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A Hidden Leak Could be Damaging The Foundation of Your Home

A leak underneath your house is as bad as putting up the structure above a swampy ground without taking proper precautions. A leak that channels its waters to a foundation structurally weakens the foundation and as its common knowledge, this compromises the structural integrity of the entire building.

In most premises, the ground floor is mainly constituted of mass concrete with a light mesh of reinforcing steel bars. While it might look like as if it’s okay for water to percolate to the soil underneath, as time goes by, it becomes an issue of great concern. ADI Leak Detection Company will help you locate those leaks easily and hence prevent what would have been a very expensive affair of doing massive house repairs.

Water has a great force that can easily destroy natural and manmade elements. Sometimes the water that gets to the foundation is probably from deep down and maybe due to prolonged rains; this makes the water table levels of that place to rise.

If the soil in that area is what Engineers would technically refer to as ‘Black Cotton Soils’; this kind of soils easily expands when exposed to too much water and in the same way shrink when dry. These changes in volume would cause what is commonly known as ‘settlement’ of the structure above. These kind of movements can be catastrophic and cause irredeemable damages to the structure and maybe even death to the occupants.

ADI has a team of well trained and equipped Engineers that can help you maneuver around these problems. We have the right tools and equipment to detect leaks on walls and the foundation.

These soils have very poor drainage and retain water as a sponge would. Take a case scenario where such soils form the foundation soil. Even after absorbing so much water, their expansion is limited because of the presence of the foundation walls. A certain magnitude of pressure is built up around the foundation wall and it is only a matter of time. The foundation wall develops cracks which can easily allow for the superstructure to collapse. If you are caught up in such situations, don’t panic as we’re just a phone call away.  

Call us on 0333 200 5443. ADI team of professionals will come on site and assess the situation then decide the way forward. It is even better if you contact us for Leak Detection Services so that we offer a more holistic approach. As such, leaks on the foundation are detected and fixed well on time, As such, you’ll have saved on time and money you’d have used for future repairs. Talk to us today we are the real pros. 

We offer our services across the UK, including on weekends and public holidays. The foundation of your home is the main support to the other structures that are built on top. The last thing is a slow or active leak; the structural damage caused may cost you dearly.

By ADI Leak Detection

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Unique Garden Furniture Ideas for Summer

A different collection of elegant, stunning and breath-taking garden furniture ideas make your time outdoors during summer a dream come true. Since most of your time will be spent outdoors, why not make it creative, stylish and pleasant.

Here are different selections that will make your dream summer a surreal reality.

Outdoor seating

outdoor-garden-furnitureThis is a stamen piece for an outdoor lounger. By the poolside or whether you enjoy relaxing whilst lying flat or sitting upright reading a book, the adjustable pieces are a go-to. Outdoor seating is fun and can take many forms and colors and that’s where the unique statement lies. Adding cushions with bold patterns can also give the summer feel that one desires. A unique piece is also a “sunbrella” weather resistant gazebo that is sleek and like icing on a cake.

Outdoor dining

There are different collections of outdoor dining sets that suit different tastes.

The west elm is modern yet minimal. Its design looks like concrete but it is actually fiber-stone. It has a neutral tone yet unique silhouette that plays well to the summer look.

Kelly green is a simple yet bold two-seater dining set that is very colorful to the setting and very affordable.

Either way, a unique outdoor dining look can be achieved by mixing different chairs to your table which creates a fascinating statement.

Outdoor tables

They can range from coffee tables to decorative pieces with different colors and designs to create a modern look. Some also serve as extra sitting space and the comfort lies in the different materials.

You can also achieve a tranquil space by incorporating flower pots and rocks for a more natural feel.

With poolside furniture, metallic furniture is always a safer option considering constant exposure to chlorine. Some come with wheels so that they can be easily moves when the sun changes position.

For additional outdoor seating, considering an l-shaped bench with a modern touch helps in adding structure to your garden.

Wicker furniture, which is furniture made from sturdy stems and plant vines is ideal for outdoor furniture as it is light in weight and very airy. Synthetic wicker is the go- to since natural wicker cannot withstand elements of weather.

jut-sofa-by-vondomFunky garden furniture pieces like hanging chairs, hammocks and stylish folding deck chairs are great to create a vibrant and relaxing outdoor feel. These statement furnishings can completely transcend your garden adding a contemporary touch to it.

Beautifully painted garden furniture complements the garden insinuating a harmonious scheme.

Furniture with unique architectural designs also creates a sense of modernity to your outdoor garden space. 

Maintenance of outdoor furniture

Furniture built from certain woods must be protected and retained in terms of durability by painting or adding a sealer. Oil based products are highly recommended as they last longer and add a subtle gloss and flat finish.

Adding ambiance to a setting by adding flower arrangements and bright colors are also a go-to for the summer feel.

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