Home Renovation Tips

Why Excessive Rain Is Bad For A Septic Tank

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A good septic system helps to keep your toilet running smoothly and efficiently. However, they require a delicate balance of water intake that can be upset by a massive rainstorm. Here’s what homeowners need to know about this situation and how to avoid it. Excessive Water Can Affect The Drain Field When excessive water ends up in a septic tank or a drain field, it can cause a variety of problems. Read More»

How To Prepare Your Roof For Winter's Wet And Freezing Weather

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Preparing your home for winter is important to keep your home and its contents protected and to prevent winter storm damage. Your roof protects your home from above and prevents water leaks along with mold and mildew growth. Here are some tips to help you prepare your roof for winter’s upcoming snow and ice and keep your home protected: Inspect The Shingles It is important to check your home’s roof to make sure all its shingles are in place and in good condition. Read More»

4 Dos And Don'ts To Keep In Mind When Hiring Commercial Contractors

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If you are about to start a commercial construction project, there will be a number of decisions to be made. The first decision will be choosing a commercial contractor, such as one from Thompson Builders, to head up the entire project. Now, this is probably the most important decision since this person is going to be in charge of everything – next to you, of course. Here are a few dos and don’ts as you begin your search of a commercial contractor: Read More»

Preparing To Drill And Enjoy A Water Well

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If you are planning on putting a water well on your property, there is a lot of planning and preparation that is going to go into the process. There needs to be an aquifer with a good flow rate and a regular static water level. These are all things that will need to be learned before the drilling occurs. While the odds of drilling a dry well are very low, a high producing water well is the goal. Read More»

Thinking About Building A Deck? Consider The Materials First

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If you have decided that you want to have a deck of some sort, it is not as simple as grabbing some lumber and nailing it together. Before you head to the lumber or hardware store, make sure you know what material you want to use for it. Consider your weather, where the deck will be located, and how it is going to be used. Here is some information about the different decking materials to help you decide. Read More»