How To Guide To Detect Hidden Damage And Deal With The Mold Problems Due To Water Issues

One of the problems that you may have with water damage that goes unnoticed is the mold growth that can start. This damage can be costly to repair if you cannot catch it in time. Therefore, you will want to know how to detect the water damage and mold problems that start inside the walls and hidden inside your home. The following tips will help you find the hidden water damage and mold problems before they grow too far out of control.

Replace Damaged Bricks On A Chimney's Exterior

If the chimney on your home is beginning to crumble, due to its age, learn how to replace damaged bricks with the following steps. Once the repair is complete, use the fireplace inside of your home, and smoke will safely be emitted through the restored chimney's opening.  Materials ladder trash bag putty knife soapy water scrub brush water hose bricks mortar mix mixing stick trowel Remove Damaged Bricks And Clean The Chimney's Exterior

Gables, Hips And Gambrels—A Primer On Your Garage Roof Choices

If you're building or renovating a garage, there are not a lot of stylistic or extra elements to be added. Unbeknownst to many homeowners, though, the roof can be a place to both add some functionality as well as a little style. Here is a quick primer on the 4 main roof styles for your new garage and what each can bring to the table. Gable Roof The gable roof is the most common of all garage roof styles.

Four Tips To Help You Deal With The Removal Of Asbestos Materials In Your Home

Over the decades, many hazardous materials have been used in the construction of homes. Materials such as lead paint are often found in homes built decades ago. Other hazardous materials include asbestos. You may think that your home is new enough to not contain asbestos, but it has been used in materials up until recent decades. You may want to have your home tested, and if you find the material in your home, here are some tips to help you deal with the cleanup process:

3 Cost-Effective Ways to Repair Your Old Eavestroughs

If you have an old, historic home with built-in,metal-lined gutters, you probably already know how expensive and difficult it is to restore them. Not only is it difficult to find a metalworker with enough skill to reline the troughs with metal, the materials needed to complete the job, such as copper and terne, are quite expensive. For this reason, many people choose to roof over their existing gutters and put brand new gutters on.

Asbestos: A Rocky History

When you hear the word asbestos, you probably think of things like lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos has long been used in construction for things like siding, ceiling tiles, and pipe insulation. It is still used today in most car brake pads. But when asbestos is "disrupted" and the tiny dust particles are released, it can be a very dangerous and even deadly substance. Where did this material come from, and what is its role today?

Strengthen Your Car's Safety From Foreign Objects By Strengthening Its Glass

The glass windows and windshield in your car are the weakest areas in terms of safety. It's more likely that a foreign, external object will make its way through the glass in your vehicle then through any of the metal parts, after all. Therefore, increasing the integrity of your windows and windshield is one of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe. Here are a few methods of making sure your auto glass is always at its best.