• How To Improve Heating Efficiency By Insulating Your Attic Hatch

    4 May 2016

    Winter time heating bills are a cause of worry in many households. To help reduce the expense of keeping your home as warm as you'd like it, it's a good idea to undertake some simple insulation projects. This article will address one relatively common source of heat leaks—the attic hatch—and teach you how to fix it. Sealing the gap beneath the trim. The portion of an attic hatch visible from the room or hallway below is often bordered by a decorative trim.

  • Landscaping In A Wet Climate? Follow These Tips

    14 April 2016

    Producing an attractive residential landscape design in a wet climate can be a challenge. Many plants can't tolerate permanently wet soil, because of a condition known as "wet feet." Knowing how to choose plants that can handle the wet soil and how to reduce the amount of water in the soil can help you design a beautiful residential landscape. Garden with Native Plants You almost can't go wrong by gardening with native plants, because you know they'll be suited to your climate regardless of how wet it happens to be.

  • 4 Things To Know About The Heater In Your Home

    30 March 2016

    As a homeowner, having a heating system is essential. Without heating, your family can become extremely uncomfortable in your own home during the winter season. However, having the heater running can increase your electricity bill. But, if you run your heater efficiently, you can avoid this. In order to efficiently run the heater in your home, here are four things you should know about it:  Closing Off a Room Doesn't Save on Electricity Costs: Many homeowners believe that by shutting the vents off in the rooms that aren't being used in the house, they will save money on heating costs.

  • Is Your Stove Burner Kaput? Here's How To Diagnose The Cause

    4 March 2016

    Faulty stove burners can be a daily inconvenience, even for someone who doesn't love to cook. If your stove's burner is acting up, you might be surprised just how simple it is to diagnose what's causing the issue. Here are the steps you can take to figure out the problem without professional help. Do The Burner Shuffle Before you open up your stove and have a look around to find the cause of the problem, you first need to find out if the issue is with your burner.

  • How To Maintain Your Home's Wood Siding

    10 February 2016

    Many homes have wood shingles or siding panels for its exterior décor, and they require maintenance in order to look as good as possible.  Follow these tips for how to maintain the aesthetically pleasing look of wood siding all year-round. Paint The Siding In order to make wood last a long time, it will need occasional painting or staining. This is because wood that is untreated can easily decay, form mildew, or have a pest infestation.

  • 2 Reasons To Utilize An Excavating Contractor

    19 January 2016

    Whether you are planning on building an addition to your home, installing an in-ground swimming pool, or simply leveling out the ground on your property, an excavating contractor is going to be one of the best resources at your disposal. Listed below are just two of the many reasons to utilize an excavating contractor. Rock Removal One of the most frustrating parts about excavating your property can be the abundance of large rocks that can often be located several feet under the surface.

  • Impacts Of Technology On The Land Surveying Industry

    31 December 2015

    Dating back to 2700BC when the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt were being constructed, land surveying is one of the oldest professions in the world. Its long history can be attributed to its significance in determining landownership and delineating boundaries. With the support of the major strides made in technology, land surveying has evolved tremendously over the past two decades. Of course, most of these technologies have brought about major impacts to the industry, some of which will be discussed below.

  • Tree Trimming And Removal After Storms

    14 December 2015

    Storms with high winds, heavy rains or dense snow can bring a devastating situation to woodland areas. Tall trees--especially those with wide, sprawling branches--can become broad targets for disaster as lightning strikes and heavy burdens from precipitation threaten to bring everything down near your home. After the storm, you may have a lot of debris on the ground in the form of logs or entirely felled trees, but you need to consider the looming threats of weakened trees that are still standing.

  • Tips For Brightening Up Your Kitchen

    24 November 2015

    The kitchen should be a warm and cheerful space, right? Perhaps your kitchen has been feeling a little dull lately, though. If you're planning a kitchen remodel to add space or storage, consider also updating some surfaces in your kitchen. Updating items such as the cabinets or countertops can brighten your kitchen right up. Paint the Cabinets One of the quickest fixes for a bland kitchen is to paint the cabinets.

  • Two Tips For A Successful Buildout

    8 November 2015

    A business idea is great. However, without the right space to bring the business alive, it is nothing more than a thought. For this reason, both finding a great location and having a successful buildout is critical. A successful buildout process will help transform the space from an empty canvas to something especially designed for you. In order to make the buildout process as smooth as possible, make sure you know what mistakes to avoid.