construction--contractors

  • Top Reasons To Have Your Basement Professionally Waterproofed

    As a homeowner with a basement, it is really important for you to take a little time to consider having your basement waterproofed by a professional. Even if you have not had any problems in your basement as of yet, basement waterproofing is still a very valuable task to have done. Here are some of the reasons why: You Want To Make The Basement A Safe Place To Walk Through
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  • 2 Signs Your Home's Water Heater Has Excess Sediment

    Whether you have a gas or electric water heater, you depend on it to provide hot water for your house. Over time, as the water is heated inside of the tank, sediment in the water separates and builds up inside of your tank. When this happens, the appliance needs to be flushed out by a professional to keep the sediment from building up and corroding the interior of the tank. If you are unsure of whether this needs to be done, look for the following signs that your home's water heater has excess sediment.
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  • 2 Signs You Have Water Leaking Out Of Your Swimming Pool

    If you have a swimming pool on your home's property, you may have noticed lately that you are having to refill it frequently, leading you to believe you may have a leak somewhere. If so, look for the following signs that you have water leaking out of your swimming pool. 1.  Unusually Green and Lush Grass in One Area Besides having to replace the water every couple of days, one of the first signs that may tip you off to a possible leak can be found in the area surrounding your swimming pool.
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  • 3 Reasons to Replace Your Water Heater with a Tankless Water Heater

    When you are thinking about replacing your water heater, you may consider replacing your traditional tank water heater with a tankless version. There are a lot of reasons that you may want to do this.  Near-Instantaneous Hot Water A tankless water heater, also known as an on-demand water heater, won't give you hot water the second you turn on your hot water faucet, but it will be pretty close. That's because there is going to be cold water in the pipes in between your water heater and the faucet.
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  • How To Get The Most Out Of A Custom Home Build

    Working with a custom home builder on a project is a balancing act. On the one hand, you'll likely be committing to using more time and money to get the job done. On the other hand, you'll be in a position to cope with local conditions in a much more efficient and appealing fashion. To get the most out of using a custom home builder services firm, you need to think about these three key factors.
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  • Winters Coming: 4 Reasons You Need To Make Sure You Have A Chimney Cap On Your Fireplace

    If you have a fireplace in your home, you need to have a chimney cap. If you're not sure whether you have one, head outside and look up at your chimney. If you have an older home, there's a chance that the cap has fallen off over the years. If it has, or it looks severely damaged, it's time to have a new one installed. You might not realize this, but that chimney cap protects you and your home from a variety of problem situations.
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  • Adding A Patio To Your Home

    A patio can greatly increase the enjoyment that you get from spending time outside. However, many homeowners will have to go through the process of adding a patio if they are wanting to enjoy this amenity. Choose A Shaded Location For The Patio When you are evaluating the potential areas where the to put the patio, it can be beneficial to choose the area that has the most shade. If the patio is located in an area that receives intense sunlight at all times, you will face the choice of either getting potentially damaging amounts of sun exposure or needing to add an awning or another type of cover to provide shade.
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  • Wood Maintenance Strategies That Won't Ruin Your Countertop

    A wood countertop gives your home a natural look and wood can also be a great surface on which to chop vegetables and engage in other kitchen activities. Your new kitchen counters might look absolutely gorgeous, but if you want them to continue to look that way, you will need to properly maintain them.  Clean Up Spills Immediately Whenever there is a spill on your wood countertop, you should wash it immediately.
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  • How To Repair The Seams On Your Copper Gutters

    Copper gutters are a unique, beautiful way to finish a home. Unfortunately, the repairs that come with copper gutters are a little more complicated than traditional gutters. Here, you'll learn how to make basic repairs to the gutter seams on your copper gutters. Supply List Ladder Soldering iron and solder Flux Extension cord Clean rag and warm water Sandpaper Step 1: Position your ladder safely making sure that the feet are level and secure.
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  • How Roofing Contractors Can Add Value To Your Home

    The roof is one of the first places a potential home buyer will look. Its prominence makes it a feature that is hard to ignore. When it's almost time to put a house on the market, homeowners usually think about issues like repainting the walls and various other improvements. The roof quite often goes unnoticed. However, working on the roof might be one of the most important steps in ensuring your house gets a better price on the market and also avoids unnecessary problems with building inspectors.
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