Understanding Home Improvement Projects

Stay Safe Way Up There! Tips To Prevent Scaffold Injuries

Scaffolding makes it possible to reach those high-up places with more stability than you would get with a standard ladder. However, there is still some risk involved with climbing way up onto a scaffold. As always, you must put safety first! Here are some tips to help keep yourself safe while working on scaffolding. 1. Plank the entire scaffold bay. You might be tempted to just place a few planks across the scaffold bay in an effort to save time or to save money on wood. Read More 

The 411 On A Toilet’s Flapper Valve

Running water and phantom flushes are all annoying issues you may face with one or more toilets in your home. Although common, these problems do require proper diagnosis and efficient repairs. While they are annoying, the problems can also be costly. As a matter of fact, a running toilet can waste gallons of water over a period of time, which affects the environment, but also your finances. Fortunately, repairing a running toilet or a toilet that flushes randomly is possible by understanding and repairing a flapper valve. Read More 

3 Benefits Of Custom Cabinets When Renovating An Older Home

If you're going to be renovating an older home, you might have to take out the cabinets and replace them. After all, even though older cabinets can last for a long time, and even though they can sometimes be repaired and repainted or stained so that they look nice, they do wear out eventually. Installing new cabinets in an older kitchen is a great way to brighten it up, but don't just opt for pre-built cabinets. Read More 

Scrapping Vs. Selling: Metal Recycling Companies May Give You A Better Deal On Your Old Car

Not everyone feels comfortable putting more than 100,000 miles on a car. You chose to drive the same vehicle for upwards of 150,000 miles. The car ran fine most of the time, but now you cannot ignore the costly mechanical problems. Selling the old car seems like a decent plan. After all, it still runs. The car needs some work. Selling the car isn't a bad idea. An even better strategy might be selling the vehicle to a metal recycling company. Read More 

Three Signs You Need a New Asphalt Driveway

Your driveway is subjected to a large amount of wear and tear over time due to its basic function: the constant weight of vehicles, the risk of leaking chemicals, and the fact that your asphalt is exposed to a wide range of different weather conditions can all break down the structural integrity of your paved surface. Understanding what a few of the most common warning signs associated with an asphalt driveway that is overdue for a replacement are can help you determine when you should get in touch with a paving contractor to replace your driveway entirely before it crumbles into dust. Read More