A wet basement can lead to interior damage, especially in finished basements or in storage areas. It also can raise the humidity in your home, leading to dampness throughout and an increased chance of mold and mildew. Fortunately, you have several waterproofing options that fall into two main categories – interior or exterior. This guide can help you determine which method is best for you. Basic Waterproofing Options Exterior options for basement waterproofing include the addition of drain fields or the application of an exterior membrane or waterproof coating.
19 June 2015
Owning your own home is tremendously rewarding and exciting, but it also requires you to build up knowledge about a variety of maintenance tasks that, at time, can seem almost endless. However, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is perhaps the most important of these tasks, as it also plays a role in maintaining the lifespan of a number of smaller items. Below, you'll find a guide to some tips for maintaining your gas furnace in your home.
8 June 2015
While it's a widely held belief that knob and tube wiring is inherently dangerous, it is not dangerous as long as it is in good working order. However, this type of wiring was used from 1880 to 1930, so most of the wiring lurking behind the walls in older homes has some issues due to age. Additionally, knob and tube wiring has been made dangerous, in many cases, due to upgrades within the home and within the electrical system itself.
26 May 2015
Hurricanes are devastating storms that cause billions in property damage each year. Hurricane season is fast approaching, beginning in June. If you live in the southeast region of the US, you know that the warm, lazy days of summer can also bring deadly storms. Here are six ways to protect your home from hurricanes: 1. Install storm doors. Replace your front and back doors with storm doors. These storm doors should not have windows or glass parts, since these can go flying in high wind conditions.
25 May 2015
Did you purchase a home in a rural area with no access to a municipal sewer plant? Investing in a septic tank system is something you must consider it you want to manage the wastewater coming out of your home. Find out below how a septic tank system is able to manage wastewater, as well as an estimate of what tank pumping will cost. How is Wastewater Managed by a Septic Tank System?
11 May 2015
Many people want a beautiful yard and lawn, but a number of factors can prevent that from happening. If you desire a great looking yard, you don't have to struggle to maintain it yourself. Lawn care services are available to do any type of yard work that you may need done, from one-time clean-ups to trimming shrubs and plants or regularly mowing and caring for your lawn. The top reasons for hiring a lawn care service include:
20 April 2015
The movies often make it look like it is easy to get out of a stuck elevator during an emergency. In actuality, getting out of a stuck elevator is not nearly as easy as they make it seem in the movies. The following guide walks you through a few of the myths that you've seen in films when it comes to getting out of a stuck elevator. Climb Through the Roof Hatch
9 April 2015