Basement Finishing Systems

Finishing Basement Systems

Can I Make My Basement Livable Space?

Finishing the basement in your home is a great way to gain livable space. Just make sure that any basement moisture issues are solved or mitigated first before you finish your basement.

Can I use drywall to finish my basement?

Adding drywall is the conventional way of giving your basement walls a more polished look than bare concrete or cinder blocks. It requires several steps. (more…)

Basement Makeover

Basement Makeover

Is there a moisture issue?

If you are intent on a basement makeover  into something more functional, aesthetic and livable, be warned that you must contend with moisture issues (if they exist) first before you do any basement makeover. It is not wise to commence remodeling your basement if you have not yet solved the moisture issue(s). (more…)

Local contractors: Did they build a safe deck?

Local contractors: Did they build a safe deck?

Local Contractors

Did they build my deck properly?

A deck is a functional and beautiful Home addition to any house, but can be deadly if not built properly by local contractors. We have heard many stories of decks collapsing with people on them resulting in deaths but much more often there are life changing injuries. So a deck – especially a deck high off the ground – should never be built with anything but high quality workmanship and materials. (more…)

10 Traits of Eco-friendly Homes

10 Traits of Eco-friendly Homes

10 Traits of Eco-friendly Homes

Living in a green home is better for the planet and better for your health, pocket and conscience. A green home is one which can be sustainably built, operated and maintained. Here is a list of traits that mark a sustainable home.

1. Sustainable site conditions

A green home should be built in a place where you can have solar access, a garden, a water supply, enough air, privacy and an atmosphere that is inspiring to you. (more…)

Advantages to a green eco friendly home

Advantages of Having An Eco-friendly Home

If you think an eco-friendly home is only for environmental activists, think again. A green home offers far more advantages than you think. Here are some of the obvious advantages of eco-friendly homes over traditionally-built homes.

Makes your home’s environment healthier

The foremost advantage of having an eco-friendly home is the health benefits it will provide. A green home is made of natural building materials which are naturally low or free from toxins (more…)