Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful
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Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!

Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

Subdivision Roadway Problems? Rally With Neighbors To Fix Minor Problems

Lee Hunt

If you live in a subdivision that used to have a homeowner's association, but the association has disbanded since you moved into your house, you may have rally with your neighbors to fix things in the neighborhood, even the roadways. If you have a bad cul-de-sac or area that has damage, call the paving contractors.

If there are pot holes and cracks and a lot of other trouble areas and you don't know when the city will get to repairing the damage, you can call an asphalt repair company to help with the problem.

Get a Budget

Have a neighborhood meeting or talk with the others in the development to see how much they would be willing to contribute to have a new roadway paved in the areas where needed. Some homeowners may be willing to pay what they did in the past for HOA fees, and some may even contribute more than that. Once you have a budget you can get quotes for the project.

The neighbors near the damages will probably be most willing to pay for the repairs, but it's important to let everyone know that smoothing the damages improves appeal and resale value.


Get an estimate for the areas that need the most work. If you are able to cover the cost of the roadway repairs with this amount, and there is more money left over, then you can consider doing other areas of the subdivision. The contractors may be willing to lower the estimate if there are people that want to have their personal driveways done at the same time.

Once you have a few different estimates to look at you can vote on what company to use as a group, and then you can start to have the project completed.

It would cost a great deal of money to have all of the roads paved, and most likely more than anyone in the subdivision would be willing to pay. Small repairs are affordable and practical, and you can get them done with asphalt paving in a short amount of time. Asphalt is great because it's more affordable than concrete, it's easy to apply, it cools quickly, and it's a great roadway material. Don't keep driving over bumps or getting automobile damages from huge pot holes in the road. Rally with your neighbors and get quotes for the work you want to have done from companies like Bituminous Roadways, Inc.