When you have purchased an abandoned property, you still want to secure it from squatters. You can install a security system on the building, but then what do you do? Who is going to keep an eye on the system and the property? What about fire alarm monitoring? Answers to these questions, and how to go about securing an abandoned property until construction begins, are as follows.
After the Alarm Systems Are Installed
When you think concrete, you probably think gray, scratchy surfaces and skinned knees. The words "elegant" and "concrete" never cross your mind in the same thought, do they? Yet, there are ways to make your concrete floors elegant and beautiful.
Polished Concrete Floors
A polisher for concrete floors takes a high-speed sanding and buffing machine to plain, boring concrete surfaces and gives them the "rock tumbler" effect. As a kid, you may have had a rock tumbler toy, into which you inserted several rough, dirty, boring rocks and got polished stones out the other end.
If you have a slightly damaged or faded window frame, or you just want to change colors, you don't have to replace the window. Vinyl windows are often prefer over wood and metal since they don't splinter or rust.
Vinyl window frames don't come in many colors, but latex paint make to possible for a novice DIY person to change colors and cover damage. Here are tips to paint vinyl window frames.
In the United States, radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Low levels of radon can be found in nearly all air as it comes from decayed elements that are commonly found in soil. Exposure to high levels of radon, particularly over time, are troublesome, which can occur when radon gets trapped in the home. So how, exactly, can radon get trapped in your home? It can enter through your home's foundation.
Residential water and mold damage costs insurance companies around $2.5 billion annually, with much of that damage happening in basements. When your basement floods during a storm or after a water leak, the resulting damage to your floors, siding, and foundation, including potential mold, can be costly and disruptive to repair. Luckily, there are specific things you can do to protect your basement. Here are five tips for preventing basement flooding: