My Love of Remodeling

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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!


Own Your Own Home? 3 Benefits of Encapsulating the Crawl Space

 If you own your own home, there are many improvements that you can make to it. One of these things is encapsulating your crawl space. Doing this offers you many benefits. Below is information about what crawl space encapsulation is, as well as three of these benefits. Crawl Space Encapsulation Crawl space encapsulation is placing a water- and airtight seal inside your crawl space. A barrier, which is generally made of polyethylene, is placed on the walls, floors, and ceiling. Read More 

Keep Your Iron Fence In Fantastic Shape With These Tips

When you have an iron fence around your property, you will want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to maintain it. After all, replacing an iron fence can be rather expensive so you will want to care for the one that you already have. You can easily do that by making use of the following suggestions. Protect It From Developing Rust If at all possible, you will want to prevent your iron fence from developing spots of rust. Read More 

3 Important Things To Consider When Investing In A New Welding Machine For Your Workshop

Are you in the market for a new welding machine to outfit your workshop with? Whether you'll be using the machine for business or pleasure, there are a lot of things to be considered before deciding which of the myriad makes and models would be the best fit for your needs. Following are three important things to consider when choosing a new welding machine for your workshop. What Types of Welding Projects Do You Project? Read More 

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