The Best Fire Protection Equipment There is

The first time I bought a commercial building to flip it, I was pretty scared. I knew that it was a huge undertaking, but I also felt pretty excited too. I had been in the construction business for nearly a dozen years when I decided I wanted to try my hand at this. I knew I could buy a building for a fraction of the cost I could sell it at, and that proved to be true. One company that I did have to hire was one who installs fire sprinkler systems in California.

One of the reasons why I was so confident about selling these buildings after I fix them up is because I do not take short cuts of any kind, including the areas where I have no expertise. I can do plumbing, electrical and construction, but installing fire sprinkler systems was a bit out of my areas of expertise. I was surprised when I bought the building that it had such an outdated sprinkler system. I knew that there are regular inspections, and I had no idea how this one even passed. Прочитать остальную часть записи »

Looking at a New Development in West Africa

When I first started thinking about moving to a nicer condo, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to move to. I work from home, so I was not limited to any one particular area. I decided to just go online and look at different developments and see if any of them struck my fancy. When I saw the new development called Eko Atlantic in West Africa, it seemed perfect for me. I wanted to find out more about the development itself as well as Ronald Chagoury, who is one of the developers of this area. Прочитать остальную часть записи »

I Can’t Believe It Was So Successful

So, my son decided he wanted to take my phone and create a little movie with his friends. He’s only a child, at five years old. We posted it on a social media, and it went viral. Apparently it was rated the top video production made by a child all year. I didn’t even know they had any kind of recognition for that! Now he wants to make movies all the time with his friends, it’s actually really cute and keeps them ambitious about something. It also keeps them out of trouble, which is another great factor.

They’ve created their own little social media account so that we can upload their little videos, and they have quite the following. Most of their followers are other children, teachers, and parents. Прочитать остальную часть записи »

Why Underlayment is Needed for Floating and Laminate Floors

One thing I do not like is shortcuts taken in renovations or new construction. I used to have to do that when I was younger on the home my wife and I had for a long time. We did not have the money to really do things the absolute right way. If we wanted something new, we had to settle for things. I was happy when our income reached a point we could do it right. You save money by doing tings right. Laminate and floating hardwood floors are an example. You should always buy underlayment to put down on the subfloor before you lay the finished flooring on top. This stops the squeaks and groans that are typical of this type of flooring when the job is not done right.

If you choose to buy underlayment, make sure it is the good stuff. You may even need to lay down a moisture barrier if you are installing on concrete. The underlayment gives you a nice quiet floor. If you have carpeting, you want to walk around and listen for squeaks from the subfloor after you pull up the carpet and padding. Прочитать остальную часть записи »

Cleaning Up This Vacant Lot

I was just out looking for this place I had heard about when I found this piece of land for sale. It was close to ten acres I would guess, there was an old farm house, a barn and some other structures on it. One of them had a cellar under the place and it was full of water. It was a good thing I was wary about stepping inside it, because I realized that you might die if you did. Right now I am looking for scrap metal dealers after I bought the place. Прочитать остальную часть записи »