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You can almost eliminate the permeability of the concrete by sealing it with silane/siloxane sealers. Next step up would be roofing material designed for waterproofing flat roofs. (See related: How should I waterproof a concrete roof?) Beyond that you have to establish a pitch to prevent standing water.


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You could go the route of having no switches in the bathroom, and only a plug and switch upstairs Loft. Step 1: Get a standby plug adapter, which will shut off power to the TV when its in standby mode. this will reduce electrical risk, fire and save power. - the unit has an infra-red reset switch, so when it senses your remote IR beam, it will energise the ...


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I am also remodeling our bathroom and have placed the on/off switch next to the light switch which is outside the bathroom door as you enter. I guess the other way would be to use a normal corded isolation switch mounted on the ceiling. Good luck ( I am also not a qualified electrician but do have a friendly one who checks what is done and would recommend ...


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You could sand down the floors, and refinish them with oil based stain and polyurethane. That should be enough protection to keep the floors from rotting. You could do what they did in the old days and put towels down around the tub and wipe up spills immediately. Standing water will leak through the cracks between the floorboards. You could also good clear ...


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This needs to be repaired, whether you do it, or the builder does it. It is the builders responsibility, but if he does not do it, it still needs to be done. I read the install guide, they claim that a tear will not cause a problem, that is true over the short haul. Eventually dirt or sediment will leach in and begin to fill the void that is made for the ...



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