Whether it is coming home to a cold house after work or waking up shivering in the middle of the night, furnace failures can create conditions that range from unpleasant to unsafe, depending on other factors, such as exterior temperatures and the amount of insulation your home offers. If you experience a furnace failure this winter, the following guide can help you take proactive steps to relieve the discomfort of the situation.
23 December 2015
If you are dealing with a leaking foundation and a wet basement, you need to correct the problem as soon as possible to avoid mold and mildew growth in your home. Here are three options to help you correct your home's foundation leaks. Install Exterior Drain Tile To repair a leaking basement foundation, you can install an external drain pipe buried around your home's foundation. There are several benefits to installing an exterior drain.
11 December 2015
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
Here's a little known fact: leaks cause more damage to residential and commercial roofs each year than termites, fires and storms combined. Being able to detect even the smallest of leaks, so that they can be repaired immediately, can help reduce the extent of the damages that would have otherwise been sustained. While detecting leaks was only possible years ago when symptoms began to emerge, new technology today has made detecting even the smallest of leaks possible without any problem.
28 October 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
Asphalt sealcoating is a highly popular option for both homeowners and business owners looking to inject new life into their asphalt driveways and parking lots. When done right, it can make older asphalt surfaces look brand new while, at the same time, protecting them against most forms of wear and tear. When sealcoating, it's important to keep the following tips in mind for the best results: A Clean Surface Equals Success
1 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
California's growing water crisis highlights the importance of making a concerted effort to conserve water. Although outfitting your home with equipment (e.g. low-flow toilets) that reduces the amount of water you use is a good first step, you can decrease your water consumption further while also contribute to local water resources by installing a graywater system in your home. Here's more information about this option. What is a Graywater System?
28 July 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