Archive for March 19th, 2011

House Care


My thoughts inadvertently and surely understandably turn to our own house when I see houses collapsing like matchboxes in the wake of the recent earthquakes and tsunami. I am so glad that the building is strong and well grounded despite being on a slope. In the past 3 years we have stayed there, we’ve not notices any cracks in the plaster or any shifting at all!

What we did detect however was a problem with the basement. Well it’s not a big problem. We live in a three-storey house where one side of the basement wall is built out of the side of a hill. We discovered that we had basement moisture . Thank God we noticed it before the construction was completed. So the contractor put in a layer of waterproofing and our problem was solved! Phew!