A portico adds dimension to a flat facade, highlights a home’s entry point, and improves a home’s overall curb appeal. Here’s one we recently completed!
Natural stone is used in various applications to create warm, inviting living rooms perfect for gathering and entertaining. Whether granite, limestone, slate, travertine, marble, or fieldstone, natural stone is a versatile material that shifts in appearance depending on a number of factors, including cutting method, stone thickness, and how the stone is installed.
If a home improvement ad, contract, or vehicle, says “Licensed and Bonded,” the individual may not be licensed and has no bond. Bonding companies typically do not issue performance bonds for residential jobs.
I started my business almost 12 years ago and from the beginning said I was going to make a difference. I have hired talented individuals that care about the end product and our customers. I offer them a full benefit package and competitive pay giving them some of the same advantages in life as the clients we serve. However, the disadvantage to me is that my product and service can cost more than my competitors. The clients that value this philosophy benefit in the end with what we call “The Wall To Wall Experience”.
This video sums up the challenges in our industry. The career opportunity has been minimized and as a result so has the quality of the service. We live in a society where we don’t value quality as we once did. We can buy things inexpensively and if it breaks just throw it out and buy another one probably for less. Things have become disposable and so has the way of home improvements. Your home is your biggest asset. My employees are my strongest asset. That is why we put those together to benefit our clients.
Please encourage individuals to explore the trades. There are good businesses out there offering real career opportunities in carpentry, plumbing, electric, Hvac and more!
“Wall To Wall Construction is a quality focused firm, dedicated to exceeding client expectations. A home can be a foundation for family and every day life, and when we enhance that experience it is truly rewarding.”
Greg Wall, President
Not enough cord for your lamp or radio to reach the nearest outlet? Just plowing through the junk drawer for an extension cord? This may not be a good idea. Extension cords can be very helpful in delivering power right where we need it. However, regardless of the gauge or rating of the cord, an extension cord is a temporary solution, and is not meant to be used as a long-term extension of your household’s electrical system.
Read More Here: https://www.esfi.org/resource/extension-cord-safety-tips-478
“Creating a yearly budget for home improvement and maintenance helps prevent overspending, and encourages you to put aside money for major replacements — such as new roofing or a kitchen appliance — that come up every few years.”
“Protect your home finances by knowing how much you’ll probably spend each year. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau says that average annual maintenance and home improvement expenditures are about $3,300 per household.”
A 1⁄8-in. crack doesn’t seem like much to worry about, but a 1⁄8-in. crack that runs the length of your house amounts to a square hole 8 in. on a side—a big-enough hole to toss a cat through. Because it is a crack, you can seal it with caulk, but not all holes in the building envelope are cracks that can be sealed with a tube of caulk. Some of them really are big enough to toss a cat through, and they need to be sealed with sheet goods such as drywall, rigid foam, or plywood.
Some common gaps and holes are listed in the Energy Star thermal-bypass checklist. Among the most common holes found in poorly sealed houses are holes near soffits, chases, and bathtubs.
Please follow the link to view the full article… http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/departments/energy-smart-details/how-to-seal-4-hidden-air-leaks-in-your-house.aspx?nterms=61678