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 

Ready For The Rain? How To Prepare Your Home For Winter Storms

Winter is coming. Have you waterproofed your home yet? If the answer to that question was no, it's time to get started. Winter rains can wreak havoc on your home, especially if you haven't taken care of the waterproofing. Waterproofing your home doesn't have to require a lot of hard work. In fact, you can probably take care of the steps provided below in just a few days. Here's how to get your home waterproofed and ready for the winter rains. Read More 

Three Uses For Barn Wood In Your Home

The barn wood look is something that many homeowners favor. Barn wood is available in a variety of hues, including brown and gray, and often has an unfinished surface that can add a rustic quality to your home. If you're thinking about adding barn wood in one or more ways, you're in luck — there's a long list of ways that you can add this wood to your home. Some people choose barn wood for large-scale functional purposes, such as flooring in a room, while others prefer it as a decor piece — for example, a sign with a slogan that you like with a barn-wood background. Read More