Building An Addition: A Homeowner's Guide

  • 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.

  • 3 Tips For Refinishing Your Bathtub

    1 May 2017

    Improving the appearance and function of your home's bathrooms can be a great way to increase the aesthetic and financial value of your home. A dated or damaged bathtub can detract from the value of your bathroom, but you may not have room in your budget to replace this costly fixture. Making the choice to refinish your existing bathtub can be a great option when you are trying to update your bathroom on a limited budget.

  • Purchased a New Home? How to Increase Your Curb Appeal

    1 May 2017

    If you just purchased a new home you may be concentrating on the interior but you need to also focus on the exterior. This is the first thing people see when they pull into your driveway, and you want them to have a good impression before they walk through your door. If you ever plan to sell your new home in the future, this can also help it sell faster. Below is some information about this so you can make your exterior beautiful.

  • Buying The Right Lumber For Your Project

    25 April 2017

    Whether you are adding a room to your home, building a new garage, or just building some nice shelves for your living room, choosing the right lumber is the important first step in the process. When you start looking at what you will need to complete the job, you may want to consider what is available from lumber suppliers in your area, such as W. T. Fary Bros Lumber Co.. If you need some very specific materials, you might have to order it or have the material custom sawed at a local mill.

  • Dealing With A Problematic Elevator

    18 April 2017

    Did you purchase a building that has a problematic elevator? Before opening up the doors to your business, it is important to get the elevator repaired by a technician. If someone happens to get hurt by the elevator, you can be held liable for his or her injuries. There are a few things that can go wrong with an elevator, but many of the problems can be prevented in the future if preventative maintenance is done.

  • 2 Reasons To Hire A Boundary Surveying Service

    11 April 2017

    One of the best resources at your disposal as a homeowner is a boundary surveying service because of the various ways in which they can assist you in determining the exact dimensions of your property. Listed below are two reasons to hire a boundary surveying service. Prevent Encroachment One of the biggest reasons to hire a boundary surveying service is to prevent encroachment upon your property. Encroachment occurs when one of your neighbors ends up building on your property by mistake.

  • Looking To Build A Pergola? Construction Items You Need

    4 April 2017

    Building your own pergola is possible if you want to create an area outdoors that is shaded. If you think that you have enough experience working with wood and a saw that you can build the item on your own, and you don't want to purchase one that is already fabricated, building is the best choice. This way you can choose to paint or stain the pergola any color that you want, and you can add custom features to it during the construction.

  • The Different Flooring Types: Care And Repair Needs For Floors Throughout Your Home

    23 March 2017

    When you do renovations to your home, there may be different types of flooring installed in different areas. The different types of floors will require specific care to ensure that they last for many years. Wood floors will need to be polished, refinished and occasionally repaired. Carpets will need to have cleaning done, and tile may need to be restored. Here are some things that you will want to know about caring for the different flooring in your home:

  • Need To Repair Your Asphalt Driveway? How Resurfacing And Sealcoating Differ

    16 March 2017

    If your asphalt driveway is faded and showing its age, you may be wondering what you can do to bring it back to life. As long as the base under the driveway is still in good shape, you probably won't need to tear out the old asphalt and install a new driveway. Depending on the degree of wear and tear, you can have a sealcoat applied or have the asphalt resurfaced.