Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • How To Clean A Clogged Gutter Downspout

    31 August 2016

    If your gutters overflow and you notice puddles on the ground, the downspout may be clogged. A clog should be removed right away to avoid structural damage and prevent trenches from forming in the ground from puddles. You should be able to remove the clog yourself. Here are tips to clean a clogged gutter downspout. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves ladder with standoff bracket screwdriver S-hook tongs or spatula wire coat hanger garden hose with nozzle bucket or tarp plumber's snake Disconnect downspouts that feed into an underground drain to avoid pushing the clog further into the pipe.

  • 4 Reasons To Use Home Builders To Build You A Highly Efficient Home

    10 August 2016

    When a person decides that they want to go the route of building a home, as opposed to buying a home, one of the things that most people look forward to is getting everything they want and need in a home. However, aside from choosing the floor plan and overall layout that you are happy with, you have an incredible opportunity to begin your experience as a homeowner with a highly efficient home.

  • Looking At An Affordable Paving Option For Small Business Owners

    26 July 2016

    When it comes to spending money on big repairs, many small businesses have to make choices that will allow them the smallest investment. If your parking lot is in bad shape, you may be worried about how you will cover the costs of having it repaired. You should know that some paving companies offer affordable paving services called reclamation and pulverization. Learn more about how you can get your parking lot paved for a lot less than you think.

  • 5 Maintenance Tips For Your Windows Before The Winter Season

    23 June 2016

    Before the winter season arrives, it's important to inspect many areas of your home to ensure that your home will stay well insulated and free from damages that can be created by heavy winds and snow. One area to inspect are the windows of your home. Here are five maintenance tips to consider for the windows before the winter season arrives: Clean the Windows: The first thing you want to do is clean the windows.

  • 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.