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    DIY - Home Health Checklist Building Component Condition Roof Excellent Good Satisfactory Poor Exterior: Roof Sag - Look for signs of sagging or distortion Roof Gutters - Any obvious holes or evidence of water leaks from surrounding gutters Antenna - Any external TV antenna Interior: Sarking - Is a silver foil visible (might be blue or brown) across the top of the roof? The foil (sharking) is an insulation component and it also acts as a barrier during heavy rain conditions. House Exterior External Brick Walls: Wall Cracks - Look for signs of cracking to external brick walls particularly above or below window and door opening. Check for gaps between the window frames and surrounding…

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    Slums Case Study

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    foundation rests the entire economic development cycle. Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, published an article in the book “Minimal Space – Minimal Housing” by Prof. Peter Schreibmayer and Johann Grabner in 1996, in which he talked about the various lessons one can learn from slums. (Chauhan, et al., 1996) To begin with, this is the Architecture of Survival. It is not something anyone wants, but what they need to survive. With limited resources, it eventually boils down to their courage for survival that…

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    polished concrete floors aren't maintenance free, they require less maintenance than some other types of flooring you may be considering. Polished Concrete Takes On Many Looks Polished concrete can take on a variety of looks, so you'll find the perfect match for the décor or theme of your store. Color can be added along with patterns to create an artistic look or you can mimic the look of expensive marble flooring at a more affordable price. Polished concrete can give your store an upscale…

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    How to Prevent Cement Roof Tiles Surface from Deterioration? Roof cement tiles are durable materials that can be used for roofing, but just like other materials of its kind, they too are actually prone to deterioration. Over time, these tiles develop structural defects and these defects only show up many years after they are installed. The problem is, not all defects that develop in cement tiles can be rectified. That is why it is important to know how to prevent cement roof tiles from…

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    Gravestone Research Paper

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    The material of choice for gravestones today is generally granite, since it is durable and comes in a variety of crystalline textures and colors. Bronze gravestones are also worth mentioning here though, as they are also a popular choice. Whatever the choice of material, gravestone memorials need regular tending in order to maximize their durability and to keep inscriptions as legible as possible. It is also a nice way to show that you are still thinking about the person who has passed away. …

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    How To Remove Fiberglass Insulation From Your Attic When getting ready to replace your home’s old fiberglass insulation in the attic, you’ll need to take the necessary steps to remove the old material. This is essentially if you are adding spray foam insulation, which will need to get into every crevice of the attic to form a good seal. These tips will help you remove the old fiberglass insulation. Tools & Materials Before you can get started, you will need to gather the following items. • Large…

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    new to this, it is really a chance to be reminded of or learn about the benefits associated with the many wood species out there. Here's what you should consider when planning to use plywood for custom bar tops in Houston. Versatility: When selecting a building material, a lot of people opt for something that is versatile, especially if they are building more than one thing. For example, they plan to use the wood for cabinets,…

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    Why Concrete Is The Ideal Material For A Septic Tank Building a home in the country is a great idea when you want room for your kids to play away from a congested city. However, being even a short distance from the city limits means you may not be able to connect to the municipal water supply or sewer system. That problem is easy to solve by installing a well, septic tank, and drainfield. One choice you'll have to make is what type of septic tank to install. Here's why concrete is often the…

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    h1: Structural Repair in Florida Do you have rotten beams, foundation cracks, water leaks and other foundation issues in Florida? These issues often lead to structural defects. One of the most common structural problems is wall rotation caused by expansive soils in the Florida area. Because of Florida's geological history, the surface soils that supports structures consist of clay and loose sands. Areas of the home may settle and crack due to washed out footings. Moisture…

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    Bluestone Research Paper

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    A favored choice for pavers, bluestone tends to be extremely versatile. Not only for pavers, but bluestones is also used for garden paths, poolside, patios, driveways, and more. Most homeowners consider not only the price but also the safety aspects of the material before making a choice of a stone. Though this stone can be used indoors as well as outdoors, this tends to be more beneficial when used in the outdoors. This stone being porous can hold and bear water for a long span of time. If you…

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