Asphalt is a very durable material that you can use for a variety of surfaces, from roadways to parking lots and even home driveways and walkways. While it is durable and should last for years, you also need to understand how to keep it in good shape, as it's obviously not indestructible. Understanding the most common causes of asphalt damage can ensure that you avoid these as much as possible and that you are prepared for maintenance and repairs as necessary.
Trips and falls are the leading cause of hospitalisations in Australia, so it is important to take care around the home to prevent yourself, your family or your friends becoming another statistic. While the summer heat helps to keep decks dry and safe, autumn leaves and winter weather can soon make decks moist and slippy. Below are some top tips to prevent slippery decking.
Keep it Clean and Tidy
The first and perhaps best thing you can do to prevent your decking getting slippy underfoot is to keep it clean.
If you are paying for rubbish collection, you may be able to save money by sharing service with one of your neighbors. To help you navigate this new relationship with your neighbour, here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Decide who is going to pay the bill.
If you already have rubbish service, you may want to keep the bill in your name and have your neighbour give you a bit of money each month.
Bird poop is visually unappealing on skylights, and over time, it can even start to wear the skylights down. Luckily, there are ways to keep birds away from your skylights. Take a look at these ideas:
1. Trim your trees.
If you've got big branches hanging over your skylights, that gives birds a great place to perch before they poop on your skylights. Cure them of this habit by getting rid of overhanging tree branches.
Bi-fold doors are an extremely popular choice when it comes to home new-build projects, or when replacing existing traditional patio windows. But should you opt for UPVC or aluminium frames? Here's a brief comparison to help you decide.
A major consideration when choosing window frames is how long they will last before they require replacement. When it comes to lasting looks, aluminium generally fares better in the longevity stakes than UPVC.