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BUILDING COLLAPSE INDICATORS

Previous fire damage Previous fire damage in a building is cumulative in sapping a building's strength. It creates a dangerous Read More...

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WHAT CAUSES WALLS OF A BUILDING…

The reasons  for these types of failures are lack of proper reinforcement, improper drainage behind the wall (lack of weep holes or Read More...

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IS IT NORMAL FOR OLD HOUSES…

This can be for several reasons, such as rotting floor joists, ground settling or simply poor construction. For most of these Read More...

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TYPES OF CRACKS IN A BUILDING

The most common causes of cracking are: Ground movement (beneath foundations) caused by clay shrinkage, land slip, vibration, subsidence, settlement, heave, Read More...

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WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOUR…

Home maintenance, including roof repairs, is an important and costly responsibility when you are a property owner. Unfortunately, it becomes Read More...

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WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF TREE…

Fast growing trees close to buildings can cause unequal settlement when active tree roots dry out the soil causing differential Read More...

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PRACTICAL PROBLEMS TO KEEP IN MIND…

Reduction in the costs of piling, improvements in ground treatment, advances in soil mechanics, etc. have considerably altered the economics Read More...

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COMMON METHODS OF CONCRETE PROTECTION AGAINST…

1. APPLICATION OF OILS & PAINTS New concrete surfaces after completion of the curing should be allowed to dry for 1 Read More...

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HOW TO STORE COMMON CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS…

1. STORING OF BRICKS ON SITE STACKING AND STORING OF BRICKS AT SITE Stack the bricks on dry firm ground. Stack Read More...

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FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A…

Local geography Zoning Daily operations Utility and water cost Environmental factors Location Friendly Neighborhood Available Facilities Government Laws Shape & Size Read More...