How I Came to Love Construction

  • Designing A Custom Shower? Here's What You Need To Know About Shower Niches

    16 September 2019

    If you are in the process of designing a custom shower stall for your master bathroom, then you need to decide whether or not to include a shower niche (or two!) in your plans. Since it is very hard to install a niche after a shower stall has already been built, it's important to include them in your original design plans. Including a niche in your new shower gives you a convenient place to put your soap and other health and beauty products that matches your overall design and is easy to keep clean and organized.

  • Measures To Prevent Tree Root Damage

    5 August 2019

    Tree roots can cause a lot of damage to foundations, landscaping, and underground utility lines (such as sewer pipes). However, you can prevent all these forms of damage if you use the following tree care tips. Plant the Right Species If you haven't planted trees in your yard yet, then you can prevent future damage by planting the right tree species. For example, you should avoid trees with large roots, particularly if you don't have a large yard.

  • Is Your Previously Overlaid Roof Telegraphing? If So, Do Something About It

    25 June 2019

    If you previously added a second layer to your roof, you may notice a few strange things on it, including bumps, bubbles, and even waves. These strange problems may be due to telegraphing. Telegraphing occurs when damaged shingles, rusty nails, and other imperfections on your roof show through the layers above them. Telegraphing can expose the foundation of your roof to various issues, including weather damage. Learn how telegraphing changes the structural integrity of your roof and how you can settle it below.

  • How To Restore Your Old Chain Link Fence

    21 May 2019

    A chain link fence will last for years, but it may eventually need repairs to fix storm damage or remove rust. If you have an old chain link fence that's been neglected and has become an eyesore on your property, you may be able to restore it and save the expense of having it replaced. Here are some ways to get your old fence looking good again. Clear Out Growth

  • Six Of The Most Common Reasons Why Homeowners Get Replacement Windows

    30 March 2019

    There are numerous reasons why windows on a home could be in need of replacement. Replacing your home's windows when necessary is important for a variety of reasons including your home's aesthetics and efficiency. The following are six common reasons to look for that could indicate that you need to get new windows for your home. Window frames are leaking and decaying. Over time, window frames will age and could be susceptible to showing signs of decay.

  • 3 Reasons Not To DIY Your Electrical Repairs

    13 February 2019

    Have you recently purchased an older home? Are you only just now discovering that it has one or more electrical problems? For a lot of homeowners, this means rolling up their sleeves and trying to fix the problems themselves. But when it comes to electrical work, this isn't exactly a wise idea. No matter why you're thinking about enacting the repairs on your own, there are a number of reasons why you should actually leave this sort of thing to a professional.

  • Why Your Next Commercial Building Should Be Made Out Of Metal

    31 December 2018

    Planning and constructing a commercial building is something that takes much thought and effort. Commercial buildings not only belong to you but they also must be constructed for the people who will frequent it each day as they purchase your products or services. If you're in the midst of working with a general contractor and need to decide which material will be the primary component of your next commercial building, find out why metal is truly the only way to go.

  • Tips For Bettering And Growing Your Construction Company

    21 November 2018

    If you want to grow from a skilled contractor to an entire operation, there are several steps you will need to address. Keep in mind that this is an ongoing process because you will have to keep growing and changing with your business. When you are able to be skilled with your construction work, while also managing your business, you can expect your revenue to stay fruitful. Follow these tips so that you can grow your construction business.

  • Updates To Protect Your Home Exterior From Hurricane And Winter Storms

    4 October 2018

    Winter is approaching and with it, hurricane season and other storms are beginning make their way through parts of the United States. Here are some recommended updates you can make to your home to protect it from hurricane season and other heavy winter storms that may come your way. Prepare Your Roof Your roof is your home's natural first defense from storms and wet weather, as it protects your interior from a direct hit from a storm's rain or snowfall.

  • Did You Buy A Clunker Car For Your Teenager?

    29 August 2018

    So, you now have a teenager who's driving. Mixed emotions, right? On one hand, you're probably more than just a little bit nervous to have him or her out in crazy traffic. On the other hand, won't it be nice not to be the official chauffeur anymore? Did you decide to buy a disposable car for your teenager? Perhaps you considered that, as a new driver, he or she might have at least minor accidents, and maybe even a major one.