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.
5 February 2015
Over the years, things like furniture, chairs, and pet claws often cause scratching on the surface of a wood floor. When the damage is localized, repairs are fairly simple, and won't require you to refinish the entire floor. But first it's important to know just what you're doing. If you have hardwood floors in need of repair, read on. This article will present some valuable tips for getting the job done right.
2 February 2015
Does your toilet continually leak and get clogged up? There are several things that can be causing the problem, but you may simply need to invest in a new toilet. In this article, find out why your toilet leaks and clogs up all the time, as well as how much you will have to spend on a replacement. What Can Cause a Toilet to Leak & Get Clogged Up All of the Time?
28 January 2015
Plants are an important part of creating a yard, but a few trees and a lawn is only a start. If you really want to make a nice yard, you need to add some hardscape. Hardscape is the word for the durable, inanimate elements in a yard. Arbors, patios, pergolas, and rock walls, are examples of hardscape features. If you want to start building a hardscape for your yard, you should consider starting with a patio.
26 January 2015
The longer a paved road lasts, the less money has to be spent on it. Pavement that has to be completely torn up and repaved often is pavement that is wasteful for those responsible for the pavement as well as those purchasing it. Fortunately, there are a few technologies out there that can help with this goal. Automated Crack Detection and Filling Systems Cracks inevitably appear in any paved area given enough time.
19 January 2015
Once a masonry project has been completed, you may find yourself with a few leftover bricks. If the job was a big one, you may actually have a yard full of bricks. Keep those broken or leftover bricks. You can use them to make some wonderful projects. Here are 5 fun ways to use bricks when a masonry project is finished. Put them Inside Planters Bricks are great inside outdoor planters for several reasons.