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 July 2016
If you live in Southern California, landscaping can be difficult, especially when you're trying to stay within the drought restrictions. You don't want to choose plants that will require extensive watering. What you want is a design that utilizes xeriscaping. If you're not sure what xeriscaping is, it's landscaping that requires minimal water. The word xeriscape actually translates from "xeros" meaning dry and "scape" meaning scene. With careful planning, you can create a beautiful landscape using elements of xeriscaping.
8 July 2016
One of the challenges of being a homeowner is that you have to take care of all aspects of your home, including your siding. Summer is a great time to perform annual maintenance and take care of your siding. Here are two things you should do to take care of your siding this summer. #1 Trim Back Bushes & Trees The first thing that you should do is inspect how close all your bushes, trees, and shrubs are to the siding on your home.
27 June 2016
As the general manager of your facility, one of your key responsibilities is safety, not just of your employees, but also of contractors and other visitors to your site. Due to this, you already have procedures in place for the safety of your employees and visitors. But it's also important to have contingency plans in place for problems that can arise, such as when you need new roofing installed on your facility.
6 June 2016
Many people across America rely on wells to access the potable water they use in their homes each day. Without a functioning well pump, it would be impossible to maintain continual access to well water. Pumps can sustain damage in a variety of ways, but there are some situations that could be posing a targeted risk for your well pump. Here are two situations that might cause damage to your pump that you should be watching for if you want to maintain the quality of your well pump in the future.
18 May 2016
If you are in the process of planning a new pool for your yard, you probably have several quotes from several pool contractors. As you look these quotes and estimates over, you may notice that one or more of them have "pool rebar" listed among the materials lists. As such, you may be wondering why a pool contractor would need to use any kind of rebar to construct a pool. Here are three reasons why your pool contractor would use rebar.