2015

3 Mistakes to Avoid as a Contractor

Owning your own business comes with a number of key responsibilities. While it is a great way to be independent and break free from the monotony of having to work for someone else, there are things that can go wrong and cost you your business and all your hard work. To help maximize your profits and ensure your business is going to be around for quite some time, don't make one of the costly mistakes below.

3 Top Tips For Keeping Your Deck Spotlessly Clean

Nothing heightens the appeal of nice weather quite like spending time on your deck. Yet when your deck is a filthy mess the last thing you want to do is settle in for the long haul. If you've got a deck in need of some love--and soap--read on. This article will outline three tips for rejuvenating a dirty deck. Remove debris from between boards using a leaf blower. Okay, you've removed all of your deck furniture--good work.

Chimney 101: Why Your House Has One Of Those

When you look at your roof, you may see some open pipes sticking out of it. What are these pipes and why are they there? Some people call these chimneys, but it would be more technically correct to call them vents or exhausts. In general, there are three types of "chimneys" that you can have on your roof. Brick and Mortar Chimneys The first is the standard chimney that goes to your fireplace.

Addressing Frequent Misconceptions Concerning Horizontal Directional Drilling During Water Line Installation

For many years, the traditional method of installing new waterways beneath the ground involved digging deep trenches and creating quite the disturbance that was both time consuming and hassling for property owners. With modern horizontal directional drilling practices, line installation is nothing compared to what it once was. Even as beneficial as directional drilling is, there are a lot of misconceptions about the processes used and the availability of services. Here are a few of the most common and the facts you should know as a property owner.

3 Unique And Budget-Friendly Ways To Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

Tired of looking at those outdated, ugly kitchen cabinets? If so, then perhaps you've already researched the cost of having them replaced, only to find that the figure was way outside of your comfortable price range. Not to worry; you don't have to be destined to live with those cabinets forever. In fact, there are a few possible ways you can go about updating them for just a fraction of the cost of buying new ones.