Archive for January 10th, 2019

Protecting the Basement From Water Damage

Basement and foundation waterproofing is something that many American homeowners and public buildings owners are urged to consider and invest in if they live in areas where floods, heavy rain, or high water tables may threaten the basement of a house or building, and basement and foundation waterproofing can prevent a lot of expensive water damage later on, making it a sound investment. Water in a basement can make it difficult to navigate and can break down and erode concrete and wood, and it may also promote mold growth, necessitating mold cleanup work. Just how much water do American homes use, and what may threaten to put water in places where it does not belong?

Water and a House

Basement and foundation waterproofing may be needed if a home gets a lot of leaks, and a lot of water is used by the average American home today. In fact, flushing a toilet once can

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Getting the Right Wood for Floorboards and Furniture

Despite the rise of steel and plastic, wood remains an essential and time-honored material for construction, and many Americans pursue wood crafting as a hobby, creating furniture and canoes, among other items, in a personal workshop. And even for homeowners who don’t have the craft skills to work with wood themselves, anyone will want quality lumber to be used when installing or updating floorboards, making furniture, or the frames of new houses. In the United States today, various species of hardwood are out there for construction such as figured cheery or big leaf maple wood, and different woods like figured cherry will offer different colors and patterns for aesthetics and will have differing costs and properties as construction materials. What is more, someone looking for wood shop materials or new floorboards can explore various avenues for finding the right wood. Where to start?

Wood Today

For millennia, wood has been a staple for constructing homes, tools, boats,

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Here’s How your Service Plan With Your Local HVAC Company Could Save You

We’ve all experienced it, that dreaded moment in the middle of summer when your air conditioning just stops working. Suddenly inside nor outside, there is no escaping that awful heat that’s droning in your windows and making you ready to jump out of them. Did you know that having an HVAC company look at your air conditioning units twice a year could prevent this problem from happening? That twice a year is the recommended time for an HVAC companies inspection to be done. Don’t go through a summer needing ac repair to come and patch you all up, stop the problem before it ever becomes one by having a good relationship with your HVAC contractor.

It is no secret that most homes have some sort of air conditioning inside of them. In fact statistics show that two thirds of all homes have air conditioning. Residential cooling has climbed to an all time high in recent years and with the temperatures climbing higher and higher all over the country year after year it is no question as to w

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