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This blog is all about communicating effectively with your general contractor—before he or she starts work.

5 Signs You Need To Call A Masonry Contractor Now

28 July 2018
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Taking care of masonry work requires you to check in on a structure regularly to spot when it might be time to bring in a professional. A number of environmental factors can leave bricks and mortar compromised, and even simple age can create trouble. Watching out for these five indicators, however, may help you head off issues. 1. Moisture There's a lot more to worry about with masonry than just seeing a puddle of water that obviously leads back to a crack in a wall or a chimney. Read More …

The Benefits Of Installing A Vinyl Arbor In Your Outdoor Space

10 June 2018
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An arbor can add style and charm to your outdoor space. It can make a garden have a classic and timeless look and feel to it. If you are looking to have an arbor constructed in your outdoor space, one of the top decisions you will have to make is what material you want the arbor made from. Arbors are traditionally made from wood, but can also be made from metal, composite materials, and vinyl. Read More …

How To Refinish Fiberglass Bathtubs

25 March 2018
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The finish on a fiberglass bathtub can scratch and wear off over the years. Usually, having the paint finish rub off isn't going to actually affect the waterproof quality of the fiberglass. The actual fiberglass is waterproof itself, but you do need to worry if the fiberglass starts to rub down and get thinner. If the fiberglass becomes too exposed, it can become weaker, and there is a greater risk of cracking. Read More …

3 Tips to Prevent Trips, Slips and Falls on Your Driveway

10 October 2016
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You probably do not want you, your kids or your guests to have an accident and to trip or slip and fall in your driveway, but you could be unsure of how to prevent these accidents. However, there are actually a few steps that you can take to help prevent accidents from occurring. Give these tips a try to make your driveway a little bit safer. 1. Have Imperfections Repaired Read More …

Pros And Cons Of Metal Roofing

5 October 2016
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Although asphalt shingles still dominate residential areas in the United States, appearing almost anywhere you look, there's also been an upsurge of interest in metal roofing because of its inherent benefits such as recycled content, reflectivity, and so on. Here are some pros and cons of metal roofing that you should consider if you're planning to replace your roof soon and are thinking about using a material other than shingles. Read More …

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Communicating With Your General Contractor

Nothing is more frustrating than deciding on a construction project, only to be bombarded by a long list of problems during the construction phase. Unfortunately, if you work with the wrong person, you might become pretty familiar with issues. About five years ago, I hired one of my neighbors to renovate my bathroom. Although the mere idea sounds ridiculous now, at the time it seemed like a natural solution to a real problem. Unfortunately, as soon as he got started, I knew that he didn't know what he was doing. This blog is all about communicating effectively with your general contractor—before he or she starts work.

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