20 December 2016
Buildings in earthquake prone areas haven't always been built to be as earthquake resistant as they are now. If you have an older house in an earthquake prone area, you may want to do some seismic retrofitting so that your house is more resistant to damage done by earthquakes. Seismic Retrofitting This means that your house will be modified to bring it up to current seismic code or as close as possible.
5 August 2016
If you have a bad back, you may find it difficult to sleep comfortably throughout the night. However, much of your nightly discomfort may be alleviated by selecting the right mattress. Here are a few things that you should consider when buying a new mattress if you already suffer from back pain: The Age and Original Condition of Your Current Mattress If your current mattress is quite a few years old, it probably does not provide the support and comfort that it did when it was first purchased.
28 July 2016
If you thought sandblasting was just for construction projects, you're missing out on a very creative outlet. While sandblasting is most often used for construction projects such as pool resurfacing, it can also be used to create beautiful, decorative glassware. Here are some step-by-step instructions that will help you create etched glass. Choose Your Glass When it comes to using sandblasting glass to create etched designs, you should practice on old glass before you get started on more expensive pieces.
5 May 2016
Even a little water in your basement can result in thousands of dollars in water damage. From ruined antiques, furniture, and stored clothing, to the possibility of mold growth in your home, there are numerous reasons why you should make safeguarding your basement from flooding a priority. This article will help you brush up on preventive steps to help keep the water at bay and ensure your basement remains dry all spring.
12 April 2016
Space can become limited in a garage after you've lived in one place for a while. Old bikes, tools, mowers, camping gear, and other assorted items end up competing for limited space on the ground – not to mention the room you need to park your car inside on a wintry day. Here is how you can build and install shelving so you can organize your garage this spring. Cut the Pieces
10 March 2016
Dealing with any type of fire can be scary. Not only can it leave you struggling to figure out what is damaged and what is salvageable, but it leaves you trying to figure out what caused the fire to erupt in the first place. Once you have the chance to sit down and start assessing the fire damage with your loved ones, you can begin to figure out where to go from here.
19 February 2016
For most homeowners, vinyl siding is a remarkably versatile and durable choice for cladding exterior home walls. This material is usually available in various colors and profiles, allowing you to design the dream exterior for your home. Vinyl is also typically resistant to termite infestations and fading, making it virtually maintenance-free. Additionally, the material can provide an excellent insulating material that helps lower your heating and cooling costs. The only downside to vinyl siding is that it is often susceptible to damage from storms and extreme weather.
29 January 2016
If you own a vacation home that you only use occasionally during the winter time, you risk your home sustaining water damage if you don't take the proper steps to protect it. Here is what you need to do if you don't plan on using your vacation home until the spring to ensure that it doesn't sustain water damage while vacant. Protect Your Pipes The first thing you need to do is make sure that all of the pipes into your home are properly protected.