Water Attacking From Below

Whenever there is a rainstorm, basements get flooded in many areas of the country. Usually, this is because the basement floor is near the level of the groundwater, and the additional rain causes this to rise and seep into the basement. To prevent this from happening,...

Mount it Right

Mounting items on drywall doesn’t usually work well. Drywall is not made for carrying weight in that way, so unless it is a very small item you are mounting, you will need to use a wall anchor. Wall anchors come in many different styles and materials, but the...

Your Driveway

A beautiful driveway is not always the first thing people think about when they picture their perfect home - but the driveway does matter. A nice, clean, smooth driveway adds function, but also an appealing "gateway" to your home. Driveways can be made in many...

What is an HOA?

What is an HOA? HOA stands for Home Owners Association. It is a group of local homeowners who form an association to set rules in their local neighborhood. While most of these are often a good thing, before you buy a home in an HOA, be sure to find some things out...

Watch The Water Run

Have you ever measured the faucet flow rate in your home? It is a very informative number, and one that you can find out fairly easily on your own. Faucet flow rate measures how much water comes out of a faucet each minute. For a regular faucet this is usually at 1...

Ready For The Freeze?

More people than ever have been moving to new areas throughout the country during the past year, and some might be experiencing winter weather for the first time. It can be difficult to learn all that you need to know when it comes time to prepare for winter, and...

Your Own Water Source

Do you know how to care for your own well? Wells are very common in certain areas since they aren’t connected to the municipal water grid, but some choose to have a well even when the option is available. This is because you have full control over your own water...

Reusing Old Building Materials

When you are doing a DIY project at home, you might wonder if it would be a good idea to incorporate some old building materials into your home. This has become a popular trend, where homeowners will find old wood, metal, hardware, and similar items from old homes and...

A Bathroom Needs A Fan

Do you have a fan in your bathroom? Most bathrooms do, and it actually serves an essential purpose.There is usually a lot of humidity in the air in your bathroom. You can probably observe it collecting on your mirror, but that is not the only place where it goes. If...

Keeping Up Appearances – And Your Home

There are some things about owning a home that aren’t as exciting as others. Take maintenance for example. We all know it is necessary or your home will fall into disrepair, but hardly anyone looks forward to doing maintenance. Part of the problem is that maintenance...

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