Transforming the Old House From the Bottom Up

Spotting Trouble Signs With Your Home’s Sump Pump

You should never hear your sump pump running constantly unless your basement is under water. If your pump IS running non-stop, that's a sign that you may have a problem with the pump. Unfortunately, the issue could be one of several things. Here are a few tips to help you narrow down the possible cause of the problem before you call a technician. Is The Float Switch Sticking? The float switch is the mechanism that triggers the pump to run when water fills the basement. Read More 

3 Ways To Make Your Garage Door More Secure

While your basic garage door is a great way to keep your vehicles and other items stored in your garage protected from the elements, it isn't really a very effective deterrent for a thief and intruder. However, there are a number of ways to make your garage door much more secure against intruders, such as the three listed below. Deadbolt One of the simplest ways to make your garage door much more secure is to invest in a door that has a deadbolt locking mechanism. Read More 

Frequently Asked Questions About Chimney Repair

There are a number of reasons why it is important to maintain your chimney. Your chimney allows smoke to exit your home when you have a fire going. If there is a crack in the chimney, the smoke may enter your home. And a chimney that needs repairs can also allow rain from the outdoors in, causing water damage. However, many people don't know much about maintaining their chimneys. Here are a few frequently asked questions you may have about chimney repair. Read More 

Ready To Update An Old Commercial Building That Isn’t Efficient? Top Changes To Make

Are you updating an outdated commercial property where you run a business and you aren't sure what investments are worth the money and what's going to improve your business the most? There are some key appliances and choices that are going to make a big impact when it comes to improving the energy efficiency in the building, and to cut down utility spending. Here are a few considerations to make. Read More 

5 Reasons Vinyl May Be The Best Material For Your Privacy Fence

If you are considering a new fence for your property, you may have already decided that a privacy fence is the best option. However, there are several different privacy fence materials from which you can select. For instance, there are wood and vinyl privacy fences. Here are a few reasons that vinyl fencing may be the best choice: No Painting A bare wood fence will simply display the color of the natural wood. Read More