2 Simple Ways To Fix Your Dripping Faucet

If you have a dripping faucet, the sound of the constant drip may annoy you. That aggravating noise is also the sound of money being wasted since a leaking faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons per year. If you would like to fix the problem yourself, try the following simple ways to fix your dripping faucet. Check The O-Ring For Damage The faucet's O-ring is part of the stem that holds the valve handles in place. Read More 

Pros And Cons Of Using Bricks For Construction

Are you interested in using bricks for your construction project, but are not sure if they will match your project requirements? Then take the time to learn their pros and cons – by doing so you can make an informed decision regarding if they are a good choice for you. With that thought in mind, here are the advantages and disadvantages of using bricks for construction projects: Pros Of Using Bricks In Construction Read More 

How To Excavate Near A Structure

When excavating near a foundation, you may be removing a lot of the support for the foundation. As a result, you will need to find a way to underpin or protect the foundation to protect it against settlement. Disconnect the Utilities When excavating anywhere, you need to contact local utility companies to make sure that your excavation will not disrupt utilities. By getting in contact with your local utility company, you will be able to have the utilities marked so you will know where not to dig. Read More 

Steps To Maintaining An Effective Septic System

A properly maintained septic system is unlikely to give homeowners any unpleasant headaches. Septic tank malfunctions cause cumbersome problems and interfere with the proper functioning of a home's plumbing system. If you want to be sure that your septic system will remain in working order, keep the following tips in mind: Know how your tank works Understanding how your tank operates is the first step to properly maintaining your septic system. In any septic system, solid waste will naturally settle to the bottom of the tank over time while scum and liquids rises up above. Read More 

What You Should Know About Repairing Your Home’s Foundation

A damaged foundation is a serious problem because it could affect the structural integrity of your house. It could also allow water to seep into your basement. If nothing else, it will be a big issue when you put your home up for sale. However, foundation problems are not always serious and in need of expensive repairs. Other times the repairs needed can be quite extensive. Here's what you need to know. Read More