The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
1 May 2018
There are many ways to repair and restore old concrete. If your concrete is dissolving and corroding from years of usage, it can not only look ugly, it can also be dangerous to walk on. Many people choose to completely refinish their concrete, but there are a few ways that you can simply resurface it without having to apply any actual concrete. This article explains two of the most common methods that homeowners can use to restore an old slab of concrete and make it more functional and stylish.
15 December 2016
Most homeowners will try to tackle just about anything on their own just once. The only problem with this when it comes to plumbing problems is the fact that some tasks look simple on the surface but end up being way more complicated than a homeowner expects. Before you grab your monkey wrench, plumber's tape, and flashlight to get started on that plumbing project at your home, it is a good idea to get to know some of the things that are and are not safe for you to do on your own.
3 May 2016
Carpet is a great flooring choice for many families-- it is soft under the feet, provides insulation during cold winter months, and it can help keep sounds from echoing throughout the house. When you invest in new carpet, it is natural to want to keep it in good condition for as long as possible. Use the following tips to extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking great.
31 August 2015
Everyone would like to save money on their utility bill. If you are not careful, you can easily overspend on your energy bill each month. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to keep your bill low without causing everyone in the house to become overheated. Here are a couple tips. 1. Close The Vents and The Room Doors If you have rooms that are not being used in the house, you should make sure that those vents are closed.
8 July 2015
Are you tired of the bricks shifting in your driveway and want to get it reconstructed with concrete? You can also have problems with a concrete driveway, but it will be more durable if you get it constructed with air-entrained concrete. Find out below how an air-entrained concrete driveway can make your investment worthy, as well as what construction is estimated to cost. What is Air-Entrained Concrete? Unlike the typical concrete that is used for constructing a driveway, air-entrained concrete contains a lot of microscopic bubbles.