Talking About Crawlspace Repairs

  • Saved From A Smelly Mess: 3 Sewer Pump Maintenance Tips To Prevent Problems

    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:

  • The Tree Stump Situation: Four Reasons For Removal

    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.

  • How To Use A Drum Sander To Refinish Your Floor

    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.

  • 4 Tips For Maintaining A Septic System

    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

  • Four Maintenance Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Wood Shake Roof

    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:

  • 3 House Updates That Will Lower Your House's Market Value

    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.

  • Six Specialty Tools That You Want In Your Crafting Closet

    7 January 2016

    If you are into crafting, such as jewelry-making or floral design, there are a few tools from a hardware store or site that you should not be without. In addition to the conventional uses and applications, these tools are perfect for creating flower arrangements, crafting jewelry, or other crafts and home interior projects. Six specialty tools that are ideal for crafting projects include: Needle-nose pliers. Anyone who works with beads or jewelry will be glad to have a pair of needle-nose pliers in their crafting closet.