Category Archives: Home Improvement

Our Retail Store Parking Lot Needed Repaved in the Worst Way

Sometimes I wait too long to get things done. I like to make sure there is money in the bank for those rainy days that happen when you own retail real estate. A broken AC unit could cost us 10 grand and happen at any moment. I like to wait to do major renovations as keeping a positive cash flow is important. However, when something needs done, I get the best people to do the best job possible. It lasts longer when you do that. I hired a company that does paving in Nassau County NY to resurface the parking lot at a small retail complex we own. I stopped by to inspect the property and make notes, and I stepped into a big puddle when I got out of my vehicle. I had let this parking lot go too long before repairing it. Continue reading

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Our Daughter Can Play Outside Safely Now

When my husband told me that we were moving to New Jersey, I was incredibly excited. I have lived on the west coast all my life, and I was more than ready for a new adventure with the man I love. We flew out ahead of time and found a house to buy. I was so happy to see that there were a lot of geese around the property that we put an offer in on. But after we purchased the house and we moved there, I soon learned how important Canada geese control in NJ can be.

I really liked opening the windows up each day to see the geese flying around. I even love the sounds they make. I watched them daily as I passed by the windows and unpacked many moving boxes. At sundown, my husband would come home, and we would relax outside on our patio while watching them, too. Truly relaxing. Once we were all packed, we then had more time to do things outdoors, which came a few weeks after we had he house all set up and unpacked.

The very first day, I sat on the patio and watched our 5-year-old daughter play in the backyard. Not long after, I noticed that she had something all over her sandals. It was then that I realized that it was goose droppings! I took her inside, put a new pair of shoes on her, and we went back outside. Not long after, she stepped in goose droppings again. I surveyed the yard then and saw that it was everywhere! This meant she could not even play in her own yard.

The neighbors told us that it is something you have to deal with or get someone to come help you. We chose to get help. The place we called promised no harm to the birds, and they have gentle ways to get the birds to move to another area. It really worked, too!

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A Quick Roof Repair to Prevent Future Damage

After every rainy season or period of inclement weather, I always go up on my roof to check things out. I want to make sure that everything is as it should be, and that there are no potential issues with the condition of my roof. The last time I was up there, I noticed an area of the roof that did not look normal. It looked like it had almost begun to rot away. I thought that I had better call a professional, so I looked up roof repair in queens to find someone who could help me.

I found one company that had availability the same day. The repair man went up on my roof and confirmed my initial thoughts. There was a patch of my roof that would need to be repaired so that water would not be able to do additional damage. He took out all of the bad, rotted parts of the roof, and replaced it with new wood and shingles. Continue reading

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Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in New Jersey

I am hoping to get my kitchen remodeled soon, and I really have a grand idea for what it is going to look like when it is done. I have already accepted the fact that this is going to end up costing me a whole lot of money, but I think that it will be worth it. I just really want to have a nice place to cook, and that is what I am going to shoot for. I am looking into kitchen remodeling in bergen county nj and I would like to find a contractor that will be able to transform my kitchen into what I have in mind right now.

I am really excited about this whole process, and there is so much that I want to get done. I am going to get a new floor put in. I have not decided what I want exactly yet, but it needs to be some sort of tile that looks nice. Continue reading

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Investing Time in Finding a Quality Roofer

Whether looking to get work done on the roof of a business or a house, there are few jobs that really matter more in terms of quality and attention to detail. People may not think twice about their roof when it is getting the job done, but once there is a problem with it, it can become a major complication. One of the worst, yet least noticeable issues is the potential for small leaks. Water can enter the building and go to strange places or possibly even remain undetected. A roofing contractor in NYC can identify this though and stop the leak from continuing before mold or other problems make the entire problem even worse.

The bottom line is that roof repairs and installation can be extremely expensive, but that investment is worth it if it means the prevention of future problems. Continue reading

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Dad’s Humor when It Comes to Drain Cleaning in Mt.Vernon NY Had the Plumber Laughing

My dad is the constant comedian. He is the one to find something humorous even when it is something that will cost him money. I guess his outlook is the right one to have since he is healthy and happy even though he is 80. His doctor recommended he start taking a little fiber to supplement his lack of it in his diet to promote regularity at his age. When he had to call a company that does drain cleaning in mt.vernon ny to use a hydrojet on the sewer line, you can imagine how much fun he had trying to tie in his doctor’s recommendation with the clogged up sewer line.

