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Concrete and Your Home by the Barrie Building Inspector

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Building with Masonry Blocks

Every block wall-regardless of height or length-should be placed on a secure footing of poured concrete. A block barbecue grill or outdoor fireplace requires a large concrete pad as a footing. The footing must extend down beyond the frost line to prevent heaving in the winter.

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Masonry and Your Home’s Construction

Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar, and the term also refers to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone (such as marble, granite, travertine and limestone), concrete block, glass block, and tile. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction. However, the materials used, the quality of the mortar, the workmanship, and the pattern the units are assembled in can strongly affect the durability of the overall masonry construction.

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Concrete Cleaning Products

Without a doubt, stained surfaces just like driveway can certainly make the exterior of you home less attractive. For this reason, you should find means in order to keep your Los Angeles concrete clean. You should keep in mind that concrete as well as cement are different. Many people are often confused with such.

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Chimney Repairs Are Important

Never underestimate the value of excellent chimney repairs. The structural integrity of both the inner and outer chambers is incredibly important when you are talking about overall safety and the integrity of your home. Fire safety is a big part of the picture, naturally, as is the importance of the role of a smoke stack in keeping your home strong.

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Concrete Mixtures Used In Construction

Different kinds of concrete mixtures used in construction exist. One very popular variety is Portland cement, water and mineral aggregates. This material quite often gets compact with hydration of cement and glues all other components together. It has high compressive strength, with its general uses in pavements, gates, fences, walls and such.