Brick homes can be attractive, durable, and affordable. However, homeowners that do not appreciate or understand the need to care for their masonry may accidentally compromise the look or integrity of their homes. Improving your understanding about common masonry topics should help you to be far better prepared to keep your brick home in excellent condition. Are Cracks In Masonry A Serious Problem For A Homeowner? Cracked bricks or mortar can be the most common issue that a brick house will experience.
9 February 2017
If you are thinking about making improvements to your bathroom, you might be thinking about installing a new shower door. If you don't currently have a frameless shower door, you may want to consider installing one. These are a few signs that this can be a good addition to your home. 1. You Want a Shower Door That's Easier to Clean If you're like a lot of people, you probably don't like spending time cleaning your shower.
7 February 2017
If you really want to make the most out of home ownership, one of the best steps you can take is to reach out to a custom home builder for service. Building a home gives you the benefit of being the first and only person to live inside of the home and to have it constructed to your exact vision and specifications. If a custom-built home is an investment and life step that you are planning on taking, read below to make the most of these guidelines.
11 January 2017
If you have a water leak or if you are looking to add onto your house, you need to know where your underground water and sewer pipes are located. Without checking this information before you dig, you risk both rupturing a pipe by digging in the wrong place and/or spending unnecessary funds to dig up pipes that aren't affected by the leak. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to see where your underground pipes are located before you get out the shovel or hire a backhoe.
10 January 2017
If you noticed puddles of water accumulating underneath or inside of your refrigerator unit, you will most likely want to stop the leaking from occurring so your floors and uneaten food do not become ruined from moisture exposure. There are a few reasons why a refrigerator could have a sudden leaking problem. Here are some spots you should take a look at in detail in an attempt to stop water from dripping inside or underneath your unit.
20 December 2016
It is vital to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to properly maintain your roof. By doing so, you will not have to worry as much about serious structural damage to your home because of a bad roof. Make use of the following maintenance tips. Check The Metal For Rust Pipes and flashing will probably be the most common metal parts that you will find on a shingled roof.
29 November 2016
If your roof leaks, check the roof valley. Roof valleys are sloped sections of the roof that discard run-off water. Leaks occur because of poorly placed nails, missing shingles, or old shingles. Fixing a valley leak involves removing shingles and installing flashing. It is possible to fix the leak yourself regardless of your DIY roofing skills. Here are tips to fix a leaky roof valley on shingled roofs. Prepare to Work
18 October 2016
Everyone has heard of the "duct tape" home improvement technique. Just pop duct tape on any kind of rupture, and it'll be fine, right? That's not exactly how home improvement works, and while duct tape can be effective in temporarily stopping plumbing leaks, there are better solutions. Here are three tips for fixing drips and leaks the right way. Use Epoxy or Putty The first thing you need to do is to shut off the water valve that allows water to enter the leaking pipe or faucet.
8 September 2016
If you're an avid user of technology and are keen on the idea of making some simple electrical upgrades to your home, you can hire an electrician to change some traditional wall outlets for USB outlets. The latter still has a functional two-outlet housing, but also typically includes two USB ports, which will allow you to charge and power your various electronic devices without needing power adapters, which can be expensive and can have a habit of getting lost.
8 September 2016
The furnace is a main appliance in your home. It's the brain of your heating system and should be cared for properly. Maintenance tasks should be done such as changing the furnace filter every 1-2 months, keeping objects from blocking the airflow from your furnace, as well as cleaning the inside of the unit to prevent the buildup of dirt and other debris - all of which can hinder your furnace's performance.
19 August 2016