19 February 2015
Asbestos started showing up in homes in the United States in the early 1900s. It was thought to be a perfect material for construction because it was fireproof and worked well as an insulator. As science evolved, it became clear that asbestos was doing far more harm than good when it came to people's health. As more and more people were diagnosed with severe health complications due to asbestos exposure, it was slowly phased out of the construction world.
12 February 2015
If you work at home and have your own office, you should try to make it as interesting as you can. Instead of walking into a boring office, give it a coat of paint to brighten it up, add some lighting, adorn your walls, and even some bobble heads. Below are some tips to turn your boring office into something you will not mind sitting in all day: Paint Because you work at home, you can choose whatever color you like for your office walls.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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:
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).