About Me
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!


Asphalting A Long Driveway: Three Reasons Why This Is An Excellent Idea

26 February 2015
 Categories: , Blog

Long, winding driveways are nice because they shield your house from view and provide a scenic drive up to your home. However, if you still have a gravel driveway that is nearly a quarter of a mile long or longer, it is a pain to maintain. To save yourself the grief, have your driveway covered in asphalt. Here are three reasons why having asphalt on a long driveway is a good idea and what you should know about installing one. Read More …

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 …

How To Care For Your New Asphalt Driveway

9 February 2015
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Your new asphalt driveway may last up to 20 years, with proper care and maintenance. These tips will help you get off to the right start, so your asphalt driveway will continue to be an asset and investment that you can be proud of. Wait to Drive on Your Driveway Your new driveway will be soft at first. To prevent the driveway from becoming cracked or pitted within the first few weeks, you'll need to avoid driving on it when the asphalt is first laid down. Read More …

Detecting And Repairing A Rip In Your Pool Liner

4 February 2015
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Swimming pools lose water virtually every day as a result of evaporation. Consequently, it can often be difficult for pool owners to determine whether their pool's water loss is natural or if they have a rip in their liner. This is especially true when dealing with small holes that may only result in minor water loss each day. The problem is, if these small holes are not quickly located and repaired, they can easily turn into much larger holes that may require you to replace your entire liner in order to repair. Read More …