Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • 3 Steps To Take This Winter To Make Your Basement Waterproof

    13 December 2016

    The last thing you want to get into your basement is water. Here are three steps you can take this winter to help keep your basement waterproof. #1 Check Your Downspouts The first thing you need to do is check your downspouts. The key to keeping your basement waterproof is keeping water away from your basement in the first place. Your downspouts should be directed away from your house so that all water that flows out of them flows away from your house and into the local storm drains.

  • 2 Reasons To Have Your Windows Professionally Installed

    13 December 2016

    If you need new windows installed in your new home that you are having built, or if you need replacement windows put in place of your old ones, this can be quite the project. For this reason, as well as several others, you should hire a professional to install your windows for you. The professional is going to be able to make sure that the windows are installed correctly and will do their best to meet all of your needs.

  • Why Does The Upstairs Of Your Home Refuse To Cool Off In The Summer?

    22 November 2016

    When the temperature soars, does the upstairs of your home stay warm even though your downstairs seems to cool effectively? You're definitely not alone. This is a very common problem in two-story homes, and there are a number of possible causes to address. Here's a look. A lack of attic insulation. Though insulation is often thought of as something that's needed in the winter, it plays an important role in the summer months, too.

  • Fiberglass Windows Are Great For All Climates

    28 October 2016

    Replacing the windows in your home is obviously a very large investment. Not only does it cost a lot of money, but it dramatically changes the style of both the interior and exterior of your home. Most people see this as a great opportunity to modernize their property, making it more stylish and energy efficient at the same time. Of course, not all window materials are the same. This article explains the advantages of fiberglass windows.

  • Fall Leaves: Hard On Your Home

    11 October 2016

    When the leaves fall, they do more than create mounds on your lawn. They can cause problems that can drive a homeowner wild. Your plumbing, your roof, and even your health can be compromised by trees doing what they naturally do: shed leaves. This fall, you can prevent some serious damage by cleaning leaves out of these vulnerable places. Plumbing Vents The vents on top of your roof directly affect your plumbing.

  • Why Spray Foam Insulation Should Be Used In Your Home

    23 September 2016

    If you have seen spray foam insulation sold in home improvement stores or used on television, you might have found yourself wondering if it is indeed something your home could benefit from. To help you decide whether this is something you should purchase and install, you will want to take a few moments to review the following points. It Seals Cracks Where Bugs Can Get In While you may never be able to completely rid your house of all insects, you can dramatically reduce the amount of bugs that make their way in by sealing all of the cracks that you come across.

  • 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.

  • 3 Times In Which You May Need To Call An Emergency Plumber

    8 July 2016

    There are plenty of times when you may need the services of a plumber, but sometimes you need their services right away. You might be unsure of when the best time to call on the service of an emergency plumber might be. Luckily, this guide will help you determine when that is a perfectly prudent decision. Gas Leaks Although usually associated with issues related to water based appliances and fixtures, plumbers are also concerned with furnace connections and copper piping.