Category: Home repairs

Basement Sealing and Drainage - Checklist

Basement Sealing and Drainage - Checklist

A damp basement harms every house. A suitable seal in combination with drainage will prevent moisture damage. Causes of damp basements Sealing and drainage are of no use if the cause of the moisture is inside the house. Often it is thermal bridges that lead to condensation and are responsible for wet walls.

Wastewater clogged - what to do?

Wastewater clogged - what to do?

Toilet, sink, shower or home appliances do not drain? Pipe blockages can be at fault. But what to do if the duct is clogged? What to do if sanitary facilities do not drain If the water in the toilet, sink, shower or bath does not drain, then mostly clogged house pipes are responsible. This problem can be solved by any homeowner himself if he / she takes care of some things.

Acrylic smoothing - step by step

Acrylic smoothing - step by step

Acrylic grout can be smoothed in a similar way to silicone compounds. They hardly differ in processing. 1. Differences between acrylic and silicone Before it comes to processing and smoothing, it is important to know the area of ​​application. Acrylic grout is less elastic than silicone and does not repel water.

Buying an old building - what to consider?

Buying an old building - what to consider?

It is worth to buy an old building, because usually you can move in immediately. However, it is important to know what to consider when purchasing. If an old building has no serious defects, buying an old building is a convenient and affordable way to your own home. Of course there will be a lot to modernize in the next few years, but an immediate move-in is almost always possible.

Old Building: Modernizing and Retaining the Charm

Old Building: Modernizing and Retaining the Charm

An old building conveys a charming flair - But how does a client deal with the existing renovation and renovation measures? Old building owners often cause concern that renovations or the modernization of their old buildings make them a bottomless pit. This fear is unfounded. On the contrary, the investment pays off in cash.

Old façade redone in Schwelm

Old façade redone in Schwelm

Facades are always exposed to the elements, the environment gnaws directly at them - this is usually what they see after years. With the necessary renovation work, however, a façade can look as if the house had just been built yesterday. In Schwelm, the façade of a 4-storey apartment building was to be renovated.

Alternatives to Wallpaper - Creative Suggestions

Alternatives to Wallpaper - Creative Suggestions

Wallpaper is just one of many ways to make interior walls. For example, wood cladding is an alternative. Painting concrete with wall paint A simple and simple alternative to wallpaper is concrete. So that the room does not go down in a uniform gray, it is recommended to paint the concrete walls. Concrete requires careful preparation, where it is cleaned, sealed and primed.

Old stair railing with fashionable stainless steel replaces

Old stair railing with fashionable stainless steel replaces

The Entrance area says a lot: Lacquered and sturdy entrance door, well-maintained floor slabs and steps and a reliable railing decide whether it looks friendly or repellent. The old stair railing at Ulrich U. Butzbach had become unsightly and had to be disassembled and disposed of. It was to be replaced by a stainless steel railing with a circular handrail.

Refurbishing old chairs - step by step

Refurbishing old chairs - step by step

Old chairs can be worked up and beautified with relatively little effort. This is especially worthwhile with antique and solid wood chairs. 1. Preparing old chairs for work up For chairs with seat cushions, carefully remove the chair cushions before restoring them. The upholstery covers can often be refreshed by simple measures such as washing and ironing.

Modernizing an Old Staircase - Step by Step

Modernizing an Old Staircase - Step by Step

It is in practice often not easy to modernize an old staircase In addition to technical challenges are also legal hurdles to take. 1. Check which measures are permitted for old stairs Building regulations change. A staircase that was allowed 50 years ago can be banned today. But she enjoys protection of her property, that is, a new building according to new regulations is not necessary.