2017

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!

How To Diagnose Water Pooling Issues Around Your Outdoor AC Unit

5 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you have a central air conditioner, then you want to make sure that the appliance works well. This means investigating and inspecting the device often for signs of issues. One problem you may notice is moisture around the unit. If you see moisture, then keep reading to understand what the problem may be. Broken AC Compressor If you notice a pool of fluid building around your AC unit, then there is a good chance that the air conditioner has formed a leak. Read More …

2 Eco-Friendly Products That Home Builders Should Consider

18 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

More and more homeowners are concerned with running an energy efficient and eco-friendly property. Of course, when building a custom home, you want to use products that are manufactured in a sustainable manner, but that will also be efficient when it comes to running your home. That is, if you frame your house with cheap salvaged wood, it might not have the best insulation and you will end up using a lot of electricity over the years trying to compensate. Read More …

4 Great Reasons To Keep Our Wetlands Healthy

3 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It has only been relatively recent in the history of our country that wetlands were recognized as having value within local ecosystems. Previously, freshwater wetlands were simply considered wastelands to be filled in and paved over as much as possible. However, wetlands enhance the overall health of our environment in many ways, and regulatory agencies exist to ensure that their value isn't lost to overzealous development. That doesn't mean that some development, such as the construction of minor right-of-ways, isn't allowed, but it does mean development will have to have an extremely light impact on the health of the wetlands in questions. Read More …

Selling Your Home? Get Your Roof Ready First

3 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are in the process of putting your home up for sale, you have probably went around and made sure everything was in proper working order. Maybe you've even put on new siding or have given it a fresh coat of paint to ensure it looks attractive to potential home buyers. One part of your home you don't want to overlook is the roof. While it might not be the first thing you think about when getting your home ready to sell, it is one of the most important. Read More …

Dealing With A Problematic Crane & Temporarily Renting One

26 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A crane is the type of equipment that is commonly needed when working at a construction site. If you have been out of business as a construction contractor for a while because the boom on your crane has stopped function, resolving the problem might not be as complicated as you think it is. It is possible that the boom can be repaired, as the hydraulic system might be the reason why it has stopped working. Read More …