Building a Stone House? Here are Some Ideas for a Successful Project


The beauty and natural appearance that stone adds to a property cannot be achieved with any other building material. For this reason, natural stone is becoming a preferred building material with most owners. However, unlike other materials such as concrete, the use of stone requires several considerations and prior preparations to guarantee the success of the project and prevent hitches in the future. When used correctly and with expertise, natural stone can deliver a beautiful and durable structure.

16 November 2016

2 Important Signs of Structural Problems on Your Roof


Tough economic times often compel homeowners to put off conducting some needed home repairs. However, those homeowners may not be able to tell that some issues are structural problems that should be given prompt attention. This article discusses two key indicators that your roof may have developed structural problems that must be sorted urgently before worse damage occurs. Sagging Floors How can a sagging floor be connected to a defective roofing system?

21 October 2016

Five Tips for Cleaning Your Mobile Home Roof


Cleaning the roof of your mobile home improves its kerb appeal, and it also prevents built up debris from causing damage. To clean your roof safely and effectively, there are several cleaning techniques you should keep in mind. 1. Clean pitched roofs as usual If you have a pitched roof on your mobile home, you don't have to take any special considerations into mind. You can simply clean the roof as usual for a shingled or metal roof.

5 October 2016

Frequently Asked Questions About Carpet Restoration Services


Carpet restoration can be just what your home needs if the carpeting looks a bit dull and drab. Very often a good restorative service can bring back the carpet's color and nap, while also giving it a very thorough cleaning. If your home's carpeting doesn't look its best but you're not quite ready for new carpeting, note a few questions you might have about restoration services. This can help you decide if it would be the best choice for your home.

20 September 2016

How pontoons can create the best water patios


There's nothing better for a lakeside retreat or a riverside cottage than a tranquil, relaxing patio where you can sit in comfort and overlook the waters ripple on a cool, summer day. Of course, you could build such a structure from wood or even metal. But if you want something that's flexible — something that you can be altered depending on your mood and needs each and every day — then nothing gives you versatility like a collection of pontoons.

14 September 2016

How To Perform Simple Concrete Repairs


Face it: hiring tradespeople can be expensive. Call-out fees, labour and materials can really add up, and before you know it, the bill for that simple tap replacement or wall patch-up will make you start thinking about taking out a second mortgage! So, next time you notice a crack in your concrete stairs or path, don't call your bank manager. Give DIY a try—you might be surprised how easy it can be.

12 September 2016

Leaking Showerhead? Fix It With Vinegar!


Sometimes a leaking showerhead is caused by a buildup of limescale. Hard water commonly contains high quantities of the mineral lime, and over time this can accumulate as a hard deposit in pipework and bathroom fittings. The tiny holes in the shower head can become blocked, forcing the water backwards away from the rose and putting pressure on the joins within the shower system, causing annoying leaks whenever the shower is in operation.

29 August 2016

How to Choose Exterior Roller Shutters for Your Home


Exterior roller shutters are good for protecting windows against storms and hurricanes, but they also offer many other benefits as well. Considering your own needs and reasons for getting roller shutters will help you to determine the best type, as they are often made from different materials and offer different benefits. Note a few tips for choosing the best exterior roller shutters for your home. Noise Roller shutters can help to block out noise from nearby traffic, storms, your neighbors, and so on.

29 August 2016

How to Avoid Sharing Your Timber Floors With Hungry Beetles


Timber flooring can make any home look beautiful, and your visitors will certainly appreciate this beauty. Having said that, you don't want to share the beauty with just anyone (or anything). There are a number of bugs and beetles who might not appreciate the look of your timber flooring but who will certainly appreciate the taste. How can you tell if you have a beetle problem in your timber flooring? And how can you banish those beetles?

24 August 2016

How to Restore Your Classic Car's Original Voice


Owning vintage cars is one of life's great pleasures. There's nothing like the feeling of engaging the throttle of a 1960s Maserati Sebring or an Aston Martin DB5. Then there's the elegant appearance and class that iconic vintage cars possess. But along with the sensation of speed and the aesthetics of classic cars, there's another experience that motoring connoisseurs understand --the beautiful purr and rising growl of a perfectly tuned engine.

22 August 2016