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Basement Refinishing 101

When it comes to expanding your home living space, one of the most effective ways to do it is to finish the basement. You can turn a full basement into an entire floor of extra living space. You may even be able to create bedrooms, install a kitchen, and add a bathroom. I created this site to share my experiences with basement renovations and construction. My hope is that sharing what I have learned will help others to see that it's easier than you think to finish the basement and create the space you have always envisioned in your home.

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Frozen Pipes: What You Need to Know

Winter has arrived in the northern latitudes, and with the snow and cold weather comes the potential for your pipes to freeze. Frozen pipes are not only annoying but also potentially downright disastrous, potentially causing thousands of dollars in damage. Here's what you need to know to keep yourself from becoming a victim of this easily avoidable situation. Why Do Pipes Freeze? When water freezes, it expands, and it doesn't matter how strong the pipe that holds it is. Read More 

5 Ways To Take Excellent Care Of Your Garage Door This Winter

Garage doors are an incredibly important yet often overlooked part of the home. Too many homeowners take a "wait and see" approach to their garage doors, ignoring signs that they need maintenance until there is a major problem. This is an especially unwise approach in the winter, when a broken garage door could lead to letting snow and cold air into your garage. A better idea is to implement these five garage door tips into your winter home maintenance plan: Read More 

Staying Grounded When It Comes To Overhead Crane Safety

Electrocution is one of the most common causes of workplace death for overhead crane operators. According to a recent study from the Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR), half of all electrocutions occurred when a crane boom or cable was brought into contact with an overhead power line. Safety is paramount when it comes to operating overhead cranes and other lifting equipment, and the importance of keeping this equipment grounded can't be overstated. Read More 

Getting Ready For Fall: 3 Repairs To Do Around The House

With fall approaching, there's always something going on. Halloween is in October, Thanksgiving is in November, and it's simply a busy time of year. To get your home ready to see visitors, there are a few repairs you should make sure to complete. Here are three that you can do in just a few hours, so your house is ready for the season.  Fix Your Window Screens  There are few days more exciting for kids than Halloween, and people open their doors to give out candy and other treats. Read More 

5 Eco-Friendly Insulation Products

If it's time to redo the insulation that helps keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter, you may be wondering if there are green options among insulation materials. Fortunately, a variety of eco-friendly insulation exists. Following are five types of green insulation for your consideration -- you're sure to find one that works for your specific situation.  Hempcrete Hemp is a crop that grows quickly and requires very little maintenance during cultivation. Read More