Building Tips from a Stagehand

5 Reasons to Choose a Shed Roof for Covering Your Porch

Porches help you expand your living space into the outdoors without the high price tag of a full room addition. Covered porches are best because you can kick back and relax even when it's raining or snowing. Before you just use whatever roof style is capping the rest of your home, find out why a shed roof is a better option. Lower Costs Trying to add a porch to your home on a tight budget? Read More 

Just Weathered A Storm? What Can You Do To Prevent Further Damage To Your Roof (And Home)?

Even if you don't live in an area especially prone to hurricanes or tornadoes, you may at some point find yourself dealing with a roof that has been severely damaged by high winds. With parts of your home's interior and frame now exposed to the elements, you could be facing potentially catastrophic repairs to your upper floor if your roof goes unrepaired for long, even once the heavy winds and rains have passed. Read More 

Will Your New Home Need A New Sewer Line?

When purchasing a home, there are literally hundreds of details you need to check to ensure you are paying the right price for the home. While some repairs are not necessarily a bad thing, you should still know about them so you can factor into the cost of the home. While the condition of the sewer line is not something that will likely pop to the top of your list, it can cost you dearly if you end up having to replace not only the line, but also the landscaping around it. Read More 

The Dangers Of Mine Drainage Pollution And What To Do If You Meet Yellow Boy

Have you noticed that the water in a river or stream near your home has taken on a yellow or orange color? Are you wondering what might be causing the strange discoloration? The peculiar hue of the waterway is likely caused by yellow boy -- a hazardous, acidic byproduct of mining operations. How Yellow Boy Forms The target metals of most mines are found in rocks that also contain sulfur compounds. Read More 

Small Business Owners: 5 Reasons Why You Should Pay A Junk Removal Service To Get Rid Of Your E-Waste

America generated 3.16 million tons of e-waste in 2008. American businesses create a significant proportion of this e-waste, particularly when they upgrade their systems and get rid of unwanted items such as computer hard drives and monitors. For small business owners, it's often difficult to know what to do with these items, but a junk removal service can help you responsibly deal with this problem. Find out why you should always use one of these companies to handle your e-waste. Read More