29 February 2016
Maybe you just bought a house with a chimney and don't have the slightest clue as to how to tell whether it needs to be repaired or even how to take care of it. Or maybe you simply need to know what signs to look for that indicate a repair is necessary. Whatever the case may be, here are a few things that you can easily perform a do-it-yourself check on to determine if your chimney needs to be checked out by a professional:
6 February 2016
Gases, as far as most elements are concerned, tend to be a little more temperamental or volatile if they are not harnessed and/or stored properly. Propane is one of those types of gases. Even if you are not in construction or plumbing, but you have a propane tank, you will want to keep it reasonably warm (without the use of fire!). Here are some reasons why it needs to be kept warm and how to effectively use a blanket-style propane heater.
14 January 2016
If you have a stucco wall around your property, you may like the idea of doing something different with it. Stucco walls can add a great touch to the look of your property, and there are some things you can do to help them stand out. This article will provide you with some ideas on how you can add to the look of your wall to make it stand out while also not conflicting with the rest of your landscaping.
28 December 2015
If you are hiring a land surveyor to come out and survey your piece of property, it is important for you to ensure that he or she has proper access to your property lines. Doing so can make it easier for him or her to get a truly accurate survey of your land and can even save you money on hourly labor costs. These are a few ways that you can make property line access easier.
10 December 2015
If you are looking to install a new toilet in your house, you need to think about what type of flushing system you want your new toilet to have. Here is a quick rundown of some of the advantages and drawback of a pressure-assisted toilet. The Basics Pressure-assisted toilets have a pressure tank. The inside of a pressure tank looks like it is filled up with a couple of giant, black balloons.
20 November 2015
If you have one of the millions of homes that are on septic systems, maintenance to your system is important. Lack of maintenance can lead to septic failures and eventually problems with plumbing in your home. These can be costly problems to repair, which is why you may want to know some things about the maintenance of your septic system. Here are some maintenance tips to help you avoid these costly problems:
4 November 2015
If you are buying a new home, you might assume that your roofer will do things as they were done in the past. For example, you might assume that your roofer will build your trusses on-site while the roof is being built. However, more and more roofers are opting for prefabricated roof trusses nowadays, which means that the trusses will be built to your specifications to suit your new home and will be delivered to the construction site already ready to be installed.
16 October 2015
When it comes to creating a warm and inviting space, stone is not often considered as a building material. Stone is often thought of as being cold and hard. However, this doesn't have to be the case! Natural stone can actually bring in a lot of warmth into a space. The master suite is an area of the home where many homeowners want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Natural stone can achieve this just as well as any other building material.
24 September 2015
If you are a person who suffers from health problems, you may find that bathing can be something you tend to put off longer than you should. You may want to consider replacing your current bathtub with one that does a better job of meeting your health needs. This article will introduce you to some of the different styles of bathtubs that help you to feel better. Walk-in tubs
15 September 2015
If your basement has recently been flooded, the sooner you get the water out, the easier it will be to begin repairs. There are many things that you will want to do to clean up the water. You will want to start with getting the standing water out, then do things like remove damaged materials and air out your basement. Here are some tips to help you with the steps for drying out your flooded basement: