2017

  • What To Do When Your Finished Garage Has Been Flooded Due To Faulty Water Heater

    One of the worst problems you can face as a homeowner is a water heater that erupts. It is a major cause of concern because it effects the entire house (you won't be able to take a hot shower, or properly wash dishes, and depending on your heating system, you might not have radiant heat). So, it is something that you need to deal with immediately. However, once you are done fixing the water heater, it's time to clean up the mess in your finished garage. [Read More]

  • Do You Constantly Blow A Fuse? Get An Electrician In Fast

    If your electrical breaker box keeps shorting out and you end up with the lights going out when you're trying to dress or use certain rooms of the house, you want to get an electrician to look at the breaker. There could be a lot of reasons why this occurs, depending on hold your box is and what changes you've made to the home over time since it was built. Here are a few things you should talk with the electrical professional about when they come to do an inspection. [Read More]

  • Choosing The Best Fence And Gate Options For Your Pool

    If you have a pool on your property, then you want the area to be as secure as possible. This means placing a fence that is strong and heavy. Fences are also required in most areas and must meet local guidelines. These guidelines may include a four-foot-high fence, with a latched gate and top and bottom rails that are no less than 46 or 48 inches from one another. If you have similar guidelines that you need to meet and also want to reduce your general liability, then keep reading to learn about some fencing options you should look for. [Read More]

  • 3 Upgrades to Protect Your Home from Subterranean Termites

    Once subterranean termites settle into an area, they can become quite a problem throughout a community. This type of termite lives in colonies below ground, burrowing up to invade homes and other structures. Colonies can contain up to 1,000,000 insects! Fighting a subterranean termite infestation can be very difficult, so if you own a home in an area where subterranean termites are becoming an issue, it's worth your while to take some preventative measures. [Read More]

  • Have Some Wasted Space In Your Yard? 4 Luxury Elements That Will Bring It To Life

    Do you have a large and less-than-stellar section of your yard that you want to make over? Adding a luxury focal point to one area can give the entire landscape a new vitality and make your yard more enjoyable and better used. So, what can you do to add that certain, luxurious conversation piece? Here are four great ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Custom Pool. Few things say luxury more than a beautiful and one-of-a-kind pool that takes guests' breath away. [Read More]

  • Customize Your Daycare With Painted Images On The Walls

    When you own a daycare, you want to be sure that it is a warm and inviting place. A great way to make any daycare more inviting is to add colorful characters to the walls. The guide below provides you with a few tips to ensure that your daycare is as welcoming to little ones as it can possibly be. Consider the Images You Want to Use on the Walls [Read More]

  • Creating A Brick Patio For An Outdoor Play Area For Children

    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

    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

    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

    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]