd waterproofing job, then you may not need to be certified. Experience is a good teacher and the invent of Video Channels such as YouTube […]

Oil leaking from barrels dumped at Piha posed threat to water reservoir

Oil leaking from barrels dumped at Piha posed threat to water reservoir

Oil leaking from barrels dumped at Piha posed threat to water reservoir, say police NZ Herald By: Luke Kirkness Around 10 oil drums were found, some with oil leaking from barrels, spilling out, after they were dumped on Piha Rd. Photo / Sarah Munro Piha residents found an unpleasant surprise this morning after 28 barrels – some filled with used oil – had been dumped at two car parks on Piha Rd. Some of the barrels had tipped over and […]

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses January 21, 2017 Matthew Cornell How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses these agricultural drains (also known as ag pipes, agi pipes, soakage drains and slotted pipes) are sometimes used by homeowners and engineers to improve house drainage. Sometimes agricultural drains are used to fix slab heave and reduce cracking in houses. However, if agricultural drains are specified or built incorrectly, they can easily be the cause of uncontrolled movement and cracking in your house. What is […]