When Things Cave In: Preparing To Rebuild Your Porch

Front porches kindle memories of fireflies, rocking chairs, and cool evening breezes. In times past, they were the social centers of the neighborhood, and for some people, they are still an important part of their homes. If you are the owner of a porch that has caved in or is on the way there, consider rebuilding it yourself. Before construction actually begins, you will need to prepare for the rebuild. 

Your Roof: When Is the Time to Replace It?

Your roof is perhaps one of the most important parts of your home. It provides shelter from weather and keeps your family and belongings dry. A well-installed roof that is in good condition will also be a good energy saver and can help regulate the temperature in your home. So when do you need to have a roof repaired or replaced, and how does the average homeowner know when that time will be?

Becoming A Lifeguard: What You Need To Know

Working as a lifeguard can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience--especially for those who love helping others and enjoy spending time at the pool or beach. However, not just anybody can be a lifeguard. In the United States, lifeguards must be at least 15 years of age and be certified in order to have legal working status. If you're considering a job as a lifeguard, there are also some other things you'll need to know and do before you can don your whistle.

Tips For Turning Your Dead Tree Into Garden Mulch

Wood chips are used to cover flower gardens for both a better appearance and to help keep down weeds and conserve moisture. If you need to get a dead or diseased tree removed, you have access to a low cost source of durable and attractive wood mulch. Know the basics of using your removed trees in the garden so you can avoid any problems. Have a Plan A single dead tree will likely produce more wood chips than you can use in your garden alone.

Pool Safety Concerns And Kids: Keep Your Property Safe

If you want a pool, but you worry about the safety of your children and neighbors, there are some great safety precautions you can take. If you don't leave the pool open to the public and you are careful about securing off the pool area, you can reduce the chances of potential problems. Here are a few things you want to talk with pool contractors about, and these are things you can get from a pool and spa warehouse in your area.

Fixing Your Home After A Fire

If your home has substantial damage after a fire, you will need to take the necessary steps to have your house repaired and restored to livable conditions, if possible. With the help from a restoration company, you will be able to get your home back into the condition is was before the fire. Here are the steps you will need to take in order to get your home back to an inhabitable state.

Winter Time Landscapers Can Help Your Plants And Landscape

Most home and business owners think that wintertime is when all gardening and landscaping projects must come to a screeching halt. Not so. While the vast majority of landscaping and gardening does take place in spring and summer, there are still tasks that can and sometimes should be done in the cold months of the year. Since few people are willing or able to tend to these winter landscaping jobs, it's a good idea to contact a nursery or landscaper that is familiar with these types of chores.