Construction and Home Improvement Resources
Here we have compiled a variety of resources related to construction, building and home improvement including articles, infographics and videos. Resources are displayed from the most recently published to the oldest.
This infographic takes a look into the everyday dangers landscapers face including cuts and amputations, machinery, allergic reactions, pesticides, chemicals, sun, and high temperatures. These risks may also apply to the DIY landscaper, which can build a good argument to hire qualified and insured landscaping professionals to do the jobs for you.
Is your wood deck in danger of collapsing? Learn how to inspect your deck properly with this helpful infographic. It highlights the steps of a DIY wood decking inspection.
Simply put, a safe room is a secure, reinforced, and well-stocked room where people can go to avoid the risks and potential dangers that may arise in other parts of a home. But how do you create a safe room in your house? This infographic provides some ideas.
Here is an infographic that does a great job visually representing the 12 most common grass types in the U.S. The graphic reveals just how much water each type of grass needs, temperatures that they thrive in, their growing rates, recommended mowing heights and price per pound.
Unless you have expendable income, you have no doubt sought for ways to save money when it comes to energy. One of those ways is with the lighting that we use. Here is an infographic that provides valuable information on energy efficient home lighting options including an explanation of the different kinds of light bulbs as well as tips on how to use light bulbs with more efficiency.
Keeping open communication is the best way to experience a successful project. never assume that the other person knows what you are thinking or how you want something done. Spell it out in writing. In a communication vacuum, errors are sure to happen.
When you hear the phrase “mechanic’s lien”, you may be thinking of the local auto repair shop but a mechanic’s lien has nothing to do with maintenance your car. By law a mechanic is a tradesman, contractor, or anyone who works with tools, including carpenters, electricians, masons, plumbers, roofers, and a host of others. A lien is a legal claim to physical property until a debt is paid off.
A contract is an agreement between parties that clearly states the responsibilities and expectations involved in a project. Its design is to protects the rights of both parties involved. Once the contract is signed, it becomes a legally binding document, but should really be considered a statement of trust between contractor and the person hiring the contractor, whether that be a homeowner, project manager or company.
Finding a reputable and honest contractor is of extreme importance if your project is going to be completed in a timely manner and without a lot of worry and stress. While the vast majority of contractors are skilled at their trade as well as ethical in their business practices, their are a few rotten tomatoes out there.