6 June 2015
When winter is coming, is your garage door ready? In many homes, the garage door is the main entry into the home. This means daily use, along with the attendant wear and tear, is common. You don't want to be troubleshooting a broken door on a freezing January morning, so make sure all is well during the mild days of fall. Stay on Track Whether you have a manual or automatic opener, the simplest but most effective way to avoid winter problems is to take care of your door tracks.
24 May 2015
While all septic systems will require maintenance, such as tank pumping every few years, these systems should last for many years before needing to be replaced. Unfortunately, this is not the experience that all homeowners have. In some cases, individuals will find themselves dealing with a system failure after just a few short years. Oftentimes, this is due to a misunderstanding regarding the way a septic system works and how their daily activities can impact the longevity of their system.
20 April 2015
Did you recently move into a home with a septic tank? If so, then you probably know that you'll need to have the tank pumped and cleaned at some point. Knowing exactly when to get the cleaning, though, can be difficult. Generally, you're supposed to get the tank cleaned when the tank's contents are so high that they threaten to cover the drainage holes. However, you usually can't look inside the tank to see how the waste levels are.
25 March 2015
There are a few different times that hiring a land surveyor to give you official property line information would be to your benefit. Many times, people fail to have land surveyed, causing them a bunch of problems when there is a discrepancy later on. Rather than cut corners to avoid cost, hiring a land surveyor may be one of the most cost-effective decisions you make. Here are some instances when having a land survey done would be beneficial.
13 March 2015
Tempering is a method is hardening steel—or any mild metal. The process works by exposing the metal to heat, which realigns the carbon and iron molecules to create a stronger metal. Although professionals usually do tempering, experienced DIY-ers can do it themselves in small batches. If you want to temper steel—be it a small knife or spring—follow the steps below: 1. Set up Your Workspace Before you get started, it is important that you set up your workspace.
4 December 2014
Removing a garage door is necessary for a variety of reasons. It might need some major repairs, you may be in the market for a brand new garage door, or you may be converting your garage into living space and need to make room for the renovations. No matter what the reason, removing a garage door is something you can handle on your own. It requires some basic skills and intermediate level knowledge of construction.
24 November 2014
There are many high-end upgrades that you can make that may make your bathroom a compelling selling-point of your home. These are excellent, contemporary options that provide convenience, class, and sophistication, while many are also affordable options for homeowners. Talk to contractors and retailers about bathroom options that will elevate your toilet and tub into an extraordinary and beautiful bathroom. Some things to consider when remodeling the bathroom include: Shower enclosures
21 November 2014
If you're looking for a way to add creative decorations to your yard, you'll find that the left over building supplies from your last project can be used to create great works of art you can proudly display. Make yard art with the three types of building supplies listed below: Wood Wood is great when it comes to creating yard art. It can be used to make many different interesting creations.
17 November 2014
Choosing the doors for your home can often be somewhat challenging because you need different doors depending on where they are located in your home. For your back entrance, one popular option is a sliding glass door. These doors are made up of two glass doors that are encased in a strong metal door frame. This article will discuss 3 benefits of having a sliding glass door installed as the back door for your home.
12 November 2014
Two very common causes of foundation damage are expansive soils and moisture-sucking tree roots. To prevent unnecessary foundation damage and repair, a homeowner should investigate what type of soil surrounds the proposed or existing foundation, and they should also take the foundation into account when planting trees. Expansive Soils House foundations face a high risk of cracking and damage in regions that have "expansive soils." Expansive soils consist of minerals that expand when exposed to moisture.