29 November 2017
Energy efficiency is something that many homeowners are interested in increasing within their home. Unless the home was specifically built to be energy efficient, chances are there is room for improvement. Older homes especially are able to see big gains in energy efficiency with just a few changes. One surefire way to increase the energy efficiency in most homes is by replacing or adding insulation. Here are three things to consider when looking at home re-insulation.
24 October 2017
More compact, easy to maneuver, and a good reputation for energy efficiency–these are just a few of the reasons why natural-gas-powered tankless hot water heaters are a shining prize in the eyes of homeowners with a knack for DIY home upgrades. These water heaters most definitely have their advantages, but they are not as easy to install as it may seem, especially since they are powered by gas. Even with the guides you find online that tell you what steps to make, there is room for a whole lot of error if you choose to install a tankless water heater on your own.
20 September 2017
When it comes to your paving project there are a few different options that you have. You can either pave with asphalt or you can pave with ready mix concrete. The good news is that both of these materials are used widely and are considered to be great materials. So, for the most part you will not have a problem with either of these choices. However, there are a few different benefits that each give you.
27 August 2017
The reason criminals are able to get away with identity theft and other crimes is because they pray upon those who do not shred important documents. Many people believe that the only types of documents they need to destroy are ones that have their social on them or bank account numbers. However, there is more information than just this that criminals can use. Here are five types of documents criminals would expect for you not to shred:
9 August 2017
If your basement is filled with water after a natural disaster or a burst pipe, cleaning it out can be a monumental task. However, with all of the work that's ahead of you, it is essential that you do not lose sight of the importance of safety. There are so many risks involved with cleaning out a flooded basement, from the risk of electrical shock to that of bacterial infection. Follow the safety rules below to ensure that you and your helpers don't end up in the hospital following your cleanup efforts.
20 July 2017
When you're looking at various types of hardwood flooring to have installed in the custom home that you're having built, you may occasionally see the term "reclaimed." Although different manufacturers and vendors can use this term slightly differently, it generally means that the wood came from another source — in many cases, the manufacturer will have procured wood from old buildings, milled it into floor-appropriate pieces, and will be selling it to homeowners.
24 February 2017
Maintaining your asphalt surface can help keep its surface durable, looking nice, and help it to last as long as possible. Here are the recommended steps to cleaning, repairing, and protecting your asphalt to keep it well maintained. Clean Oil Spots Vehicle oil spots left on your asphalt will begin to eat away at the asphalt's emulsion, doing more damage the longer they are left on the pavement. When you first notice an oil stain on your asphalt, you should clean it from the surface.
15 February 2017
As most anyone who owns an automatic garage door opener knows, they tend become more and more noisy with age. The good news is that much of this noise is caused by the rollers located along the outer edges of the door. By replacing old rollers with new ones, you can greatly reduce the amount of noise being generated by your door. If you would like to learn more about completing this upgrade on your own, read on.
13 February 2017
If you're looking to add a bookshelf to your studio apartment, then you should consider floating shelves. Because space is such an issue in a studio apartment, bringing in a big bookcase is going to eat up vital square footage. A floating shelf, on the other hand, is a great way to have a place to place your books without taking up floor space. It's simple enough to set up, granted you already have a power drill.
9 February 2017
The windows in your basement are important, especially if you are planning on finishing your basement. All windows in your home must meet egress requirements, which means that areas like bedroom must have larger, accessible windows for fire and emergency escape routes. There is also the issue of waterproofing and drainage when you need more windows. Here are some of the things to consider for the needs of windows and waterproofing in your basement finishing project: