About Marcus Thompson

About Marcus Thompson

  • Saving A Tree After A Hurricane Or Large Windstorm

    If you're a new homeowner and have experienced your first hurricane or other storm with high winds, you might be a little more than freaked out over what's happened to your trees. Some may be as bare as the middle of winter. The wind may have used the limbs of others as shrapnel. Or, if it was a particularly bad storm, some trees may be laying on the ground. If one or more of these situations present themselves, use this guide to learn what you can do to save your trees.

  • What To Do When Your Lock Turns Against You

    Modern locks are much more advanced than their kin from centuries past. Some older locks could have been easily bypassed by unskilled people, but modern locks can easily keep unskilled people out. Thus, if you find yourself locked out of your home or car, you will need to call in a trained locksmith to help you get into your home. While locksmiths can be helpful in bypassing locks, they can also be helpful for all sorts of lock troubles.

  • The Four Rs Of Hiring A Structural Engineer For Your Home Building Project

    When you begin building your own home, you may wonder what type of contractors that you need to hire. There are a few obvious ones such as a carpenter and possibly an architect, but what about a structural engineer? Structural engineers design the infrastructure that make an architect's plans come to life. For commercial structures such as sky scrapers and buildings with unique angles and features, this role is essential. However, for the basic home builder, is a structural engineer a necessary contractor?

  • Signs That Your Foundation Needs To Be Repaired

    When you own a home, it is important to make sure that the foundation of that home is always in the best possible shape. After all, depending on the problem, a foundation issue can cause many more problems throughout the home. This is why it is imperative to make sure that you are well aware of the various foundation problems so you can spot them and have them corrected in a timely manner.

  • How To Deodorize Your Home A/C

    Having a clean and properly functioning air conditioner is essential in hot, humid weather. However, if you don't give your air conditioner proper maintenance, it can fill your home with an unpleasant odor that makes it almost not worth having the cool air. If you want to keep your home pleasant as well as cool, you need to clean your air conditioner. Fortunately, this is a fairly simple process, as the following will show.

  • About Me

    About Marcus Thompson

    My name is Marcus Thompson and about 8 years ago I found myself raising 3 children on my own. Before becoming a single father, I was too busy in my corporate world to even realize my home was falling apart. However, as I began spending more time at home, I began to notice all of the issues that were quickly causing my home's value to decrease. I couldn't afford to hire a contractor to fix these issues, so little by little, I began learning how to fix these problems myself. Over the years, I became a dedicated DIY enthusiast who is capable of fixing any issue I may encounter in my home. Creating this website is my way of sharing everything I have learned over the years with other parents and homeowners so that they too can begin taking control of any issues they may experience with their home.