It can be tough to decide between a new concrete driveway versus a new asphalt one. Here is everything you need to know about concrete driveways to help you make an informed decision. Do you need gravel under a concrete driveway? Yes, a concrete driveway should have a solid gravel base underneath. For most applications, a four-inch gravel base that has been compacted well is sufficient, however, there are circumstances that will warrant a thicker base, such as a sandy, loose subsoil and anticipated use of the driveway by heavy trucks and machinery.
14 August 2020
The kitchen is too noisy. The TV is blaring in the living room. And the children are climbing all over you in the den. If you're one of the many new teleworkers in the global workforce, you may be feeling somewhat confined without a dedicated office space. You could find some expensive co-working space. Or you could build a new home office. In fact, without a dedicated office space you cannot claim home office tax deductions.
29 June 2020
When customers speak with roofers about their projects, one of the harder issues for them to understand is how the price works. Prices for jobs can land in a range of single-digit thousands of dollars to more than $50,000. Truthfully, putting a roof on a large house with a complex architecture has the potential to go way higher. You have the right to know why a roofing contractor chooses to price a project in a particular way.
1 May 2020
Concrete is a very durable material, but even premium and well-installed concrete will develop some cracks over time. When this happens, you'll want to re-seal the concrete in order to keep bugs and critters out and in order to maintain the stability of the surrounding area. But re-sealing concrete can sometimes be a bit more complicated than re-sealing asphalt. Here are some tips to keep in mind to make sure your concrete is re-sealed properly the first time.
27 January 2020
Commercial buildings often use different types of roofing materials than residential homes. The primary reason for this is because commercial buildings typically have flat or low-slope roofs and homes have sloped roofs. Sloped roofs help water to fall down from the roof, whereas no or low-slope roofs have water sitting on them. As such, the materials used on commercial roofs need to be able to keep water out. One of the materials that can be used on a commercial roof is spray foam roofing.
20 January 2020
In many cases, a homeowner files a claim with their homeowners insurance company when they need major roof repairs due to severe weather or other reasons that may be covered by their policy. When a roof repair is being paid for by an insurance company, a roofing contractor typically provides a written estimate outlining the cost of repairs. However, the actual cost can change once repairs are started, which necessitates a roofing supplement estimate.
23 December 2019
If you want to change the way that your house looks on the outside, you have options, and which one you go with depends on what you like. You can either have your house painted or have siding installed. Each option has its own pluses and minuses. Painting One option is to go with having your house painted. With painting, you have all kinds of choices as to what colors you want to have put on your house.
14 November 2019