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Choosing Roof Tiles

Concrete roof tiles furnish the home with the protection it needs to keep the elements out, as well as visual texture. This article will help home and business owners choose the right tile for their buildings from four commercially available tile ranges.

The origins of the roofing tile can be traced back to China, about 10,000 […]

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Why Waterproofing your home or office is important

Waterproofing the home or office is becoming an essential part of general building maintenance, especially with the rise in freak weather occurrences across the globe. Below we discuss the benefits of waterproofing, and the possible effects when it has been left too late.

St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish is a small parish located in the […]

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So Many Building Materials to Choose From, How Do You Know What’s Right for Your Home?

With so many choices of building materials and house components and parts available today, how can you ever know which is best for your home building or remodeling project? The answer comes from learning what you can expect of the materials or building components, deciding what you want to pay, and thinking about what suits […]

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Designing your ceilings

Looking out for the home owner is our business.

Providing insightful magazine articles, new remodel ideas, and free estimates from certified local contractors to finish your ceiling project is what makes The Sandpit your professional choice.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to designing your ceilings. One of the biggest considerations for ceilings is height. Raised […]

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How to prevent moss damage on roofs

Moss may look harmful when on your roof, but if its not dealt with it can severely damage your roof.

Most people think that moss makes your roof look beautiful especially because of its rich green color. However, do not be deceived moss can damage your roof causing you to spend money on roof repairs. Moss […]

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Exterior Wood Maintenance

Effective Protection.

Wood maintenance is all about protecting wood & keeping wood looking good. It’s about protecting wood from harmful UV rays of our strong South African sun. It’s also about protecting wood from damage by water, rain or dew. Sunshine or rain, Woodoc exterior sealers take it all in their stride. Woodoc exterior sealers […]

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Why choose bricks

Bricks come in many natural textures that can set your home apart. Textures can add contrast or define a feature like an alcove or porch. Textures can bring out the natural colors of bricks. Textures can add dimensions throughout the day as the sun highlights them. Bricks give you many more textural choices than flimsier […]

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How to plaster a wall

YOU WILL NEED:

Plastering Trowell
Hawk
Bucket
Large Mixing Bucket
Paddle Accessory & Power Driver
Paintbrush
Multi-Finish Plaster
Angle Beading For External Corners
Scrim Tape Any Board Joints

Plastering needs practice & a good technique for perfect results but it’s possible to tackle smaller areas with good results. Ceilings to the professionals. Here’s how to add plaster skim coat to a new plasterboard wall:

Step 1: […]

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67 Minutes of giving back – Lambano Sanctury

Our Giving Back.

The Sandpit spent Mr. Madiba’s Birthday repairing the Lambano Sanctury Children’s Orphanage. We had 8 groups of 5 people per hour going to The Lambano Sanctury, fixing up holes in the walls, Painting the walls & Window sills, Repairing the doors & much more. We spent time with the kids and that was […]

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The art of laying a brick wall

1. Gather all materials you need to start your project before beginning. When you have mixed the masonry cement and started laying brick, you have to use mortar up & strike your joints before quitting.
2. Pour concrete foundation if you do not have an exisitng slab,brickledge or footing to work on. This must be level […]

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