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!

Building A Custom Home? Understanding The Benefits Of Having A Land Survey

19 September 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Building a custom home that you will enjoy living in for decades to come involves a lot of preparation before the actual construction begins. In most cases, a land survey is included in these preparations. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the importance of having a land survey completed before beginning a new construction project and may even consider opting out of doing so because of this lack of understanding. If you are preparing to have a custom home built and are unsure of whether you should order a land survey of the property before beginning the project, the following information will help you better understand why a land survey is beneficial for your situation. Read More …

3 Things You Need To Do After Your Home Has Been Damaged By Smoke & Water

10 August 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

After you have had a fire in your home, once the fire has been stopped, it is time for the clean-up process to begin. It is best to hire a professional company to help you with the process as cleaning up smoke and water damage is detailed process. Here are the first things that you need to do after your home is damaged by smoke and fire. Get Permission to Reenter Your Home Read More …

Why Frozen Pipes Are A Plumbing Emergency

1 July 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Most plumbing problems should be resolved in a timely manner to prevent further issues, but some plumbing problems are more urgent than others. In some cases, it's smart to call an emergency plumber to come out right away, even if it's not a particularly convenient time during regular business hours. For example, if your pipes freeze in the winter, this is an emergency situation that you'll want to handle right away. Read More …

Repairing A Damaged Section Of Chain Link Fence On Your Property

20 May 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There are a lot of ways that the chain link fence around your property could be damaged, but most of the time it is the top rail or a post that needs to be replaced, not the fabric itself. You can do the repair yourself and hire a fencing contractor to make the repairs if you don't want to attempt the repair yourself. The process is pretty easy, and the time involved might only take up a Saturday afternoon if you gather parts and tools before you start working on it. Read More …

What To Do When Your Horse Puts Its Feet Through A Metal Barn

3 April 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Metal barns are better at keeping wind and weather out of the barn. This is a big reason why so many farmers and ranchers use metal buildings. However, they have some drawbacks, too. Sometimes a horse will buck or kick a hole into the side of the metal barn, often causing harm to itself and damage to the metal barn. If that happens to your metal barn, here is what you can do next. Read More …