Cracks in the plaster of a wall or ceiling are invariably due to shrinkage as the plaster dries. However, if having repaired a crack in plasterwork it keeps reappearing or gets worse you could have a problem with building settlement or worse subsidence. If you’re concerned about a crack that reappears or seems to get larger; buy a crack monitoring gauge and find out exactly what’s happening with it.
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If your remodeled basement isn’t already insulated then you really should consider insulating it in order to save on energy bills in your home, the same can also be true of simply improving the insulation in your basement. The cost of efficiently insulating the basement will be paid back within a few years, due to savings on your energy bills.
Anyone looking at replacement tubs will be astounded at the range of types, colors and materials that they’re available in. It is rarely possible to install a replacement tub on its own, rather than as a larger bathroom refurbishment or renovation project. The reason for this is simply that, with the possible exception of a totally free-standing tub any existing tub will be against a wall and have tiles meeting it.
Types of Tubs
Faux, or imitation, stone panels are typically made out of polyurethane and despite being incredibly light to work with are strong, coated to be scratch resistant and not only look like the natural stone – but can also to feel like it.
Faux stone paneling can be installed on the outside of your home, or an out-building, to add a layer of insulation and weather protection to it; or it can be installed internally or externally for purely decorative purposes. The coloring of the faux stone panels is unlikely to degenerate as the pigments are added during the production process, meaning no secondary painting is required.