2014

What Is The Best Driveway Gate Style For Your Home?

Now that you have decided that you want to have an automatic gate installed, you need to figure out what kind of mechanism will open and close the gate. Depending on space, budget, and maintenance requirements, there are several different options to choose from. Knowing the strengths of each style will help you make a decision that is right for your home. Swinging Swinging gates are the most popular choice for homeowners, because they are inexpensive and easy to maintain.

3 Unexpected Budget-Busters To Expect During A Bathroom Renovation

Many people take on bathroom remodeling projects with a set budget and time frame in mind. However, according to Consumer Reports, 17% of homeowners ran into unexpected water damage that cost more than they budgeted for both in time and money. Unfortunately, water damage is not the only unexpected problem you may run into. Before you (or your contractor) start renovating your bathroom, it's important to know what expenses to expect so you can be prepared.

Rejuvenating Your Leach Field: An Important Aspect Of Septic Tank Care

When you have a septic tank, you should be aware that additional maintenance and monitoring of the tank and its components is required in order to ensure that your septic tank doesn't run into any problems, causing you stress and panic. One of the ways that you can avoid problems is by proper rejuvenation of your leach field. What Is Rejuvenation? Rejuvenation is the process of reclaiming your current drain or leach field area to improve the function, capability, and efficiency of the field.

5 Worthwhile Home Renovations For Older Homes

Older homes are often charming and full of character, but can come with some issues. Renovating an older home means getting to keep the unique character of the house, while also creating a home full of more modern comforts. Renovations can quickly add up, so it's important to carefully choose where to spend your money and time. Here are five home renovations that will add value and comfort to your older home:

3 Cities Currently Performing Important Sea Wall Repairs

Seawalls are support devices that protect land along waterways from the constant threat of erosion and storm damage. In developed areas, this is especially important to avoid shifts in land that could damage infrastructure, such as buildings, sidewalks and park areas. Many of the seawalls were constructed as major cities first came into existence. As a result, many cities finished building their seawalls nearly 100 years ago. To make sure the old seawall components do not fail, city developers have their sights on performing repairs or replacing sections.