6 August 2015
Garbage disposals are convenient devices found in most modern homes. Unfortunately, many people have no idea what you should and shouldn't use your garbage disposal for. Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure your garbage disposal continues to run smoothly. 1. Prevent clogs. The most common problem people have with their garbage disposal is clogs. Clogs will not only block your pipes and prevent drainage, but they can also produce mold and mildew and general unpleasant odor.
23 July 2015
If you live in an area that receives extreme weather, you need to consider how well different roofing materials hold up to extremes before you make a purchase. Asphalt shingles are a common roofing material, but they are not the most weather-proof option you can find. Slate and copper cost more money than asphalt shingles, but for your money, you get a high level of weather resistance. Mother Nature vs. Asphalt
8 July 2015
Felt paper is commonly used as a moisture barrier underneath metal or asphalt roofing. This is important, because moisture under your main roofing can damage the sub-roofing otherwise. You may have also heard of felt paper referred to as tar paper in some roofing circles. If you're putting a new roof on your house you'll want to add a layer of this material. While you can install it on your own, it's best to make this a two-person project.
18 June 2015
Building a new driveway is a great way to make your home stand out or increase your home's value. Two of the most popular types of driveways are concrete and asphalt, with asphalt offering several advantages that concrete simply cannot match. An asphalt driveway is a great choice because it is flexible, easy to repair, and offers great cold weather performance. Flexible One of the biggest advantages of an asphalt driveway is that it will flex in order to help it avoid damage.
8 June 2015
Whether you're a new homeowner enjoying your first space or a grizzled veteran who has seen all manner of emergencies, plumbing concerns can always remain vexing. Burst pipes, sluggish faucets, inaccurate hot water heaters, and other common concerns can significantly interfere with your quality of life, and you need to be prepared to handle those issues as they arise. Below, you'll find a guide to some steps you should take to help maintain the plumbing in your home.