It's become more common now to read about people who were remodeling an old home and discovered some lovely old wood floors under the carpet that they refinished completely. These stories often tout the money-saving benefits of refinishing over installing new floors. However, sometimes starting all over and installing new floors can be a better choice. Deciding which way to go can be difficult because, when those old floors are still unfinished, it's difficult to tell if they are salvageable just at a glance.
17 September 2017
Having your driveway replaced is not cheap, so it makes sense that you'd want yours to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners make mistakes that end up ruining their driveways or decreasing their lifespan. If you're practicing any of these behaviors, it's time to stop -- for the sake of your driveway. Parking heavy vehicles on the driveway Your driveway is certainly made for you to park your car or truck on it.
24 August 2017
A lot of contractors generally assume that the materials they use to build their customers' homes or buildings will be fine. None of them ever think that a steel beam could fail, or that wood flooring is rotting before it is ever installed. There are a lot of things that could go wrong with all of your materials, which is why it is so important to test them before you begin a project.
16 August 2017
Dealing with clogged drains is something that almost every homeowner must deal with. Sometimes, a plunger is just not enough to solve your plumbing problems. There are faster solutions that professional plumbers use to quickly clear clogs and get your plumbing working again. Here are some of the best solutions to quickly get drains cleared to start using the plumbing in your home again. 1. Taking A Bite Out of Drain Clogs with Plumbing Snakes
26 July 2017
If you're ready to upgrade the shower heads in your bathroom for any reason and it has been a while since you did so, you might be surprised to learn that many new options have hit the market in recent years. For instance, if family members of different heights share a shower, a dual shower head is a good choice. A fun and eco-friendly option to consider is the aerating shower head, which combines air and water within the unit for the false sensation of increased water pressure.
28 June 2017
If the main highlight in your home is a wood burning brick chimney and you use it continually, you're going to require more than chimney cleaning eventually. Hopefully you've been having annual chimney inspections performed so there's only the potential of a few minor repairs being necessary. Keeping your chimney well repaired will also help to protect your roof, so take care of any crumbling bricks or damaged chimney crown issues that have been made obvious.
15 June 2017
Are you glad that it's going to be several months before you have to deal with winter weather again? Or are you instead eagerly anticipating when the first snowfall will arrive this year? Whether you love winter or you hate it, a broken furnace probably tops your list as one of the things that you definitely don't want to happen. While it may seem silly to think about these things now, when summer is only just starting, it's never too early to start thinking about your winter comfort.
7 June 2017
Even though radiant heating is often thought of as a residential component, this form of heating works just as well in a business setting. This is especially true in medical office settings, but most owners will never give radiant heating serious thought. If you are looking to upgrade the current heat system you have or are actually in the process of constructing a new medical office building, it is definitely worth your time to consider radiant heating as one of your options.
1 June 2017
The kitchen is often one of the most used rooms in a home. Having a kitchen with a great layout can make it easy to prepare meals for the family and make it as functional as it can be. If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen in the near future, use the guide below to learn what things to consider to ensure that you are able to create a kitchen that will work well for your family when it is complete.
23 May 2017
When your home's sewer main becomes clogged between your home and the city sewer connection, it is your responsibility as the homeowner to unclog and repair or replace it. There can be several causes for a clogged sewer main and different ways to remedy each problem. Here are three ways you can follow to remedy a blocked sewer line. Clear Sewer Line Often you sewer line can become clogged from every day use including rinsing dishes and using your kitchen sink disposal.
15 May 2017