Dolores Williamson

About Me
In Which We All Learn About Construction

Do you know when we first learned the basics about construction? It might sound silly to admit this, but it was not until we had a sun room added onto our home. As the construction workers made plans, sourced materials, and then put up the structure, we were sure to ask a lot of questions and to observe the actions they took. And you know what? We were hooked! From that point on, it has been one of our goals to learn more about construction and contractors. Part of our learning journey has been to create this website and share it with you.


Roofing Installation Facts: Why New Roof Installation Is Better Than A Roof-Over

13 September 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you're dealing with any kind of roofing damage or just signs of aging, you may be ready to have it replaced. As you start talking with roofing contractors, you'll find that you often have two choices in this process. You can either have your replacement roof installed over top of the existing one, or you can have the existing one stripped away and then a whole new roof installed. Here's a look at some of the reasons why it's best to just have the existing roof removed and a new one installed in its place. Read More …

3 Benefits Of Installing Artificial Grass With A Synthetic Thatch Layer Around The Blades

31 August 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Grass lawns will naturally develop a layer of thatch at the base of the blades. Whenever you mow a lawn, the cut grass blades will fall into the soil and start to decay. They'll curl up and change in color to yellow or black. Even if you don't mow the lawn, the grass blades that naturally die will lean over and become thatch. Since artificial grass doesn't need to be mowed and doesn't die, it won't produce any thatch layer. Read More …

ADU Building Plans

16 August 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a secondary residence that is located on the same parcel of land as a primary residence. A mother-in-law suite or a caretaker's cottage are two types of accessory dwelling units. If increasing the living space supplied on your land is needed, considering the floor plans will be one of the first steps you should address. An ADU Size An accessory dwelling unit is typically smaller in size than a primary residence. Read More …

The Different Types Of High-Voltage Shunt Regulators

27 July 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

High-voltage shunt regulators are devices that are used to maintain a constant voltage level in an electrical circuit. These devices are designed to work with high voltages, and as such, they need to be able to dissipate large amounts of heat. There are two main types of high-voltage shunt regulators: linear and switching. Both designs have their advantages and disadvantages that determine which type of shunt regulator should be used. Read More …

Designing Your New Custom Pool

19 July 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

After you have come to the decision to install a swimming pool, going through the necessary design steps will be the first phase in the process. Individuals can underestimate the range of design options that are available, and this could lead to them becoming overwhelmed when it comes time to make a decision. You Can Create An Attractive Pool Design The swimming pool that you have built on your property will be a major feature of the landscaping, and this makes it important to ensure that the new pool will be as attractive as possible. Read More …