Understanding The Cost Factors When Restumping Your House
30 November 2021
Older homes sitting on timber stamps will need to be restored at some stage. Though the task can be a huge undertaking, house restumping is a crucial process that will save your home from total structural damage. If your home has cracks on the walls, irregular floors or sticking doors and windows, it's time to check your stumps. You want to replace damaged timber stumps with concrete, galvanised steel or rot-resistant stumps to reset your floor levels, protect your home from future damage and guarantee your home remains in good condition for a long time to come.
Two scenarios in which you prioritise having a salt damp inspection carried out on your home
17 December 2020
Salt damp (i.e. damp involving moisture that is contaminated with salts) can take many months to cause obvious harm to a property. As such, it is sometimes safe to postpone having a salt damp inspection done for a little while. However, if you're in either of the following situations and you suspect your home has this type of damp problem, you should start looking for a contractor who does salt damp inspections immediately.
Considerations for Homeowners During Foundation Underpinning
13 May 2020
Several factors can cause the foundation of a residential building to weaken over time. For instance, underlying soils or debris beneath the foundation can decompose or consolidate over time. In some regions, sinkholes might lead to settling of structures because soils move into the void. Moreover, soils beneath a foundation can weaken with time due to insufficient compression. All these factors can deteriorate a foundation, which might require you to stabilise soil to support the foundation in a process referred to as underpinning.
Is Asbestos Dangerous to Dogs?
7 August 2019
Although the use of asbestos was banned in Australia in 2003, it continues to claim the lives of Australians to this day. Sadly, asbestos causes the deaths of 13 Australians every week. But did you know that dogs are also at risk from asbestos exposure?
Asbestos-Related Cancer Develops in Dogs Too
When a human breathes in microscopic asbestos fibres, those fibres could lodge inside their lungs. Although at first there are no symptoms, there is a chance of that person developing asbestos-related lung cancer, or mesothelioma.