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Create A Child-Friendly Outdoors Area Within Your Very Own Garden

The Family Garden With the summer holidays around the corner you may want to start thinking about ways in which you can keep the kids amused in the sunlight.With the arrival of the sun, many of us will want to spend as much time as is possible enjoying the sun, so what better starting point … Continue reading Create A Child-Friendly Outdoors Area Within Your Very Own Garden

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My Thoughts On Designing Custom Homes

Designing Custom Homes Designing custom homes in the Midwest over the last 30 years has allowed me a rare opportunity. How would you like to sit down with a designer and describe your dream home? Especially if you knew at the end of the process you could build that dream home. I am here to help you through … Continue reading My Thoughts On Designing Custom Homes

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How to Avoid Accidents on a Construction Site

One of the most dangerous industries is construction.  For a lot of, this might not come as a shock because there are numerous hazards for this job.  Workers use high powered equipment and heavy machinery.  They move, lift, and make large objects. On many sites the staff ought to ascend to rooftops or scaffoldings.  Workers need … Continue reading How to Avoid Accidents on a Construction Site

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Egress Window Well Tips

While homeowners are presented with the development of a damaged window well, they often times can debate between different choices for the egress windows. The first option would be to install a liner type device or a window well insert. The next decision would be to replace the basement  window well entirely . Homeowners can choose to … Continue reading Egress Window Well Tips

Concrete Driveway Staining-Goodbye Boring Gray

Concrete driveways do not have to be pale and spotted with oil stains. Coloring the driveway with concrete driveway staining can give it the look of natural stone. Many people elect to do this to enhance the look of their home’s environment, a big portion of which is the driveway. By improving the driveway’s look, … Continue reading Concrete Driveway Staining-Goodbye Boring Gray

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Why Choose Trex Transcends Decking

Trex Transcends Decking Want to put wood deck maintenance behind you? Trex Transcends decking is the ultimate choice for an ultra low maintenance choice. When selecting a decking material for your project I think you will be pleased with all of the high quality properties of Trex Transcends decking. In our discovery of what makes Trex Transcends decking superior to traditional … Continue reading Why Choose Trex Transcends Decking

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How to Use Sealants and Plumber’s Tape

Sealing pipes and hoses during plumbing projects is very important. That’s obvious. So how to achieve that correctly can be a little trickier pc looks.The 1st tip follows the existing mechanic’s rule: the correct tool finest job.Select sealant according to its proper purpose. Use plumber’s putty for securing sink flanges when installing a garbage disposal unit. Use … Continue reading How to Use Sealants and Plumber’s Tape

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General Contractor Or Building Contractor

Contractor, General or Building Selecting a general contractor is a topic I am asked about almost daily. First I want to cover what the term general contractor means and how it is sometimes miss-represented. First I want to explain that a general contractor is not necessarily the home builder. In fact many generals act only as coordinators hiring and … Continue reading General Contractor Or Building Contractor

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First Steps To A Room Addition

Addition Planning   Here are my recommended first steps to creating your dream room addition. Since an addition to your home will change the structural aspects it is important to first assess you needs. What do you want to accomplish with this addition. It might be as simple as adding an additional bedroom or expanding the kitchen area; it might entail adding … Continue reading First Steps To A Room Addition

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House Framing With Advanced Framing Techniques

Framing with Advance Techniques Framing a house with Advanced Framing Techniques. What are we talking about when we mention advance framing techniques. I have been involved in conventional house framing for over 33 years now and I can tell you that these Advanced Framing Techniques are revolutionary.   Now understand that this is how most everyone has always … Continue reading House Framing With Advanced Framing Techniques