Category: Home repairs

Expert cleaning or pipe rehabilitation - when is it necessary?

Expert cleaning or pipe rehabilitation - when is it necessary?

When water is sluggish or does not drain at all, it is time for a pipe cleaning. In the event of damage, rehabilitation or even replacement is due. Causes of clogged drains and when rehabilitation is necessary The causes of pipe blockage are manifold: gravel, mud, leaves and deposits of grease or limescale often cause problems.

Trusses almost like new

Trusses almost like new

Sometimes it just takes a few brushstrokes to make a big change. In the commission of Christoph S. from Speyer that was a few painting and plastering work around his half-timbered house to shine again. The old building needed some paint on the beams and on the surfaces, some fields had to be plastered again and the windows could sometimes take a uniform look.

Coloring the facade

Coloring the facade

The exterior wall color of a house is exposed to various weather-related burdens and impurities. Wetness can penetrate through plaster and masonry, in case of frost, the penetrated water can even blow up the plaster. Color the outer walls: What should be considered? A good coat of paint is the best protection for the walls!

Seal Facade - Noteworthy

Seal Facade - Noteworthy

Cracks or absorbent surfaces allow water to penetrate into the interior of houses. Only sealing the façade prevents serious consequential damage. Examine façades closely Moisture inside a house does not always have to penetrate the façade. Therefore, before it comes to sealing the outer shell, it must be clear where the moisture comes from.

Façade painting: Old becomes new

Façade painting: Old becomes new

The façade of MyHammer's client, Rainer W., needed More than a single coat of paint. According to the order, even minor damage should be trowelled and repaired. And it was awarded to MyHammer craftsman by Regina Köbbert within a very short time. And even with a higher price than Rainer W. originally planned!

Repairing Facade Rendering - Checklist

Repairing Facade Rendering - Checklist

The facade plaster serves to protect the masonry and must therefore always be free from damage. You can repair small damages in the plaster yourself. General for facade plaster Discolouration caused by mosses or algae, hollow spots or cracks are reasons to repair the facade plaster. In doing so, legal regulations must be observed: If you have to repair more than ten percent of the area of ​​a building part, a complete renovation with thermal insulation is necessary.

Façade renovation - new look for old houses

Façade renovation - new look for old houses

The façade renovation ensures a good look of the house. There are also structural and energy advantages that contribute to saving energy. A house facade is not just a visual eye-catcher. Above all, it serves to protect the building fabric from weather and environmental influences. In order to be able to provide this protection properly, it must be renewed from time to time.

Painting two-tone façade - Noteworthy

Painting two-tone façade - Noteworthy

A two-tone coat of the facade gives a house a personal touch. But before owners take to the brush, they should pay a lot of attention. A two-tone facade is not allowed anywhere Homeowners are often surprised that you can not design the exterior of the house to your liking. After all, state building regulations do not dictate what a house should look like.

Seal the windows with rubber - checklist

Seal the windows with rubber - checklist

Older windows can be sealed with rubber without much prior knowledge. The measure protects against drafts and therefore saves heating energy. Checking the condition of the windows Small cracks, which allow drafts to penetrate through the rebate when the window is closed, can be effectively sealed by gluing in rubber seals.

Replacing Window Sills

Replacing Window Sills

Replacing a sill can be quite complicated. In general, the difference between outside and inside sills should be taken into account. When to renew a sill An outside sill, also called a sill, serves the important purpose of channeling rainwater away from the window while preventing the facade from sagging , If damage to the bench interferes with this function, replacement is required.