Tips to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

One of the biggest plumbing-related disasters that can occur within your home is common during the winter months. Frozen pipes are a major problem because they can result in bursting pipes. When water freezes within a pipe, it has the ability to expand and increases the amount of pressure that exists within the pipe. This expansion typically results in the pipe bursting and large amounts of water being spewed throughout your home. Read More 

How to Keep Your Septic Tank Cleaned

If you live somewhere rural and don't have access to a sewer system, you probably have a septic tank system. There is a septic tank on your property where all your waste and water goes. While they perform effectively and can last a long time, they need be kept clean and well maintained. Here are some ways to keep your septic tank clean. Know What Not Put Down the Drains Read More 

Top Tips For Patio Design

A patio can add value to your property and improve your enjoyment of your outside space, so it's important that you get the design right before the construction process gets underway.  Read on for some helpful tips on designing your new patio. Circulation and linking When planning your patio layout, try to think of it as an extension of the rest of your property and incorporate links accordingly.  For example, remember to include access from the patio to the garage if it's adjacent, or incorporate sliding or bifold doors if the patio links to your lounge or kitchen so that you can extend your indoor space outdoors. Read More 

Simple Guidelines on Restoring a Treated Pine Deck

There are different building materials that are appropriate for constructing a residential deck in the outdoor space. However, treated pine is one of the most beneficial choices to consider selecting for such a project. This type of wood is obtained from manmade plantations, so the cost is relatively low and the material is sustainably sourced. The pine pieces are also treated for resistance against termites, mildew and water damage, so it will perform well in fairly adverse conditions. Read More 

The Pros and Cons of Stick Framing

Stick framing refers to the traditional way of building roof supports. A carpenter works out the angles that the individual rafter pieces should adhere to and then assemble the rafters onto the house structure. This article discusses the pros and cons of this way to roof a building. The Pros Ceiling height flexibility. Stick framing allows an architect to decide how high he/she wants a roof or ceiling to be. This is because this kind of framing does not consume a lot of space like using trusses to frame a roof. Read More