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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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Solidify Your Pavement For Winter: 4 Asphalt Maintenance Tips To Battle Winter Damage

19 February 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Winter can really wreak some real havoc on your pavement, be it concrete or asphalt. The effects of de-icing chemicals and the cycle of freezing and thawing can quickly diminish the quality of your pavement. Luckily, with proper and continued maintenance of your asphalt pavement, it can easily withstand the damaging effects of the winter season and live a very long, healthy and beautiful life. Keep the Asphalt Clean and Free of Debris Read More …

How To Cover A Porch With A Nonslip Surface

12 February 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Even if you've stained or painted your wood porch, when it gets covered in snow or rain it can become slippery and hazardous. In order to prevent a serious injury to yourself or someone else, you should take steps to limit the chance that anyone will slip and fall on your porch. One way to do this is to apply a paint that has a gritty texture added to it. While you can purchase specially made paints that have a texture already added to them, there's no reason to go to this additional expense and trouble when you can add a texture to any kind of exterior paint just by mixing in sand. Read More …

Five Things You Will Want To Consider When You Have A Sprinkler System Install For Your Home

27 January 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Sprinkler systems can be a great way to keep your landscaping green and give your garden the watering it needs. If you want to have a sprinkler system installed of your home, there are a few things that you will want to consider. You may need to have things like a backflow prevention device installed, programmable controls and other features for your irrigation system. If you are going to be having a sprinkler system installed for your home, here are five things that you will want to consider first: Read More …

What Is Your Elevator Trying To Tell You? Warning Signs Of Potential Problems

19 January 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Even if you institute and keep up with a comprehensive maintenance plan for your elevators, they're going to need repair or replacement at some point along the way. The mechanical components of the elevator will wear from use. The key is recognizing the signs of that wear and tear before they lead to complete failure that renders your elevator unusable. Here are some of the key warning signs that you should watch for to address elevator problems before they lead to serious issues. Read More …