Michigan Maybe: Will Choosing A Home In A Flood Plain Guarantee A Watery Mess?

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Just over 40 percent of Michigan cities, villages, and townships can be quickly inundated by water and have been designated flood prone. That means that they have flood plain maps associated with them. Many Michigan homeowners live in flood plains and frequently encounter flooded basements. So how can homeowners prevent damage to their home and belongings? First, understand what constitutes a flood plain. Flood plains are different than FEMA designated flood zones.

25 May 2017

3 Tips To Prevent Customers From Lingering In Your Retail Doorways

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Even though you might appreciate all of the customers who show an interest in your business, it can be a bit annoying to have customers standing in front of your automatic doors talking, looking or otherwise lingering. Not only can this cause energy waste because the door is being left open and is allowing the heat or cooled air from inside the building out, but it can also make it harder for other customers to get in and out.

25 May 2017

2 Reasons To Choose A Metal Roof For Your Home

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If you are in the process of building a home and deciding what kind of roof you would like, or if you are redoing your roof on your current home, then you will likely realize just how many great roofing options there are for you to choose from. One excellent choice when it comes to your residential roof is going to be a metal roof. This is a solid roof that is made entirely out of metal and differs quite a bit from other forms of roofing.

17 May 2017

Is Your Patio Floor Uneven? 2 Ways To Level It Out

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Many concrete slabs are installed over soil and over time the soil shifts, which can cause the concrete to become uneven. If your patio floor is having this problem, you should get it fixed. Not only does this not look nice but it could also cause someone to get injured. Below are two ways to level it out.  Use a Professional You can hire a concrete contractor to level the concrete slab for you.

25 April 2017

3 Reasons To Choose Prefab Metal Buildings

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When a company or individual needs a metal building built, they may be on the fence about using a prefab metal building or having the building built from the ground up. In this day and age, prefabricated metal buildings offer a lot of advantages that can't be found when a metal building is completely constructed onsite. Some of the main benefits of choosing a prefab metal building for your next project includes:

25 April 2017

Custom Homes 101: 3 Tips For Creating A Functional Floor Plan

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Designing a custom home is an exciting — albeit stressful — experience. One of the most important decisions you'll need to make when building a custom home is the floor plan or layout. While standard floor plans work for many homeowners, others prefer to design it themselves. If you are wanting to design a floor plan that is all your own, keep these three tips in mind to ensure the design is successful:

25 April 2017

Efficiency And Reliability - Advantages Of Purchasing Pre-Engineered Structures

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While everyone dreams of building a home or business that meets their exact specifications, the actual process may feature more trepidation than anticipated. Custom designs can be fraught with complications and delays, and even when completed, you can find yourself dealing with issues that no one anticipated. Blazing new trails is fun, but selecting reliability is responsible. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the advantages of purchasing pre-engineered design build structures.

25 April 2017