Building An Addition: A Homeowner's Guide

  • Did You Make These Exterior Waterproofing Mistakes With Your Home?

    4 October 2017

    A leaky basement can ruin your day. Not only will you spend the day trying to stop the leak, but you have to move your furnishings to safety. It could take hours. Waterproofing the exterior of your home can help you avoid this unfortunate scenario. However, it is important that you avoid these mistakes that other homeowners make with the waterproofing.  Failing to Take Care of Runoff When it rains, water that fills your gutters is supposed to be pushed away from the foundation of your home by the downspouts.

  • Three Instances In Which You Should Consider Refinishing A Bathtub

    17 August 2017

    When it's time for a new bathtub, you might instinctively begin to look for a sale in the home supply store flyers that arrive in your mailbox. While buying a new tub is certainly one avenue that you can explore, another idea is to refinish an existing tub. This isn't generally a job that you want to tackle on your own. Instead, hire a remodeling contractor who has experience with this work and can show you before-and-after images of other tubs that he or she has refinished.

  • Roll Up Your Sleeves On These Projects After Your Custom Home Is Built

    17 August 2017

    When you work with a builder to have a custom home designed and built, it's an exciting feeling to walk through the doors of the residence for the first time and see everything has been completed exactly how you want it. However, if you're looking to save a little money on this project — and you're adept with household projects — you might wish to inquire about how much you'd save by having the builder leave a few things for you to do.

  • 2 Mistakes To Avoid When Painting The Ceilings In Your Home

    26 July 2017

    If you are painting the rooms in your house, you may be hesitant to start on the ceilings, wondering what you can do to make the job easier. When you are ready to take on this part of the project, avoid the following mistakes when painting the ceilings in your home. Neglecting to Clear the Rooms One mistake you want to avoid when preparing to paint your ceiling is to leave everything in the rooms.

  • 3 Things To Consider When Demolishing A Building

    2 July 2017

    When old buildings fall into disrepair, they can become a safety hazard. Demolishing these unstable structures can be the easiest way to eliminate the hazards they pose, but the demolition process can be complex. If you are creating a demolition plan for an obsolete building in your area, here are three important things that you need to consider to ensure the success of the demolition process: 1. Look for experienced operators.

  • 3 Reasons To Purchase A Steel Building

    16 June 2017

    Have you been offering mobile welding services to make extra money for your living expenses? If you are now looking to bring in a full-time income from your mobile skills, you might want to consider running a welding company out of a building. You can actually purchase a building that you will own, and you don't have to spend a large amount of money on it. For instance, you can get a steel building constructed for a smaller amount of money than if you were to opt for one that is conventional.

  • 3 Possible Causes For The Loss Of Pressure From Your Home's Water Well Pump System

    10 June 2017

    If your home's water pressure has dropped significantly, you may wonder what is causing the sudden decrease. Below are three possible causes for the loss of pressure of water coming from your home's well pump system. Valve on the Pressure Tank Is On The first possible reason why you may be losing water pressure is something you can easily check yourself. If the valve on the pressure tank near your well is turned on, the amount of pressure will decrease, resulting in less water being pushed through to your home.

  • Choosing A Kitchen Countertop Color

    2 June 2017

    If you're having new countertops installed in your kitchen, the color of the countertops is something you have to choose carefully. It's not just a matter of choosing something that looks pleasant or that matches a particular feature nearby. The color of the countertop affects how clean your kitchen looks as well as how easy it (the kitchen) will be to clean. The color can also have an effect on your mood and physical sense of well-being, so do not treat this decision as a last-minute one.

  • Bought A House In San Francisco? What This Means For Your Sewage

    17 May 2017

    San Francisco is well-known for its extreme hills. Cars and trucks face dangerously steep climbs as they attempt to go uphill, and then their brakes are worn through from constantly braking going downhill. If you recently bought a home in San-Fran, you may have some other surprises awaiting you beyond the wear and tear on your vehicle. This includes your home's plumbing and sewage lines. Sewer pump repair is big business here for several reasons.

  • A Quick And Easy Way To Update The Look Of Your Deck Without Replacing Any Of The Decking

    17 May 2017

    Replacing a deck can be quite expensive to have done. If you have noticed that some of the boards on your deck have started to splinter, you are more than likely fearful to walk on it with bare feet for fear that a splinter could get stuck in your feet. Fortunately, you can use the guide below to learn how to update your deck without having to have the boards completely replaced.