2015

Adding Rough-In Plumbing To Your New Basement: A Smart Choice

The new house you're having built will include a basement, but you don't plan to use it for any sort of daily living activity. Nevertheless, strongly consider having a certain amount of plumbing roughed in even if you can't imagine ever changing your mind. Life can throw some unexpected curve balls, and one day you might wish you had a bathroom or certain appliances down there. In addition, having that plumbing work done before the house is built can make it easier to sell one day. Read More 

How To Easily Update Your Old Brick Fireplace This Weekend

Updating the look of your old red brick fireplace is as easy as painting it. If you have basic tools and a DIY spirit, then you can easily finish this project in a single weekend. Necessary Tools The tools needed for this project are: a stiff wire brush shop vacuum bleach gallon of warm water bucket brick paint roller paintbrush Follow these two simple steps for a professional finish on your new painted fireplace: Read More 

Home Inspections: Separating Fact From Fiction

When considering the purchase of a home, a home inspection will be one of the most beneficial tools you have at your disposal. However, in order to truly enjoy all of the benefits that these inspection services have to offer, you will first need to be able to put the common myths surrounding these services to the side and discover the facts behind them. This information outlined below can help you to accomplish this task by exposing several of the most common myths regarding home inspection services. Read More 

Versatile Durability: The Advantages Of A Metal Roof

One of the most popular roofing materials in the U.S. is the asphalt shingle. The reason for this is that asphalt shingles are inexpensive. Thus, in an effort to save money, many people will buy an asphalt-shingle roof. When they do this, they are showing a myopic focus on initial costs, which can lead to greater costs down the road. By choosing a more durable roofing material, you will increase your initial costs, but you will decrease your costs in the long run. Read More 

Trying Your Hand At Welding? Use These 4 Tips To Get Off To A Good Start

Welding can be a fascinating, enjoyable hobby if you take the time to learn to do it right. Welding takes skill to learn well, and that skill only comes from learning the proper techniques and practicing them. Here are some tips to help you learn. Start Small It's easy to become overwhelmed by a welding project if you choose something difficult for your first project. You may want to just get a few pieces of sheet metal to start out with, or choose something fairly simple on your property. Read More