Three Things To Look For When Inspecting A French Drain System
8 April 2016
If you're a homeowner who is installing a French drain system in your yard, you're taking a great step toward keeping your yard and home safe from being overwhelmed by rainwater. But as simple as French drains are, they aren't maintenance-free. They do need periodic inspection to ensure they aren't failing and haven't become damaged. Here are three things you need to have the drain system inspected for on a regular basis.
Two Radiant Floor Heating Myths Busted
16 March 2016
Warming your home during the long winters can be a constant battle. While modern heating systems can be highly effective at keeping your home the temperature that you want, there are many different types of heating systems available, and you might find this selection to be overwhelming and confusing. This can result in you putting faith in some erroneous ideas about this heating option. In particular, the following two notions may be discouraging you from making the investment to install this type of heating system in your home.
A Quiet Remodel: Soundproofing Your Home
19 February 2016
Life is noisy, and sometimes just getting through your workday can hurt your ears and make your head hurt. When you get home, you need some peace and quiet. Unfortunately, your walls are thin or your plumbing gurgles. Instead of wearing earplugs every night, you can undertake a modest remodel that will "soundproof" your home.
Experts explain that no action will make your home less noisy unless you first find and fill the cracks and holes that allow outdoor noise inside.
Make Your Plaster Pretty Again: Tips For Repairing Your Plaster Walls
31 January 2016
Plaster is an elegant and sophisticated wall treatment, and it is commonly found in older homes. Plaster can become damaged over time and require a bit of repair or restoration.
If your plaster isn't looking too pretty, try some of these suggestions to refurbish your walls:
Filling in small holes.
When you use tacks or nails on plaster walls, you will have tiny holes to fill later. Some quick tricks include repairing with a bit of caulking or spackle on your fingertip; another do-it-yourself tactic is to fill them with a tiny amount of white toothpaste!