The mining of asbestos has been ongoing for about four thousand years, but massive production began just before the 20th Century. At the time, it seemed to be the best option. The primary reason for this was its alluring properties both as a fireproof material and as an insulator. In recent years, though, studies have shown that the use of asbestos is by far more harmful and detrimental to both the engineer and the end
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  Understanding the cause requires consideration of a large number of factors, and is the first step in making any assessment as to the seriousness and cost of repairing wall cracks. Some of the most common causes of cracking are: The impact of foundation soils Some level of soil excavation is usually required when a home is first built. Depending on the type of home you have, will determine how much excavation work needs to
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  The sight of cracking can set off alarm bells in anyone considering purchasing a property, although, most properties will exhibit cracking at some point in their lives. As materials age and settle to accommodate changes in the building's environment, cracks can appear if the builder has not allowed for this environmental change by installing control or expansion joints. While cracking is often not a great cause for alarm, affecting only the appearance, some cracking
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  When buying a property, it can often be confusing or overwhelming when it comes to knowing which kind of experts to engage with and pre-purchase reports or certificates to purchase to ensure you make a smart investment. For most property owners, buying a home is the biggest financial investment they will make in their life, and while financial and mortgage advice, location decisions and many other factors are largely researched, it can often be
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