Creating A Brick Patio For An Outdoor Play Area For Children

Posted on: 9 February 2017

Parents are always looking for great home improvement projects that make life more fun for their children. This simple brick patio project is one masonry addition that just about anybody can handle, and it creates a fun and engaging play area for children. Why Bricks Are A Great Choice For A Patio When making a patio play area for children, bricks are a good choice for a number of reasons. First of all, they are very durable – modern brick-making processes create bricks that last for decades. [Read More]

How To Prevent Mice From Getting In Your Crawlspace And Home

Posted on: 31 January 2017

When rodents make their way into your crawlspace, you can be certain they will work their way up into your home. The question you may have is how they got in to begin with Rodents are able to sneak into crawlspaces through very tiny holes, and they often enter in simply to find shelter and food. Rodents can cause a lot of damage in a crawlspace and can be a nuisance when they are in a home, but there are ways to stop them from coming in. [Read More]

Orangeburg Pipe: Determine Whether Your Home Has It, Why It Fails, and How You Can Replace It

Posted on: 24 January 2017

Dealing with a clogged sewer line is never fun, and neither is replacing your home's entire sewer line. Here is some information to help you determine whether your home was installed with Orangeburg, a commonly-failed sewer line, how its failure may have occurred, and what you can do to remedy the problem. Determine Whether You Have Orangeburg Pipe Orangeburg pipe was used as a sewer pipe starting in the late 1800s, during World War II in the 1940s, and until the 1970s. [Read More]

Five Tips And Ideas For Building A Fire Pit On A Wooden Deck

Posted on: 19 January 2017

An outdoor fire pit is great for entertaining, relaxing, or even doing a bit of fireside cooking. In many cases, homeowners dig fire pits into the ground or put them on stone patios. However, if you have a wood deck, you may be wondering if there is a safe way to put a fire pit on your deck. Although you have to be careful, the answer is yes. Here are some ideas to explore as you create your design. [Read More]