Posted on: September 30, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

Thoughts Before Getting A Dog

Dogs are one of the most popular choices for those looking to get a pet. While they are an animal, they can be trained to be your friend. There are several things you need to consider before getting one though, and here are some of the most important ones. The Finances Once you get your dog, you need to realize that there will be more costs along the way. You’ll…

Posted on: September 30, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

Fire Pit Safety Tips

A backyard fire pit is a great addition to any home. It offers countless hours of outdoor entertaining, relaxation and even outdoor cooking. It’s a spot where family and friends can gather and memories can be made. Ignoring fire safety measures, however, can send the good times up in smoke. Backyard fire pits and outdoor heaters accounted for approximately 5,300 injuries in the U.S. in 2017. To keep loved ones and…

Posted on: September 22, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

3 Smart Curb Appeal Projects for Your Investment

Wondering how you can improve the appearance of your home without breaking the bank? In order to make your improvements a worthwhile endeavor, you need to be sure that they make financial sense. Here are three curb appeal-boosting renovation projects that will provide you with an excellent return on your investment. 1. Upgrade Your Exterior Walls Instantly set your home apart from the rest by giving your exterior walls an…

Posted on: September 17, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

Home Buyers in the Florida Keys: You May Need a Wood-Destroying Organisms Report

If you are buying or selling a residence, you may need a wood destroying organisms report Florida Keys.  Because of the wet and humid climate of the Florida Keys, this report is often required by a mortgage lender. In Florida, these inspections can only be conducted by a specially-trained, state-certified Wood-destroying organism (WDO) inspector, who must carry a card identifying that they are WDO certified. A WDO report is often termed…

Posted on: September 1, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

Understanding the Relationship Between Design and Construction

Whether erecting a building or a major bridge, design and construction go hand in hand. The design and construction phases of a major project may appear to be two separate phases in a facility’s life cycle, but they’re actually interconnected. In fact, an owner tends to end up with a better facility when the design and construction are coordinated. Here’s what you should know. Improving Design During design, a team…

Posted on: August 21, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

What You Need To Know About Sewage Backups

Imagine a lovely quiet evening at home by the fire with dinner in the oven and children playing quietly in their rooms.  Suddenly, a blood-curdling scream is heard coming from the bathroom. What is the cause of this commotion?  A sewage backup! Now, what will the homeowners do? Blockages First, the homeowners are going to run into the bathroom to get a good look at the backup.  Then they will…

Posted on: August 21, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

3 Ways To Protect Yourself from Expensive Hurricane Damage Repair Bills

Is your home ready for the next big storm? One of the most important things you can do before a storm is to prepare your home. Here are three things you can do to protect your home and prevent costly hurricane damage repair bills. 1. Rethink Your Roof What kind of roof does your home have? Each roof type has its own level of hurricane resistance. Shingles put up the…

Posted on: August 21, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

Complete these Projects Before Summer Ends

It may seem like summer will never end, but the truth is that cooler weather will be here before you know it. This means you should make time to complete some of those high priority projects around the home before fall sets in, such as these ones below.  Gutters Your gutters play an important role in protecting your home and its structural integrity. By keeping them in good condition, your…

Posted on: August 15, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

3 Great Landscape Design Tips for Your Backyard

Wondering how you can enhance the beauty of your backyard? A few select landscape interventions can truly elevate the enjoyment you get from your outdoor space. Here are three things you should do to take your landscaping to the next level. 1. Plant a Floral Border Floral borders are ideal for delineating space, as well as for dressing up the edges of your property. Since there are many different plants…

Posted on: August 15, 2020 Posted by: Terra Graves Comments: 0

3 Reasons Why Estate Planning Is Important

If you’ve started to think about how your family is going to be taken care of when you’re gone and what’s going to happen to all your possessions, you may have considered beginning long term planning Manassas VA. Long-term estate planning is essential to smooth transfers of inherited property and avoidance of legal disputes, and is not just for the wealthy. If you’re still not sure whether you should start your…