Exterior Work To Be Done To Protect Your Basement From Water

As a homeowner, you will want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to protect your basement from water. Even if you have never thought to worry about a flood in your basement, even the slightest amount of water intrusion can cause you serious problems such as mold and mildew. Since mold can quickly spread throughout a home, destroying personal belongings and making people sick in the process, this is something that you want to avoid at all costs. Read More 

Are You Turning Your Attic Into A Living Area?

Have you always known that the time would come that you'd turn your attic into a separate living area? Perhaps the attic ceilings are high enough to allow that, and maybe there is a good enough space to create an attractive area that will give you more space. For example, you might decide to use the finished attic as a home office. Or, you might want the space used as a sleeping loft for your grandchildren. Read More 

Understanding How Hot Water Heaters Work

Hot water heaters do one thing well: they heat water for bathing and washing. Until they were invented, everyone had to spend hours and hours heating water in giant pots on the stove just to take a single bath, and most families would take turns sharing the same tub because nobody wanted to empty the tub and reheat a ton of water for the next person to bathe. Some elderly people would avoid bathing because of the effort needed to bring that much water from a well to the stove and then into a tub. Read More 

Signs You Need A New Septic System

Your home's septic system is one of the most important parts of your property's foundation yet something you probably don't think about often. You may not even know anything about your septic system, other than the system needs to be cleaned out periodically and is responsible for the safe waste removal of your family. There are many reasons why your septic system should last until you sell your home, but your system may need to be replaced sooner than you'd think. Read More 

When To Have A Commercial Masonry Joint Inspection Done

Brick and other types of concrete masonry are designed to last for a long time, but sometimes, there are problems with masonry joints and other aspects of masonry buildings. Commercial masonry joint inspections can be done on commercial buildings and often should be done under these circumstances. When Buying an Old Masonry Building You might have come across the perfect old building to buy for your retail store, convenience store or other business. Read More