Month: December 2018

Bituminous mastic for waterproofing the foundation with their own hands

Bitumen for waterproofing the foundation before work is heated to a temperature of 160-180 degrees, which requires the presence on the site of heating devices. High temperature is necessary for the complete removal of moisture from the substance. Differs material low price per square meter. Often in the composition there are various additives to improve elasticity.

Mastic is made on organic solvents and applied in a cold state. These include:

  • Normal bitumen mastic on solvents. The most popular means for waterproofing the base. It is distinguished by low cost, but the durability of the protective film is small.
  • Bituminous mastic with the addition of polymers. It increases elasticity, improves adhesion with the base, increases the temperature range of use. Does not require complete drying of the wall. (more…)
  • How to build your house

    We make sewers and plumbing using plastic pipes. The issues of heat and hot water are perfectly solved by a modern and inexpensive double-circuit gas boiler.

    Pay special attention to electrical wiring inside the house. Its installation is better to entrust experts. Houses often burn because of problems with wiring.

      How to build your house

    Interior decoration – no limit to the imagination

    Here everyone chooses for himself those design solutions that he likes the most and fit the price limit. Walls are cheaper to glue wallpaper. Linoleum is laid on the floor or inexpensive carpet. The bathroom is decorated with ceramic tiles. Materials for interior decoration a huge amount. Study, analyze, compare and make your final choice.

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    How to level a wooden floor

    Wood floor leveling with plywood without lag

    With a slight difference in floor levels, plywood sheets are attached directly to the wooden base with screws. Alignment is performed at the highest surface height. In places of lowering the level of plywood pads are substituted.

    To implement this method, using plywood with a thickness of up to 8-10 mm is sufficient. If necessary, you can apply sheets in two layers. Laying squares is made in rows; and each subsequent row is shifted relative to the previous one by not less than ΒΌ of the sheet width.

    The first row of plywood should be separated from the wall by a distance of up to 8 mm, for which a plank of an appropriate width is fixed.

    Between squares recommended clearance of about 3 mm. The caps of the screws should be recessed into the material. (more…)

    Hardwood floors in a brick house

    For such purposes, it is recommended to choose softwood or larch wood, since such material has the best strength relative to hardwood. Bars, boards or logs must be dry – humidity not exceeding 14% is allowed. Usually, lumber acquires such moisture in a year when the proper storage conditions are created.

      Hardwood floors in a brick house

    Wood moisture measurement

    Beams should not have a large number of knots, it is advisable to reject the forest, which has pronounced obliquity or tiltedness – the fibers should be placed along the bar or board. It is good if the lumber was treated with an antiseptic and a composition that improves the fire resistance of the wood.

    Depending on where wooden floors are used, it is necessary to make a choice of bars or boards according to the dimensions of the section, on which the reliability of the structure depends. (more…)

    DIY soft tile

    The prepared base is treated with special bitumen mastic. It is available on the market in the form of concentrate and already in finished form. If there is already a resin layer on the base, then there is no need to apply mastic. Buying it in the store, pay attention to the instructions on the package. It must indicate the time required for complete drying of the mastic. It is strictly forbidden to weld roofing material before this time, as it adversely affects the quality of the resulting roof. Well, and then you can make a roof of roofing material with your own hands. following the instructions.

    Work always starts from the point of the roof, where the installation of the drain is done by hand. Due to the fact that the drain line runs parallel to the slope, water will not fall into the joints between the individual strips of roofing material. (more…)

    Level the floor with plywood on the old floor

    The thickness of the plywood is taken depending on the level of the old floor drops, the method of laying and the planned finish. Under the carpet and linoleum, you can put sheets of smaller thickness, since these floors do not require perfect alignment. Laminate and parquet require a perfectly smooth base, so plywood for the base should be chosen with a thickness of at least 12 mm.

    Our advice! For greater reliability and durability under parquet and laminate, choose plywood, the thickness of which will be no less than the thickness of the finishing floor covering.

    When buying, you need to pay attention to the brand of plywood. For individual construction, you should choose the brand FC or FSF. Brand FK in its composition does not contain phenols and is absolutely harmless material. This material has an average moisture resistance and is resistant to mechanical loads. (more…)

    Frame construction technology of building pros and cons

      Frame construction technology of building pros and cons

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    Frame floor frame house

      Frame floor frame house

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