Life and Construction

The Water Pump Problems That Could Be Affecting Your Well and Household Plumbing

13 July 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you rely on a well for water in your home, the pump can be the cause of a lot of problems. When there are issues with the water well systems, you want to know how to troubleshoot the problems and repair the pump. The following water pump problems are the issues that could be affecting the well system: Old Casing Not Charging and Causing Pump Problems The casing of your well could be affecting the pump. Read More …

Four Tips For Designing A Functional And Appealing Custom Exterior For Your Home

6 July 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

One key benefit of building a custom home is that it gives you the freedom to play around with various designs and styles. However, this much freedom comes with a few challenges as well. If you don't plan properly, you may end up with a less-than-appealing exterior for your custom house. To avoid this, keep reading for some insightful design tips to help you create a functional yet visually appealing exterior. Read More …

Your Materials Checklist For Building A Log Home

23 June 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Few experiences are as rewarding as constructing a log home. Before you venture out to a log home material supplier to pick up what you need, it's wise to assemble a checklist. Here are 7 items, besides logs, you'll need before you can get started. Sheathing Unless you're shooting for the legit frontier experience, you're going to want to have several vapor barriers installed. The first layer should be sheathing that goes underneath the flooring, especially if you're planning to build a log home with a foundation and basement. Read More …

3 Signs Your Boiler Needs Professional Repair Service

9 June 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

With a piece of equipment as complex as a boiler, it can be challenging to tell when the boiler in your basement needs to be professionally serviced. Luckily, your boiler is designed to give you some obvious signs that something is amiss and that professional repair is warranted. Sign #1: Standing Water Your boiler may use water in its operations, but that water should never make its way outside of your boiler. Read More …

How Often Should I Test My Well Water?

2 June 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Water is one of those things that we oftentimes take for granted. We open the spout, it pours out, we close it up, and that's that. That is, until you notice that it's a little discolored, or, even worse, that there's sediment floating around inside your cup. How Often Should I Perform Well Water Testing? At a minimum, you should perform a well water test once every year. The CDC recommends doing so in the spring. Read More …

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Life and Construction

Tomorrow, as you go through your daily life, try making a list of everything you can thank a construction worker for. Before you even step out your door, you'll probably have to list several contractors who worked on your home, from the painters to the drywall hangers. Then, you'll drive down the road, noting the work of the road construction companies. By the end of the day, your list will be pretty long. We know — because we've done this experiment ourselves. It is actually what inspired us to write this blog about construction work. With so many contractors to thank, we figured we could share a bit about their work while we're at it.