Author Archives: Richard Tijerina

New Garage and New Stone-Look Concrete Driveway

We built a detached garage. We did a lot of the work on our own to be able to afford it. We had the slab poured and the framing put up by pros, and we put the sheathing, siding and shingles on ourselves. My wife and I also wired the garage for electricity. It passed inspection, so we must have done it right! The last thing was to have the driveway finished. We had gravel down for about three years, and now we were finally getting a driveway done by a concrete contractor in Nassau County, NY who does those driveways that look like they are made of stone. The coloring and the way they make it look like joints between actual pieces of stone looks so real. Continue reading

The Heat is Upon Us

Last week it was pretty hot outside, and summer hasn’t even arrived yet. I turned on the air conditioner, and it wasn’t working properly. I couldn’t keep my air conditioner on for more than a few minutes before it would shut off. I opened the windows and turned on the fan to keep the house cool, while looking for AC repair in NYC. Every other year, something in my house stops working. Last year the refrigerator stopped and the year before that, the dryer stopped working. I guess everything is just getting old, but this is ridiculous.

Upon inspection, the repairman determined that the cause of the malfunction in the air conditioner was a blown capacitor. He had a replacement in his truck and put it in place of the old one. It was a metal cylinder about the size of a can of soda. Continue reading