Installing a new insulation material allows you to get a higher R-value of heat-loss prevention without making your walls and ceiling cavities any larger. However, don't forget to factor in the cost of removing the existing insulation and installing new spray foam or the cost of rigid foam boards, blown-in loose fill, or other advanced materials. It's often essential to clear out the old stuff first for at least one of these five reasons.
- Using well water can bring its own unique maintenance and safety issues, but it is often the only option in many localities. There are several ways you can help maintain the safety of your well water. Regularly Test Your Water Develop a testing schedule based on the depth of your well, water source, climate, and environmental impacts. If your water is taken from a shallow source of ground water or an open water source, you will need to test your water more often because the risk is higher for contamination.
- If you've spent years washing your family's dishes by hand, you may be ecstatic at the thought of finally installing a dishwasher in your kitchen. While the prospect of tearing out a cabinet and sliding in a dishwasher may seem within reach, rerouting the electrical outlets necessary to support a high-powered appliance can be more daunting. Should you hire an electrician to perform this work or see if you can tackle it yourself?
- A boundary surveyor is used to establish the legal boundaries around a property. There are many reasons why a person may require a surveyor, such as for legal purposes. Usually there are already official records in place for public or private residences, but it never hurts to order a new one if you wish to have one on hand. Who Does the Surveying? The first question you may have if you need a boundary surveyor is who will be doing it.
- Metal buildings are often less expensive and easier to put up than traditional stick-frame buildings, but erecting a metal building still involves work. It's just as important to keep yourself and everyone else involved safe when erecting a metal building as when building a non-metal building. Here are five pieces of safety equipment that will help you keep everyone safe. A Forklift or Crane You'll need a forklift on-site to unload all the components of the building.