• 4 Signs That It's Time For A Septic Tank Cleaning

    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.

  • When A Land Survey Is Important

    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.

  • DIY Projects: How To Temper Steel

    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.

  • How To Remove Your Garage Door

    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.

  • High-End Bathroom Remodels That May Help You Sell Your Home

    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

  • 3 Building Supplies You Can Use To Create Yard Art

    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.

  • 3 Benefits Of Having A Sliding Glass Back Door Installed For Your Home

    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.

  • How Soil Mineral Content And Planted Trees Place Foundations At Risk

    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.

  • Ideas For A Cozy Porch Enclosure

    12 November 2014

    Are you like a number of other people who are not taking full advantage of having a porch? Perhaps you do not like sitting outside on your porch due to your dislike for bugs or the discomfort of outdoor weather. If this sounds like some of your reasoning, you could  benefit from considering a porch enclosure remodeling project. Read on to discover some screen porch enclosure upgrades that can make your porch more appealing for relaxation or entertaining guests.

  • 4 Strange Ways An AC Installation May Enhance Your Health

    11 November 2014

    You already know that an air conditioner can keep you cool in the summer. But there are other benefits that you might not know about. The following are 4 strange ways an air conditioning system may help your health. 1. An AC May Help You Sleep The Night Away Your body needs a slightly cool environment to have a good sleep. The reason being that cooler temperatures allow your body to naturally produce a significant amount of melatonin.