About Me
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!


Does Your Business Comply With ADA Sign Regulations?

16 November 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you are already worried about meeting orders, paying your employees and generally keeping your business afloat, a sign for a disabled parking spot may seem almost trivial. But ADA compliance is no laughing matter, and your small business may face crippling fines and legal fees if you fail to meet the standards outlined by the ADA, including the installation of certain signs. Even using the wrong font on your signs can count as a violation, which is why it is so important to rely on the expertise of dedicated sign installation contractors to bring your business up to snuff. Read More …

Nothing Paranormal Here! Debunking Electric Heating Noises With Simple Fixes

28 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The wind outside is rustling and cold, the moon is hidden by clouds, and you curl up in bed waiting for the heating system to warm your home. However, those rattles and bangs are keeping you wide awake and it is anything but comforting. Forget the fear that there is something paranormal taking place in the house. Your HVAC system is likely to blame for all of that spooky racket you keep hearing. Read More …

3 Ways Designing A Work Environment Is Like Designing A Nursery

13 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have the task of updating the look and feel of your current office space, you may feel overwhelmed. There is a lot of information available about correct office design that is meant to stimulate productivity and job satisfaction. Before you get overwhelmed, though, you may want to consider the basics. If you are a parent, designing an office space is similar in many ways to designing an efficient nursery. Read More …

How To Repair A Flat Roof

29 September 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Many roofs use built-up asphalt roofing in order to create a waterproof barrier against the elements. To create such a roof, workers will lay alternating layers of tar and tar paper. In some cases, a roof might have as many as five layers. While this will create a solid roof that should keep water out for several years, leaks can start in a roof well before the entire roof fails. In order to get the most life from your roof, you will need to repair leaks when you find them. Read More …

Should Utility Location Be Included In Construction Services?

11 September 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

For clients and contractors, the issue of utility location can be difficult to solve. While some clients may expect contractors to deal with the issues that arise during construction, including utility leaks and other liabilities, the problems caused by utilities can quickly get out of hand and go beyond a contractor's scope. Here are some of the problems that utility location can cause for a construction contract.  Pre-Existing Building Risks Read More …