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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21 October 2015
If you've ever had to deal with sudden water damage, such as from a burst pipe, then you proabably know how much of a relief it was to find that your homeowner's insurance would cover at least part of the costs of repair and restoration. But water damage from a slow leak is a different animal, and depending on your actions, you could find yourself footing the whole bill. At issue is the amount of time that you knew about the leak and what you did to stop it.
6 October 2015
As anyone living in a cold climate knows, heating your home in wintertime can cost a small fortune. Yet it's still possible to keep yourself cozy and warm without breaking the bank. If you would like to learn more about economizing on your energy costs, read on. This article will offer three simple tactics for more efficient heating. Ensure that your electrical outlets are insulated. Most people have never stopped to consider that electrical outlets offer an easy way for cold air to get into your house.
18 September 2015
When you work on renovations in your home, you will most likely end up with a variety of materials you tore down. This could be anything from drywall and concrete, to carpeting and other flooring materials. Many of these items can be recycled, which helps the environment and keeps you from taking up space in your trash can or dumpster. Here are three materials that can be recycled. Concrete If your home renovation project includes breaking up concrete, such as a concrete driveway, pathway on the side of your house, or a concrete patio, those scraps should be saved and recycled.
1 September 2015
Radiant heating is a fantastic way to make your home more comfortable in the winter, especially because it can provide you with quite a few benefits versus traditional heating methods. A radiant heating system typically requires that electrical panels or pads are installed underneath your floors or behind your walls, which cause those surfaces to heat up. You should utilize radiant heat if you want a healthier home and lower utility costs.