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Six Suggestions For A Custom Home Build Project

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Hiring a team of custom home builders to tackle a project should have you feeling excited. It’s a good idea to take advantage of the opportunity to tell professional home builders what your dream house ought to be. Before you jump in, though, it’s a good idea to make sure you present them with a complete checklist. You may want to consider these six suggestions. Pouring a Deeper Foundation for a Bigger Basement Read More»

Gain Respect For Your Home's Gutters

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Your gutters may look like inconsequential additions to your home that you may feel are somewhat helpful to steering rainwater away from your head when you are walking on your home’s walkways. However, this isn’t even their intended purpose, but it is just an added benefit. Here is everything you should know about the gutters, so you will gain a newfound respect for them and see the importance of having them repaired as soon as damage is spotted. Read More»

Your Gutter System: When It's Time For A Repair, Cleaning Or Replacement

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The gutters on your home protect your foundation and the surrounding landscaping from damage. Without gutters, the rain that falls on your roof is going to simply fall to the ground. You won’t have the ability to divert water along the edge of your roof and down your water spouts, away from your home. When too much water accumulates near your foundation, this is going to weaken your foundation walls. You can end up with cracks in the foundation that will allow water to seep in. Read More»

Well Water Systems: Know The Parts To Know The Problems

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The best way to understand when and how something goes wrong with your well water system is to first know its parts. A modern well is comprised of three sections, and each section has its own components. If you have never had a well before, or you have never had to deal with a well before, here is a firsthand look at the sections and components that make up your well, and which ones might give you some trouble if you do not perform your water system maintenance. Read More»

Basement Water Problems And The Solutions To Help You Prevent Them

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If you want to prevent problems with your finished basement, it is important to keep the water out. This is something that requires more than just waterproofing to keep the basement dry. You want to have various systems that include waterproofing, pumps, and drainage. The following tips will help you decide on the right systems to keep your basement free of water and moisture:  Inspect Your Basement for Foundation Damage and Areas Where Water Gets In   Read More»

Tips For Crane Inspections And Repairs

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When you are trying to get the best results from your building projects, it begins by working out the kinks with the equipment that you use. Right now, cranes are among the best and most useful tools that you can use for any sort of construction project. It’s important to not only use a crane, but get the best service from it by having it regularly inspected, seeking repairs when you need them, and working with some professionals that can help you use your crane as safely as possible. Read More»

Benefits Of Using Reclaimed Wood

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Using reclaimed wood on projects is about more than just aesthetics. If you’re looking to start a construction or renovation project, it can be great to use products like old barn wood. Let’s examine some of the benefits of using this approach on a job. Size Matters The consumption of most of the world’s virgin timber over the last two centuries has created a situation that sometimes surprises folks when they start major builds. Read More»

Prepping For Hurricane Season? Tips To Protect Your Home's Windows

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If you live near the eastern and southeastern coastal areas of the United States, you probably already understand the potential dangers of hurricane season. Lasting six full months — from June 1 through November 30 — hurricane season is not the only time when these damaging storms can occur — post- and pre-season storms do sometimes occur. Instead, hurricane season is just the most common time frame for this type of weather event, as established through years of tracking and compiling data. Read More»

Three Preparations To Make When Purchasing A Log Cabin Kit

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Home kits used to be popular in the early 1900s. People with building skills would purchase a kit with all of the home building materials, including the lumber, then put together the home on their lot. Home building kits have made a comeback today, especially with those who desire small homes and those who want log cabin-like homes. If you want a log cabin home and you want to put in the work to build the home yourself or with family, you can still purchase a log home kit. Read More»