Monday, November 30, 2015

The Pros of Renting a Cabin When Travelling


You have a few options for lodging when traveling. The most typical is a hotel room in a large building usually located in the middle of a city or on the side of a highway. A better option is a real cabin. Here are some of the pros of renting a cabin when traveling.

Stay In Nature

 Staying in a cabin allows you to be near nature during your visit. Most cabins are located in areas that are mostly untouched and natural. This means you will be greeted with amazing views, fresh air and the sounds of wildlife when in the cabin. This is far different from hotels where you are mostly going to see sterile and industrial things around you.

More Space

Hotel rooms tend to be cramped and small in order to get as many rooms as possible into the building. Cabins are often standalone buildings that do not have this problem. You will usually have more space when renting a cabin while traveling. The extra space allows you to stretch out and relax instead of trying to squeeze into small corners.

Unique Amenities

Many cabins come with amenities that you will not find in a typical bargain hotel. These can include things like outdoor grills, full kitchens and complete home entertainment centers. This is because the cabins are more like a home whereas a hotel room provides just the basic items in each room if anything. The extra amenities can make your stay in a cabin far more enjoyable.

Be Near Outdoor Activities

Certain cabins you can rent are very close to a wide range of outdoor activities. A cabin might be near a dock for boating, a good fishing location or natural trails that run through the wilderness. You could be renting a cabin close to natural landmarks. This greatly increases the options you have when traveling in the area.

Extra Privacy

A major pro of renting a cabin is extra privacy. You are going to be largely alone in and around the cabin. You are not going to be constantly within a few feet of strangers as you would with a hotel room. You do not have to listen to people talking and walking down hallways all day and night. This makes a cabin a more peaceful and comfortable place to stay.

Save Money

A final benefit is that you can save money when renting a cabin. Hotels charge premium prices for rooms because they are often in urban areas near popular tourist attractions. Cabins tend to be out in nature. There is also currently less demand for cabins. This can lower the price you pay for a cabin rental.

About the Author: Geoffry is a guest contributor from Mountain Rentals of Gatlinburg, a company that offers the very best Galtinburg cabin rentals available. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Importance of Basement Waterproofing

Springtime rains can be troublesome when it comes to your home and most importantly your basement. Flooding and leaking can be detrimental to your basement and can cause irreparable damage from ruined belongings to a ruined foundations. Waterproofing your basement early in the season is an essential chore that will ensure that you don't suffer any damage this spring. 

 Why is Waterproofing Important?

Prevents Mold From Growing

Water that is left sitting in your basements can often cause mold to grow. This mold can lead to larger problems by spreading via mold spores that can cause the deterioration of your homes' infrastructure. Even more detrimental, these mold spores cause major health complications and are particularly problematic for those that suffer from asthma or allergies. 

Protects Your Belongings

Waterproofing helps to ensure that your belongings stored in your basement remain safe. Flooding can lead to your belongings, such as family albums or keepsakes, being ruined. Waterproofing is the only way to completely protect your belongings. 

Save You Money

Waterproofing you basement can ensure a strong and structurally sound foundation. This reduces deterioration and can save you thousands of dollars. Weak structures can shirt doors, which cause internal cracks. Leaky basements and moisture build up can decrease the value of your home, as well. Waterproofing your home is the first step to increasing your home's value before selling.

Trouble Areas to Waterproof

Making sure to fix or waterproof these areas while ensure the safety of your basement and home. Focusing on the main trouble areas will help to save you time, energy, and money. Knowing what to look for is important, as this diagram showcases there are a variety of locations that can cause flooding or lead to flooding.

About the Author: Ben is a guest contributor from StayDry Waterproofing, offering waterproofing solutions for all your homes needs.