DIY Vehicle Restoration: Safety Concerns with Stud Welding Systems

If you are delving into the world of restoring old vehicles as a do-it-yourself hobbyist, there's no doubt you'll want to use a stud welding system to pull out dents. Using a stud welding system for auto body repair is one of the most effective ways to repair dents so you don't have to find replacement components, which can be difficult for older vehicles. However, there's some crucial information you need to know regarding safety issues of stud welding systems, especially if you have little to no experience with welding. Read More 

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Contractor to Install Your French Drain

If you have water issues along your foundation or basement or if your property has soggy patches that last several days after a rainstorm, you should consider installing a French drain system to help drain excess water away from your property and prevent water from damaging your home. The concept behind a French drain is relatively simple. It consists of a PVC pipe in a trench around your foundation that is filled with coarse gravel to encourage water to flow away from critical parts of your property. Read More 

The Basics Of Patching An Asphalt Driveway

If your asphalt driveway is showing indications of cracks, chips, holes or other damage due to traffic and weathering, it's important to address it. If you don't address it in a timely manner, you risk having the cracks and damage spread and threaten the integrity of the entire driveway. The sooner you repair these things, the less damage it will do. Here are some tips to help you repair the pavement easily. Read More 

Don’t Let This Winter Catch You Unprepared: Tips For Preventing Frozen Pipes

If you've just bought a house in an area where the winter months mean freezing temperatures, it also means you need to be more attentive to your home's plumbing. Although most of your pipes are likely to be indoors, your home probably has some that run through uninsulated areas. Those are the pipes that are most at risk. Here are a few tips to help you understand what you'll need to do to protect them, as well as guidance for dealing with a freeze if it should happen. Read More 

Strengths And Weaknesses Of Vinyl Siding

Exterior siding is available in a wide array of materials including aluminum, wood, brick and fiber cement, although vinyl has become a popular choice among modern day homeowners. There are a few good reasons to choose vinyl, including low maintenance, reasonable cost and versatility. However, vinyl siding does not come without a few downsides to consider as well. If you're still on the fence about vinyl siding for your home's exterior, learn more about the advantages and disadvantages to make a well-informed decision. Read More