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Repair and Restoration: Make Do and Mend

Hello, my name is Alfred and this is my new blog. I am kind of new to all this internet business. My grandson taught me how to turn on a computer and to use the keyboard and how to navigate the internet. He recently suggested I start a blog but I refused because I didn't have a subject. My dad had always said to me that you should never start writing anything unless you have a subject. My grandson suggested that I write about my passion for repairing and restoring things. I believe we should make do and mend so I have taught myself how to fix many different types of things. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Latest Posts

Two tips for repairing a house that has been damaged by damp
13 November 2018

If you'll be involved in the restoration of a hous

5 Tips to Consider as You're Shopping for a Pump Pontoon
10 December 2017

If you run a business where you need massive pumpi

Steps To Follow Before Embarking On Fire Damage Restoration
19 September 2017

Whether fire engulfed your entire home or if it st

3 Building Approaches That Can Be Used When Performing Home Extension Projects
15 August 2017

Home extensions are carried out to create more fun

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Heat From Buckling Your Gutters
4 August 2017

Extreme temperature changes take a toll on your ho

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Two tips for repairing a house that has been damaged by damp

If you'll be involved in the restoration of a house that has been badly damaged by damp, you should keep the following advice in mind. Check the condition of the wall plaster before painting or wallpapering Pervasive dampness in a house can destroy its wallpaper and wall paint. The condensation created by this issue can, for example, lead to the deterioration of the adhesive that binds a sheet of wallpaper to a wall, which can then cause the wallpaper to fall off. Read More 

5 Tips to Consider as You’re Shopping for a Pump Pontoon

If you run a business where you need massive pumping capabilities in water, you may need to get a pump pontoon. For example, if you provide flood relief, oversee a dewatering pit, or deal with sewage, a pontoon-mounted pump may be ideal. However, there's a lot you need to consider when choosing your pontoon pump. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Look for Aluminium Frames Ideally, you want the frame of your pontoon to be as sturdy as possible, but you also need it to be lightweight and corrosion resistant. Read More 

Steps To Follow Before Embarking On Fire Damage Restoration

Whether fire engulfed your entire home or if it stayed contained to a single area, chances are you would have to embark on fire damage restoration to bring your property back to its original lustre. However, since fire damage is something that homeowners do not expect to experience regularly, chances are they will not know how best to go about the repair and restoration process. To tackle this damage effectively, you would have to ensure that you carry out the proper prep work. Read More 

3 Building Approaches That Can Be Used When Performing Home Extension Projects

Home extensions are carried out to create more functional space in the home. When it comes to choosing how a particular home extension project will be carried out, structural engineers can provide homeowners with a choice from three major building approaches — to build outwards, to build upwards, or to raise and build under. Here's a more detailed breakdown on each of the three home extension approaches. Building outwards This is the traditional approach for making house extensions. Read More 

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Heat From Buckling Your Gutters

Extreme temperature changes take a toll on your home's gutters. Going from freezing temperatures in the winter to scorching heatwaves in the summer can have a big impact on how well your gutters hold up. Metal, as you probably remember from your high school physics class, contracts in the cold and expands in the heat. Over time, that means that the seasonal contraction and expansion of your gutters can lead to damage that may ultimately cause cracks to appear and water to leak. Read More