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My Love of Remodeling

Hello I'm Risa Lee. When my husband and I bought our first home, it was with the intention of doing some major remodeling. We liked the basic floor plan, and it was cheap, but other than that, nothing was right about the house. It took us a while to get started because neither of us had the time or the knowledge. Finally, there was a summer when he had a three-week vacation. Instead of going on a trip, we used our time and money to finally get started on our remodel. To our surprise, we both fell in love with amateur construction! We have since bought and remodeled a few other homes because we love it so much. We're in no way professionals, but please feel free to join in our love and experience in basic construction. Maybe you will learn something!

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3 Important Maintenance Steps For Residential Gutters

Gutters play an important role for your home by transporting water away from your roof and foundation. They can only do their job correctly, though, if they're well taken care of over the years. Effective maintenance involves the following steps.  Keep the Interior Clean  When the inside of your gutters get dirty, from things like leaves and debris, blockage could result. Then, water will just collect on the roof and foundation -- possibly costing you a lot of money in water damage repairs. Read More 

What Is Post-Tensioning?

While concrete is really strong and can be used as a great foundation for buildings, bridges, dams, and many other things, it can't always stand up to all the stresses that are going to be placed on it as part of doing its job. There is a way to make sure that the concrete can handle the stresses to the best of its ability and can do its job safely. That is to pre-stress the concrete using post-tensioning. Read More 

Cracking, Flaking, Deteriorating, Oh No: Avoid The 3 Common Mistakes When Doing DIY Concrete Projects

Whether your concrete project is for landscaping, building a deck or remodeling your home, poor installation can cause serious problems that are costly to repair. It is important to have the right mix of concrete, avoid pouring concrete during extreme weather and correcting finish the surface of the concrete to avoid the cracking, flaking and deteriorating problems that are associated with amateur concrete installations: 1. Getting the Right Formula to Ensure Your Concrete Has Strength Read More 

3 Great Renovation Ideas For Residential Showers

The shower is one of the most important aspects of your bathroom, both in terms of function and aesthetics. If this area has seen better days and is lacking in character, consider these shower remodels. They'll vastly improve this area and give it new life.  Rain Shower Heads An integral part of the shower is the shower head because after all, it's what directs water and determines what type of experience you'll have. Read More 

A Guide To Residential Painting Work

When you're in need of a helping hand sprucing up your house a bit, there's no substitute for residential painting. You can get your home painted by a seasoned paint contractor that will handle the job accordingly. If you find yourself in need of this paintwork, it's crucial that you follow the steps that will help you get the best residential painting possible. Follow these tips and contact a professional that can serve you. Read More