Construction / 18.05.2018

Brick is one of the most sought-after home siding materials on the market today. As an American staple, brick was traditionally used on government buildings, large homes, and prisons as it is known as a strong and durable material. So why is it that those who have a brick skirt around their house, have such bad deterioration of the brick cap that sits on top of the skirt? The Composition of Mortar Mortar is a composition of Portland cement, sand, and water. The mixture of these products together creates a...

Construction, Renovations / 18.05.2018

Never ignore substantial cracks across large areas of brickwork, particularly if the brick, rather than the surrounding pointing, is cracked. This can indicate serious structural problems, such as subsidence, so consult a builder or local authority building control officer. If a crack is stable, you can repair it yourself. Remove cracked mortar and then repoint the area in the usual way. If one or more brick is cracked through the middle, use a club hammer and cold chisel to remove and replace the brick. Follow the same steps for...

Reviews / 18.05.2018

Tankless water heaters provide hot water only when needed and are sometimes referred to as instantaneous or on-demand water heaters. The more common traditional style has a water storage tank of various sizes and shapes used to store pre-heated water. These water heaters provide hot water at a preset temperature when needed without storage, thereby eliminating the need for storage tanks. These on-demand tankless water heaters are heated either by electricity, natural gas, or propane. The gas models were found to be 22 percent more efficient than electric models....