Claude Chavez

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Summers Are More Fun with a Backyard Deck

When I was growing up, my family home had a backyard deck. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I later moved into my own home that didn't have one. We used to have family over for outdoor gatherings and cook out on it. It was covered, so if it rained, it never ruined the party! As a teenager, one of my favorite ways to relax was to go outside onto the deck and listen to the rain fall on its roof. The sound was so soothing. After enduring one summer in my new home with no deck, I was determined to have one installed quickly. I found a local contractor who got the job done quickly and accurately, and my house now feels like a "home!" I decided to start a blog to share what I learned during the deck construction process along with some other tips!

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Home Elevation: Get Answers To The Questions You Have

21 August 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you live in an area that is susceptible to flooding or your foundation is sinking, home elevation may be something that a foundation or shoring contractor has advised you to look into. Unfortunately, home elevation is not something that many homeowners are familiar with. As such, when these words are said, you may immediately find yourself with many questions. Here are a few common questions about home elevation that you may have and the answers to these questions. Read More …

Considering Waterproofing Your Basement? Familiarize Yourself With These Myths Before Making A Decision

9 July 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If water seeps into your basement and/or you are considering finishing off the basement space, you may be considering basement waterproofing. However, there are many myths out there related to this task, and some of these myths cause people to decide not to move forward with the project. If you are considering basement waterproofing, here are three myths you should familiarize yourself with and the truth behind them.  Waterproof Paint Will Keep Water Out of Your Basement Read More …

How A Building Permit Expediter Can Help When You’re Building Your Home

7 May 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When building a home, there are various professionals who you have to hire to help you. For example, you might be working with a general contractor and various teams of building contractors who all do different jobs. One additional professional who you may want to work with is a building permit expediter. These are a few ways that one of these professionals can help you when you're building your home. Read More …

How To Extend The Life Of Your Boiler

6 April 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Boilers are used in residential and industrial settings. A boiler system uses a burner to initiate a combustion process. It creates heat in the form of hot water and steam. This hot water goes through your system with the help of heat exchangers, radiators, and pumps. The average lifespan of a boiler is between eight and 15 years.   If you run a large industrial facility, then you need a powerful boiler to keep your operations running. Read More …

Four Uses For Metal Buildings And One Use You Should Avoid

1 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Metal buildings can have many uses. There are also some uses you should definitely avoid. As the old adage says, "There is a time and a place for everything." No truer words could be applied to metal buildings. Here is what you can use them for, and one use you should avoid. Gardening Sheds Because metal collects and radiates heat, you could really grow a lot of things in your metal shed. Read More …