Building Tips from a Stagehand

You and Your AC against the Sea: Fighting Seawater-Borne Rust and Corrosion

Living near the ocean may have its perks, but it also comes with a few downsides. One such downside is rust and corrosion caused by salt-laden air and sea water. In this environment, your AC system won't stand a chance unless it's adequately protected against exposure to salt and other corrosive chemicals. Here is how rust and corrosion can affect your AC system and ways you can effectively deal with it. Read More 

6 Ways To Protect Your Foundation

The foundation is an extremely important yet often overlooked aspect of your home. It's what keeps your home standing, providing support for the entire structure. If you don't take precautions to properly protect and care for your foundation, it can become cracked, water-damaged, leak, and even change the structure of your home for the worse. Luckily, most foundation issues can be prevented with a little basic home maintenance and know-how. Here are six ways to protect your home's foundation: Read More 

Concrete Restoration - Why You Should Choose Polymer Resurfacing

If you have a rough concrete surface across your driveway, patio, or pool, then it may be time to have new concrete poured. This is wise if the structural integrity of the concrete has been compromised in some way. Large cracks, crumbling concrete, and deep surface deterioration are all signs that new concrete is needed. However, if the concrete is merely discolored, somewhat uneven, or if it contains small imperfections, then an overlay can be placed over the surface instead. Read More 

Use Reclaimed Wood To Bring Something Special To Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is your sanctuary, and you should take the time during your remodel to make it into something special. Reclaimed wood has become a popular way to create unique pieces that are environmentally conscious. Regardless for your reasons for considering this option, here are some ideas that make use of reclaimed wood to get your creative juices flowing. Vanity Perhaps the easiest place to make use of this material is with your bathroom vanity. Read More 

Five Attractive Garage Door Styles to Boost Your Curb Appeal

The garage door is an all-too-often overlooked opportunity to increase your home's curb appeal. By choosing a garage door that coordinates with the rest of your home, but also stands out and calls attention to itself, you can set your home apart from others in the area. Here's a look at five unique, attractive garage door styles to consider. Industrial Metal If you have a modern home exterior with clean lines and simple geometry, an industrial-style metal garage door will look perfect. Read More