A new fence can add tremendous value to your home. And the kind you get will be determined by a number of variables. If you're leaning towards a wood fence, you certainly have a plethora of options when it comes to style. But when weighing the pros and cons, here are three major factors that may affect your decision before beginning the project. Neighbor Etiquette. If you have neighbors, the first thing to do is notify them of your plans to install a fence.
19 November 2015
Even though the purchase of a waterfront home hold many similarities to the purchase of most other houses, there are a few key differences of which buyers must be aware. One of these differences is when both the terrain and the proximity of the home to the water require a protective seawall or some other type of shoreline stabilization feature to prevent erosion and lessen the risk of flooding or any other water-related damage.
24 September 2015
For many businesses, an asphalt parking surface can be a sizable investment that needs to pay for itself over time. Given constant and timely maintenance, the average asphalt parking lot can last for 15 to 20 years before it needs to be completely rebuilt. However, there are plenty of factors that could lengthen or cut short this estimate. If you want to get the most out of your investment, then it's important to understand the factors that can affect the life your asphalt surface.
14 September 2015
When it comes to dangers that can befall your child, there are numerous things lurking within the confines of your house. The first thing that comes to mind is making sure electric sockets are childproofed by placing hard plastic covers over unused outlets. Other examples abound, such as making sure all hazardous materials are stored in a place where your children cannot reach them. However, many people tend to skip over garage door safety, but there are a number of things you can do to childproof your garage door to ensure your kids stay safe.
11 August 2015
Many things in life tend to follow Murphy's Law and break at the most inconvenient times. Your plumbing is no exception. If you suddenly discover leaks in your pipes and need to wait for the services of a plumber, there are ways to make temporary repairs to get you through that long holiday weekend or until your plumber is back from vacation. Try these tricks to seal leaks in your pipes until you can get a permanent repair.
14 July 2015
The process of buying a home can be incredibly hectic, especially if you've never done it before. Homes are enormous investments, and one mistake in bargaining or inspecting the house could cost you thousands in repairs. Plumbing is one of the most common parts of a house to have hidden problems, like decaying main lines or limescale buildup in pipes. If you aren't sure how to get the scoop on a potential home's plumbing status, here are a few tips.
24 June 2015
No roof lasts forever, so if you're asphalt shingle roof is on its last legs, it's time to replace it. However, before you do, check out these six important facts. They'll tell you all the important things you need to know about replacing your asphalt shingle roof. You Could Choose an Overlay An overlay is a fast, and less-expensive way to improve your roof. Instead of ripping off all the old shingles, roofers simply place a new layer of asphalt shingles over the old layer.
9 June 2015
If you are thinking about having French doors installed as a way to provide your home with added aesthetic appeal as well as to increase its value, you're probably wondering which material you should choose. French doors are manufactured in a variety of materials, each with its own advantages. Following are five of the best. Wood French doors made of solid wood offer a classic look that can range from elegant to rustic depending on the finish or paint selected.
13 May 2015
If you have decided to update your home with modern touches and minimalistic furniture, you might be wondering what to do about that old, clunky wood burning stove parked right in the middle of your living room. Although you might be tempted to rip it out, you might be able to update your fireplace area by changing a few things. Here are three ways to turn wood burning stoves into modern masterpieces:
15 April 2015
Do you remember the day you had your hot tub installed? You probably imagined long, relaxing soak sessions after work or fun parties with all of your friends. Unfortunately, if your hot tub has had problems lately, you might not be enjoying your spa as much as you could. Here are three hot tub issues and what they might mean, so that you can resolve problems and relish in your investment:
24 March 2015