The Essentials of Home Waterproofing

Waterproofing is an essential aspect of a functioning home. Effective waterproofing keeps property dry and safe from water damage. The process usually occurs during the building and renovation stage. It usually involves the application of a waterproofing sealant or a membrane to different surfaces. Without waterproofing, homes can be subject to water damage that can be costly to repair. Water damage can also cause health problems through increasing dampness, and can heighten the risk of dangerous accidents such as electrical fires. (more…)

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The Appeal of Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop gardens are wonderful additions to high-density living spaces. They provide a space for recreation and relaxation. Many apartments have underused rooftop areas that can be transformed into thriving rooftop gardens. Rooftop gardens can be more than mere recreational spaces. They can act as insulation barriers for the building and reduce heating and cooling costs. They can also produce food for the residents. (more…)

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What to Know About Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens can be used in indoor spaces or outdoor areas. They can transform a vacant or underused area into a special horticultural space. The concept of plants on walls can seem unnatural. In reality, plants exhibit vertical growth patterns in nature, whether this is seen in ferns moving down crevices or staghorns on tree branches. Plants can thrive as long as they have sufficient exposure to sun, a stable medium, and access to water and nutrients. (more…)

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Environmental Benefits Of Green Roofs

There are significant environmental benefits to a green roof in an urban setting, specifically energy conservation and the creation of more natural beauty and green spaces. A notable environmental benefit can be a reduction in storm water run-off, which can have an adverse effect on the quality of local water resources which supplies drinking water and also on marine life. (more…)

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Sustainable Architecture: Five Reasons To Love Eco-Smart Designs

Architect Chris Baribeau is the co-founder of US based architectural design firm Modus Studio in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Modus Studio was involved in the design of ECO Modern Flats which incorporated the latest in energy and environmental design (LEED) for Homes Multifamily Platinum housing project in Fayetteville,for which Modus Studio was awarded US Green Building Council status. (more…)

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