Building / 17.01.2018

So you want to buy an old house? Here are ten things to know before you take the plunge. It looks so pretty: the detailed gingerbread porch trim, or the massive stone fireplace, or charming bay windows and nooks and crannies. But should you actually BUY the old house, or just admire it on the house tour? Here are some questions potential 'this old house' homeowners need to ask before signing on the dotted line. 1.) How old is it? Don't believe the real estate tax records, which are often nothing more...

Construction, DIY / 15.01.2018

Bringing electricity out to your yard allows you to provide safety on walkways and steps, provide added security and lets you enjoy your yard more often. Low-voltage lighting is the easiest and safest way to achieve this. Low-Voltage Lighting Installation - (You will need an outside outlet protected by a GFCI receptacle. If you do not have a GFCI protected outlet, help with installation is included.) One of the benefits of running low-voltage lighting is that you can make it a DIY project regardless of your experience level. Low-voltage...

Construction, Featured / 27.12.2017

Water is the one thing that people cannot live long without. One of the marvels of human ingenuity is plumbing. While indoor plumbing made life as we know it convenient, plumbing itself made life as we know it possible. The Simplicity of How Water comes into your home from one of two sources: from the public water main or from your own well. If you have a well, you will also have a pump to bring the water to the surface and to your house under pressure. If you get...