Overseeing Residential Construction Projects

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Overseeing Residential Construction Projects

Whether building a new home or revamping an old one, it feels good to be able to rely on an experienced contractor to make sure the job gets done right. But just because you have a professional by your side doesn't mean that you shouldn't have an understanding of how your construction project should be handled. If you don't know what to expect from your contractor, their team, and even your own efforts during construction, you won't know whether anything important is being overlooked or that labor production is inefficiant. This blog was designed to provide visitors like you with the tips, tricks, insights, and guidelines that are needed to successfully oversee any type of construction project. Thanks for stopping by!

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How To Safely Turn Your Fireplace Into A Festive Advent Calendar For Christmas

20 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

At Christmastime, your custom fireplace mantle may be one of your favorite places to decorate. You don't need to limit your fireplace decorations to only pine garlands, ornaments, lights, or other glittery items on the mantle. You can decorate the fireplace's brick or stone front as well, turning it into one large Advent calendar. Here are instructions to turn your fireplace into a countdown calendar to Christmas day. Advent was first celebrated in the fourth century and began on a Sunday, four weeks before Christmas. Read More …

Choosing A Roof For Your Mediterranean-Style Dream Home

19 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Are you building a Mediterranean-style house? If so, you probably already know that Mediterranean-style homes draw their inspiration from the sunny, cheerful abodes in Italy, Greece, and Spain.  You're likely already planning on incorporating stucco walls painted a neutral color such as peach or yellow into your new house, as well as an open floor plan, and plenty of columns and archways. What about the roof, though? If you're stuck on deciding what material will best top your Mediterranean-style dream home, read on to learn what your options are. Read More …

6 Ways That You Can Prevent Home Electrical Fires

17 November 2014
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Most homeowners find the thought of household fires terrifying, and with good reason. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to minimize the risk of electrical fires. Following are six strategies that will provide you and your family with some extra peace of mind: Watch your Lighting Nearly one-half of all electrical fires in the home are caused by problems with lighting. Always make certain that the bulbs you use comply with the recommendations of the light fixtures that you choose to use. Read More …

Getting Rid Of Mice In Your Ducts Before The Air Conditioning Professional Arrives

17 November 2014
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If you have made an appointment with an HVAC contractor to have a new air conditioning system secured in your home, then there typically is not much that you need to do to prepare for the visit. Unfortunately, this is not true if you hear mice running through your heating and cooling vents. These mice should be fully eradicated and the vents need to be cleaned before the HVAC professional arrives. Read More …

Say “No” To Slip, Sliding On Slick Driveways This Winter: How To Apply A Non-Stick Sealer To Concrete

14 November 2014
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With winter comes crackling fireplaces, snowmen, ice skating and...slippery driveways. If you are a homeowner, you probably know how slick a driveway can become during icy weather. Salt or other deicers may help control the problem, but those products can cause unsightly pitting in your concrete. Fortunately, there is a good solution to your problem. Here is how you can apply a durable coating on your driveway to increase slip-resistance when the toughest winter weather strikes: Read More …