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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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Troubleshooting Common Problems With A Residential Deep Well’s Submersible Pump

27 March 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you recently moved into a rural home with a deep water well, then it's important you have some basic troubleshooting skills when something goes wrong with its water production. Since it is impossible to see the submersible well pump, the troubleshooting process begins above ground before it becomes necessary to call out a plumber or well drilling professional to pull out the underground pump. If you can perform some basic above-ground troubleshooting, then you can save yourself a lot of time and money when you have water production issues. Read More …

Draining The Hot Water Heater: An Often-Forgotten Element Of Home Maintenance

11 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're like most homeowners, you only think about your hot water heater when you run out of hot water or when it's time to replace this appliance. But while your water heater might keep chugging away for years even without maintenance, there is one thing you can do to keep it running a lot longer (and also more efficiently). Drain your hot water heater once a year to remove sediment from the bottom of the tank. Read More …

Got Something Sticky On Your Auto Glass? Three Ways To Remove It

27 December 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There are a number of reasons why there may be something sticky on your auto glass. You may have put a vinyl decal on, placed a bumper sticker too high or it could be tree sap on your car. Regardless, when there is something sticky on your car, you may be tempted to use something abrasive to scrub it away, or worse, use a razor to attempt to lift and remove it. Read More …

3 Reasons To Have A Backyard Basketball Court Installed By Concrete Professionals Instead Of Attempting It Yourself

16 November 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether you're building a court for your kids or for you and your friends, and outdoor basketball court is a great place to play and get some exercise when the weather is nice. However, building a concrete basketball court is a large project that needs to be done perfectly in order to get the best results — you need an even surface that doesn't affect the way the ball bounces, and the surface needs to be slightly textured in order to prevent injury. Read More …

Two Key Reasons Why Your New Business Needs Automatic Doors

1 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The type of doors that you install at your place of business is important. Doors shouldn't merely be seen as a way for people to get in and out of the building. Quality doors should be welcoming and attractive while also being as practical and functional as possible. When you're trying to decide which type of doors to put on your new business facility you might want to take the inexpensive route and go with manual doors, but installing automatic doors is the better option and after reading the article that follows you'll be able to see why the price is well worth it. Read More …