Different kinds of Exterior Walls

What is the primary element of concern when it comes to building of house? If it the decor in the living room – or the type of staircase – or maybe the designer windows? The most important component we are talking about it is the exterior wall of your house – not only does it gives the structure a foundation support & protection against the environmental attacks but is also the first impression of your house. There are many kinds of constructional options available for these exterior walls, some of which are illustrated below.

Though wood and brick still remain the popular choice for homemakers, many newly discovered (or synthesized) choices are taking up very fast. There is the poured concrete mixture, or the masonry, vinyl, stucco, various metals and fibres. In any case, however, the key factors before, during and after installation is to care for any accidental attack of moisture.

Replacing Your Older Shower Grab Bars

Though a shower seems to be one of the few ignored places when it comes to home decor, it still needs a considerable attention. Owing to the high levels of moisture to which the bathroom is subjected, one needs to take care of every element in this room. Special measures need to be taken if you have an elderly person or children in the house who share the same shower. Many people install grab bars in their showers so that old people can hold on to it and are prevented from a fall. These bars, though robuts, tend to wear after a certain time at which they need to be replaced.

Since the bars are well drilled into the wall, one should unscrew the bar & the mounting from the wall. Use silicone caulk to fill the created holes. Mark a new place for your new grab bar. Screw the bracket & then attach your grab bar.

Repairing the Rusted Rebar from Your Concrete Foundation

Cement concrete has been, been a necessary element of all construction projects. Not only does it promise a robust output, it also has a very long life. It can be successfully deployed to indoor, outdoor, domestic, commercial & even industrial projects. However, concrete poses the inherent problem of cracks, which tend to expose the foundation within. Take your stem walls for example. Whenever the upper concrete chips off, the supporting rebar is exposed to the atmosphere. If this exposure is allowed to continue for a long time, it may lead to the formation of rust over the rebar.

To deal with this problem, use a chisel to chip the concrete surrounding the rebar. Allow a sufficient clearance. Then sandblast the rust accumulated. Once done, you can cover the scene with a mixture of concrete and sealer. Check your wall – you may have more rebars sticking out which need immediate attention.

Adding New Flooring on Top of Cracked Foundations

There are dozens of problems associated with every project pertaining to the home improvement section. One must take care so as to either avoid or overcome them so as to attain a good output. Working over the flooring is one such issue. One can have endless varieties of themes to achieve from such projects, especially with the new creative designs hitting the market. However, if your concrete foundation is not able to support it, the work goes down the drain. Cracked foundations, though not such a big talk, should be tackled with in time.

Carefully remove the old flooring. Fill the cracked regions with good concrete mix with the aid of a trowel. Cover the surface with a moisture barrier layer. Start laying the floor boards uniformly. You might need to cut the boards near the walls. Do not forget to lock every tile neatly. Once done, cover the sides using a floor trim.

Connecting Your Cabinets Together

With the endless creative layouts for nearly every type of room, homemakers constantly change the arrangement of their rooms to keep up with the upcoming trends. One also changes the layout as per the changing season, mood or for special occasions. Making changes in the arrangement can also save you some space, for e.g. clubbing your cabinets together. They also look good as a combined set apart from saving some floor space. Though connecting your cabinets together is a pretty easy job, you still need to follow certain guidelines to ensure the output is not discouraging.

First, arrange your cabinets together as per your requirement. Check for the uniformity of each shelf & the top, using a level. You don’t want to align them in a slope. Once done, use wood screws across the wooden framework to fix them together. Screw them at multiple places to ensure a permanent fix.

Repairing the KraftMade not-closing drawers

Since the last few decades, homeowners have started giving a special attention to their houses, advancing from the old ‘brick & wood’ perspective. Nowadays, people look at their homes as a social representation of their personality – no wonder they spend a large fraction of their savings in its embellishment. Some home improvement companies have brought forward creative concepts in home makeovers. Reputed brands, like KraftMaid, have been providing ready-to-install as well as customized home improvement solutions. Since its inception about two decades back, KraftMaid has won millions of hearts with their signature collections of kitchen and bathroom cabinet solutions.

Often, your KraftMaid cabinet will give your problems while closing it. Such an issue arises if their is dirt sticking along the track or if the track clips have moved from their position. You can use a blower to clean any dirt. Use a screw driver to tighten the clip screws to put your cabinet back in order.