The drains had begun to run slow at my parent’s house a few weeks after dad started his fiber regimen. He was making jokes that what gets him going clogs up the sewer. Even the plumber was laughing. However, the real cause was just years of buildup in one section of the sewer line that looked to not have been installed correctly. There was a small ridge inside the pipe that was catching things and letting it narrow the pipe over time.

We could see it on the monitor from the camera that the plumber sent down the drain. My dad said it reminded him of his colonoscopy video. Even mom smiled on that one. Continue reading

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A Quick Roof Repair to Prevent Future Damage

After every rainy season or period of inclement weather, I always go up on my roof to check things out. I want to make sure that everything is as it should be, and that there are no potential issues with the condition of my roof. The last time I was up there, I noticed an area of the roof that did not look normal. It looked like it had almost begun to rot away. I thought that I had better call a professional, so I looked up roof repair in queens to find someone who could help me.

I found one company that had availability the same day. The repair man went up on my roof and confirmed my initial thoughts. There was a patch of my roof that would need to be repaired so that water would not be able to do additional damage. He took out all of the bad, rotted parts of the roof, and replaced it with new wood and shingles. Continue reading

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Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in New Jersey

I am hoping to get my kitchen remodeled soon, and I really have a grand idea for what it is going to look like when it is done. I have already accepted the fact that this is going to end up costing me a whole lot of money, but I think that it will be worth it. I just really want to have a nice place to cook, and that is what I am going to shoot for. I am looking into kitchen remodeling in bergen county nj and I would like to find a contractor that will be able to transform my kitchen into what I have in mind right now.

I am really excited about this whole process, and there is so much that I want to get done. I am going to get a new floor put in. I have not decided what I want exactly yet, but it needs to be some sort of tile that looks nice. Continue reading

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Air Conditioning Repair for Hudson County

It is starting to get warm outside. We recently had a heat wave, and it was close to 90 degrees. That quickly reminded of the fact that I do not have air conditioning in my house right now. Before the heat wave, it had been relatively cool outside, and so I had not worried about the air conditioning yet. However, it is time to find a company that does work with air conditiioning in hudson county nj to try to get my air conditioning fixed in the near future.

When it is really hot outside, and I have no way of cooling down my house, it is really hard for me to sleep. Continue reading

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The House is Fully Gutted Right Now

Kitchen Remodeling Company Roofing and Remodeling ColoradoMitch and I went to work with sledges and sawzall’s after we got the paperwork done. The house is really sort of borderline, meaning that we could have just as easily decided to tear it down and start all over. That would not have been easy. They built the place around a hundred years ago and back then they did build houses out of chewing gum and matchsticks. This house is made out of heavy timber frame construction. The two of us used to work together doing kitchen remodeling in thousand oaks and we have a whole lot of experience doing this sort of thing. This is going to be the first whole house we have done together, but all of it is stuff that we have done before. However we have never been as deeply involved in something as this.

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Got the Outside of the House Built

Discover the timeless beauty.. of Plantation Shutters .Meg and I spent the day pick out the trim for the house. The shell is is finished and all of the electrical and plumbing work is done. I found a great place for orange county shutters and that is where we are going to pick out the trim for the house. The place has a brick facade, mostly because I am not interested in any painting. I am going to make this house as low maintenance as it can possibly be. There is not any reason to paint if you can avoid it for example, so the place is going to be completely vinyl and brick. Of course the vinyl looks good and you will only know it is vinyl if you get up close and look at it good. Other than that it will look like painted wood, more or less at the least. It will have to be painted ever so often.

I made sure that there are not any trees close to the house that will be dropping stuff on the roof either. There is a really nice white oak in the front corner of the yard and a windbreak will eventually shield the house from the North wind, but it is formed from a lineof Eastern Red Cedar trees, which are excellent for this purpose and smell really good to boot. I got rid of all of the trees that are going to drop leaves in too big of a number and I am replacing them with fruit trees and shrubbery. The inside of the house has not even been started yet. We are not going to worry about the basement for a good while, but I will start working on the upstairs next weekend. Then I will work out some more deals with my buddies.

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