How To Prevent Ant Infestation In Your Residential Construction Site


Nobody likes moving into a new home and finding out that they have thousands of insect roommates. Keeping this in mind, you will want to find ant control that keeps many of these pests out of your construction site. There are a couple of different options, depending on what type of ants you are attempting to keep out of the home while it is under construction. Controlling Carpenter Ants These big, black, wood-chewing ants are a construction contractor's worst nightmare.

31 March 2015

Four Unconventional Solutions To Create An Attractive Wood Fence For Your Home


If you want to have a wood fence for your home, there are many different options. You may be thinking about traditional wood fencing materials, but there are alternatives. Plywood and siding can be a great way to add a wood fence to your home with a different look. If you want to have a unique looking wood fence for your property, here are four unconventional solutions to give you a fence that looks a little different:

18 March 2015

Fuse Box To Breaker Panel Upgrade: Costs And Benefits


If you own an older home, there's a good chance that it comes equipped with a fuse box rather than a modern-day circuit breaker. With a fuse box, different sections of your home are powered by one designated fuse; if that fuse gets overloaded, it will burn out and need to be replaced. With a circuit breaker, tripped fuses can simply be reset. Thinking about upgrading your old fuse box to a circuit breaker?

26 February 2015

How To Paint Exterior Stucco Walls With A Spray Gun


Painting your stucco exterior can be very time consuming. It is certainly more difficult than painting your interior walls. However, with a little direction you will be able to handle your own exterior paint job. This article will explain how to paint your exterior stucco. Why Use a Paint Gun? Painting your exterior is much easier if you use a spray gun. Painting stucco with paint brushes and rollers is time consuming because the surface is so rough.

3 February 2015

Signs Your Roof Has Hail Damage And How To Handle It


The largest piece of hail on record that fell in the U.S. measured 8 inches in diameter and weighed nearly 2 lbs., according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA). Imagine what type of damage this could do to your home. It could do some hefty damage to your siding, gutters and your roof. Small hail can do quite a bit of damage to your home's exterior as well. See below for signs that your roof has hail damage, and how you should handle it.

29 January 2015

Springtime Plumbing Tips


As spring approaches, most homeowners start placing a focus on the condition of their lawn. Whether you're looking to plant new grass or new trees, it's important to understand that there is actually a right and wrong way to maintain your lawn, particularly when it comes to your home's plumbing system. Familiarizing yourself with some of the key tips of springtime plumbing maintenance will ensure you have a beautiful lawn and a well functioning plumbing system.

22 January 2015

5 Situation Where You Need To Hire A Plumber


As a homeowner, it is normal to want to try to tackle home repairs on your own. This is a good strategy in many cases, but when it comes to plumbing repairs, there are several situations where your best bet is to call a plumber. If you're experiencing the following plumbing problems, look for professional help instead of trying to fix things yourself: Frozen Pipes The cold winter months can wreak havoc on your plumbing system, and one of the most common problems is frozen pipes.

6 January 2015

Back In Black: Maintenance For An Asphalt Driveway


While maintenance is more commonly associated with taking care of a piece of machinery, it is also important to maintain a driveway. If you leave your driveway to the elements, things like root growth, UV rays from the sun, and frost wedging can destroy your driveway. However, if you protect your driveway and make quick repairs when needed, you can extend the life of your driveway and get the most for your money.

29 December 2014