Charles Ortiz

  • A Guide on Civil Works Safety.


    As a civil works contractor, you must protect your employees, customers and members of the public as you conduct building works. Employee and third party injury claims can run down your business. Other than having an insurance cover, below are a few safety tips to observe as you conduct civil works.   Machine Maintenance Below are a few machine maintenance tips; Regularly inspect tools such as drills and jackhammers—vehicles and earthmovers must be inspected and serviced according to the manufacturer's specifications.
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  • Ways to Prevent Damage of Waterfront Property


    Properties overlooking the sea or any large body of water are usually highly coveted for their breath-taking views of wonderful sunsets and sunrises and cool breezes on hot and humid days. They, however, stand the risk of damage from harsh weather elements such as strong winds, heavy rain and sometimes flooding. Working with a marine contractor, you will get professional help on ways to protect your property from damage. This article will explore several measures you can take to always keep your waterfront property safe.
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  • Overwhelmed With Choices? How to Choose the Right Home Electrical Repairs Specialist


    Buzzing sounds, flickering lights and the smell of burning plastic are all signs that you require urgent electrical repairs in your home. If left unattended, electrical issues have the potential to damage your household appliances and other domestic electrical equipment. Plus, they may also trigger fire incidents, leading to extensive property damage. While there are several electrical experts out there, they are not created equal. With the overwhelming number of choices available to you, finding the right electrician for your electrical repair work can be a daunting task.
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  • Building Your First Custom Home? the Case for One Level Design


    Building your first home can be exciting, and there is a lot to consider in the planning and construction journey. Other than the type of materials to use, the number of windows you need and where to place them, perhaps the most important consideration is the design of your home. The decision to build a custom house comes with the freedom to choose a design that will suit your lifestyle and include custom elements that work within your budget.
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  • Two Situations in Which You Should Demolish Rather Than Restore a Building That Has Subsidence


    If a building that you own has subsidence and you are in one of the situations described below, you should consider getting the property demolished by a demolition contractor rather than attempting to restore it. The house has sustained extensive damp damage as a result of deep cracks in the foundation If a building's foundation has been badly damaged as a result of the movement caused by subsidence, then it is very likely that this damage will have created many other serious problems that could be difficult and incredibly expensive to fix.
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  • Foundation Underpinning: How Long Do Experts Take to Complete the Project?


    If you are planning to hire contractors for foundation underpinning services, one of the key things you will be concerned about is the time it will take. Basement lowering often includes tasks like lowering the floor; adding insulation, floor drains, and stud wall partitions; reinforcing the foundation, and waterproofing – all these tasks take time. Which factors determine the duration of the project? Searching for experts Since foundation underpinning is not a DIY task, the only experts who can handle the job are construction contractors.
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  • Is You Air Conditioning System Leaking?


    A little precipitation on your air conditioner may not be cause for alarm because it could be condensation forming on the unit. But if you find that water is dripping noticeably from the unit, then it is a definitive sign that it needs professional maintenance. Nonetheless, there are a few things that you should know about leaks stemming from your air conditioning system so that you do not have to contend with this issue in the future.
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  • Does Your Bathroom Mirror Give You an Accurate Reflection?


    The odds are that you check out your own reflection multiple times each day. As far as the number of times you look at your own reflection each day, would you think it's an average number of times? Interestingly, men look at themselves in the mirror some 23 times per day, with women averaging a check of their own reflection some 16 times per day. Where do you fall on that scale?
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  • Strong Reasons to Choose Roof Trusses for Your Home


    Building your dream home or remodelling to achieve your new design is an exciting time. This is also a time of questions, choices, and confusion. You will have many design and architectural decisions to make. You want everything to be safe, long lasting and beautiful. Here are some strong reasons to choose roof trusses for your home roofing design that will cover all three. Load Bearing Strength Roof trusses are an interlocking system of triangular design.
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  • Ornamental Plaster Designs to Elevate Your Home's Appeal


    Most Australians have come across drywall plastering either in their homes or in other structures. This type of plaster creates a seamless, smooth wall surface making it perfect for any room in a building. However, have you ever considered ornamental plaster? This application of plaster entails the creation of transformative designs that add a unique appeal to any part of your structure. Ornamental plaster is typically three-dimensional and is suitable for both residential and commercial applications.
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