30 June 2016
The electrical system in your home is an absolute necessity when it comes to powering your lights and appliances. But while your electrical system is important, it can also be quite dangerous. Specifically, if the system is not working correctly, then a fire can start in your home. Around 45,000 to 55,000 home fires each year are attributed to electrical failures and malfunctions. This means you need to be diligent about pinpointing signs that may signify a home electrical issue.
15 June 2016
French doors can be an excellent option for homeowners that want doors that provide an excellent view the yard or garden. Unfortunately, there are any people that lack the experience needed to make informed choices when it comes to getting the most from the investment of installing these doors. If you have limited experience with these doors but want to install them in your home, you should use the following tips to ensure that you get the most from this upgrade.
10 May 2016
If you want to keep mosquitoes at bay while you are relaxing on your backyard deck, consider planting marigolds and floss flowers around the edges of the deck because they repel the pests. If you have dogs that enjoy digging up your plants, you can still create a comfortable outdoor oasis by creating flower boxes to hang on the handrails around your deck. The guide below walks you through the process of creating customized flower boxes using gutters.
10 May 2016
Cracks in your concrete are annoying and unsightly. They can also become trip hazards and compromise the integrity of the concrete slab. This is why you obviously want to repair cracks as soon as possible. When left alone, the cracks will just get bigger and bigger. The best product for filling small concrete cracks is premixed liquid crack filler. This is easy to use because you don't need to mix it and you can pour it right into the crack.
25 April 2016
If you have a home that is below grade level or on a basement, a sewer pump may be used to take sewage waste from your home to a sewer line or a septic system. This is an important part of the mechanical systems in your home and if it breaks, you may find yourself dealing with an unpleasant mess. Doing maintenance to prevent these problems can help save you from the mess, and here are some tips to ensure your sewer pump does not fail:
6 April 2016
When you hire a professional tree care service to remove a tree, the workers will often cut down the tree in sections, beginning at the top, and working their way down to the bottom. However, it is usually not possible to cut the stump flush with the ground, so the workers will typically leave a 6- to 18-inch-high stump where the tree once stood. Tree stump removal is generally regarded as a separate task, and the tree service will likely require additional fees for the stump's removal.
17 February 2016
If you have a solid hardwood floor in your home, you can refinish it and completely change the look of that room. In fact, this is one of the main advantages of investing in a solid floor instead of an engineered hardwood floor. Since the floors made out of thicker, solid planks of wood, you can sand it down and refinish it as often as you need. If you try to do this with engineered floor, you might saying through the top layer and expose the lower layers of composite wood underneath.
17 February 2016
When properly cared for, a septic system provides a very effective way for households that are not connected to a municipal sewer to manage waste. But, failure to properly maintain a septic system can result in smelly problems and complete failure when neglected. If you're buying a property with a septic system, use the following tips to prevent problems and keep your system in good repair: Watch What Gets Flushed
27 January 2016
If you want to have a unique and attractive look for the roof on your home, wood shakes can be a great choice. They can also last for decades with the right care and maintenance. You will want to do things like clean your shakes regularly and apply a stain as needed to ensure that your wood shakes last as long as possible. Here are some tips to help you get the most life out of your shake roof:
21 January 2016
Whenever you think of remodeling with the help of a general contractor, perhaps the first two things that pop into your head are, "My house is going to look great," and "This will greatly increase the value of my house." It just so happens that sometimes, especially with great big vanity projects, a remodeling job can serve to work against the value of your home, causing its overall value to plunge the depths.