2 Tips For Minimizing The Possibility Of Cracking In Post-Tensioned Foundations

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Post-tensioning minimizes and controls cracking. Even when a crack does occur, post-tensioning keeps the concrete tight so unwanted things don't seep into the concrete. Construction professionals must do what they can to keep cracking to a minimum. Sometimes, human error can cause premature concrete cracking when using post-tensioning. 1. Mitigate Natural Cracking by Using Professional Services Cracking is one of the largest concerns with foundations. Nevertheless, it's important you understand cracking occurs in concrete naturally, no matter what.

27 February 2018

Pros And Cons Of Having Your Laundry Room In The Basement

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As you design your custom home, one of the most important tasks that you'll need to seriously consider is the location of each room within your home. While the location of certain rooms can be simple — you'll often have the master bedroom at one end of the upper floor and the kitchen at the rear of the ground floor, for example — other rooms might give you pause. The placement of your laundry room, in particular, can be in different locations.

24 January 2018

Tips For Installing New Vinyl Siding On Your Home

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When it comes to home improvements, one of the best things you can do to improve the appearance of your home's exterior is to install vinyl siding. If you've decided to invest in new siding, though, you need to understand how to make the most of your investment. Here are a few tips to help you capitalize on the installation. Be Selective Vinyl siding comes in many more colors and styles now than it did in the past.

5 December 2017

3 Outdoor Concrete Finishes To Make Outdoor Living Spaces Attractive And Durable

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Adding outdoor living space to your home is a valuable investment, but there are many choices for the features and finishes. Often, there is a lot of surface that needs to have some type of finish. Tile and outdoor flooring is often not the cost-effective solution for the surfaces of an outdoor living space, which is why you may be considering concrete. Concrete gives you an affordable option and various finishes to decide from to complete your outdoor spaces.

8 November 2017

4 Awesome Reasons Natural Stone Countertops Rock

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Are you planning on installing new kitchen countertops? If so, you likely know that there are a variety of materials available for you to choose from. For example, natural stone countertops and countertops that are made from man-made materials. This is what makes it hard for some people to choose the material for their new countertops. Here you will learn why it's a good idea to consider natural stone. Options

5 October 2017

5 Home Upgrades You Should Do This Fall

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With autumn just around the corner, many homeowners are turning their thoughts to completing home maintenance and upgrades before winter weather sets in. Following are just five of the many home improvement projects that are particularly suited for autumn.  Have Gutters Repaired Failure to have your home's gutters repaired and maintained can have disastrous consequences. Leaves and other vegetative debris can clog gutters to the extent that serious water damage may occur in both the inside and outside of your home.

10 August 2017

A Few Possible Causes For Your Wet Basement

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One frustrating aspect of having a wet basement is that you may not know what is causing the problem. Before you take steps to apply a barrier or install a French drain, you need to know what's causing the wet basement in the first place. Calling in a basement waterproofing contractor is a good idea so you can get some advice on how to pinpoint the problem and how you can fix it.

21 July 2017