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I'm glad you stopped by my website. I am Rafael Singleton. I always felt that there wasn't enough information available for those who would like to do a little renovation or those who would like to engage in their own construction projects. There is a lot of information that would be helpful for a professional construction contractor, but I always had a difficult time navigating the resources out there as a layman. I'm the type who always likes to take the initiative to get something done if I notice nobody else stepping up to the plate, so I decided to create this website focused on construction.

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2014

Benefits Of A Walk-In Tub

As people get older, they often have to deal with a variety of aches and pains. A lifetime of hard work in physical activity can result in stiff joints and considerable difficulty in doing things you used to do easily. One of these activities is taking a bath. Traditional bathtubs and showers offer several obstacles to seniors. Whereas shower is a problem because you might have trouble standing for a long time, conventional tubs can be difficult to get in and out of.

5 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Leaf Blower Rental

If you are thinking about renting a leaf blower for cleaning up leaves in your yard, you should know that there are some other uses for leaf blowers that you may not be aware of yet. Below you will find some creative ways that you can use a leaf blower. Use It When You Wash Your Car Once you have finished with the leaves, why not use the leaf blower to help wash your car?

Taking Proper Care Of Your Air Conditioner Helps Maintain Its Life

An air conditioner is a great luxury investment. While it's not necessary for your home to have an air conditioner in the way it's necessary for your home to have a heating system, it still can provide comfort during the months where high humidity and heat can be overwhelming and difficult to live through. If you have been able to make the investment into an air conditioning system for your home, you need to make certain that your air conditioning unit is well maintained so that it will last for many years to come.

Forgot Your Safe Combination? Tips For Gaining Access

Placing your valuables inside a safe is only an effective way of protecting them if you are able to gain access to this safe when the time comes to make use of your valuables. Unfortunately, this process can be made quite complicated in the event that you forget your safe combination. Thankfully, there are some tips that you can use to help you regain access to your safe in the event of a lockout.

Don'T Let Your Holiday Go Down The Drain – Avoid Holiday Plumbing Emergencies With These Tips

As you're frantically preparing for holiday parties and family gatherings, your plumbing is the last thing on your mind. However, with more people using your bathrooms and holiday food going down your disposal, it's a prime time for a plumbing emergency. Since your home's plumbing is designed to handle the needs of one family, all your holiday guests increase the pressure on the system, resulting in back-ups, slow drains, and clogged lines.

Learn How To Make A Stylish Walkway Using Concrete

The walkway that guides people to your home is one of the first things they see when they arrive at your home. If you want your walkway to be eye-catching and unique, consider creating a faux stone walkway using ready mix concrete. Below is a guide for creating this unique walkway in just a few hours. Supplies You'll Need Ready Mix Concrete A Wheelbarrow A Spade A Sponge Gray Outdoor Paint A Hoe A Stone Mold A Shovel Water Level the Ground

Inviting Walkway Ideas For Your Garden

Something about a garden path invites you and your guests to walk a little deeper. Perhaps the trail will lead to a hidden garden feature, or the pool – or simply the front door. Whatever the promise, garden walkways beckon people. Make your yard's path even more inviting by designing an elegant, whimsical or even fragrant walkway. Classic Pathway Can there be any more classic path design than one made of brick?

Creating A Landscaping Labyrinth In Your Own Backyard

If you want to give your yard or property a distinctive look, consider adding a labyrinth or knot garden. These unique landscape designs create a peaceful, cohesive look that is both ancient and modern at the same time. Consider the following features to give your property a distinct, harmonious appearance: Labyrinths Many people mistake a labyrinth for a maze, and the two are not the same. Although both have historical roots in many cultures, a labyrinth is a singular path that leads to a center, creating a sense of unity, peace, and harmony.

Asphalt Vs. Concrete Driveways – What's The Difference?

Asphalt and concrete represent two of the most popular paving options for homeowners when it's time to pave the driveway. While each of these materials consists largely of aggregate like gravel and sand, they differ in the binding agent used to hold this aggregate together and form a strong, solid surface for driving; concrete relies on Portland cement, while asphalt uses a petroleum by-product known as hot liquid asphalt. This small difference in composition results in big differences in cost, appearance, and maintenance.

Four Alternatives To Use With Conventional Central HVAC Home Heating Solutions This Winter

If you want to save money on your heating bills, you may want to have alternatives to conventional central HVAC systems. This can be done with things like biomass stove or furnaces, outdoor boilers, passive solar heating and other solutions. Many of these systems can be used in addition to central heating, or completely replace the system you currently use for heating your home. Here are four alternatives that will give you many options when it comes to heating your home this winter:

3 Things You Should Consider When Purchasing An Overhead Door

If you own your own business, you know how important it is to keep your overhead doors in working order. While you can repair just about any overhead door, there comes a time when it's simply more feasible to replace it. This is especially true if your current doors are not efficient, strong or compatible with your current needs. If you are ready to replace a worn out or impractical overhead door, there are three things you should consider.

How To Care For Your Furnace

You rely on your furnace to heat your home and keep you and your family comfortable during the winter months. Obviously, the last thing you want is for your furnace to just suddenly stop working one day. Fortunately, furnaces rarely just "give out" if proper and regular maintenance is being performed on them. Depending on the age and condition of your furnace, any good heating and cooling professional can get you set up on a regular professional maintenance schedule.

Reasons To Love A Cove Heater

When you look at ways to keep your home warm through the winter, you should at least consider using an electric heater. For years, the standard for an electric heater for a home was the baseboard heater. While such a heater will provide some heat for a home, there are better ways to beat the cold. If you want to go with electric heat, you should, whenever possible, choose a cove heater over a baseboard heater.

No Choking: How To Improve The Airflow Through Your AC Condenser Unit

If you keep your home cool with a central-air system, you will have a condenser unit located on the outside of the house. This condenser unit is subjected to all of the fury that mother nature can throw at it. Weeds, debris, hard water, shrubs, leaves, and other hazards can impair the function of a condenser unit, which in turn decreases its efficiency. If you want to preserve your AC's efficiency in order to keep your cooling bills down, then you need to take proper care of your condenser unit.

Protect Your Plumbing When You Lose Power In Winter

Getting water from your own well is a great feeling, but it also comes with some responsibilities you don't have if you use city water. This is especially true in the winter time when the danger of freezing pipes is a very realistic possibility. Here you can learn how you can protect your well and your plumbing should you lose power when the temperatures are at or below freezing. Invest In A Generator

4 Tips To Keep In Mind When Installing Your Shower Enclosure

When you have decided to switch from your old bathtub with a shower curtain to a glass shower enclosure, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. This type of project takes meticulous planning, especially if you want the installation process to go smoothly. Here are four things that you need to keep at the forefront of your mind as you are designing and installing your shower enclosure.