Recently Dennis Olsen of Harrisonburg Epoxy flooring was asked if there was anything they could do for the Bridgewater Water Treatment facility to permanently fix the concrete and to update it. Dennis used the Sani-Tred system to repair cracks, spalling and popping. Providing a durable decorative surface that will provide many years of safe service.
Check Your Gutters
Gutters are in high demand when transitioning into spring as occasional snowfall is replaced by steady rain and should be as clean as possible. If you cleaned your gutters before the start of winter there shouldn’t be much to clean out, but be sure to inspect your gutters for clogs, debris, or leaks. Also make sure there’s no remaining ice in the gutters that could block rain water. Make sure the area around the gutters is clean of debris as well to aid in proper water drainage.
Clean the Screens
Ventilation screens have been blocked all Winter, so be sure to check on them, clean away all debris, and replace bent or broken screens, if needed. Also be sure to check the dryer vent and clean it out. Not cleaning a dryer vent could actually lead to a fire, so make sure you check this one especially.
Every type of swimming pool comes with its own problems. No matter what material you choose, you’ll be faced with some kind of repair eventually. Concrete pools are the strongest, most durable, and longest-lasting style of pool, but they have their own share of problems and concerns. From installation to maintenance, concrete pools do have their own problems do deal with. Here is a list of common problems that concrete pools face.
Concrete pool installations will take more than a few weeks. The final product will be stable, strong, and durable, but installation itself can run into a whole host of issues, from harsh weather to contractor problems. Make sure to only hire contractors with experience in installing concrete pools and try and get something in writing how long the installation should take.
There are many hidden causes of water damage in your home, which can be a huge problem. Water can lead to all kinds of bothersome and expensive repairs, something no one wants. Because of this, homeowners take special care to keep their homes free of excess water to prevent the damage it can cause.
It’s reasonably easy to protect your house against water damage you see coming, but what are the hidden causes of water damage? Here are a few we’ve found so you’ll know what to look for. (more…)
Concrete paint (also known as masonry paint) is a specially-formulated paint that contains binders that are able to contract and expand with concrete, providing better coverage. Concrete paint is much thicker than standard exterior paint and can be tinted to display specific colors.
Some people think you can use regular exterior paint on concrete. These people are misinformed. Concrete expands and contracts and even the best exterior house paint will peel under this movement. Conventional paints, even the durable exterior variety, are simply a thin covering over the very top layer of a surface. Unlike other surfaces, concrete expands and contracts, and when it does, conventional paint can’t adapt, which lead to cracks and tears. To be successful, you’ll need concrete paint. (more…)
Plumbing is an integral part of any home. From the smallest starter home to the largest mansion, all homes have basic plumbing that needs upkeep to prevent water-related issues. From dripping faucets to burst pipes, plumbing can go wrong in a number of ways. But with proper maintenance, you can avoid common plumbing mistakes in your home.
Too Many Fixtures
Having too many fixtures and low water pressure can be a big issue in your home. If your home has low water pressure, having too many water fixtures can make the problem worse. If your home or area has low water pressure, limit the number of fixtures in your home. (more…)
Josh Owens of Owens Concrete Staining recently completed a beautiful stained concrete floor using Sani-Tred a Moisture Vapor Control Coating. Moisture Vapor Transmission is a leading cause of coating failure, but Sani-Tred can hold up to even the most extreme MVT. Josh said, “this floor had a high moisture reading and was causing the current sealed floor to fail. We decided to use Permaflex as the vapor barrier before resurfacing the floor and designing, staining, and sealing with a solvent urethane.”