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Painted Wall with Vapour Causing Bubbles in Textured Paint Finishes

Painted Wall with Vapour Causing Bubbles in Textured Paint Finishes

Painted Wall with Vapour Causing Bubbles in Textured Paint Finishes It was disappointing to see this newly re-painted wall with bubbles in it. Water vapour causing bubbles in textured paint finishes. The wall forms part of the building structure and a garden bed has been placed behind it. The bubbling paint is most likely caused by water penetrating through the garden bed’s waterproofing causing bubbling and blistering.  The video provides evidence where the paint is not adhering. Some Causes of  […]

Commercial property maintenance

Commercial property maintenance

Commercial property maintenance Commercial property maintenance shouldn’t be about reacting to large scale problems or emergencies. Instead, a good commercial property managers, have maintenance plan and are on the lookout for potential problems and respond proactively to avoid them getting bigger (and more expensive!). The earlier property maintenance issues are addressed the less likely they are to become nightmares. No one wants to deal with the aftermath of an Opal Tower situation! 4 Important Property Maintenance Issues 1. Concrete Cancer […]

Things to Consider When Your Home Needs Major Repairs

Things to Consider When Your Home Needs Major Repairs

Things to Consider When Your Home Needs Major Repairs There is rarely an older home that’s not in need of repair. Things fall apart eventually, and maintenance is needed to keep the house in prime condition. The longer you wait to repair the damage, the worse it gets. Take action when the problem is first diagnosed rather than waiting until it’s beyond repair or too expensive to fix.  Foundation Damage The foundation keeps your house upright and gives you shelter […]

Footings Plumbing protrusions in slab must be sealed to prevent rising damp and termites

7 Ways to Waterproof your Home

How to Waterproof Your House The following ways to waterproof your home about as a result of severe flooding events we have experienced. Flooding in Australia over the past years has resulted in serious damage to building and even deaths. So to provide our website visitors with some actionable tips on how to or ways to waterproof your home to guard against one of nature’s most damaging forces when it comes to our homes. Dampness and water damage can take […]

Creative Use of Sealtight Clear

 Creative Use of Sealtight Clear The key Advantages of Sealtight Clear are Protects weak and old substrates. Prevents blistering and deterioration of paints, does not contain oils or solvents. Does not require special protection. Safe for the user and environment. Non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-flammable. NOT classified as hazardous material. Environmentally friendly. NO  bonding problems for paint, glue, render.ie can be painted over NO harm to aluminium, glass, tiles etc. Permanent waterproofing, preservation and protection. How Creative can you be? Via […]

How Can a Layer of Clay Prevent Water From Entering Your Basement?

How Can a Layer of Clay Prevent Water From Entering Your Basement?

Bentonite Waterproofing  Can a layer of clay prevent water from entering your basement? Expensive and extensive. Installing a bentonite waterproofing system on an existing house usually calls for complete excavation of the foundation. Interior drain and sump pump systems are more affordable and also more effective. Bentonite is a naturally occurring type of clay soil that has many uses. It is a primary ingredient in cat litter and in some pore-cleansing cosmetic products. Bentonite is also used by some contractors […]

David Suzuki: The catastrophic effects of oil pipeline spills

David Suzuki: The catastrophic effects of oil pipeline spills   A recent oil pipeline spill leak sent 475,000 litres of oil into Alberta’s Red Deer River. It could have been worse; nothing was being pumped at the time. The company, Plains Midstream, claims the light sour crude may smell bad but poses no risk to humans!  It happened as crews were cleaning a larger spill from last year at another of the company’s pipelines. That one dumped 4.5 million litres […]

Oil PipeLines Will affect Waterways

Oil PipeLines Will affect Waterways

Oil PipeLines Will affect Waterways   The Impacts of Pipelines Photo credit Amy Johansson / Shutterstock The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) issued a permit to Columbia Gas without providing the necessary information to the public, and did not comply with Clean Water Act or State Law when issuing the permit. MDE issued the permit too quickly, without taking into consideration the health of communities, people, and the environment. The permit issued would impact the waterways in Baltimore City […]

Are Marine Oil Spills No Longer News Worthy?

Are Marine Oil Spills No Longer News Worthy?

“Are Marine Oil Spills No Longer News Worthy?” Marine Oil Spills are the spillage of liquid petroleum hydrocarbon “OIL” in the Marine environment, usually due to human activity where the oil is released into the ocean polluting the marine environment. The Oil Spill can destroy the insulating properties of fur-bearing ocean mammals, eg. sea otters, the water repellent nature of birds feathers, and restricting the animals ability to breath, absorption of toxins from the oil through their skin. Many birds […]

Agricultural Drains – A New House

Agricultural Drains – A New House

Agricultural Drains Agricultural drains (often called aggi drains) are used to: Drain waterlogged ground. Avoid soil Heave by keeping your foundations dry (see this Link: Protect foundations) Keep the soil behind Retaining Walls dry. (see this link: Retaining Walls) In the old days agricultural drains used to be constructed out of short lengths of clay pipe butted together without proper joints. The water seeped into the pipe through these butt joints. If you are building on a demolition site you may still […]