Category: Home Improvement

Determine Roof Slope

Determine Roof Slope, But Maintain Ladder Safety To determine roof slope, place a ladder at the side of your house so that you may easily access the down slope edge of the roof. At this point, you should be in line with the roof’s peak, which means the roof should slope up from left to …

Residential Foundation Repair

If you suspect that you may have a potential problem with your foundation you should immediately have a plumber come in and inspect your pipes and sewer lines for leaks. The results you get from these inspections will be very helpful to any foundation specialists you may hire to look into your situation. Calling several …

Shower Pump

A shower pump increases the amount of water released from the shower head. But before buying one, there are factors that have to be considered for you to choose the right shower pump for your house. The first thing to look into is the type of heating system in the house. You will either have …

How To Prevent Termite Damage

Termites are possibly, the worst pest you could ever hope to encounter in your home. With an estimated billion dollar cost of home damages recorded per year, these bugs have brought terror and destruction to many home owners. If you ever have the misfortune of experiencing termite damage, it could mean having to deal with …

Sump Pumps

While the water fills up the sump pit, the sump pump starts up, and pumps the water out of the basement. The water gets pumped either outdoors, away from the foundation of the house, or into the main water drainage system of the house. To keep the basement from getting flooded, the water is diverted …

New Style of Basin

Changing the size or Shape It is more complex when you decide to change the size or the shape of the wash basin, but it can be done. In fact, you may decide you would like to change both at the same time. A larger size means you will need to cut into the counter …

Asphalt Roof Shingles

The Good Side of Asphalt Asphalt is a common shingle material because of its physical properties. Generally made from an asphalt-saturated base of fiberglass or other organic material, these shingles are light-weight, easy to install, and greatly admired for their low cost. In fact, they are one of the least expensive roofing materials on the …

Home Electricity Repair

Understanding residential wiring Mostly home electricity is provided with two hot wires and one neutral coming into them which supplies you a voltage of 240/120 volts. However, the basic voltage is slightly less which is around 230/110 volts. This power supply is called single phased power. You might be aware of alternating current which is …

Signs Bathroom Needs An Update

There are Cracked, Chipped, Stained or Broken Glass As mentioned earlier, the bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house. This means that the shower tiles, sink faucets, light fixtures, and ceiling fans are all in frequent use, therefore when they start breaking down, your bathroom needs an update. If the …

Types of Bathtubs

A freestanding tub has an air of antiquity about it. They can be clawfooted or not which only adds to their charm, and they look heavy and sturdy, just the thing for a nice long soak. What makes freestanding tubs different is that they aren’t surrounded by any walls. They stand alone which means if …