Can I Roll a Refrigerator on Porcelain Tiles?

Porcelain and ceramic tile flooring is very popular because it is durable and relatively easy to maintain. Nonetheless, it is still possible to chip or crack the tile or damage the glaze. Moving heavy objects like refrigerators over the tile is one way to cause serious damage. Moving the fridge is necessary sometimes, so be…

How to Remove Rug Pad Marks From a Floor

One of the most common issues related to using those thinner, waffle looking rug pads is that they can damage the floor by marking their design on the floor. I have heard many people tell me that they needed to have their floors re-finished because of the damage done to the floor by the inexpensive…

Balloon Framing Gable Walls

Prior to the 1950’s balloon framing of new homes was the standard construction method, until the advent of platform framing. Platform framing is a safer, quicker, and more cost effective method than balloon framing. With that being said, balloon framing still has many effective uses in modern house framing that can be incorporated with platform…

Who Determines the Course of Your Life?

To live a self-determined life is the essence of consciousness. A self-determined life is fundamentally different from a life that's determined by our ego. When the ego is in charge of running our life, we only have an illusion of determining our life, not the actual experience of doing so. To be able to determine…

Keeping Your House Painting Cost Down

If the walls of your home need cleaning, rather than trying to scrub them, you might consider a fresh coat of paint. Whether one room or the complete home, your house painting cost should not be expensive if you decide to take on the task yourself. This article points out the pros and cons as…

Secrets Of Bonding 114: Offer a Concrete Solution?

This Concrete Subcontractor has a big problem. How would you solve it? Facts: The bond applicant, we will call ‘Subby,’ is a highly experienced subcontractor who performed concrete work on a school job. Subby was not required to give a Performance & Payment Bond to the GC. The GC, “Gigunda Const.,” has given a P&P…

Start a High Profit Painting Business

The business of painting is one that can take on variations such as residential or commercial. If you are interested in residential painting, then you will be primarily working as a house painter. In this area, you will paint the interior and exterior of homes and apartments. A commercial painter would look to businesses as…