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Bathroom Mirrors: What It Takes to Choose and Install One in Your Bathroom

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The bathroom is the grooming haven you go to when you need to clean and freshen up. For this reason, it is imperative to furnish it with all the accessories you need for grooming. A mirror falls here. You need them to guarantee a top-notch look when you step out of your house and head to the office, meetings and other events. Besides that, mirrors also have an aesthetic function in the bathroom and enhance the overall look of the place. Read More»

The Importance of Grade Control Drilling

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Grade control drilling plays several important roles during the process of setting up a mining project because the entire mining operation is likely to be premised upon the findings of this crucial activity. This article discusses some of the benefits you can reap when you engage a highly competent grade control drilling contractor in profiling the deposits in your area of interest: Identification of Rich Zones Grade control drilling helps you to know how the mineral deposits are distributed within your area of interest. Read More»

Two reasons to have the soil on your plot tested before you build your house

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Before you begin the process of constructing your new home on a plot of land, it’s a good idea to have the soil tested. Read on to find out why: To prevent subsidence and its associated structural problems Having the plot’s soil tested will provide you with insight into its composition (i.e. whether it is made up of loam, sand, etc). This information is extremely important, as the type of soil on which a foundation is built can determine the long-term structural stability of the property. Read More»

Factors To Consider When Designing Metal Roofs

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Several considerations need to be made during the design of a metal roof. This article discusses some of those key factors that are considered in order to design a metal roof that will last for its expected service life without developing major issues. Expected Wind Forces Wind can exert inward and outward forces on all roofs. Inward forces originate from the windward side of the roof. These forces can make a roof to collapse inwards due to the direct impact of wind forces on that roof. Read More»

The Surprising Places Asbestos Might be Hiding

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While asbestos is no longer used in building, due to its widely-publicised health risks, it can be found in homes constructed up until the 1980s. If you think your home might contain asbestos, there are certain places you can check to see if it’s likely, and as long as it isn’t disturbed, you’re not in danger. However, you should arrange for it to be safely removed as soon as you can. Read More»