This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool


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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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Depending on where you live, the winter and spring months can be very wet. Cold temperatures and a lot of moisture can wreak havoc on your concrete. If you have ever noticed that your basement has moisture getting in, or if you have noticed that it smells like mildew or musty, you could have a basement that isn't waterproof. Waterproofing your basement may not be as expensive as you think, and it will help preserve the strength of your foundation for many years to come. Read More 

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If you purchased a new home and it has a masonry chimney, you need to learn how to properly care for it. The last thing you want to have happen is damage to not only your roof, which can be dangerous as smoke would not properly rise up and out of the chimney, and you could have soot fires. One way to take care of the chimney is to hire a chimney sweep. Read More 

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