Jacob Pearson

About Me
Harry's Home Improvement Blog

Hello, my name is Harry and this is my home improvement blog. Welcome! On this blog, I will be discussing many different home improvement and construction topics. I should explain that I am not a professional contractor. However, I have just come to the end of a home renovation project which took over 2 years to complete. During that time, I worked with dozens of different contractors in order to get my house into shape. I have spent hours working alongside plumbers, electricians, surveyors and roofing specialist. I learnt so much about their different trades that I decided to start this blog.


Building Inspection Reports: A Crucial Step In Property Investment

19 February 2024
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When it comes to property investment, every detail counts. One crucial element often overlooked is a comprehensive building inspection report. Such a report can make the difference between a sound investment and a costly mistake. Unveiling Hidden Issues A building inspection report provides an in-depth assessment of a property's condition. It uncovers any hidden issues that might not be visible during a simple walk-through. These could range from structural problems to pest infestations. Read More …

Types of Residential Insulation: Discovering the Ideal Match for Your Home

30 October 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A home's comfort and energy efficiency significantly hinge on its insulation. With an array of insulation types available, selecting the perfect fit can seem daunting. This blog aims to demystify residential insulation, helping homeowners make informed decisions. Exploring Residential Insulation Residential insulation serves as a barrier, preventing heat transfer from inside to outside during winter and vice versa in summer. It ensures a comfortable indoor climate while reducing energy consumption. The effectiveness of insulation is determined by its R-value — the higher the value, the better the insulation. Read More …

Beyond Aesthetics: The Protective Benefits Of Resealing Your Asphalt Driveway

25 August 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When homeowners think of driveway maintenance, the first thing that often comes to mind is enhancing the property's curb appeal. But resealing your asphalt driveway offers more than just a cosmetic upgrade. It's an investment in the lifespan and function of the driveway itself. While the sleek, dark finish of a freshly sealed driveway undeniably boosts the home's appearance, the protective benefits are equally, if not more, compelling. Proper resealing offers homeowners peace of mind and financial savings in the long run. Read More …

Scenarios That May Call For a Building Inspection Report

20 March 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Various situations can call for a building inspection report for a house, whether you own it or someone else does. Here are several scenarios in which one of these reports is important. Buying a Property If you're buying a property, it's wise to arrange for a building inspection report before you go ahead. The report will uncover potential problems before you commit yourself. The consultant performing the inspection will walk through the property looking for mould, cracks and other signs of damage. Read More …

4 Occasions When You Should Use Ground-Penetrating Radar

30 November 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a tool that uses electromagnetic waves to create images of the subsurface. It is commonly used in a variety of industries, including construction, mining, and archaeology. GPR can be used to detect buried utilities, map strata, and locate voids and cracks in concrete. This blog post discusses four occasions when you should use GPR. 1. When You Need to Locate Subsurface Utilities If you are planning a construction project, it is important to know the location of all underground utilities, such as water and sewer lines, before you start excavating. Read More …