Archive for April, 2019

To Build or To Renovate That Is the Question

Written by Dave on . Posted in Addition renovation, Bathroom design, Home addition

There are basically two ways to get the home of your dreams. You can buy an existing home and then do the work necessary to make it the way you want it, or you can build a custom home from scratch. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages, and which one you decide to do will largely come down to your personal preferences, your financial situation and the time frame in which you have to work.

Building a custom home allows you to get the home of your dreams from the first day you set foot in the home. When you build a new home from scratch, you can be involved in every aspect of the design. That allows you to get kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and other rooms designed the way you want and exactly where you want them in your home. It also allows you to make any custom design decisions you want to make. Want energy efficient appliances? A skylight? A finished basement? You can make all of those decisions before the home is built so you wind up with the home you want from day one.

How To Properly Repair A Chimney

Written by Dave on . Posted in Chimney repair northern virginia, Chimney repair washington dc, Fireplace repair northern va

Chimney repairs may seem quite scarce, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t essential to know how to fix when it’s needed. Although chimneys are very durable, there comes a time where they require chimney service as well. Therefore it’s essential to know how to prevent chimney leaks if damages should arise. The first step is re-securing the chimney’s foundation to avoid any leaks—when you mix the mortar make sure its consistency is strong and firm. When applying the mortar to the crown, from the mortar into the apex with its peak at the middle of the crown, keeping the edges a decent thickness to prevent it from later detaching; let the mortar to cure for a few hours before continuing any further.

a. Restore the brick joints: To restore the mortar joints be sure to prep the allotted area to ensure there’s good mortar adhesion. Chimney repair is quite difficult for a beginner or even experienced DIY-er to make sure the chimney is repaired correctly. While applying the

How and Why Rodent Control Must be Done

Written by Dave on . Posted in Bee removal ny, Raccoon removal fort worth, Wildlife control

Ever since the agricultural revolution thousands of years ago, human beings transitioned from a lifestyle of hunting and gathering to creating permanent settlements and raising their own crops and domesticated livestock. This transformed human society, but not without some inherent risks. All of that food being stored in one place was highly inviting to wildlife such as rodents, and even today, this problem persists. In times past, cats and some dogs were used as mousers and wildlife control, and they could catch and kill unwanted rodents. In the modern age, rodent control is done by means of professionals with specialized gear, and squirrel removal may be done as well. Animal removal may expand to include getting rid of unwanted raccoons and opossums as well. When and why will rodent control be called upon? Some rodent control can be done by a homeowner, but for larger cases, rodent control is best left to pr