Talking About Safety On Construction Sites

3 Common Problems That Start In The Crawl Spaces Of Old Balloon Framed Houses

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Balloon framing was once a popular construction method, including in Washington state. In a balloon framed house, the exterior walls have cavities in between the studs (known as stud bays) that run from the attic to the crawl space or basement. Due to this vast expanse of open space, homes with balloon framing have several problems. Here’s what you need to know if you own an older balloon framed house.…

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Winter Will Be Here Before You Know It: 3 Ways To Get Your Roof Ready For The Weather Change

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Summer might be right around the corner, but now’s the time to start preparing your roof for winter weather. The last thing you want to do is climb around on your roof during a snowstorm. Taking the time to prepare your roof while there’s warm weather will help you prevent problems when winter weather sets in. Here are three simple steps you can take right now to prevent problems when the weather changes.…

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Design A Premier Backyard Retreat

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Why go on vacation when you can escape to your own backyard? Well, you may still want to fly away to exotic locales, but your backyard can become the center of your mini getaways. The key is to brainstorm all the activities you want to enjoy. For instance, you may want a hot tub and/or swimming pool, or a lawn may be more your speed. Whatever your outdoor living style, though, some landscaping and hardscaping amenities can elevate your backyard to retreat level.…

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