Heidi Graves

When our family quickly began outgrowing our home, my husband and I couldn't decide whether to add onto our current home or move into a larger one. One day, when we were checking the local area looking for "home for sale" signs, we saw a sign we couldn't take our eyes off -- there was a large plot of land for sale for a great price in a great location. We had never thought of building our own home before, but after a little research, we realized that it wasn't as costly as we thought, especially considering the great deal we got on the land. The entire process was a learning experience, but thankfully, the building team was very pleasant and helpful. We now love our new home, and I am excited to share our experience on our new blog. I also plan to post many planning and construction tips!

Siding Considerations For Every Homeowner

29 January 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Siding can be an upgrade that will be able to dramatically improve the appearance of a home as well as making it much easier to maintain. When having siding installed, it can be worthwhile to become informed about choosing a type of siding, having it installed and protecting this investment. Consider Siding That Can Accommodate Being Painted A homeowner will often assume that siding is primarily chosen as a result of it not needing to be painted. Read More …

Useful Safety Tips When Involved In Trenching

28 November 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Trenching is the process of digging into the ground, whether it's to get to a water line or set up plumbing structures. If you have a job where trenching activities are regular, then these safety tips will be of extreme value to you. Make Sure Trench Has Been Reinforced Before Entering If you have to get inside the trench and work there for a considerable amount of time, then you want to ensure the right reinforcement measures have been taken by your construction company. Read More …

Having Your Outdoor Court Resurfaced

7 October 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

For individuals that enjoy playing tennis or basketball, the addition of a paved court can greatly improve their enjoyment from their property. However, these courts will need to undergo some regular maintenance if they are to remain suitable for your activities. In particular, the resurfacing of the court is a step that will often be needed for a few common reasons. Excessive Cracking As with any other type of paved surface, there is a likelihood that your outdoor court will eventually start to develop excessive cracking. Read More …

Home Painting Recommendations For A Successful Home Improvement Project

17 August 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Painting your home interior is a necessity every few years as you live in and use your home. The walls, ceilings, doors, baseboards, and other painted surfaces can begin to wear off in areas from use and show scratches and dents within the wall, and you will need to keep up on with maintenance and repainting the interior to restore the finish. As you look at painting your home interior, here are some tips to help you as you prepare and have this task completed. Read More …

Three Ways To Find An Experienced Commercial Painter

30 June 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are in the market for a commercial painting contractor for your facility, then you may be wondering how to find a good one. It can be difficult to find the right kind of contractor for each maintenance job needed for your building, and it can be especially hard to make sure they are trustworthy when so many separate contractors litter local ads. Here are a few ways to find the right commercial painter for you. Read More …