A source of confusion for some who are about to start a construction or remodeling process is the difference between a structural engineer and an architect. Because these two professionals work with building design, it can be difficult to know exactly when you need one or both, when you're new to planning remodels and new builds. A difference does exist between the two, and there are times when you'll need only one and times when you'll need both on the project.
- If you are not connected to municipal water lines, chances are you are using well water for your daily needs. Domestic wells are more common than you may realize. They provide 43 million Americans with water for their homes. If you are one of the millions who rely on well water, there are a few things that you need to know, especially when it comes to your well pump. A faulty pump can mean not being able to get the water you need.
- When there is a problem operating your garage door, you want to know what is causing it to have the repairs done quickly. Sometimes, it may be a minor issue with the opener or balance of the doors that can be repaired quickly. You want to have these repairs done to ensure your door works safely. The following troubleshooting tips will help you identify the problems that are causing your garage door to not work properly.
- If your parking lot needs to be repaved and you've decided not to use a paving contractor for the project, rethink that decision. Repaving your asphalt parking lot may seem like something you can tackle as a do-it-yourself project, but that's not the case. Here are just four of the reasons you need to hire a contractor for your repaving project. Avoid Accidents Repaving your parking lot is a major endeavor; one that shouldn't be undertaken by someone inexperienced.
- Rainwater collecting near your home's foundation can lead to foundation damage or a leaking basement, and your gutters play a vital role in diverting rainwater away from it. Despite their importance, many homeowners find frequent gutter maintenance annoying — gutters sometimes leak or clog up entirely. What type of gutters should you install if you want to keep maintenance and cleaning to a minimum? If you're tired of cleaning your gutters and patching leaks, read on to find out how to install the lowest-maintenance rain gutters possible.