Home Improvement Information


Home Improvement Information

Avoid Problems Painting Aluminum and Vinyl Siding


Anyone with older aluminum siding is well aware of the paint chalking problem. Just rub your hand along the old siding and the chalky old paint will be all over your palm.

What To Look For In USPS Mailboxes


High quality residential and commercial mailboxes are available in styles that meet the new standards set by the Unites States Postal Service. Postal certified mailboxes are becoming a necessary addition to your home or business.

How To Choose Wall Mount Outdoor Mailboxes


Sturdy wallmount outdoor mailboxes are no longer available in just standard sizes and colors. You can find a wide assortment of wall mount outdoor mailboxes for the outside of your home in many colors, textures, and materials.

Building a Garage Addition to Your Home


One of the most rewarding home improvements I made to my house was to build a garage addition. For years I contemplated building a garage addition while I scraped the ice and snow from my cars and waited for them to warm up during the winter months.

Here Comes The Sun: Solar Energy is Becoming More Attractive for Mainstream Consumers


The price of a barrel of oil has never been higher ($62.00+ in summer 2005 even before the chaos caused by Katrina).

Rustic Stone House Signs


You may own a remarkably constructed, attractive house that is perfect from every angle. The outside of the house is designed to demand a second look from anyone passing by.

An Introduction to Waterproofing Systems


Many homeowners find it necessary to invest in a waterproofing system for their home, especially if their home has a basement or cellar. In modern home developments, it is often required by state or local regulations to have a waterproofing system installed before the completion of the home.

Basement Waterproofing Advice


Basements need to be waterproofed for many reasons. Cracks in the walls, leaking windows and pipe condensation are probably the most common reasons basements have water build-up problems.

Waterproofing Basement Walls


Although representatives from waterproofing companies may guarantee results from their product or service, it is wise to keep in mind that there is no magic solution to waterproofing basement walls. In order to save costs on unneeded repairs, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to find the cause of the leak.

What is Injection Waterproofing?


Injection waterproofing is often used to fill and seal cracks and crevices. The material is most often made from a polyurethane compound.

Basic Methods of Foundation Waterproofing


It is absolutely necessary to waterproof the foundation of your home. Foundation waterproofing is a critical step in maintaining your home's value and an important measure for preventing very serious damage.

Does Your Home Need Concrete Waterproofing?


Many areas of your home can benefit from concrete waterproofing. If you have a concrete deck, patio or driveway, many waterproofing methods can extend their life and beauty.

Advice on Waterproofing Your Deck


Even if you undertook the task of building your own deck, you understand the large investment (both monetary and in time) that went into the project. Decks add beauty and value to a home, and are often the family's favorite place on lovely afternoons.

Hiring a Waterproofing Contractor


According to the National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors (NAWSRC), consumers can take several steps to ensure they find the right contractor for their job. A leaky roof, basement or unprotected foundation can cost thousands of dollars worth of damage and significantly decrease a home's value.

Buyers Guide For Modern Mailboxes


Modern mailboxes are made predominately from cast aluminum or stainless steel, and will give you many years of reliable service. A stylish, fashionable, modern mailbox will send a message of superior taste and an eye for value.

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