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Dan's Construction and Repair Blog

Hello! My name is Dan and this is my construction and repair blog. I don't work in the industry myself, I have recently used a lot of different contractors during the construction of my home. Construction contractors used machinery to dig and lay the foundations for my home before the walls and trusses where installed. A roofing company installed a metal roof and contractors installed plumbing and electrical utilities. I was very impressed with the results and I learnt lots of cool things during the completion of this project. This blog contains information which will be useful to other people who plan to work with construction contractors.

Latest Posts

Two important tips for those who want to install a balustrade around their swimming pool
20 July 2019

If you want to secure your swimming pool by fittin

Why Every Single Residential Property Needs a Shed
3 July 2019

For a large number of people, the thought of a she

Is Your Compressor's Safety Valve Damaged? Consider the Following When Buying a Safety Valve
17 June 2019

Do you use a compressor at your place of work? The

Why Should You Add a Verandah When Constructing A New Home?
21 May 2019

A verandah is an outdoor structure that's common i

Two Safety Precautions That Must Be Taken on Building Sites
7 May 2019

Due to the hazardous nature of building sites, the

Two important tips for those who want to install a balustrade around their swimming pool

If you want to secure your swimming pool by fitting a balustrade around it, here are two of the most important things to keep in mind when having this feature fitted. Make sure this structure is made from stainless steel When asked to fit balustrades around swimming pools, fence contractors usually advise their clients to opt for stainless steel balustrades. There are two specific reasons why they tend to give this advice. Read More 

Outdoor Plumbing Issues That Should Have You Call an Emergency Plumber

For some homeowners, plumbing repairs are focused exclusively on the interior of their home, as this is where most major issues crop up. And while it is judicious to keep a sharp eye on your indoor plumbing, it is just as astute to do the same for your outdoor plumbing too. The thing with exterior plumbing problems is that if they are not being watched for, they can occur and can be substantially exacerbated over time. Read More 

Three Essential Guidelines for Preserving Your Laminate Floor

Laminate flooring is an ideal alternative to traditional wooden floors in homes. This material is advantageous because it is durable and resilient. It can withstand significant mechanical stress and impact without damage. Also, laminate flooring products are available in diverse appearances. You can choose the most suitable aesthetics for your home, including surfaces that mimic the authentic appearance of expensive hardwood. However, laminate products are not everlasting. Poor care and maintenance can lead to premature degradation. Read More 

3 Major Septic Tank Issues and How to Repair Them

A septic tank is a tank that is specially designed to decompose human waste and other domestic waste using bacteria. No one would be interested to know how their drainage system works as long they do not have any blocked drains. It is, however, important to have your septic tank checked regularly to ensure it is in good condition. For someone with no experience on septic tanks, it would be hard to figure out the origin of any problem whenever there is one. Read More 

Three things you should do if a pipe bursts in your house

A burst pipe can wreak havoc on a house. Here are three things you should do if a pipe bursts open in your home. Put on a pair of waterproof boots If you own a pair of waterproof boots, you should put them on as soon as you discover the burst pipe. This is important, as the pipe that has broken could potentially contain wastewater. If this wastewater comes into contact with your skin and you happen to have a scrape or a cut on your foot, the pathogens in the water could enter the wound and make you extremely ill. Read More