Lawrence Gonzales

4 Masonry Projects To Makeover Your Landscaping With Luxury Hardscaping Features

Construction & Contractors Blog

The landscaping around your home can be improved with attractive masonry features, such as stone paths, brick smoker, and cooking areas or attractive stone walls. If you want the hardscape features of your landscaping to have a luxury look, masonry materials like brick and natural stone are a good choice. The following ideas will help give your home a luxurious landscaping design with masonry hardscaping features: 1. Brick and Stone Pergolas with Seating, Water or Firepit Features

14 May 2019

4 Reasons Aluminum Fencing Is A Smart Choice For A Pool Enclosure

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you have a pool in your backyard, your town or city probably requires you to fence the pool in. There are a number of types of fencing you could use, from wood to chain link. However, aluminum fencing is, in many areas, the most popular choice for pool enclosures and for good reasons. Aluminum fencing doesn't corrode easily. Aluminum does not rust, and although it will eventually corrode, it takes a long time for the corrosion to set in.

26 March 2019

Proper Maintenance For Porous Asphalt


If you are looking for a fast, affordable, and eco-friendly paving option for your home, then porous asphalt could be the answer. This paving product features tiny holes that penetrate through the surface of the asphalt after it has dried completely. The holes are not visible to the naked eye, but they play an essential role in moisture management. Water can seep through porous asphalt into the soil below. This helps improve drainage and prevent stormwater runoff following a heavy rain.

9 February 2019

Factors That Can Affect How Soon You Need To Have Your Septic Tank Cleaned

Construction & Contractors Blog

If your toilet won't flush or is slow to drain, the first thing you should think of is your septic system. Try to remember when you had it cleaned last, because one of the first signs of a full tank is when the toilet is slow to flush. If it's been more than a few years since the last service call, you should call a septic service as soon as possible or your toilet may stop flushing completely, and sewage might even back up into your house.

28 December 2018

3 Reasons Why You Might Need An Excavation Professional

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you have a major construction or landscaping project coming up but Mother Nature is getting in the way, you might want to consider hiring professional help to remove the excess rocks and other natural debris from your targeted area. Here are three ways a rock excavation professional can help you or your company. Get Started Faster Even if you are very experienced at construction or landscaping, you probably haven't tackled a bunch of excavation projects in your life.

15 November 2018

3 Great Advantages Of Using Decorative Concrete For Custom Flooring In The Backyard

Construction & Contractors Blog

The backyard is a paradise to many homeowners. It's where they spend a lot of their free time, seeing nature and conversing with family and friends. If you're looking for a creative way to enhance this area, consider adding decorative concrete to create custom floors. This material offers the following advantages.  Scratch-Resistant There are a lot of outdoor flooring materials that scratch fairly easily. Then what was once a beautiful addition in the backyard can turn quickly into eyesores.

1 October 2018

Removing An Old And Broken Well Pump

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If you have a well on your property that supplies your home with water, you may need to replace the submersible pump at some point. This is necessary when the pump breaks or wears down. Before you can add a new pump, you must remove the old one. Keep reading to learn about some tips to help you with the removal.  Prepare For The Removal Before you can do anything else, you want to prepare for the removal of the well pump.

27 August 2018

Controlling Humidity Levels In A Basement


Basement humidity is one of the more frustrating problems faced by homeowners. This is a cool, dark spot in the home, and moisture isn't going to disappear easily from the space without some help. Controlling humidity levels in a basement takes multiple strategies, but they are all doable. Direct Humidity Control A dehumidifier and some humidity-control packets are essential. You can have the dehumidifier built-in to your home, or you can use portable dehumidifiers; just remember to empty the reservoirs on the portable ones so that they continue to work.

8 July 2018

Painting Cabinets With A Spray Gun

Construction & Contractors Blog

Are you going to repaint a cabinet? Are you thinking about using a pneumatic spray gun system get the job done? Obviously, paint rollers are cheaper and more affordable. But, making the effort to rent or buy a basic pneumatic spray gun system can ultimately save you time and money. This article explains how pneumatic spray guns work and should help you determine if it is going to be worthwhile to rent one for your project.

27 May 2018

How Installing A New Broiler Works

Construction & Contractors Blog

If your old boiler is on its last legs, it is time to start planning and saving for the installation of a new boiler. Getting a Quote The first thing you need to do is call up a couple of boiler companies and have them come out and inspect your old boiler and set-up. Let them know what you are looking for and what type of upgrades that you are thinking about.

10 April 2018