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 February 2019
Gutters that are structurally compromised and are leaking or draining water from your roof too close to the sides of your home, or not draining at all, can cause a number of serious complications for your landscape and property. Being aware of the dangers associated with a failing gutter system can help you understand why you should watch out for signs of leaking or overflowing, and why it is so important to talk to your local roofers about replacing your gutters as soon as you begin to notice signs of improper drainage.
15 January 2019
Have you had chain link fencing installed to try to keep your dog in your yard? Is the dog still escaping from your yard? One option that you have is to install an invisible fence and put a collar on your dog. But wait – before you pass on that option because you think you'll have to bury all of the wiring through your yard, know that there will be little to no digging required now that you have the fencing enclosing your yard.
5 December 2018
High-quality antique homes are often built out of strong and reliable wood that is treated to last for centuries. However, you may start to find termites in your antique home's basement. In this case, you are likely worried that they'll destroy your pricey investment. Thankfully, exterior waterproofing of the foundation of the home can help to avoid this serious issue. Termite Invasions Often Begin In A Basement Though there are many species of termites around the nation, subterranean varieties are often the most common in homes.
24 October 2018
Building a pole barn on your property can provide flexible space for you and your family. These steel buildings can be used in a number of ways, and in some cases, a pole barn can even improve the value of your property. If you are in need of additional indoor space but don't want to build an addition to your home, here are some ideas of how you can make a pole barn work for you.
10 September 2018
If you have been thinking about expanding your home, you've probably already had visions of what the addition would look like and how it would all come together. When you've envisioned it for a while, it is tempting to just jump feet-first into the construction process when you're ready to get started. However, there are some things you should do before you actually start construction if you want to ensure that you get the finished product you want.