About Geoff Godfrey

  • Tips For Installing Your New Septic System In The Ideal Location

    27 February 2018

    If you're building a home on a new lot and you need a septic tank, you'll have to find the ideal location for the tank and the drainfield. You'll want to keep the location of the new house and any outbuildings in mind when you choose the spot for your septic system because you don't want it too close or too far away from the house. Here are some tips for finding the best place to install a septic tank.

  • Modular Vinyl Siding Is A Great Alternative To Painting

    17 June 2017

    You're probably going to spend a lot of time and money over the years just trying to keep your house from looking old and dilapidated. Most significantly, the cost of constantly repainting your exterior walls can add up over the years. Also, if you just keep painting over old paint, it eventually starts to look crusty and the surface loses its rich texture. You can definitely tell when you look at the wall that had been painted more than three or four times.

  • Why Hiring A General Contractor Can Save You Money When Building A Home

    17 May 2017

    If you are in the process of making plans to build a home, you might be looking for ways to cut costs. One idea that you might have had is to work as your own general contractor during the building process, such as by choosing your own building crews to do the work. However, many people find that they actually save more money when hiring a general contractor. Here's why.

  • Buying Investment Property In Another City

    30 March 2017

    The best homes for sale as a real estate investment won't always be in your home city. This article discusses some of the added issues that come up with home ownership in a different city from your own. Why Buy in Another City? Buying in another city is a common thing when the real estate markets change but you're not ready or willing to move to the other city. For example, your current area might have a cold real estate market that you don't want to buy in.

  • Choosing A Surface For A Spray Pad

    28 July 2016

    When you build a spray pad, you need to think about the type of traffic it will see and the location it will be a part of. The two most common locations to install a splash pad are at a park and as part of a community square. Spray pads at parks tend to have more slides, dump buckets, and interactive features. Those that form part of a community square tend to be limited to just fountains that children can run through and get wet.

  • 3 Things to Know About Sewer Line Clogs Caused by Tree Roots

    7 October 2015

    If you have recently been having problems with slow-moving drains, or if your sinks and toilets are backing up, the problems are likely due from a clogged sewer line. One of the main reasons clogs form in sewer lines is from tree roots. While this is a problem you can fix, it is important to understand why this happens and how it can be repaired. Here are three things you should know about sewer line clogs caused by tree roots.

  • Make Your Garden Your Own Special Retreat

    13 August 2015

    Most modern homes either have no yard, or it is very small. However, this doesn't mean that you can't make the most of what you have available to you. Instead, you simply need to make smart choices so that you can fully take advantage of what outdoor space you do have. Even a small corner, planted well and supplied with simple furniture, can create a place that you can truly enjoy.

  • Repairing Broken Concrete Steps: 3 Important Tips To Remember

    2 July 2015

    Concrete is one of the most common construction materials used in Canada thanks to its versatility and durability. Concrete can withstand quite a lot of stress and pressure, depending on the concrete mixture ratio. 1 part cement, 3 parts sand and 3 parts aggregate will produce a concrete mix capable of tolerating approximately 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi). Despite being incredibly strong, daily traffic on concrete stairs can cause parts of the stairs to come apart.

  • Emerald Ash Borers: What To Know About Them And Why You Should Call An Arborist Now

    29 June 2015

    If emerald ash borers attacked and destroyed most of your beautiful Ash trees, you need to take action now. Emerald ash borers have been a widespread problem in Canada and many other areas of North America, including the United States. The insects can spread to other Ash trees in your yard and neighborhood very easily if you don't remove your damaged trees. In order to save your healthy trees, you should contact an arborist for tree removal services now.

  • 3 Ways Your Plumbing System Can Negatively Affect Your Well-Being

    19 June 2015

    Your home's plumbing system has operated without a hitch for the past several years. For this reason, you haven't bothered to spend much time or money on plumbing maintenance. However, even though your plumbing system isn't flooding your basement or losing water pressure, it may still be developing problems that affect your personal health. Here are three issues with your plumbing system that will affect your well-being: Mineral Content Although the majority of the minerals in your water supply are filtered at your local water treatment plant, magnesium, calcium, and limestone are still present in the water that flows through your faucets and shower heads.