construction--contractors

  • Four Reasons To Use Steel Buildings

    Are you getting ready to begin plans for a new building on your commercial or agricultural property? Perhaps you need a storage space for farm equipment and machinery or additional warehouse space for your production business. Whatever your needs, consider steel construction over more traditional building materials. Following are just five of the many advantages to choosing a steel building.  Steel Buildings Are Durable  Steel lasts a long time, meaning that you won't need to replace your buildings nearly as often as you would if they were built from other materials. [Read More]

  • 2 Ways To Determine A Sewer Line Blockage In Your Home's Sewer Main

    You know you may have a sewer main clog when your home's bathtub drains gurgle or have a low suction during draining or when your basement drains spew up sewage occasionally. Here are two methods to use to help you determine if your home's sewer main is damaged and is causing a blockage and needs repair. Determine the Material and Age of Your Sewer Line Knowing the age of your home and when it was built can help you determine what type of sewer line may have been installed in your yard and decide if it needs replacement. [Read More]

  • Homeowner Tips: Improve Curb Appeal While Reducing The Need For Future Various Repairs

    Making a few property updates is a great way to improve its value and increase comfort for those who live there. There are a few updates you can make that will not only enhance your property's curb appeal, but will help reduce the need for various repairs as your home ages. Here are a few options to consider incorporating into your coming property update plans: Sealcoat the Driveway Sealcoating your asphalt driveway is an effective way to improve its overall appearance and reduce the chance of cracking as time goes on. [Read More]

  • Tips For Preventing Heat Loss Through Your Windows This Winter

    If your windows rattle and shake during winter storms, they are probably letting warm air escape and cold drafts inside. This combination can make for chilly evenings where you never seem to warm up no matter how high you crank the thermostat. The problem isn't your furnace; its heat loss through your windows. Replacing the windows with new energy-efficient windows is the best solution, but if you must make do with the windows you have for anther winter, there are some things you can to do to prevent heat loss and keep your family comfortable. [Read More]

  • Six Compelling Reasons To Consider A Kitchen Remodel

    Knowing whether to give your kitchen a complete remodel or to settle for a fresh coat of paint isn't always easy. While a remodel will take longer and require a larger financial investment, there are a number of benefits to remodeling your kitchen. Consider these common reasons for nixing the paint job and opting for a kitchen remodel instead. Modernize Your Kitchen Design One of the most common reasons people remodel their kitchen is to update it to meet the current trends in kitchen design. [Read More]

  • 5 Warning Signs It May Be Time For A New Roof

    Maintaining your house can be challenging. From washing the exterior and mowing the lawn to shampooing carpets, it is easy to see how so many homeowners become overwhelmed. While you may focus on your home's landscaping and interior design, ensuring your roof is in good condition should also be a priority. Not only will a new roof protect you and your family from the environmental elements, but it can also increase your home value by an estimated $12,000. [Read More]

  • Check These Before You Begin Your Holiday Baking

    If you're preparing for your annual kitchen camp-out when you're going to cook and bake all things holiday related, do some preparation work to ensure your time in the kitchen goes smoothly. In addition to checking that you have all the ingredients and gift packaging supplies that you want, check these three temperature-related issues. By ensuring these are in working order, your day will be more comfortable and much safer. [Read More]

  • From LED Bulbs to Sensors: Lighting Upgrades That Can Save You Big Money on Your Energy Bills

    According to data collected by the Energy Information Administration, the average American household spends approximately $2000 a year on electricity bills. If you're like most families, chances are you've taken several steps to lower your monthly energy bills, including investing in energy-efficient appliances and unplugging electronics when they're not in use. However, before you begin spending money on expensive appliances, you should know there is a simpler way: investing in better lighting options. [Read More]

  • 2 Ways to Help Improve Your Basement's Waterproofing

    If your home's basement and foundation are leaking from exterior ground water, it is important to remedy this moisture problem to prevent mold, mildew, and rot from occurring in your home. Here are two ways you can help improve the waterproofing of your home's basement. Divert Ground Water with a French Drain Plan for Your French-Drain Installation One of the best preventative measures to keep your home's basement dry is to install an exterior French-drain system around your home's foundation. [Read More]

  • Not Happy with Your New Home Construction's Electrical Components? Hire a New Contractor!

    If you are nearing the completion of the building phase of your new home construction and are concerned about the quality of the electrical components and/or the skills of the project manager, you may be wondering what your options are. Fortunately, you do have some options as the owner of the house that is being constructed. Here's what you need to know.  Creating a punch list When you are building a home, a walk-through will be necessary at the end of the construction phase. [Read More]