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Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

7 Tips for Making a Statement with Your Outdoor and Path Lighting Design

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Landscape path lighting, Outdoor lighting, Patio lighting

Lights st louis

If you are like most people who own their own home, you want it to amaze everyone who walks or drives by. There are a number of ways you can accomplish this goal. You can plant the best trees, bushes, and flowers. You can install a waterfall, fountain, or statue. You can also use a design for our outdoor and path lighting that makes everyone’s heads turn as they pass by your house.

  1. Do not scrimp when it comes to putting in solar lights. When people first start putting in their path lighting or any outdoor lighting they often get fewer lights than they really will need. You will need more solar powered lights for Continue Reading No Comments

7 Tips to Help You Find the Right Roofing Contractor

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Repairing a roof, Roofing, Roofing contractor indianapolis in

Roof maintenance

If you are like most homeowners, your roof does not occupy a lot of your time or thoughts. When you find you need a roof replacement done, you may not know where to turn. When you are looking at roofing contractors, these tips should help you get the right one for your home and situation:

  1. Talk to your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. You know people who own their own home and you know people who have used roofing contractors on their home. The very best way to get good quality products and services is to get personal recommendations from people you know and trust. The best thing is when two (or more) people give you the same recommendation independently of each other.
  2. Look online. There is pretty much nothi

How to Lower Your Household’s Energy Consumption and Bills From LED Lighting to Solar Panels

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Commercial electricity service, Electric company, Local energy services

Electrical contractors

A large percentage of the energy generated within the United States is used for lighting. According to statistics released by the Department of Energy, this amounts to about 22% of the total amount of electricity generated in this country. The average family within this country, for instance, spends around $2,200.00 a year on their utility bill. This typically amounts to 2.7% of their income. There are a variety of ways in which households can lower their energy usage as well as their monthly bills.

Lower Your Energy Consumption With LED Lighting

Many homes throughout the United States use standard halogen lighting. LEDs, however, are much more efficient. They use just 15% of the energy that is required by a halogen light. Furthermore, LEDs can also provide as much as 85% more light.

Remodeling Your Home’s Kitchen and Bathroom

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Small kitchen remodeling, Spa bathroom design

Retro bathroom

In 2015, Americans undertook a great deal of home remodeling and renovations. In particular, 81% of homeowners went for bathroom remodeling and 79% went for kitchen remodeling. It should come as no surprise that these are two of the more popular renovations to undertake, as these are areas of the home that are cherished, as well as ones that are more often to be seen by guests.

They make for great choices to renovate as well, considering the fact that they both have high returns of investment (ROI) — the ratio between the net profit and cost of an investment over time, with the ROI of small kitchen remodeling being approximately 83% and modern bathroom remodeling being approximately 87%. Not only can kitchen renovation makeovers and bathroom remodeling make for a more beautiful home, but it can increase

What is an Argon Purge Monitor and Why do Professional Welders Use Them?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Oxygen purge monitor, Spark proof tools, What are non sparking tools

Beryllium copper tools

Are you considering a career as a professional welder? If so, you’re not alone! According to the American Welding Society, there are currently more 500,000 professional welders working in the United States. As a professional welder, you can expect a stable, rewarding career that’s full of possibility!

Welding is one of the most important trades in the United States, with more than half of all goods made in the U.S. requiring some form of welding. For as simple as welding may seem to the untrained eye, it consist of a lot more than simply bonding two pieces of metal together and requires a great deal of skill, professional training, and perhaps most importantly, the right tools.

In addition the basic tools of the trade,

Local Sump Pump Installation Services and You

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Radon abatement aurora, Radon testing aurora co, Radon testing contractor

Radon testing contractor

Across the United States there a few different industries that are incredibly important to the lives of many people and yet they go overlooked and underappreciated. These industries can potentially include the medical industry and it can also include the plumbing industry. These are two industries that truly matter in terms of helping people in the United States live their day to day lives.

Local radon testing, local sump pump excavation, and local sump pump installation service are all important aspects of the plumbing industry. If you want your home to be truly safe and void of danger then you definitely need to make sure that you take care of b

Why You Should Have Your Septic Tank Serviced

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Clogged drain, Plumbers, Plumbing repair

Plumbers

Indoor plumbing has been around for a long time – dating back to 2500 B.C. – and we have continued to perfect it in this modern age. Unfortunately, however, plumbing repairs are still sometimes necessary. From clogged drains to septic tank cleaning, plumbing problems are relatively common and should be dealt with as soon as they are noticed for optimal results.

A plumber should be called in most cases that the individual homeowner doesn’t have the knowledge or skill to handle on their own. Plumbing services can deal with small repairs like clogged drains to bigger issues like water leaks. A water leak can be a relatively small fix, but a leak that hasn’t been dealt with can cause a lot of problems. The

What is Gravel and How Can I Use It?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Concrete removal, Gravel delivery, What is drainage gravel

Topsoil delivery seattle

What can I use gravel for? If you?ve ever asked yourself this question, then read on to learn all about gravel and what you can do with it!

What is Gravel?

Basically, gravel, like other landscaping rocks, is a kind of stone that comes in a wide variety of sizes and colors. It can be either complete rocks or rock fragments, and while many sized of gravel are available, each type of gravel will be fairly consistent in size. Gravel generally has a smooth texture, unlike crushed stone.

What Is Pea Gravel?

The question ?what can I use gravel for?? depends on what type you get and what sort of landscaping you have room, time, and interest in. One common type of g

Home Renovation Projects Different Areas

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Bathroom contractor anchorage ak, Kitchen remodel, Tile

Tub remodel anchorage ak

There are many reasons someone might want to renovate a home. They may want to do so because they dislike the look of a home as it is. They feel that the bathroom is a bit drab or the carpet on the living room floors is an issue. They may feel like the garage door needs to be repainted or that the deck needs to be polished a certain color.

They may also be someone who likes and enjoys the doing of personal projects, such as hardware related projects. They may be a skilled “handy person” who likes to put together projects, make adjustments, and make the feel of a house a little more comfortable. They may also be someone who likes to do various things “with their hands” so to speak.

A person also might want to do some renovations in preparation for selling a home. A person might want to do som

Finding the Right Termite Control Option Is Important

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Household pest control tips, Pest control services, Termite control service

Termite control options

Few things are more frustrating than when something begins to destroy the investment you have made in your home. When you have termites, however, if you do not address the problem these minute insects can cause significant damage to even the most expensive homes. Making sure that you are working with professional pest control services, though, can help you understand all of the available termite control options.
Termites, as well as other kinds of bests and rodents, can cause significant damage to your home or business if they are not taken care of. Fortunately, exterminators are able to make sure that you understand the Continue Reading No Comments