Patricia's Construction and Contracting Blog: Tips for Novices to Experts

  • Keep It Clean, Keep It Green: Protecting Synthetic Grass From Southern Winters

    11 July 2016

    Whether you use it for sport, relaxation or simply making a lawn that your dog won't dig up overnight, synthetic grass can be a practical and surprisingly attractive choice for low maintenance outdoor surfaces. However, synthetic grass must be protected from inclement weather in much the same way as real lawns, and the cold, wet winters that hang over Australia's southern reaches can do a lot of damage to your turf.

  • Top Air Conditioner Problems and How to Handle Them

    11 July 2016

    Comfort is paramount in every home, both during the warm and cold season.  An air conditioning unit creates a fresh and comfortable atmosphere in your home when blazing temperatures hit during the summer. There is nothing worse than having the unit blitz out on you without when you need it most. Luckily, like any other system, common air conditioner problems can be easily fixed. Sometimes, you may not even need an HVAC contractor to fix it for you.

  • A Few Factors to Remember When Choosing a Winch for Your Jeep or 4WD

    5 July 2016

    If you take your jeep or four-wheel-drive vehicle off-roading, you need a good winch. This can pull you out of mud or sand, or help you to get up and over steep and rocky inclines. However, like all other accessories you might choose for your vehicle, there are many different types of winches on the market, and they all offer some different features that may or may not be what you need for your vehicle.

  • Things to Consider Before Installing Porcelain Tile

    30 June 2016

    If you are looking to have new flooring tile installed in your home, you might want to consider porcelain tile. This type of tile is similar to ceramic, but it is fired at higher temperatures, therefore it has a lot of durability and unique finishes. Here are some things to think about before you decide on porcelain tile for your home. Poreclain Tile is Very Durable An excellent benefit to choosing porcelain tile is that it is highly durable.

  • Follow These Tips When Painting Your Commercial Entry Door

    30 June 2016

    If you want to paint the entry door of your commercial building, it can be a simple enough process. It just takes following the right steps and using the right products. If your entry door is made of wood, the following tips will help you get it prepared and painted. Remove and Clean the Door Before you do anything else, you need to get the door ready. While it is optional, removing the door from its hinges is recommended.

  • Renovating an Apartment: What Restrictions Do You Need to Consider?

    30 June 2016

    Home renovations are not known for being quiet, although this is perhaps less of an issue in the suburbs. When your neighbour is renovating their property, there is added distance between your home and theirs which helps to dilute any noise pollution. This is not possible if you happen to be renovating your flat or apartment. Your neighbours are just through the wall, meaning that they'll be all too aware of the renovation work.

  • What Most Homeowners Don't Know About Handling Their Own Concrete Repair

    29 June 2016

    Damage to your home's driveway, walkways, patio, and other concrete areas can be addressed on your own, and you don't always need to rent an actual cement mixing truck and order large batches of concrete to do this; there are many small repair kits you can use to fill in cracks and chips much more quickly and easily. However, you might note a few things that many homeowners overlook about concrete crack repair, which can mean poor quality repairs; this will help you to avoid this problem with your own home.