There is a lot to think about when you’re renovating a home. You need to make many decisions, starting with what contractor to use and how much money you want to spend. It helps if you have a clear vision for how you want your home to look when you’re done. If you’re not sure what it is that you want yet, take some time to look through my blog. I’ll discuss everything from home additions to flooring materials to appliances and fixtures. These articles will help you get a sense of the possibilities for your home renovation, and help you narrow down your options. Eventually, you’ll decide on the renovations that are right for you.
13 November 2015
Heavy rainfall, heavy snow melts and poor gutter placement can all do a number on your home's basement walls and/or foundation, especially if you don't already have an effective drainage system in place. If you don't want to deal with water in your basement or a foundation weakened by poor drainage, it's in your best interest to invest in drain tiling as a way to keep seepage at bay. There are two different approaches to drain tiling, both with their own set of benefits and drawbacks.
22 October 2015
The recent rise in interest in self-sufficiency has led to many goats living in suburbs and even urban areas, resulting in heated disagreements when those critters get loose and munch a prized rose bush right to the ground. Many newcomers think they can simply tie their goat to a tree and leave them be, but this leaves them at the mercy at coyotes, wild dogs, and their own tendency to wrap a rope or chain around their neck.
8 October 2015
When you purchase or build a home on waterfront property, you will have easy access to numerous marine activities. If you add a dock to the property, you can park your marine vehicles with ease, have a convenient place to go fishing in comfort or simply admire the view with your feet dangling in water. The following guide can help you plan construction of a dock that complements your property and adheres to local laws.
23 September 2015
If your home suddenly smells like a sewage facility, check the main vent stack on your roof. The main vent stack is a thin pipe that sticks out of your roof. Sometimes, the vent clogs up with debris and blocks the flow of wastewater, sewage and air out the home's plumbing system. The blockages create terrible scents that permeate the home. Here's what you should understand about your main vent stack and what you can do to solve your dilemma.
24 August 2015
Winter is coming, and it's a good idea to prepare your home ahead of time. That way, you can be ready for wintry conditions. Here are a few things you should do: Find the drafts It doesn't matter what type of heating system you have, it will work harder if there are a lot of drafts in your home. Heating systems that work harder to keep a home comfortable tend to have more mechanical problems, not to mention higher operating costs.