When you boil it all down, you really have just two choices in decking materials: wood and concrete. It is important to choose the right type of decking materials because this will dictate the type of wood deck design. Wood decks seem to be the most popular choice at the present time.
Really, there is no one ‘best’ wood deck design – no one design that will meet the needs of every family. What will work for one home may not be best for another. Just because your neighbor did it a certain way does not mean that you have to do it the same way.
The basic requirement for all good wood deck designs is that the design and construction methods meet all local code ordinances for proper construction. Your wood deck design should also specify the use of good-quality materials (lumber and hardware). Lastly, and most obviously, your wood deck design should fully meet your needs. Feel free to discard design ideas if they won’t work for you.
In planning a good wood deck design, you need to consider what your limitations are. How much money can you afford to spend? Are you limited in available time… Read More
Trying hard to hang something heavy on the wall? When you think about hanging heavy times on a wall, you need to aim driving screws into studs. These studs do have the potential to hold a lot more weight than drywall. So finding a stud and using it for hanging items is the best technique which provides extremely safe and secure hold. On many occasions it has been found, locating these elusive wall studs is a pretty challenging task. People do make use of the best stud finder but still there is a need to apply certain tips or basic knowledge of finding a stud. Just applying a good stud finder tool will not serve the cause. Definitely, these tools are pretty effective and will flash or beep whenever they are located near a stud. Sometimes, the application of wall anchors will allow you to bypass the difficult exercise of hunting studs.
Now, if you don’t own a stud finder, here’s are the few vital tips which will make the job lot easier and sky wall studs are located without spending any money.
- Search for clues where you will find hidden drywall fasteners. If you are able to find
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Imagine: you just moved into our first new home with all of our plans to redo the floors and walls and lighting. You already decided to begin work in the upstairs areas and work your way down, with your do-it-yourself construction beginning the next morning. You were just watching the rain come down outside when you took a step closer to the sliding glass door, and suddenly noticed that the carpeting was saturated with water that was leaking in from outside!
That’s a pretty bad thing to experience! A lot of times, homeowners discover that the problem actually lies in inadequate drainage. The gutters are not carrying the massive amount of rain water far enough away from the house.
In that situation, it is imperative that you fix the problem of poor drainage outside before you put new flooring down – you just have to. Go to your friendly neighborhood hardware store to buy the supplies you would need. If the original owners of the house had used all aluminum guttering with aluminum downspouts and aluminum extenders to direct the water away from the house, the redirect sections may have been flattened from years of being mowed over. Surface drainage … Read More
Who looks forward to cleaning their house? Unless your name is Alice, and you work for a family named Brady, probably not many of you. Unfortunately, as much as we dread dusting, vacuuming, and mopping the floors, the most time-consuming part of cleaning actually comes before the “real” work.
You can’t mop the floor until you can find it. You can’t dust the table until you clear off the mail and other accumulations from throughout the week. You can’t do the dishes until you put away the clean ones and clear off the counters. Often, the work before the work is so overwhelming the job just gets postponed until the point where you either call a professional housecleaner or the health department. Take your pick. The good news is with a bit of planning and as little as five minutes each day, almost anyone can keep up on the tiny things that build throughout the week so that when cleaning day does come, you can breeze through the job quicker and without as much drudge work beforehand. Don’t have time you say? Five minutes is all it takes. Just five minutes. Set your alarm five minutes earlier. Read your horoscope … Read More