construction--contractors

  • 3 Reasons To Utilize Copper Tiles When Replacing Your Roof

    One of the most versatile, popular, and beneficial roofing materials at your disposal is copper. Copper can provide you with a roof that can do everything from lasting many decades to helping you control the climate within your home. Listed below are three of the many reasons for utilizing copper tiles when replacing your roof.   Keep Your House Cooler Copper is a nice option for keeping your home cooler in the summer because it helps keep the heat from the sunlight from increasing the temperature within the house. [Read More]

  • Tips For Keeping Insect Pests Out Of Your House

    As spring approaches, insects become more active and may find their way into your house. Instead of spending your time swatting, stomping and spraying these pests that make their way in, be pro-active with these tips to keep them out of your house to begin with. 1. Get rid of places in your yard that become a jump-off point for insects to get into your house. Move firewood or other piles of wood that can attract ants and spiders as far from the house as possible. [Read More]

  • New Small Contractor's Trench Digging Guide: How To Install Aluminum Shoring

    The lightweight and easy to assemble panels make aluminum shoring a good choice for small contractors who have limited equipment and help when digging a trench. If you have to dig down further than five feet to reach broken pipes or foundation walls, you are required to install shoring in the trench to keep the dirt walls from collapsing in around you. Here is how you can install aluminum shoring to make it safe for you to work in a deep trench. [Read More]

  • Pros And Cons Of 3 Different Types Of Asphalt Roofing

    Asphalt has become one of the most popular roofing materials due to the low price, low maintenance, and relative durability of the material. Asphalt roofing comes in a few different styles to suit a variety of residential and commercial roofing needs. The versatile material can often go toe-to-toe with more expensive materials in both function and appearance. What are some of the specific pros and cons of the most common types of asphalt roofing? [Read More]

  • Should You Replace Your Siding Before Selling Your Home?

    Homeowners looking to sell their homes quickly and for the highest possible price often look at different options for making their homes more desirable to buyers. Large projects, such as replacing your siding, can pay off under certain circumstances. If you are considering replacing your siding, here are a few things to take into consideration. What Is The Current Condition Of The Siding? If your home has wood siding that is old, experiencing rot or has termite issues, replacing your siding might be a smart move. [Read More]

  • Sump Pumps: Answers To 2 Common Questions

    Nothing strikes quite as much dread in the heart of a homeowner as the thought of a flooded basement. Luckily, sump pumps are a common and effective way of reducing the risk when things get wet outside. If you are considering having a plumber install a sump pump to protect your basement against flooding, read on. This article will answers two common questions asked about sump systems. Are all sump pumps basically the same? [Read More]

  • Five Reasons To Use Plastic Pipes In Your Home

    You are finally building the home of your dreams, and after numerous meetings with the architect, general contractor and project manager, you think everything from bathroom fixtures to the color of the driveway concrete has been selected. But then you meet with the plumber and he asks about pipes. Isn't that his job? Before you defer to his suggestions, do your homework and find out why plastic pipes are today's best plumbing option. [Read More]

  • Concrete Grinder Matchmaking: Hard With Soft And Soft With Hard

    Concrete grinders have made it very easy to remove imperfections from concrete work. Since they shoulder most of the heavy lifting involved in grinding work, they make it easy not only to save time, but also to concentrate on the overall appearance of the concrete work and thus increase the chances of ending up with quality concrete finishes. However, most of the advantages that come with the use concrete grinders usually accrue only when they are properly used. [Read More]

  • Why You Need a Home Inspection on New Construction

    You may think when you buy a newly built home that everything will be in perfect condition. This may not always be the case as mistakes can happen during the building process. Investing in a home inspection on a newly built home is important to protect your investment. People Make Mistakes Builders are human, meaning that mistakes may happen. These mistakes can vary in their severity from missing trim on your roof, to improperly welded pipes that contain leaks. [Read More]

  • How To Fix Damaged Window Sills

    Most windows have wooden frames, molding and sills. The sills are often damaged because they tend to be used as tables. People will often set their wet cups on window sills, leaving behind water rings. Hard objects can also scratch the paint off of the sill. If the sill becomes damaged, it can make your windows look aged and dirty. This is because the sill usually sticks out further than the rest of the window frame, so it is very visible. [Read More]