Heater Loopholes: Staying Warm While The Heat Is Gone

Having a broken heater can be a serious problem, especially in the winter months. However, there are ways to keep warm while waiting for your heater to get fixed. Learn about the ways heaters breakdown, how to keep warm, and how to make your heater last. Why Heaters Break Down Heaters can break down for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons include buildup, disconnection from power or gas, and relief valve problems. [Read More]

An Introduction To Becoming A Building Code Consultant

Do you work in the construction industry? Have you grown tired of swinging a hammer? Has the manual labor started to take its toll on you? If so, you may be considering a career change and working as a building code consultant may be the right choice for you. As a building code consultant, you will be assessing various buildings – both new construction and existing construction – to ensure that they meet both national and state ordinances and zoning regulations. [Read More]

How To Maintain A Cedar Fence

Cedar makes a great fencing material for a few different reasons. For one, cedar is rot and insect resistant due to the natural tannins found in the wood. Furthermore, as cedar ages, the grain of the wood begins to stand out and add to the beauty of the fence. Finally, a cedar fence can last for up to 40 years if it is properly maintained, so cedar makes for a practical fencing material. [Read More]

5 Ways To Tell If Your Basement Needs Waterproofing

No one enjoys seeing water in their basement. In addition to be damp and discoloring the walls and furnishings, water in the basement can lead to hazardous mold and mildew as well as decrease the value of your property. While some water issues are as easy to fix as repairing a cracked window or cleaning out clogged gutters, others are signs of more serious foundation issues. It's important that you evaluate the problem carefully--and call a waterproofing contractor--if you notice signs of foundation cracks or bowing. [Read More]