How I Came to Love Construction

  • Troubleshooting Your Garage Door Opener

    9 February 2015

    Garage door openers can stop functioning for a variety of reasons.  While they may require repair, there are some situations where you'll be able to take care of the problem yourself.  Before you call someone to repair your garage door, these simple troubleshooting steps can help you to rule out basic issues before you call for help. Make Sure It's The Opener.  If your garage door isn't opening or closing properly, the first step is to determine whether it's the door, the tracks, or the opener itself.

  • Vanity And Cabinet Combos For Your Bathroom Remodel

    4 February 2015

    Your cabinetry and vanity play a large role in your overall bathroom design. While the two don't have to match necessarily, keeping them complementary is important for a cohesive design. Plan your bathroom remodel around an attractive vanity and cabinet combination. Furniture Style If you have a historical or cottage bathroom, cabinets and a vanity that at least look like stand-alone furniture work well. For instance, Better Homes and Gardens suggests having furniture-style feet and crown molding added to a built-in vanity and cabinet installation.

  • Looking For Quality In Residential Bath Plumbing: 6 Tips

    29 January 2015

    Plumbing a new toilet, bathtub or shower can take some dedicated work and attention to detail. To know more about how to spot a well-done plumbing project, check out this short list of common issues with residential plumbing in bathrooms. Straightness of Pipes Piping and plumbing projects need to be relatively straight and orderly. In some cases, too much slanting or crooked trajectories can be a sign of serious problems with a project that may not hold up over time.

  • Asphalt Repair: How To Repair Minor Damage To Your Driveway

    27 January 2015

    It is quite common for asphalt driveways to develop small cracks and potholes over the years. If your driveway has developed this type of damage, you should know that the process of repairing this damage yourself can actually be quite easy and affordable. Following the steps below will allow you to accomplish this task. Materials You Will Need cold asphalt mix water bucket (must be large enough to accommodate your entire batch of asphalt mix) mixing paddle trowel leaf blower or stiff bristle broom hand tamper Step 1: Clean Damaged Area

  • How To Protect Your Business

    20 January 2015

    When you own a business, you have a lot of things to worry about and plan for. One of those things is the security of your actual, physical place of business. Businesses are often subjected to robberies, vandalism, and other threats. Fortunately, there are many things you can do, in addition to having good, strong locks on every door and window, to keep your business safe. Replace Keys and Locks Regularly

  • How To Use An Infrared Heater To Repair A Pothole

    20 January 2015

    The freeze and thaw cycles of winter can cause severe damage to asphalt. Water can seep down into the cracks in the asphalt where it will expand when it turns to ice. This can cause damage ranging from large potholes to severe cracking of the asphalt that can damage car tires, struts, and alignments. Cold patch, the traditional asphalt mixture used to fill potholes, will typically provide a temporary fix that might last only a few weeks - you will have to return every few weeks to put more cold patch into the pothole.

  • Care Tips For Your Shingled Roof

    14 January 2015

    Depending on where you live, your shingled roof should last for anywhere from 15 to 30 years. With proper care and maintenance, you can have a reliable roof as long as possible. Here are great care tips so you can keep your roof in great repair and help prevent entire roof replacement. Inspect your shingles often Wood shingles should be checked for signs of age and weather damage, including:

  • Putting The Cool Back In Summer...Backyard Water Park Ideas

    9 January 2015

    Chances are you have spent many summers with your children either trying to come up with new ways to keep cool with homemade water slip and slides (made from heat sealed 3.5 millimeter plastic sheeting) and liter bottle showers or fielding repeated requests to visit a beach or water park. You may even have gone as far as making your very own PVC pipe water sprinkler for your backyard. However, none of these ideas have been long lasting and as the children grew, they have started to outpace the fun that can be had with even your most ingenious sponge bombs (made from kitchen sponges).

  • Additional Factors To Consider Before Repairing Your Home's Foundation

    6 January 2015

    When your foundation needs repair work, you have to consider a few factors before you complete any of the work. Understanding these factors is the best way to prevent further damage to your home. Once you have this additional information, it will be easier to determine which services you need to repair your home's foundation. Foundation Vents When your home has a crawlspace, you will have additional items to think about before you repair your foundation.

  • Reasons To Choose A Condensing Furnace For Your Home

    30 December 2014

    Heating your home represents a huge expense. Anything you can do to heat your home more efficiently can help to keep costs low. You can improve your efficiency by sealing leaks in your ducts, updating your windows, or using thermal curtains. However, if you have an older furnace, your best efforts will not be as effective as they could be. Replacing your furnace with a newer, more efficient furnace can help you to keep your home comfortable through the winter and keep your costs down at the same time.