22 February 2016
If you are like a lot of people, when someone mentions concrete to you, you conjure up an image in your head of a dull gray slab that doesn't boast a whole lot in the way of aesthetic appeal. However, the world of concrete has completely evolved from just an industrial-looking material. There are all kinds of cool things that concrete contractors can do with modern concrete materials. Some of these designs could be just what you need to glam up the look of your home's exterior.
3 February 2016
As snow melts during the end of the winter season, all that accumulated water can find its way into your basement and cause water damage. You may notice moisture on your walls or even water seeping into your basement carpeting, which can be devastating to your basement's structure and difficult to repair. Here are 3 ways you can better prepare your basement for the snow melt that can cause damage during the winter season.
13 January 2016
While flat roofs can be aesthetically pleasing and are typically cheaper to install than sloped roofs, they are more prone to ponding water issues. This is when water from rain or other sources settle into small pools rather than draining away to the ground, which can occur for a variety of reasons including poor roof pitch and clogged drains. Over time, ponding water can cause leaks and structural issues. If you roof tends to pond water, here are two possible treatment options.
23 December 2015
If you have been trying to figure out how to keep pigeons off your office building's window sills, you may have seen those strips of spikes that you place on the sill. Those are very effective, but they present some issues for window cleaners when they go to work on the windows in your building. An alternative is to use a wire arrangement sometimes called a trip wire. This is a lot safer for anyone trying to clean the windows, and it also makes the job easier, especially if you want the sills clean as well.
8 December 2015
If you're in the market for a new heating system, or if you're adding a new room or addition to your home, you might be overwhelmed by all of the heating system options on the market today. One good choice, especially for an older home, is a ductless heat pump system. What is a ductless heat pump system? A ductless heat pump system, as the name implies, circulates heated air throughout your home without the traditional duct system of pipes, vents and registers.
18 November 2015
Swimming year round is becoming more and more common. Heated pools allow people to keep swimming even when temperatures drop. One of the main issues with swimming during the colder months is getting out of the pool. Cold air can make exiting the pool a very uncomfortable task. Luckily there are changes that can be made to the space around the swimming pool in order to ensure that swimmers aren't left shivering.
30 October 2015
Kitchen countertops have come a long way in recent years. You no longer have to choose between a cheap laminate material or an expensive marble countertop. There are lots of options that fall in-between those two extremes. It's a good idea to think about the material and how you use your kitchen before you chose a new countertop. There are some that look beautiful, but require lots of maintenance. Others are not designed for people who do lots of food prep in their kitchen.