19 March 2015
Masonry is a highly durable material that is found in a variety of structures, but despite its prevalence, there are many people that do not know much about this building material. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge can cause these individuals to not get the most from their home's masonry, and this can lead to an unsightly exterior and higher repair costs. Fortunately, knowing the answers to a couple of basic questions may help you find it easier to make sound and practical decisions when it comes to this part of your home.
9 March 2015
Treat contaminated water when you are hiking in the woods by making a portable water filter. Knowing how to make one of these items can also come in handy if your water supply at your home is deemed unsafe to drink. You only need some basic materials that don't cost much to complete this project. Use The Following Items clear plastic jug sand small pebbles powdered charcoal large brick or rock hammer long-handled spoon piece of fabric scissors knife water pot small fire or cooking source matches water collection containers Add The Layers To The Filter
27 February 2015
If you've recently purchased your first home, you'll soon find that one of the biggest challenges is finishing your landscaping in a way that highlights the look that you want for your property. One of the most difficult landscaping challenges can be building a retaining wall that's strong enough to stabilize your soil but attractive enough to keep your home looking inviting. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the materials available in retaining wall construction.
20 February 2015
It is nearly impossible to purchase exactly the amount of laminate flooring you need when upgrading your home. Inevitably, you will have leftover planks that usually end up sitting in the garage for years. By taking the time to think creatively, these planks can be given a new lease on life inside your home. Here are three crafts you can make using those leftover laminate flooring pieces. 1. Coat Rack
12 February 2015
In terms of the bathroom, there are so many directions you can go in when customizing it. In order to enhance your bathroom, you can incorporate these things into the bathroom: Frameless Shower Doors The shower area is used a lot in the bathroom, and to give this area a unique look, you can put a frameless shower door in the bathroom. The frameless design gives your shower an open vibe, making it look bigger and more sophisticated.
9 February 2015
Whether you have a new home or an older one, plumbing problems can strike anytime. Some minor plumbing problems are pretty easy to fix; however, others are definitely best left to a plumbing service. Here are three of the most common home plumbing problems -- along with some tips on how to fix them: 1. A Slow-Draining Bathtub or Sink This common plumbing problem is typically caused by the pop-up used to plug the drain collecting debris and hair.
4 February 2015
If you have accidentally hit your garage door with your vehicle, leaving a cracked area or small hole, you will want to have it repaired. Repairing a wood garage door is fairly easy and something you should be able to do yourself with the aid of a few hardware items. Here are some instructions you can use to repair a wood garage door yourself. Assessing The Situation Take a look at the compromised area and see how deep the hole seems to be.
29 January 2015
You want to protect your family in any way you can. You likely know you can do this by using a security system, keeping everything locked up, etc. Below are some tips of things you may not have considered to keep out the bad guy, as well as change things inside the home to stay safe. Protect From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly, and because it has no smell, it is hard to detect if you do not have a carbon monoxide alarm system.
27 January 2015
If you are committed to maintaining the hardscaping elements of your landscape, you'll want to properly protect your deck. By applying a stain and sealer to the surface of your wooden deck, you can enhance its appearance and give it a tough, long-lasting coating. Often you can do this all at one time, since many manufacturers combine the stain and sealer into a single product. Depending on your own preferences, you can use either a water-based stain and sealer or one that is oil-based.
22 January 2015
Although it's not a common problem, extreme quantities of snow can cause a roof to collapse. This is most common when large amounts of snow fall all at one time, as in the case of some very strong winter storms. Large amounts of snow (particularly wet snow) can be very heavy. This puts a lot of pressure on the rooftops supporting that snow. Flat roofs are more vulnerable to collapse than steep roofs.