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.
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.
15 January 2015
If your washer, refrigerator or dishwasher gives out, your first thought might be to call in someone who specializes in appliance service repairs. Allowing an experienced pro to fix major or difficult problems is always wise. These experts know how to troubleshoot problems, how to best access broken or faulty machinery and which replacement parts to use. Sometimes, a seemingly major problem turns out to be a relatively minor repair that you could have done yourself.
9 January 2015
Are you concerned about the environment and want to lessen your impact? Or maybe you just want to make some spare cash? Whatever your reason, metal, glass, plastic and cardboard recycling can be the solutions you're looking for. Follow these tips to get the best results: Cardboard recycling: It won't net you a lot of money if you've only got a small amount, but cardboard recycling can at least help keep landfills from filling up as quickly.