According to a report released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), construction employment increased in 39 states and Washington, D.C. over the past year. Unfortunately, there are not enough skilled employees, such as machinists and pipefitters, to meet the growing needs of the construction industry. Retiring blue collar baby boomers are exacerbating the problem. This means companies are going to need to step up their recruiting efforts and reconsider their hiring practices.
When you look at the main features of your home that your family uses often, you may find that your household is satisfied. However, this does not mean that you are happy with everything in your house, especially if you have a guest bedroom and bathroom that gets used frequently. While you may know that you are providing your family with a great place to live, you may want to feel the same way about the temporary living situation that you provide to your guests.
Summer is almost here! Fun in the sun, beach days, and family vacations are right around the corner. Of course, with summer also comes sweltering heat and unbearable humidity. Your home's air conditioning system is your reprieve against the summer sun, but it is also a complex system with many potential points of failure. The compressor is the core of the system, and it is one of the most vital components to check before the summer and monitor while the system is in use.
When decks are designed, there's one family member oft forgotten, but whose importance nonetheless warrants important consideration. Before you call a contractor with your deck-building plans, think about how your dog (or dogs) will fare with the new construction. 1. Do Decking And Rails Take Heads And Paws Into Account? The floor of your deck, along with the slats in the side railings, should take into account the fact that dogs tend to poke their heads out of any space possible, and that paws can get caught, too.
Your home's toilets should only make noises when you flush them. If you notice any noises when the toilets aren't being flushed then you should investigate, because it may indicate a larger plumbing problem. Thankfully, there are a few common reasons toilets make noises, and most are easily repaired. The first thing you need to determine is if your toilet's noise is coming from the toilet itself, the drain below it, or somewhere else in the plumbing.
Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Do you struggle to have enough space to hold family dinners with all of your extended family? If so, it is time to consider adding an outdoor living space to your home. Something as simple as a furnished patio can make your life a little more enjoyable. You could even go all out like I did and have a full outdoor kitchen installed. During the summer, I never use the kitchen inside my home. I am always outside cooking dinner, baking goodies and spending time in the fresh air. To get a few ideas about how to design your outdoor living space, go to my site.