Day: October 19, 2018

A slab foundation with his own hands step by step instructions

  A slab foundation with his own hands step by step instructions

For the construction of slab or monolithic foundation can be used reinforced concrete slab. Such a slab is installed along the full perimeter of the future structure and, thanks to a depth not less than one meter from the ground surface, it is called floating. The simplicity and integrity of the design ensures high reliability of slab foundations, which allows them to be used in the construction of any types of structures, regardless of the characteristics of the soil in the place chosen for construction.

Neither weather conditions, nor ground deformation, nor groundwater impact are afraid of this type of foundation. Thanks to these characteristics, slab foundation for the home is an example of the best possible solution, despite some drawbacks.

Pros and cons of slab foundation

The goal to build a sustainable building, durable and not subject to the influence of groundwater, located even a meter below the surface, is achieved in several ways. (more…)

Bulk floor in a wooden house

  Bulk floor in a wooden house

The self-leveling floor in a wooden house can be equipped not only for the above-described type of draft substrate, but also for concrete. Before pouring any surface to be prepared, first of all it is necessary to remove the baseboards and remove the wall mount. Then the master performs surface scraping; to do this, use the appropriate equipment. If the room has a small area, then it will be possible to cope with the help of a manual cycle. The next step is to hide the cracks using the encryption machine. Such errors in the process of operation in any case appear on the wooden floor. The resulting irregularities and cracks are treated with a putty, which after application is left to dry completely. Then the surface should be sanded with coarse sandpaper, which will improve the quality of adhesion. (more…)

Reinforcement of shallow strip foundations

It is a solid strip of reinforced concrete around the perimeter of the house. This leads to a uniform distribution of the weight of the house under construction over the entire area of ​​the base with the help of a sand pillow and protects the structure of the building from distortions and subsidence.

It should be remembered that the strip foundation should be carefully protected from precipitation, rain, melt water, etc.

  Reinforcement of shallow strip foundations

Figure 1. The construction of a shallow strip foundation begins with digging trenches for the foundation of a future home.

To this end, it is necessary to provide drains that divert water as far as possible from the strip foundation. For more insurance, you can make a blind area after pouring the base with concrete, and cover the side walls of the foundation with a waterproofing layer of roofing material. (more…)

How to paint the wallpaper for painting

  How to paint the wallpaper for painting

Wallpaper for painting is a group of wallpaper, which is characterized by the absence of a multi-color pattern and a relief coating. They are also called textured (or structural) wallpaper. This is an indispensable thing for those who would like to make the interior of their apartment more bright and individual.

A great advantage is the ability to independently choose the shade of the walls, and not be satisfied with the manufacturer’s imagination, because usually the wallpaper for painting is available in white (less in demand are colored), and repaint if desired in a different color. Experts say that the wallpaper for painting can be repainted a maximum of 5 times.

Types of wallpaper for painting

Textured wallpaper for painting is divided into three types: vinyl (non-woven), paper and glass wall. (more…)

Basement Waterproofing Materials

Distinguish between external and internal waterproofing of the basement. Exterior waterproofing prevents the ingress of ground moisture inside. Waterproofing the basement from the inside keeps the walls from penetrating condensate. In some cases, when repairing buildings, it is not possible to perform external waterproofing of the recessed structure. In this case, the internal insulation becomes the only protection of the room from moisture penetration.

Water penetrates from the ground through the walls in the basement

The necessary insulation of walls from water ensures their durability. Wet walls collapse faster, in winter they can freeze (the upper part, located close to the ground, freezes along with the ground). Freezing drops of moisture expand, pushing the walls apart and form microcracks. (more…)

Installation of plastic windows in a wooden house

After the preparation, proceed to the process of installing the window.

First of all, we disconnect the window frame from the casements, if the window is deaf – remove the glass unit. We do not remove the protective film from the windows – it will protect the profile from possible damages and scratches.

Installation of a windowsill

  Installation of plastic windows in a wooden house

Installing a window sill in a wooden house If you want to install a window sill, then first of all we mount it. When installing, adjust the plane using a level and backing plates (pieces of wood, plywood, etc.).

If the window sill is also made of PVC, then under the cap of the screw it is necessary to put a washer (so that when screwing the screw it does not fall into the cavity of the window sill). Screw the screws into places located under the future frame (so that it is beautiful and the caps are not visible). (more…)