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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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5 Types Of Dormer Windows You Can Install In Your Home

28 July 2019
 Categories: , Blog

If you have dormers in your attic, you are going to want to consider dormer window installation. Dormer windows allow light into your attic and can make your attic into a more usable space. Dormer windows also add to the overall architectural style of your home. Type #1: Gable Dormer Gable dormers are the most common type of dormer window style. With this type of window style, there is a triangular roof with pitches on each side over the window that are equal and even with one another. Read More …

Are You Designing Your Own Small Home?

24 June 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Is this the first time that you will have designed your own home? If so, perhaps you already know exactly which features you want included in the design of your new smaller house. On the other hand, maybe the design process is harder than you thought it would be. If that's the case, from selecting the main floor plan to paying attention to every detail of the design, here are some ideas that might help you. Read More …

Reasons To Hire An Excavation Contractor

15 May 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Preparing your work site or moving soil to create specific terrain requires the equipment and experience to get the job done right. Hiring an excavation contractor is one way to ensure that happens. Site Preparation If you are building a house or building on undeveloped land, the preparation is critical. The ground has to be right to properly support the foundation and building that will sit on the site. An excavation contractor will come in right behind the surveyor and working from the survey, they will grade, level, and prepare the site for you. Read More …

Troubleshooting Common Problems With A Residential Deep Well’s Submersible Pump

27 March 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you recently moved into a rural home with a deep water well, then it's important you have some basic troubleshooting skills when something goes wrong with its water production. Since it is impossible to see the submersible well pump, the troubleshooting process begins above ground before it becomes necessary to call out a plumber or well drilling professional to pull out the underground pump. If you can perform some basic above-ground troubleshooting, then you can save yourself a lot of time and money when you have water production issues. Read More …

Draining The Hot Water Heater: An Often-Forgotten Element Of Home Maintenance

11 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're like most homeowners, you only think about your hot water heater when you run out of hot water or when it's time to replace this appliance. But while your water heater might keep chugging away for years even without maintenance, there is one thing you can do to keep it running a lot longer (and also more efficiently). Drain your hot water heater once a year to remove sediment from the bottom of the tank. Read More …