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Types of Foundations to Consider for Building Your Home Addition

Posted in: Contracting Questions, home additons, home remodeling tips

James Moylan

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Foundations to Consider for Building Home Additions

In a previous post, we dug into an age-old question: is it more expensive to build up or out when adding onto your home? We discussed that, while it varies case by case, building out can be more expensive because it requires the construction of an additional foundation for your home.

The vast majority of horizontal additions will require some type of quality foundation. This will not only carry the weight of your innovative home design, but it will also keep out moisture, provide weather-resistent insulation, and resist the movement of the surrounding soil. A proper foundation must be carefully planned and constructed to guarantee it is structurally sound, long-lasting, and up to current codes.

How to Convert a Flagstone Patio into a Screened-In Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Decks and Patios, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, patio design, patio questions, patio tips, home additons, home improvement

James Moylan

Friday, January 10, 2020

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Four Considerations For Converting a Flagstone Patio into a Screened-In Porch

If you’re considering some renovations to your outdoor living space, one common place people look to upgrade is the patio. If, for example, you want to convert an existing flagstone patio into a screened-in porch, that process is actually relatively straightforward and can completely change the utility, dynamic, and aesthetics of your outdoor space.

6 Tips for Choosing a Remodeling Contractor

Posted in: Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Contractors License, Deck Contractor Permits, Bathroom Remodel Tips, hire a decking contractor, Contractor Portfolios, Contracting Questions, home additons, kitchen remodeling, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, upscale deck features, deck topics, decking questions, deck contractors, Q&A, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, Loudoun County, interior remodeling, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, Hire a Contractor, building a deck, Screen Room, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Three-season rooms, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen porch design

James Moylan

Monday, December 30, 2019

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Download your FREE screen porch building checklist

Type “remodeling contractor” into Google, and you’ll be presented with the sites of hundreds of contracting firms in your area, each one claiming to be the best.

With so many choices to sift through, choosing the right contractor for your home improvement project is no small task. But making this decision is as important as it is challenging, since the success of your interior remodel will be in the hands of the contractor you choose.

The PierTech Footer System: Speed Of Construction

Posted in: Screen Porch, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, hire a decking contractor, deck builders, patio questions, how to build a patio, home additons, deck questions, upscale deck features, deck topics, porch topics, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, Hire a Contractor, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened-in Porch, piertech, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Home construction projects often have a reputation for taking longer (and costing more) than originally anticipated. This becomes especially pronounced when the project is a significant undertaking, such as foundation work. With the PierTech footer system, however, new construction installs, as well as foundation repair work, can be done significantly faster than the traditional wood and concrete system.

The Archatrak Porcelain Paver Brand And Its Evolution

Posted in: deck builders, patio design, roof building tips, how to build a patio, home additons, outdoor living spaces, upscale deck features, low-maintenance decking, porch topics, decking questions, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., Loudoun County, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, deck pavers, porcelain pavers, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Heatstrip, Screened-in Porch, custom deck, screen room ideas, screen porch design

James Moylan

Thursday, December 19, 2019

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Dependable Contractor eBook by Design Builders, Inc.

If you’ve looked into the advantages and benefits of porcelain pavers, it’s a good bet you’ve come across the name “Archatrak.” As one of the leaders in the industry, this brand comes across the radars of many homeowner and those in the commercial sector looking to install porcelain in their outdoor environments (rooftop decks, patios, terraces, courtyards, plazas, and more). Archatrak, however, has gone through several iterations, and with that in mind, here’s a quick overview of the brand’s evolution.