Fire Recovery Realities

  • 3 Things Your Roofer May Talk To You About

    29 May 2020

    When you go to get a new roof, you may think that you just have to pay for new shingles and the installation, but because you only typically have to have a new roof done every 15 to 20 years, there are some other things that your roofer may recommend that you replace. 1. Seamless Gutters Your gutters are what are responsible for directing all of the water away from your home's foundation so that it doesn't get damaged.

  • Common Locations For Roof Leaks

    23 March 2020

    A leaking roof isn't just an inconvenience; it can be disastrous to both your wallet and your safety. Roof leaks lead to water damage, which can become quite extensive if it isn't addressed. Further, leaks contribute to interior mold growth, and they increase the chances of a roof failure. Both of these can be hazardous. Leaks don't typically spring up randomly, but the following information can help you know what areas are most prone to leaks so you can monitor your roof better.

  • 3 Reasons To Install An Insulated Panel Shelter

    24 February 2020

    Shelters come in all sizes and shapes, and for the majority of their history were built using traditional construction methods. This meant using up natural resources, such as lumber, and having everything from the initial design to the constraints of the construction itself revolve around the materials. Recently, however, many people planning to build a residential shelter choose to employ structurally insulated panels, or SIPs, because of the many advantages they hold over more conventional methods.

  • 4 Common Porch Flooring Options: Compared And Contrasted

    18 December 2019

    If you are having a porch added to your home, one of the biggest decisions you'll need to make is what material to have the floor made from. Here are four options your builder may give you, along with a little insight into the pros and cons of each one. 1. Pressure-Treated Wood You would not want to use standard pine or maple for porch flooring, as rot would set in quickly.

  • What To Check If Your Water Heater Is Not Keeping The Water Hot

    12 November 2019

    Traditional water heaters only do two things: heat water so you have domestic hot water in your home, and keep the water in the tank hot until you need it. If your water heater is not doing both of those things properly, you need to find out why. Sometimes you can find the problem, and sometimes you need a professional to help, but here are some things to check if you are not getting hot water.

  • When Chemical Grouting Is Appropriate For Your Project

    7 October 2019

    Chemical grouting is a process that can offer underpinning and support for buildings or structures on loose soil. The process requires training and knowledge of the soil as well as the grout, but when done correctly, it can be the best solution for stabilizing some types of soil.  Understanding Chemical Grouting Chemical grouting is the process of injecting a grout mixture into the ground to fill a void space with a material that will harden and support the ground or a structure sitting above the void.

  • 3 Helpful Actions When Finding A Residential Home Builder

    27 August 2019

    If you're buying a new home, one option may be to have one constructed from scratch. For this extensive project, you'll need to find a home builder. Searching for one today won't be that much of a challenge as long as you take these actions. 1. Look Over Past Work You'll have a pretty good idea of what a home builder is capable of by examining their past work. If the builder is legitimate, they should have an entire portfolio of homes they've helped build from scratch.