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Useful Tips on What to Do Before, During, and After a Flood

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Category: Tips and Tricks

A Flooden House and Green GrassesHeavy rain often leads to floods, especially in a big city with a high density residential zone. That would be a very annoying moment no one want to experience. Well, today we share tips to overcome floods as follow:
Before a flood:

Work together with the neighborhood to clean the drains, dig the existing sediment in the drain so that the water runs smoothly.
Empty up, close, and bury objects that can become mosquito nests.
Put trash in its place and have it cleaned by the cleaning officer regularly.
Provide clean water storage containers.
Fix a …

Tips to Repair Wall and Floor Cracks

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Category: Building Concept

Cracked Floor TilesCracks can be very dangerous for houses, especially when they occur on the whole building or on a two storey building. It would be much better to plan for home renovation because structural cracks might endanger the family members’ lives. Yet, if it is only a hair crack, or structural crack on some points only, you can use another way to deal with it without having to do a big house renovation.
Therefore, the first step to do is to find the type of cracks:
Hairline cracks
This crack is less than 1 …

Pool Cover: A Smart Way to Ease Your Pool Maintenance

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Category: Exterior Designs

Outdoor Automatic Pool CoverEmptying up a pool for a long period can make the pool surface dry and eventually there will be cracks which cause leakage. If this happens, the pool should be repaired by dismantling the whole surface layers, and re-coat it with waterproofing material. Of course it will cost a lot.
Letting the pool filled with water for a long period also can cause problems because the water might become a nest for diseases. So, what is the solution?
A swimming pool filled with water should be covered so if you leave it …

How to Find and Keep Good Tenants?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Category: Tips and Tricks

Meeting Good TenantsThe increase in property prices in recent years make some people prefer to rent to buy property. This is certainly good news for investors and property owners who wish to rent out their properties. To that end, we formulate some tips to attract and retain good tenants.
Quality properties will attract quality tenants
Property with good quality will attract better tenants anyway. The better the product of your rental property, then you will more easily determine the standard of quality tenants. Some characteristics of interesting properties are close to means of public …

Is an Open Truss Ceiling Good or Bad?

Monday, April 7, 2014 Category: Building Concept

Traditional Interior Design with Exposed Beam Ceiling
Ceiling is a roof truss cover that makes the room neat and clean. It is generally flat shaped, following the pattern of the existing space. There are variations of ceiling shapes, including the drop ceiling in which the middle part is raised about 10 to 20 cm. The shape makes a room more beautiful, attractive, and not monotonous.
But we often find ceiling that follows the slope of the roof, usually called slanted ceiling or sloped ceiling. The resulting impression is the room looks spacious and roomy as if the room …