Building Advice from a Seasoned Woodworker

« Back to Home

BLOG

2 Reasons To Consider Utilizing Custom Stonework For Your Home

Posted on

One of the best ways to decorate the interior or exterior of your home is custom stonework, mostly because of the aesthetic appeal and beauty that it can provide. Listed below are two reasons to consider utilizing custom stonework when decorating your home or property. Can Be Used In A Variety Of Ways A major reason to utilize custom stonework is that it is extremely versatile and can be used in a large number of ways. Read More»

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Brick Siding

Posted on

Brick siding is an alternative siding option for your home that offers a number of distinctive features when compared to more traditional options, such as vinyl or metal siding. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages that brick siding gives to your home can help you more easily decide if brick siding is the right fit for your home. Advantages of Brick Siding Durability: Brick is a highly durable material that is easily able to withstand inclement weather and physical damage. Read More»

Guide To Low-Flow Toilets: Understanding And Cleaning Your Eco-Friendly Toilets

Posted on

From cleaning up your yard and replacing worn carpet to staining the deck and repairing broken doors, it is easy to see the overwhelming nature of owning a home. While some tasks are necessary to improve your home’s function and appeal, others can help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Installing new toilets may not seem like a worthwhile task, but low-flow models can reduce your home’s water usage. Unfortunately, you may not be familiar with these water-conserving toilets. Read More»

How To Evaluate A Home Remodel Contractor's Portfolio

Posted on

There are plenty of tips on the Internet about how to hire a good home remodel contractor. All of them talk about that contractor’s portfolio, but they skip over one vital step–how do you evaluate a home remodeling contractor’s portfolio in the first place? If you don’t know what a good remodel looks like, those photographs won’t mean much to you when choosing a contractor. Here are some things to look for. Read More»

Do You Worry Your Commercial Property And Shop Doesn't Have The Right Safety Equipment? What To Know To Prepare

Posted on

If your commercial property meets the bare minimum requirements for safety, or you aren’t even sure if it does or not, you want to take action. You want to make sure the staff and all people that enter through the building are safe, and you want to be prepared if there is some type of emergency. Here are a few of the things you’ll want to do to change your business, so it’s a safe and hazard free place to work. Read More»

Simple Tips That Can Help Prevent Damage To Your Home's Foundation

Posted on

When you own a home, the last problem you want to discover is something wrong with your foundation. A cracked or otherwise damaged foundation will leave you with a major repair project for which you’ll need to hire a foundation expert. It’s beneficial to take as many steps as possible to ensure that you’re not inadvertently contributing to the premature demise of your foundation. Foundations and water don’t mix, as the water can lead to cracks and the eventual need for a major repair. Read More»

Wrap And Bag Your Way To An Easier Move

Posted on

Packing up your possessions during a move is no fun, but unpacking them and putting them away in your new home is even worse, especially items that have numerous small parts or are bulky, such as clothing and shoes. By using simple stretch wrap, plastic garbage bags and these great ideas you will be able to not only pack more efficiently, you will make unpacking and settling into your new home much easier, neater and faster. Read More»

3 Tips For Protecting Your Roof During The Winter

Posted on

The winter months can be very harsh and put a lot of stress on a roof. If you want to make it to spring without having to deal with any roofing issues, it is in your best interest to spend some time in the fall making sure that your roof is in tip top shape and ready for the coldest months of the year. Use the following tips to get your roof ready for winter: Read More»

Three Garage Door Problems That Call For Professional Help

Posted on

While you can successfully perform a wide range of simple maintenance jobs for your garage door, such as lubricating the hinges and replacing the batteries in the remote opener, it’s generally a good idea to hire a professional when you’re facing any type of significant problem with the door. Some garage door repair jobs are dangerous, while others are complicated. In either case, a garage door contractor possesses the expertise and tools to ensure that the project is completed correctly and safely. Read More»

Different Methods For Preventing Major Damage Your Home's Foundation

Posted on

The foundation of your home is essential for stabilizing the structure. To prevent major damage to the foundation, you need to know which methods are best for keeping this area stable. Repair Minor Cracks Even though minor cracks may not seem dangerous to your foundation, the opposite is true. These small cracks allow water to enter the concrete, which then erodes the foundation. For this reason, it is important to fill them in to prevent larger cracks from forming. Read More»