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Insulated Concrete Foundations   Insulated Concrete Foundations “ICF” have interlocking forms that are dry stacked and then they are filled with concrete. These forms lock together much like a Lego brick and can be used to form the structural walls and/or floors of a building.   The most common I...
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Heating system and maintenance        In general, heating systems are easy to maintain and are usually trouble free. Efficient operation is a function of good regular maintenance. There are several things you can do to keep your heating system in top condition no matter the type of furnace you ha...
07/25/2011
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  Foundations and Crack repairs   The foundation is portion of the buildings structure that transfers the weight of the building into the ground and they can generally be broken down into two categories.   Shallow foundations   Shallow foundations transfers a building's weight load to the earth n...
07/25/2011
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ELECTRICALWiring codes and there origin     Wiring codes are intended to protect people from electrical shock and fire hazards .The very first electrical codes started in 1881 in New York to regulate the installations of electrical lighting. Since 1927 , the Canadian Standards Association also kn...
07/20/2011
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      Asbestos in the home   There are several products that contained a type of asbestos in older buildings , but since the 70's asbestos-based products should only contain asbestos chrysotile fibres.   You may find asbestos in: Floor and ceiling coverings Different types of insulation Household...
07/18/2011
    POLYBUTYLENE WATERPIPES   What is polybutylene?   Polybutylene is a plastic resin used to manufacture water piping and was installed in commercial and residential properties from 1978 through 1995. Polybutylene quickly became a substitute for tradition copper piping due to it's low costs and ...
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  Becoming energy efficient   Save our planet, save you money To reduce your home's contribution to our global environmental problems, reducing your homes heating energy use is the single most effective way to do so, and it saves you money. In most homes, heating is the largest expense ( accounti...
07/18/2011
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