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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Do & Don'ts of Working with Custom Home Builders
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Do & Don’ts of Working with Custom Home Builders

Having a custom home built is such an exciting experience. You will probably take some time to look into the different house styles before the initial consultation, consider what outdoor attributes you want, and maybe even do some Google research. However, there are a few general dos and don'ts to also keep in mind as you get started working with a custom home builder. Don't: Forget to tack down your specific budget. Read More 

Building A Deck For Your Home

Whether it is for your swimming pool or to make the yard around your home more functional, the addition of a deck can be an excellent investment to make for your property. Unfortunately, it is common for individuals to fail to consider the full range of factors that will help them with getting the perfect deck for their property. Be Aware Of The Maintenance A Wooden Deck Will Require Wood is a common material to use for decks, but it can also be an extremely maintenance-intensive material to choose from. Read More 

Repairing Common Issues With Your Wine Cellar

Whether it is for your personal use or for your business, a large wine collection can be a valuable investment. This makes keeping the wine safe and properly stored an important concern. To this end, a wine cellar will be able to provide you with a safe and suitable area for keeping your large wine collection. Climate Control Malfunctions Wine will need to be stored in a cool environment. High temperatures could cause the wine to rapidly degrade. Read More 

How a Contractor Can Waterproof Your Basement

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 

Purchased A Home And Has A Masonry Chimney? How A Chimney Sweep Can Help

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