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Architectural Plans & Its Benefits

  Introduction  Architectural plans are graphical representations of a house or building keeping technical aspects in mind. It provides an understanding of its various characteristics during different phases of the project. Before Starting the Project:  It is very important to finalize the actual requirements before starting the work as on paper changes can be made multiple times but during construction, any changes will add additional cost to the project. It also helps decide the structural planning and project costing.  During In progress of the Project:  Once the plan is finalized, execution of the project based on the plan is easy as all the stakeholders like Owner, Engineer, Contractor, etc focus on a single goal. It also helps plan the next course of action well in advance as requirements are known. After completion of the Project:  Plan includes internal and external aspects. Once the project is completed some of the tasks are not visible from the outside like electrical wiring,

Waterproofing on the rooftop

Waterproofing on the rooftop for a 35-year-old building. The roof slab was completely damaged resulting in water seepage.  Removed old waterproof area till the concrete level and completed waterproofing freshly.  Below points need to be considered while waterproofing The surface is clean without any dust. Cement mixed water along with waterproof liquid need to be spread on the entire area Concreting needs to be done based on the slope level of the roof. High-quality sand (plastering sand) needs to be used for covering the floor. Cement mixing need to be done with the help of water and waterproof liquid Water curing needs to be done for 3 to 4 days Waterproof paint needs to be applied on the roof only once the roof is completely dried.    

The art of fixing stone slab above the rainwater drain.

 Fixing stone slab above the rainwater drain. Fixing these stones is a special art and needs to be done by an expert only. The below points need to be remembered while doing this work.  Tube levels for top and bottom levels need to be checked  Make sure stones are kept at 90 degrees otherwise other stones will mismatch The gap between two stones should be equal and filled with cement  Support from the bottom needs to be perfect otherwise it may break when a vehicle passes Make sure that all stones are the same size The stone shouldn't be sleepy otherwise it may cause an accident.

Mould (Fungus) on the wall - How to Get Rid of Fungus and Mould from Your Home

Mould  is a kind of fungus that develops due to many reasons. Some of the reason is mentioned below. This will grow gradually if not treated on time.  Humid conditions Lack of ventilation plumbing leaks Use of low-grade paint material What steps need to be taken to control Mould (Fungus) Remove the mould till you get a solid cement area wash and spray the anti-mould chemicals keep let it dry for a few days and check if mould again starts formating. Repeat the same steps a couple of times till it stops the formation of mould. Apply branded putty and let it dry for a few days before starting the painting. Generally, the painter will apply the paint soon after applying the putty.  Avoid covering this area for a few days after painting.