Archive for August, 2009

Concrete crack repair in basement walls

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Concrete, Construction, Home Improvement, BasementThe basement walls inevitably develop cracks which can be both narrow as well as wide up-to 1.5”. The cracks can be due to many reasons but main reasons include thermal movement and drying shrinkage. The narrow cracks seem innocent but over the time they cause lot of problems. All cracks start leaking at some or other time.

Now cracks can not give structural failures as there are easy ways to fill up the cracks. Pour-in concrete walls can be injected with low pressure epoxy or polyurethane foam. This permanent, cost-effective and reliable method is preferred by everyone. But a concrete block walls can’t have epoxy injection. The cracks are fully filled and the treatment arrests the seepage of water. Drilling is not needed to inject the treatment. The injection is made from the inside the no digging is required. Basement is the diciest place from where the seepage occurs and the complete building decays. Thus basement walls have to be repaired at the earliest.

Green homes outperform conventional homes

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Green Homes, Home Construction, Home ImprovementThe green houses are better than conventional homes anytime as they save a lot of energy when energy crises is the main problem faced in the world. They also save the earth from global warming as green homes don’t need to chop down the trees.

The facing of building can also help in keeping the construction green. The doors and windows need to be built in such a way that the house receives the natural ventilation and light. This will reduce the electricity bills and the consumption of energy will be less.

The use of Insulated Concrete forms (ICF)is The facing of building can also help in keeping the construction green. The doors and windows need to be built in such a way that the house receives the natural ventilation and light. This will reduce the electricity bills and the consumption of energy will be less.

The use of Insulated Concrete forms (ICF) and other green alternative building materials like Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) can be a wise decision. . SIP is manufactured with resin and wax which is then compressed.

One can use green building alternatives to save the planet.