21 May 2015
If you have a new puppy you are in for a lot of fun, and you are also in for many adventures. In fact, raising a puppy is a lot like raising a child. By the time they hit the four to six month period of their cute little lives, they can be little stinkers! Just know that there will be trouble! However, if you're watchful and you prepare well, there won't be a tragedy.
12 May 2015
Whether you want a cottage home for a quiet weekend getaway destination, or you desire to live in a whimsically designed home full time, being part of your design is what makes you love your build even more. From stone styles to classic additions, you can get involved with custom building to create a one-of-a-kind cottage that you will love to call your own. Discover parts of your design that you'll want to be part of to make your living space even more unique!
5 May 2015
If your home has a cantilevered overhang, this is an area you should focus on specifically when evaluating your insulation and energy efficiency. Insulation should be included in the floor of the overhang, but if the builders did a speedy or shoddy job, this step may have been skipped. This guide will explain how to evaluate whether or not your overhang is properly insulated and offer some tips for insulating it post-build if you find that it is not insulated.
22 April 2015
Your garbage disposal works hard to crush up your old food and flush it away, but over time your disposal can become clogged, inefficient, and even smelly. Although plumbing companies play a role in keeping your garbage disposal functioning and the drainage pipes clear, as a homeowner you also have the ability to keep your garbage disposal clean and clog free. Using natural materials found around your house, you can clean out your garbage disposal and the drainage pipes, helping to ensure that your disposal will continue to work for many years.
10 April 2015
Changing climate conditions are creating an increased need to conserve water, especially when it comes to agriculture. The drought problem occurring in many locations worldwide is one example that illustrates this. Here are a few ways that you can get enough water to irrigate crops while conserving water as much as possible in the process. Irrigation Ponds There are times where groundwater can be in short supply in a region. When this happens, it's often a good idea to draw water for irrigating crops from a different source.
7 April 2015
Spring is here, and it's time to perform your annual flat roofing maintenance. Your flat roof has taken a beating all winter long, and now it needs some TLC to prevent leaks. These tips will help you maintain your flat roof to ensure that it can withstand the rain and sun in the days and weeks ahead. Clear Off Debris Flat roofing can accumulate debris, especially in the fall and winter when leaves and sticks fall from nearby trees.
1 April 2015
If you own a rural property that does not have a prominent water feature, you may want to consider constructing a pond. A pond is not only visually appealing, but provides you and your family with the many opportunities for fun and recreation. Building a pond typically involves the use of bulldozers or other earth-moving equipment and is a job best left to the professionals, such as excavating contractors. This article examines some of the key aspects of adding a pond to your landscape.
18 March 2015
If you are currently in the process of planning or building a deck, you might have instinctively planned on using wood as your main material. Although wood is a very common decking material, it isn't your only option. For example, you can opt for aluminum railing for your deck rather than a wood railing. Below are a few reasons to consider this high-quality material. There are also plenty of other benefits, so talk to a deck installation professional in your area to find out more about why aluminum deck railings might be right for you.
11 March 2015
Styles change quicker than the seasons, and fads have a shorter lifespan than a housefly. While this might sound like a pessimistic view on dressing up your home, the right approach to can enrich the value of your home for years and help you save money on monthly bills. For example, premium roofing will not only improve the look of your home, but it will also help you to save on utility costs.
5 March 2015
Does your home or garage have doors that don't close properly, floors that are uneven, or even water leakage along the baseboards? These can all signal a problem with your foundation. Foundation damage can make a home dangerous and expensive to live in if not corrected early and properly. There are a few methods used to repair foundations, which vary in effectiveness, cost, and appropriateness to the project. Slabjacking Slabjacking is a method best used for foundations that are sagging or are cracked and tilting down.