Choosing the right contractor to build your home is a major decision. Not only will it determine the final look and price of your home, but it could also be the difference between a positive experience and negative experience. This is why it is so important that before you hire someone to build your home that you go through an interview process. Here are some questions to ask during that interview.
23 December 2015
When designing a landscape to complement a pool, most homeowners want to create the appearance of a natural oasis as much as possible. But they also don't want to increase the time, effort, and cost of maintaining the pool either. The good news is that there are ways to have your cake and eat it, too, at least when it comes to adding naturalistic landscaping to the pool. Here are a few tips to help you out.
7 December 2015
Simple plumbing repairs can be done with the right tools, supplies and a little know how. When reading instructions or watching instructional videos about making these repairs, you will find out that you need Teflon tape or plumbing dope to finish the repairs. Here, you will learn which of these products to use and how to use them properly. Knowing the Difference Pipe dope is a gooey substance that is applied to the joint threads of the plumbing.
18 November 2015
There are many improvements you can make to your asphalt driveway to extend its life. Seal coating is an improvement that not only extends the lifespan of your driveway, but can also improve its appearance. If you are considering seal coating, here is what you need to know. What Is Seal Coating? Seal coating involves applying a layer of a coal tar liquid over the asphalt surface. The coating is designed to help protect the surface from elements, such as heavy rain, oil, and antifreeze.
2 November 2015
If you rely on a septic tank in your backyard for all your plumbing waste disposal needs, you'll need to get it professionally cleaned sooner or later. But if your budget doesn't include a lot of space for household maintenance work, it's understandable if you want to put off this cleaning for as long as possible. Check out these three ways to cut down on how often you need to get your septic tank cleaned.
30 October 2015
Adding granite to your kitchen or bathroom countertops is always a smart remodel. It will add class to any room, making your cabinets look much more stylish. Installing a new countertop is a major investment, so you want to make sure you choose the best granite. The great thing about granite is that every piece is unique. The grains, patterns, knots and blemishes inside the granite give every slab a unique look.
15 October 2015
For fire-related fatalities during 2009 through 2013, the National Fire Protection Association reported that only 40 percent of those homes had an operating smoke detector while 38 percent of the homes didn't even have one installed. In 21 percent of the cases, there was indeed a smoke alarm, but it was nonoperational. These are alarming statistics, as a large percentage of these deaths could have been prevented with a properly functioning fire alarm.
1 October 2015
If you want to keep your home in great condition, protect the people living inside of it and maintain a high property value, roof maintenance should be at the top of your priority list. If you don't know how best to handle your roof maintenance, this guide will lend you a helping hand. Roofers will charge you between $2,000 and $8,500 to completely install a new roof, so you are much better off avoiding this steep repair with thorough and consistent maintenance.
14 September 2015
If you or others who enter your home walk across your hardwood floors with shoes on, it's only a matter of time before you get a scuff mark or two. Removing these scuff marks can be challenging, since they are all slightly different depending on the shoes that left them. Try these three methods -- chances are good that at least one of them will effectively remove the marks and leave your floor looking new again.
26 August 2015
If you like to cook at home, then you probably use your electric or gas range on a fairly regular basis to whip up some delicious meals. Unfortunately, if you're not careful, you could actually end up damaging your range during use, resulting in the need for pricey appliance service and repairs. By keeping some usage tips in mind the next time you cook, you can avoid such damage and possibly prolong the life of your range in the process.
10 August 2015