As summer winds down, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the chilly fall nights next to an outdoor fireplace or fire pit? Both structures not only provide a wonderful gathering space, but they also can be a beautiful focal point in your backyard. However whether you choose a fire pit or a fireplace depends on your budget and your needs. To help you decide, we’ve broken down the difference between the two.
There are a multitude of reasons a concrete driveway could start cracking and become damaged. Minor crevices and cracks are hardly worth worrying about. However, wide cracks and edges that pop out of the ground are more of a concern.
Building a new house is a venture most homeowners find either pleasantly exhilarating or overwhelmingly stressful. While selecting a beautiful location and designing creative floor plans may dominate much of your attention, it is important to remember that proper preparation of the construction site is essential to the overall safety and security of your home. Before any type of site work can truly begin, you must have a surveyor stake out the property lines in accordance with residential codes. Once this process has been successfully completed, a professional contractor can begin the task of foundation excavation. In most cases, new construction excavation begins with the clearing of unwanted rocks and vegetation followed by the removal of soil from the marked boundaries of the foundation.
Summer has begun, making now the time to decide if an in-ground swimming pool is the right choice for you home and family. A swimming pool can add fun and entertainment to your backyard, however in order enjoy the final product, a lot of planning is involved in the process. First things first, you’ll need to plan for pool excavation. While there are plenty of experienced professionals around, like ourselves, to guide you in this process and take care of the job, it’s still helpful for you to know some of the details so you are well prepared for the pool excavation process.
Stone walls are a beautiful addition to outdoor landscaping. From enhancing your curb appeal to improving your backyard entertainment area, stone wall design ideas are easy to find and include in your design plan. As professional masons, our team at Grants, LLC help you bring your landscape to life with a new stone wall. Some things to consider when adding a stone feature include the types of walls that are popular in your residential area, the best places on your property to build them, and finally how to seamlessly incorporate them into the landscape.
As spring starts to settle in, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. You can finally start your landscaping projects, enjoy the warmer weather and say goodbye to the snow and ice! However, with the change in temperature comes a great thaw of frozen soil, snow and ice which can lead to potential problems for your driveway.
When it comes to your lawn, you’re probably not concerned that it could affecting your home’s foundation, but think again. If your landscape suffers from water issues, including pool water, poor water flow, etc. you may want to consider grading your landscape to ensure the safety of your home and its foundation.
As colder weather arrives, the concerns over winter damage often come with it. Many homeowners have questions about how to care for their concrete patios: How can you protect a patio or hardscape from snow and ice? What maintenance is required during the winter? Do I need ice melt? At Grants LLC, we’ve got answers to your questions.
As the winter gets into full swing, the added task of snow removal is added to our home maintenance check list. Though one can never know for certain when the first snow will fall, it’s imperative to have a plan in place before the need for a snow plow arises. Safety, liability and a reliable plan are key to a stress-free winter season.
Your home’s foundation may not even be on your radar as a potential home repair, but as the support structure for your home, it’s crucial that you keep a lookout for potential warning signs. If unnoticed, a damaged foundation can lead to a whole host of problems for your home. Before that happens, here’s what you should know about your foundation: