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The Building Construction Process Explained

If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.

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The Building Construction Process Explained

Got Some Cracks? 4 Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Foundation Damage

If your home's foundation is damaged, you might think that you can postpone the repairs, especially if you're just dealing with minor cracks. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as minor cracks when it comes to foundation damage. Any damage to the foundation of your home should be taken seriously and repaired quickly. Here are several reasons you should have a contractor repair your damaged foundation as quickly as possible: 1. Protect Against Water Damage

The Psychology of Color: Understanding Why Paint Color Choices Are a Massive Business Decision

Did you know that there is such a thing as color psychology, or the study of how certain hues and shades of color can affect human behavior? If you are like most commercial business owners, you might never give this a thought, even when you are choosing the color of paint for your building. Having the exterior of a business building painted is actually one of the single most impacting things you can do to alter onlookers' perceptions, so learning a little about color psychology is highly important before you randomly choose a color because you believe it will look good.

It Is Not Fun And Games: Play It Safe When Shingling Your Roof

Does climbing around on your roof sound like fun? Take roofing and shingling seriously; people are injured every year in roofing accidents. You may not need a professional contractor, but roofing repairs definitely warrant some added safety measures. Before you ever climb on your roof, pay heed to the following roofing advice: Take a seat. Plan ahead and invest in a roofing seat. These handy little devices are basically seats that fold down over the pitched roofing surface to prevent the awkwardness and discomfort of shingling a roof.

Give Discount Kitchen Cabinets A Facelift With The Following Projects

If you've made the decision to purchase kitchen cabinets that are discounted due to being unfinished or there being something wrong in some way, it's a good idea to look into what's involved in giving the cabinets a facelift that will make them ready to be installed into your kitchen. By choosing discounted kitchen cabinets with the goal of fixing them up before installing them in your kitchen, you can save a lot of money and still get the look you want.

Understanding The Benefits Of Heating Oil For Your Home

When you are trying to decide what type of heating system to install in your home, you may find yourself stuck. On the one hand, a furnace system using natural gas and forced air is the most familiar option and one you may be the most comfortable with. But on the other hand, you may be curious about the benefits of heating oil systems for residential use. Get to know how home heating oil systems compare to natural gas furnaces so that you can better determine which system is right for you and your home's needs.

Remove Debris From An Electric Furnace's Condensate Line

If debris is trapped inside of your electric furnace's condensate line, you may notice water dripping from the interior end of it because of the blockage. Clean out the line with the following steps. Once you have finished, condensation will run through the line and be deposited outside of your home when you are heating your home.  Materials tarp screwdriver bucket thin scrub brush shop vacuum cleaner (with hose attachment) pitcher bleach water detergent ​Unclog The Interior End

Adding On To Your Home?: Three Construction Equipment Rentals That Help You Get The Job Done

Whether you are just adding an extra room off of the side of your house, or adding extra space to your basement while adding an entire wing onto your home, you are going to need some construction equipment. If you take the necessary safety precautions (e.g., mark off underground sewer, water, gas and electric lines so you do not dig these up or damage them), then you can perform some of the work on your new addition yourself.

Use A Hydroseeder To Evenly Spread Grass Seed, Fertilizer, And Mulch Over Your Property

If you have recently moved into a home that is located on a piece of property that does not have any grass growing on it, spread an even layer of seeds, fertilizer, and mulch over it with a hydroseeder. Within a few weeks, new blades of grass will be growing across your property. Continue to care for the lawn by watering it when dry weather conditions are present. Soon, you will have an attractive yard to enjoy spending time in.

Cork Or Laminate: Which Is Right For Your Home?

If you are looking for an alternative to pricey hardwood flooring, but still want something very visually appealing, both cork and laminate flooring are good potential considerations. They are both relatively simple to install, whether you're a DIY fan or whether you use the services of a local flooring contractor. However, they do have some differences. Keep reading to learn more about both cork and laminate, and to decide which is right for your home!

How To Remove A Car's Windshield

If you need to get a new windshield in your car, you will first need to remove your old one. Not only do you need to make room for the new Mr Go-Glass installation, but you'll need to bring your old one with you to make sure the new one is the right fit. You will also need to take measurements, which is easier to do when it is removed from your car.

Air Balancing Problems And Residential HVAC Systems

One of the most common complaints that HVAC service technicians hear from their customers is that one room of their home is not as cold, or as warm, as the rest of their house. In the HVAC industry, these issues are known as "air balance" problems. There are several things that can cause air balance problems to happen in your home. The good news is that most problems with air balancing can be solved with some simple repairs.

Warning Signs Your Water Heater Is Failing

When your water heater starts to fail, you want to get fair warning so you can take action fast. Learn the warning signs your water heater is about to go belly up, so you can either repair it fast or be ready to buy a new one. How long a water heater should last Depending on how you care for your hot water heater, it should last for a few to years to a few decades.

Want To Remodel Your Back Hall? Ideas And Considerations

Back hall or mudroom remodeling has become a very popular choice for homeowners because of the convenience and ease that can be created in a well appointed "catch-all" space. Some families are finding that lockers for backpacks and shoes and sports equipment make life a little easier. Others are finding that a dedicated space for pet care is useful. Still others like a bench, a washing station, and a series of hooks for hanging coats.