Designing Your Home For Yourself

4 Reasons You May Need Your Septic System Inspected Or Repaired

The septic system that has been in service since your home's construction may need replacing. There are several reasons you may have to replace your septic system. Damage to Your Septic Tank If your tank has damage, the tank may have to come out and get a new one installed in its place. The tank can crack and let the sewage from inside the tank seep into the ground. That sewage can contaminate the groundwater, and if you have a well on the property, it can contaminate the well. Read More 

3 Great Reasons To Use The Services Of A General Contractor For Your Upcoming Home Renovation

Replacing windows or a plumbing fixture is an easy process that handy homeowners can accomplish on their own, but making major renovations to a home requires managing a number of different handymen and subcontractors. When you renovate your home, you have the option of either hiring and managing subcontractors on your own or hiring the services of a general contractor to perform these duties for you. Which is the best option? Read More 

What Does a Building Contractor Union Do

When thinking about joining a building contractor union, one of the first questions folks in the trades often have is about what their union actually does. People tend to think of unions in reference to fighting over wages, especially due to the image from news stories about the union that represents teachers. But a union does a lot more for its members than you might think. An Assurance of Quality Read More 

Tips For Financing Your Contracting Projects

Contractors will often face the dilemma of needing funding to complete their clients' projects, but they may not be paid until the work is completed. While this is a common issue for contracting firms, those that are new to managing their own firm may be unsure of what they should be doing to best balance these competing and conflicting needs. Aggressively Preserve Your Firm's Credit History As with individuals, your contracting firm will have a credit history and score. Read More 

3 Tips For Improving Your Household Water Quality

Maintaining the quality of your household water is important to be certain your water is safe to drink and to avoid unnecessary damage to appliances. There are several steps you can take to improve the quality of your water. 1. Do Regular Testing Depending on your water source, you may need to test your water more often. Generally, people with well water are more prone to contaminants from animals, run-off, or simply changes in weather conditions. Read More