How the Home-Buying Process Changes With Age

Buying a house is a process many people go through during their lives and what things people value when searching for a house often changes with their age. Here is an infographic from Del-co Realty Group that looks at how the home-buying process changes with age.

A Checklist for a Concrete Foundation

For concrete foundations, it is important to make certain they are in proper condition because they are the base for the rest of the property. Common repairs for a concrete foundation include chipping, cracking, excessive pressure on walls, settling, and upheaval, and it is essential to take time to routinely assess your concrete foundation so you will notice when these changes occur.

The Etymology and Symbolism of 50 Flowers

Did you know that the Gladiolus is a flower that symbolizes strength and the Water Lily symbolizes purity and enlightenment? While some have retained the same meanings, the symbolic meaning of some flowers has changed throughout history. For example, the Lily represented love in the Roman era, and then became a religious symbol in the Middle Ages, and are used at funerals today. In this infographic, earn about the etymology and symbolism of 50 flowers.

Tips for Choosing and Building a Retaining Wall

Not only do retaining walls add curb appeal to your yard, they offer numerous benefits including structural support, leveling a landscaping area, and soil erosion prevention. Some common retaining wall materials include brick, concrete, natural rock, stone, steel, and timber. Before choosing or installing a retaining wall, be sure to take time to research retaining walls so you are informed while making decisions.

7 Reasons Why You Should Remove a Tree

Although we all do as much as we can to keep our trees happy and healthy, there are reasons why a tree will need to be removed. For example, if a dead tree is left standing, it will slowly lose strength and potentially fall, especially during summer storms. Additionally, a diseased tree also poses a collapsing risk. This infographic shows you the most common reasons a tree needs to be removed.

What Homeowners Need To Know About Roofing

This infographic provides an in-depth look at what roofs are made of and how they are constructed.  It also serves to provide homeowners with information about the pros and cons of different roofing materials in various climates, as well as the costs of each. You will also learn a couple of key tips to help the longevity of your roof so that your roof can remain healthy for many years.

DIY Bug Repellent Tricks for Common Household Bugs

Most people do not like bugs, especially when they inhabit our living spaces. The goal is to keep them away, oftentimes with pesticides. However, traditional pesticides contain many ingredients that are harmful to all living creatures, not just insects. In order to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe this summer, take a look at these natural pest control strategies for the most common bug invader.

The Ultimate Checklist to Avoid Break-Ins

Most burglaries and break-ins are preventable, but some homeowners aren’t sure how to best protect their property. Home security is something that everyone should know about, and fortunately, it isn’t a complex topic. With a bit of research and dedication, anyone can make their home safer. The peace of mind that comes with certain home security can’t be overstated.

How Often Should You Clean Your Home?

A survey by ApartmentGuide found that 66% of Americans are stressed or anxious due to a dirty home. While clutter was cited as the most annoying kind of mess to have in the home, people also need to focus on deep cleaning their home. Some basic appliances, like the kitchen sink, should be regularly cleaned. To help readers know how often they should be cleaning their home, here is a guide on how often you should be cleaning your home.