• Stuck With A Small Backyard? 3 Ways To Include A Swimming Pool

    Getting a swimming pool installed in your backyard can be a fantastic way to unwind for hours at a time, but it can seem like an unreachable dream if your backyard is limited in size. While you may never get a large Olympic size swimming pool if you choose to stay in the same home, there are a number of ways that you could get a swimming pool put in that will provide the purpose you need—whether it is for exercising or for taking a quick dip when it gets hot.

  • How Do You Know When It's Time To Replace Your Wooden Windows?

    Wooden windows have a way of getting replaced over time, but that's not always the best choice. Many wooden windows have historic value as well as aesthetic beauty. Knowing when it's time to repair your windows and when it's time to replace them can help you improve the value of your home. How do you know when it's time to replace your wooden windows? Wooden windows are built to last for many years, but they do require regular maintenance like the occasional fresh coat of paint.

  • Not All Dirt Is Equal: Choosing The Right Fill Dirt For Your Needs

    When you need to buy a load of fill dirt, do not assume it is all the same. What might be perfect for one project is not at all appropriate for another. For example, if you are going to be filling in a swimming pool, or trying to level your yard, the fill dirt you use will be different from what you would use for a vegetable garden, or to fill in around a septic tank.

  • Still Using R22 In Your A/C System? Consider These 3 Alternatives

    In past years, R22 was the refrigerant of choice for a broad range of air conditioning and heat pump systems. However, it's also proven itself to be detrimental to the environment, which is why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a complete phase-out of R-22 and other hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants. If your current A/C system or heat pump still uses R22 refrigerant, you'll have to find a reliable replacement sooner or later.

  • Four Things That Can Affect Hardwood Flooring Prices

    If you have recently decided to install a hardwood floor, you may be surprised by the vast span of prices. One type of hardwood flooring, depending on the retailer, may sell for three very different prices. Not surprisingly, there are a number of factors that can cause hardwood flooring prices to drop or climb, and it is not just the specific type of hardwood you choose. Heartwood vs. Outer Rings