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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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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 …

Live On A Hill? 3 Things You Can Do To Stabilize The Soil & Prevents Rock Falls

19 January 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you recently purchased a house that has a hill either behind it or in front of it that is part of your property, you need to learn some techniques for stabilizing the soil so that it doesn't continually erode, run downward, and loosen potentially dangerous rocks. Be Careful with Clearing Space It can be natural to want to clear space on your property so that you can do your own thing with your property. Read More …

Things To Consider For Water Well Placement

6 December 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Placing a water well on your property is a task best left to professionals, but it's a good idea to understand a bit about proper well placement. Not only does this help you know why the well company chooses a specific location for your well, but also the knowledge allows you to provide some oversight to help avoid mistakes.  Septic and sewer Most homeowners don't have an outhouse to worry about contaminating groundwater, but you will have sewer lines or a septic system. Read More …

Tips For Installing A Rain Gutter System On Your Custom Built Craftsman Style Home

2 November 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Building a custom craftsman style home comes with many different decisions you will need to make. While you have likely already decided on a roofing material you want to use, it is less likely you have given any serious thought to its rain gutter system. In the grand scheme of things, rain gutters are vital to a home's waterproofing, yet most people treat them like a roofing afterthought. Having the correct rain gutter system installed on your home will ensure that rainwater is diverted away from your home's siding and foundation where it can cause expensive water damage. Read More …

Why Fiberglass Is Great for Fencing

6 January 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Adding a simple picket fence to your property is a great way to give your yard some privacy and safety while also adding some style to your property. No matter what your reason for investing in a new fence, you will want a product that is durable and easy to maintain. While wood is a popular fencing product, it does require a little bit of maintenance. If you're interested in the look of a wooden fence but don't want to deal with all the maintenance, you should consider fiberglass. Read More …