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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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Considering Granite Countertops? Know The Advantages And Disadvantages

11 January 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When homeowners want to upgrade their kitchen, a common way to do it is to add new countertops that are made out of natural stone. Granite has become a popular choice among homeowners, but should you upgrade to granite just because of the popularity? By understanding the advantages and disadvantages of the material, you can make an informed decision about if it is the best choice for your kitchen. Advantages of Granite Read More …

2 Tips For Keeping Your New Septic System Running Smoothly

21 December 2015
 Categories: , Blog

When you move into a home that runs on a septic tank system rather than a municipal sewer system, you may wonder if there is anything that you will need to do differently. Before you panic and start to worry that you will do something wrong with your septic system, take a look at these two helpful tips. Keep An Eye Out For Dripping Faucets Or Running Water One of the issues that you do not need to worry about so much with standard municipal plumbing is dripping or running water from unused fixtures. Read More …

3 Tips To Protect Your Hardwood Floors

3 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Hardwood floors are absolutely beautiful. They add sophistication and elegance to any home. Not only are they easy to maintain, but they work great for allergy sufferers. However, you could be doing things that are going to destroy your beautiful hardwood floors without even realizing it. To help keep your floors looking amazing for quite some time, here are three tips to help along the way. Give the animals pedicures. Read More …

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 …