Chimneys are funny things. They can last a very long time, if they are properly cared for. However, they can crumble faster than the Roman Empire if left to the elements. If you have a chimney that has been left unmaintained for years, you might want to look into a few chimney repair and restoration services. The following three services can restore your chimney in different ways.
Chimneys collect a ton of creosote.
Constructing your own house is all about putting in those great fixtures and features that make it stand out from the pack. You finally get the chance to go beyond the cookie cutter, subdivision home and create something that can truly be likened to a work of art.
If you're currently in the planning phases and are narrowing down the list of what you want in your house, you might have overlooked the importance of installing a fireplace.
DIY projects have become quite popular in recent times. Proponents of DIY activities will mention the fact that it gives you a sense of accomplishment to do these things on your own and you can also save some money in the process.
However, there are projects for which DIY is a step too far and perhaps waterproofing is one of these. Waterproofing a basement is a very important task. Water in your basement can lead to health and structural issues.
As someone with a well, you probably always have your well water system in mind. After all, you probably know that damaging it could leave you having to pay for pricey repairs, or it could leave you and your family without a safe water supply. This summer, there are a few things that you will probably want to keep in mind if you want to avoid damaging your water well system.
If your home has a vented crawlspace, you're losing a lot of money on heating and cooling costs while making your crawlspace an attractor for vermin and mold. Enclosing your crawlspace insulates it fully, preventing cold or warm air from leaking out of the crawlspace and sealing it from intruding vermin.
The primary problem with a vented crawlspace is that its humidity level matches that of the outside air — during the summer when it's humid outside, and you're running the air conditioner, the cold air blown through your air ducts in the crawlspace cools the exterior of the vents.