Choosing the Right Construction Projects for Your Home

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Choosing the Right Construction Projects for Your Home

As a homeowner, it can seem almost impossible to determine which construction projects will benefit your household and increase your property value, and which will end up being a regret that can't be undone. If you aren't sure which types of home improvement projects to invest in, you've come to the right place! This blog offers advice about a wide variety of construction projects that you may be thinking about completing. Learn what the financial and lifestyle benefits are for popular contruction projects, and which you'd be better off overlooking if you expect to receive a return on your investment when all is said and done. Check back often, as we publish new construction project topics on a regular basis.


Buying A House: Could Your Siding Contain Asbestos?

26 January 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you're looking to buy a home that was built during the mid-twentieth century, you might be concerned about the presence of asbestos in the home, as asbestos was added to many different types of building material. Asbestos is dangerous; it causes many health problems, especially impacting the lungs and respiratory passages. A common place to find asbestos is in the siding of your home. Here is what you need to know about buying a home that might have asbestos in the siding. Read More …

Get Tenants, Not Noise, In Your Downtown Apartment With Double-Pane Windows

29 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Downtown apartments fetch high rents, particularly when multiple potential tenants are considering the same unit. Downtown apartments, however, are also susceptible to city noise -- which may turn off some potential tenants. If you have an apartment downtown for rent, install double-pane replacement windows to reduce how much noise enters the apartment and make it more attractive to potential tenants. You might be able to get multiple people interested in the place and ask for a higher monthly rent. Read More …

Freezing French Drains: Five Tips For Keeping Your Water Flowing

14 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you rely on a french drain to keep water away from your foundation and live in an area where the temperature regularly falls below freezing, you have a few extra problems that you need to be concerned with. Freezing temperatures can damage PVC pipes. Additionally, water that freezes in the pipes can clog your drain, forcing other water towards your foundation, exactly where you do not want it. To prevent these issues, you should consider the following five tips. Read More …

Is There A Way To Save Your Tree After A Rat Problem?

1 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If rats live in one of the trees on your property and damaged its bark, you may wonder if there's a way to save the tree. Damaged tree bark can cause many problems for your tree, including death. To see if you can save the tree, contact tree service contractors for help. The contractors can see if the tree is still healthy enough to save or if they need to remove the tree because it's too damaged to live. Read More …

Understand the Benefits of Heat Treated Steel Vs. Cold Rolled Steel

2 November 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

As a construction worker, you likely deal with steel on a near daily basis. Steel is one of the most common components used in the construction industry. Steel beams provide support in high-rise buildings and bridges. Steel plates can also provide additional structural support in between the floors of buildings. Heat treated steel is especially useful. In fact, there are at least a few reasons why you should use heat treated steel in your industry rather than cold rolled steel. Read More …