Tag «Construction»

How to make emergency plumbing repairs

Frozen and Split Pipes In colder climates, pipes located in exterior walls, crawl spaces, and attics are often subject to freezing. The best preventive measure is to insulate these pipes. Even insulated pipes can freeze when exposed to drafts of extremely cold air. When pipes freeze, a plug of ice forms in a small section …

How to make your own outdoor stone lamp post

Construction of a stone lamp on the rock of your own home is not only green building, but also inexpensive. Besides the cables, lamps, metal pipes and a little mortar, materials message is lying in the stone walls everywhere. My region has an abundance of an apartment instead, with two-inch thick boards. Many large pieces …

How to make your stairs and hallways safer

Stairs and hallways should be kept free of clutter, toys, laundry baskets, or any of the typical items that seem to accumulate there. Make sure the stairs and hallways are well-lighted: switches should be installed at the top and the bottom of the stairs to prevent climbing up or down simply to turn the light …

Choosing the right flooring for your house

There are many reasons why you would like to remodel your home. Many people remodel their home just by doing simple changes to the flooring. Changing the floors in any room will give you the added decor and you are looking for without changing the whole outlook of the room. Flooring is inexpensive depending on …

Basic tips for painting your house

Most home owners try to be thrifty and hesitant in repainting their houses, many of them postpone repainting for one more year. What they don’t know is that this decision can even cost them more in the end. Natural inevitable factors like extremely wet winter, for example, will fail the painting, cause internal water damage, …