All types of buildings must begin with a foundation. A common foundation is a basic concrete slab. This is the type of foundation that's often used when constructing new homes. However, homes in flood zones may be built on piers rather than a slab to keep them above the water. A third type of foundation is one that is made with insulated concrete forms. These insulate the foundation and house from frost and freezing temperatures.
22 March 2018
Is the water pressure in your home continuing to get worse, and getting so bad that it's difficult to wash your hair or dishes? If so, you want to consult with a plumbing contractor to see where the flaws are, and to figure out why the pressure is so low. Here are some of the common problems that are diagnosed when there is a water pressure issue, and things that can be done by the professionals to fix the issues.
8 February 2018
You can make your dreams come true when you buy a great custom pool for your household. Custom pools make any home look brand new, due to their great appearance and your ability to entertain company and enjoy some time outdoors. Aside from this, your house will be better from a property value point of view. To learn a bit more about buying and owning a custom swimming pool, read below so that you can get the most out of your shopping and installation.
31 December 2017
Choosing your dream home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Most people generally have a good idea about the type of home they are looking to purchase, but some people will just search within their budget range until they find the one that feels right. Instead of spending countless hours searching for a home that fits your needs, you should consider buying a custom built home instead.
29 November 2017
There are many reasons for considering adding an addition to your home. Many times, it's for more reasons than you just want or need the extra room. If you have owned your home for a considerable amount of time, in addition to wanting more room, you may simply be unwilling to move. Selling your home, finding a new one, packing and cleaning, and moving everything is anathema to many people, and for good reason- it's a ton of work.
22 October 2017
Few things are as relaxing as sitting in front of a fireplace in your living room, enjoying the flicker of the flames and the faint smell of fire. But if you want your fireplace to keep providing a lovely ambiance without presenting a hazard to your family, you need to take good care of it. Here are four ways to take great care of your wood-burning fireplace. Remove ash regularly.
19 September 2017
Dry rot is a serious problem that can impact any wooden structure. While dry rot is one of the more common problems that wood can encounter, you might not be familiar with the details concerning this particular problem. If you are to protect your house against the dangers of dry rot, you must be well-informed. Is Moisture The Only Cause Of Dry Rot? One of the primary causes of dry rot will be prolonged exposure to moisture.
25 August 2017
A basement is one of the more neglected spaces in a home -- until there is a flood, that is. Do you know what to do? More than likely, the answer to that question is "no." Compared to other areas in a home, the basement typically has a more elevated risk, making a flood in this space a real threat. Be proactive and know how to protect your home by understanding what actions you need to take.
19 July 2017
If you've recently been hired by a road construction company, you're likely excited to head to work and get started. That said, it's important to keep in mind that working outside near any traffic-accessible road can be dangerous. You'll want to make sure you have the right work zone equipment for the job to make sure that drivers are aware of the construction site before they get there and that they can see you, the worker, as they drive through.
22 February 2017
If you are a horse lover, chances are good that you have stepped into quite a few horse barns over the years. Many of them might have had a traditional construction and may have been made of wood, and when you think about building your own barn, this might be the material that you think about the most. However, you may want to look into your other options first, such as a metal horse stable.
12 January 2017