Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • 2 Signs That You Need To Take Action In Waterproofing Your Basement

    3 June 2016

    If you are not concerned about a flood, you should know that all 50 states have experienced floods over the past five years. If your area does have a flood, the water can easily get into your basement if it is not properly waterproofed. You don't have to have a flood, however, for your basement to have a water leak. Below are two signs that you should watch out for in case you do have this problem in your basement.

  • The Practical Side Of Garden Path Materials: Stepping Stones Vs. Paved Paths Vs. Gravel

    17 May 2016

    If you're rearranging your garden and want to install a path, think about the materials you want to use very carefully. Common materials include paved concrete paths, concrete stepping stones, and gravel. The material you use can have some profound effects on how easy it is for you to access the garden, as well as how easy it is for you to fix anything that goes wrong. Here's a look at which of those three options might be best for you.

  • 3 Creative Things To Do With Old Vinyl Siding

    1 May 2016

    The condition of your vinyl siding plays a critical role in determining your home's curb appeal. If you have siding that needs to be replaced, you may be tempted to throw out the old siding as it is replaced with a newer product. You can not only reduce the amount of waste created during a siding replacement, but add some whimsy to your life when you opt to put your old siding to a creative new use.

  • How To Save Money When Buying Construction Materials

    28 March 2016

    If you are in need of some construction materials but are trying to work within a budget, you will want to make sure that you are taking advantage of all of the tips that you can get. To help make sure that you are saving as much money as possible, you will need to review the following suggestions.  Buy Some Demolition Material You might be able to find a company that demolishes buildings, but first salvages the materials that are able to be saved.

  • 3 Indicators That Suggest Your Chimney Needs To Be Repaired

    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:

  • Why Propane Needs To Be Kept Warm And How To Effectively Use Propane Heaters

    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.

  • Creative Ways To Have Your Stucco Wall Painted

    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.

  • How To Make Property Line Access Easier For Your Land Surveyor

    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.

  • The Advantages & Drawbacks Of A Pressure-Assisted Toilet

    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.

  • Four Tips To Help You Avoid Costly Septic Tank Maintenance

    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: