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Home Remodeling Contractor Tips For Not Blowing Your Renovation Budget

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When it comes time to renovate one or more rooms in your home, your budget should be your absolute top priority. Before you start dreaming of all of the high-end designer finishes and appliances you can install in your home, first, you need to take a realistic look at your bank account. Once you know how much money you have to work with, then work backward to make a very detailed budget for the remodeling project. Read More»

Crash Trucks: A Guide To The Cushions Of Construction

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Nobody thinks of construction zones as “cushion-y.” However, there is one such piece of equipment that is often referred to as a “cowboy cushion” or a “crash cushion.” While these are all the same names for the same device, it really is not a cushion in the sense of something soft, squishy, or fluffy, either. Yet, it will save your life if you are working in a construction zone and the crash truck (which is another name for this same piece of equipment) absorbs the impact of a car that hits it. Read More»

Why Pre-Built Trusses Make Sense For Building A Barn

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Building a brand new barn is often the only option to make space for keeping your horses, cattle, or other livestock on a raw piece of rural land. While stick-framing techniques involving rafters were once the only option, today’s barn owners can choose to order pre-made trusses instead. These trusses make barn building much easier in many ways, regardless of the style or size of building you need to add to your property. Read More»

The Benefits Of Steel Log Siding

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Those who own cabins or homes near lakes and rivers may love the rustic look of a log cabin exterior. Unfortunately, there are many downsides to using real logs on the exterior of your home. Fortunately, steel log siding is a viable alternative to log siding that looks realistic. If you are considering steel log siding, here are a few of the benefits that this type of siding has over traditional log siding. Read More»

Rental Property Renovation Tips For New Landlords

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So you’ve bought a rental property as an investment and want to find a great tenant who will pay the rent on time and keep the place looking nice. Well, the best way to attract good tenants is to make sure that the house or apartment is in great shape by making certain improvements. Here a few tips to keep in mind as you start this exciting project. Painting No other renovation project makes a property look as fresh and inviting as a new coat of paint. Read More»

3 Great Reasons To Maintain Your Septic System

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Despite the fact your septic system is an important part of your home, it’s probably something you don’t pay much attention to. That is, until it’s too late, like when your toilet gets backed up or you notice water pooling near your drainfield. In order to prevent septic system emergencies like these from happening, you’ll need to keep up with proper maintenance. Besides preventing emergencies, here are three other great reasons to maintain your septic system. Read More»

Six Design Mistakes That Can Make A Basement More Susceptible To Water Damage

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The best time to think about basement waterproofing is when a basement is being designed or refinished. Preventing water damage in a basement is always better than dealing with it once it has occurred. During basement design and refinishing, it’s important to avoid the following six mistakes to make a basement as impenetrable to water as possible.  Installing insulation that contains organic materials Insulation that is exposed to moisture can begin to deteriorate or rot if it contains organic materials. Read More»

Looking To Boost Your Basement's R&R Factor? Add A Hot Tub

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An unfinished basement might initially seem like a hindrance, but the good thing about buying a home with a basement of this type is that you have a blank canvas for making the space however you want. If you’re a couple who enjoys rest and relaxation as one of your chief hobbies, you may wish to make your basement reflect this sentiment. One option to consider is to add a hot tub in the basement. Read More»

Addressing Your Home's Low Water Pressure

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A sudden decrease in the water pressure of your plumbing can be a disruptive and troubling problem to experience. When you find yourself needing to address a lack of water pressure, it can be easy to be unaware of the exact steps that will be able to help you correct this problem. Ensure There Is Not A Major Leak One of the first steps that you should do is to make sure that there is not a major water leak. Read More»

Recommendations To Remedy Your Basement And Crawlspace Moisture Problem

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Excessive moisture and flooding in your basement or crawlspace can cause a domino effect of damage clean-up tasks. There is a potential for mold growth and the need for remediation and replacing any damaged interior materials and furnishings to prevent the moisture intrusion from occurring in the future. Here are some recommended steps you will need to consider when remedying a basement and crawlspace moisture problem. Remove Excess Moisture When your basement or crawlspace has any amount of moisture within its space, either moisture on the walls as condensation or standing water on the floor, you first need to get it out of the area and dry the space out. Read More»