Keeping It Dry

A problem with many basements is that they are prone to flooding. This is due to the fact that they are located below the ground level, and if there is a lot of rain, the groundwater could rise up high enough to intrude into the basement. This is a more common problem...

Adding Some More Space

Your basement could make a great addition to the living space in your home. It is one of the more popular home improvement projects to finish a basement. Some do it to get an extra room for the kids, others to have a “cave” where they can hide away, or just as an...

A Deck That Stays Up

Do you know what one of the most popular additions to homes is? If you guessed decks, then you are correct. There are millions of decks built and repaired annually, but not all of them are up to what homeowners put them through. This is why it is important to have...

Don’t Let It Burst!

When you buy a washer, it usually comes with a hose. Most homeowners don’t think much about it and just install it and start using the washer, but are you aware that the washer hose is one of the most common reasons for basement flooding? This is because the hose...

Are You Correctly Wired?

The wiring in your home is essential for you to have access to electricity throughout the building, but the problem in some homes is that the wiring is very old. Some homes even have types of wiring that are obsolete or dangerous. Aluminum wiring and knob and tubing...

Pesky Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers can do quite a bit of damage to a home if they are insistent on digging into it. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot you as a homeowner can do about the bird, since they are protected, but you can do your best to discourage them from coming back to your...

Freshening Up Your Ducts

Homes that use forced air for their heating and cooling have ducts running throughout the structure. These vents are essential for the efficient operation of an HVAC system, but over time debris and dust can build up inside of the vents and prevent airflow as well as...

Keeping It Sealed Up

Do you know all that insulation does for your home? It insulates both heat exchange and sound. This means that if you don’t have sufficient insulation, your home will be noisier and cost more to keep warm/cool depending on the season.So what is sufficient insulation?...

Get a Handle on Things

When you go to flush your toilet, is the handle wiggly and loose? This could easily happen, especially if you’ve been using the toilet for years. Maybe the toilet doesn’t always flush right, or do you have to push on the handle several times to get it to actually...

Just A Little Support

Putting stuff up on the wall can require some extra support, especially since most homes only have drywalls. Drywall is an excellent building material, but it is not very good for mounting stuff. This is why wall anchors are useful for homeowners.There are many...