Summers Are More Fun with a Backyard Deck

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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!


Three Household Electrical Jobs That Are Best Left For An Electrician

15 March 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

With the right assortment of tools and a bit of experience or know-how, it's often possible for you to accomplish small electrical-related tasks around your home. Keeping safety in mind, you can complete jobs such as installing a wall-mounted light or replacing a wall switch with a dimmer switch. There are other times, however, that you should accept help. Your local licensed electrician is the person to call for a wide range of jobs that fall outside of your comfort zone. Read More …

5 Tips For Cleaning Your Home After Having Water Damage

18 February 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Being a homeowner is sure to bring you lots of pride and satisfaction. However, there are certain things that may occur during your home ownership that will demand your immediate attention. One of these includes having your property damaged by excessive amounts of water. In order to prevent further damage from occurring, you will need to take immediate action. Knowing specific tips you can use while cleaning up your property may be helpful in this situation. Read More …

Think You May Have Minerals? Whether To Lease Or Protect Land

29 January 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you've just found out you own mineral rights for some land, you may already be thinking about leasing the land to a drilling company for exploration. While this is a possible path, there are some issues you need to consider to ensure that seeking out a company yourself is the best way to go. Confounding the matter is the possibility that the land with your mineral rights doesn't actually contain resources. Read More …

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 …