Coastal Waterproofing – Waterproofing to Last!

Most of the Aussie population lives around the coast, and it’s a great lifestyle with numerous benefits. But building by the sea can also have its drawbacks, with wild weather and constant exposure to ocean spray inevitably leading to damage and deterioration over time. Waterproofing in a coastal or harbour environment requires a waterproofing system that will resist the harsh weather conditions associated with these areas, including the highly aggressive and damaging effects of salt. (more…)

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10 Tips for Building and Waterproofing a Retaining Wall

Building a retaining wall is often the best way to create usable space on a sloping site or create visual interest in an otherwise flat garden. Regardless of whether the retaining wall is designed for aesthetic or practical purposes, however, unless it is designed and constructed well it won’t serve either purpose. Good design really begins below the ground and behind the wall, so if you’re wanting a trouble free wall that will look good for years to come then consider the critical elements outlined in this article. (more…)

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A History of the Australian Railway

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From the time of settlement until the mid 1800s, settlers travelled by foot, horseback, horse-drawn wagon, or camel. The only alternative in those days was coastal shipping. A new era began in 1854 when the first steam train commenced operation in Australia, an era in which railway construction expanded rapidly in all of the country’s independent colonies. The earliest railways were built in the 1850s. Originally, rail tracks and carriages were imported from England and Ireland, but by the 1880s both track, carriages, and steam locomotives were manufactured locally.

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How to Fix and Prevent a Leaking Basement

Leaking basements are one of the biggest concerns for homeowners. Water leakage can not only cause mould and mildew to develop, which can be potentially hazardous to your health, but severe water leakage can also cause major damage to the structural integrity of your home, not to mention the property you’ve stored in your basement. (more…)

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Creating a Commercial Rooftop Garden

Many commercial buildings struggle to make space for a landscaped garden where people can sit, relax, and have their lunch amongst living plants. We all know the benefits of having live plants in the workplace, but many businesses simply don’t have the room for a break out area that’s outdoors. In these instances, a rooftop garden is an ideal option that isn’t considered nearly as often as it should be. (more…)

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