Do's And Don'ts For Your New Asphalt Driveway's Surface

Since your home's newly installed asphalt driveway was a large investment, it's important that you take certain steps to maintain it and protect the longevity of the asphalt's surface. To this end, follow these important do's and don'ts for caring for your new driveway: Proactively Manage the Edge of the Asphalt The edge of your asphalt driveway does not have any natural strength or support. Unless your asphalt contractor installed curbs along the side of the driveway, then the edges are not safe to drive over with your car or riding lawnmower. [Read More]

Worried About Cracks In Your Home's Foundation? A Few Things To Do Before Calling The Structural Engineer

Anytime you find cracks in the foundation of your home, it is a good idea to have them evaluated. While it is true that most houses are going to settle a bit for a few years after they have been built, if this settling causes cracks, you need to make sure the whole foundation is still structurally sound. Cracks need to be fixed, no matter what caused them in the first place. [Read More]

Four Unique Fireplace Ideas For Your Living Room

Nothing adds warmth and comfort to a living room like a fireplace. While most people picture a basic, brick fireplace built into a wall when they think of fireplaces, the reality is that this is just one of many options. Here's a look at four more unique fireplace ideas for your living room. Freestanding, two-sided fireplace If you have a large living room, a good way to make the fireplace the center of attention is to place a freestanding fireplace in the middle of the room. [Read More]

4 Things To Do In A Plumbing Emergency

Plumbing emergencies are something that can arise at any time, and it can be scary. This is especially true if you have a major leak that can potentially cause water damage to other areas of your home. In order to avoid a larger disaster, here are four things you should do in a plumbing emergency: Turn Off the Water: The first thing you want to do is turn off main water valve to your home, which is located outside of your home. [Read More]