Defining Home Styles

Home buyers often confuse a style of home for another. When searching for your next home or tying to determine the style that matches your needs, it’s important to know the different styles of homes available and on the market. Below is a break down of the many styles and their descriptions. Bi-Level: A bi-level…

10 Costly Sound Proofing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Mistake 1: Hiring an Expensive Acoustical Consultant Most people should be able to isolate and solve noise problems themselves without ever retaining an acoustical consultant. If you are considering a consultant, unless you have a big budget, it’s important to do a little homework and learn something about your noise problems and how they might…

Three Benefits of Roof Repair

Roof repair is one of the most important forms of home maintenance that you can keep up with each year. After all, the entire system has to work together to stay strong, solid, and functional for all seasons throughout its successful use. It needs to be able to expand, contract, remain sealed, water and pest…

Magpie Symbol Meaning in Chinese Culture

In Chinese culture, magpie is a symbol of happiness. The singing of a magpie foretells good luck and happiness. That’s why Chinese people call it ‘Happy Magpie’. The Manchu minority in Northern China even regards this birds as sacred animals. The magpie in Chinese is called ‘xi que’ and the character ‘xi’ means happiness. Two…

Micropile 101 – How Do Micropiles Work?

Cracks and settlement are facts of life when it comes to construction using concrete foundations. There have been many methods of repairing structures once they have settled, including helical piles, push piers and Micropiles. Each has it’s own uniqueness and applications where they should or should not be used. Helical piles are a simple and…