2016

Have Frozen Pipes Under Your Home? Learn What Steps A Plumber Will Take To Fix The Situation For You

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When your pipes freeze during the winter, it can leave you in a very tough situation. You do not want them to burst because you will then need to have them replaced. If you notice that no water comes out of your faucet when you turn it on, turn off the power supply to your home and call a plumber right away. The guide below walks you through what to expect when the plumber comes to unfreeze your pipes.

24 December 2016

A Guide For Restoring Your Original Craftsman Exterior

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When you have an old Arts and Crafts home, preserving the beauty and simplicity of the design can be top priority. Many Craftsman bungalows feature nicely crafted windows, subtle front arches, and low roof pitches that hearken to a natural, low maintenance design philosophy. Preserving a Craftsman exterior is part of a greater mission to preserve the ideals that inspired Arts and Crafts design: embracing natural materials and colors that work with the world instead of against it.

1 November 2016

3 Ways To Make Your Garage Much More Secure

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One of the biggest vulnerabilities when it comes to your home's security is your garage, mostly because the garage door itself is not really too much of a hindrance to a determined burglar. However, there are a few ways to make your garage and the garage door much more secure, such as the three listed below. Purchase An Opener With A Timer A major mistake that many people make with their garage doors is simply not closing the door entirely whenever they leave their homes.

3 October 2016

Multiple Ways You Can Use Concrete Pavers For Your Yard

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Concrete pavers can be used for hardscaping in multiple ways so you can put them to good use for not only a driveway but much more. Below is some information about concrete pavers and two different ways you can use them for hardscaping in your yard. Concrete Pavers Instead of a slab of concrete, pavers are separate pieces of concrete tiles. You can choose pavers that look like brick or stone, or you can choose pavers that look like plain concrete.

3 October 2016

4 Reasons You Need a Consultation Before Deciding on a Fireplace

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If you are building your home or adding a fireplace to your current home, you will be faced with a variety of choices. For example, you will have to choose between a custom masonry design or a factory-built fireplace box. Perhaps even more confusing, a masonry fireplace and a fireplace box can both be utilized in a custom design, so both can be part of a custom fireplace. Because of the many options you have and the many services a fireplace provides, it is important to consult with a fireplace contractor and determine the best fireplace solution for your specific needs.

15 September 2016

5 Costly Mistakes Clients Make When Ordering Land Surveys

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If you need to get a survey of your property, you may be looking for ways to cut costs, such as gathering your own documents to help the surveyor begin your property assessment. However, the easiest way to save money is to avoid these common pitfalls that clients make when it comes to ordering a land survey.  Ordering the Wrong Survey  One mistake made by some clients when it comes to ordering a land survey is ordering the wrong type of survey.

26 July 2016

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Berber Carpet

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Berber carpet is a type of loop pile carpet that is made up of alternating large and small tufts, and is one of the most common types of carpet on the market. Because of this unique makeup of its pile, Berber carpet possess a unique set of advantages and disadvantages when compared to other types of carpeting and flooring. Understanding what Berber carpet offers your home can help you decide whether or not it is the right choice for what you need.

3 July 2016

How To Remove Old Drain Tile And Replace It With New PVC Drain Tile

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Basement flooding often occurs due to hydrostatic pressure, which is the force exerted by water contained in the soil surrounding the basement. That is why it is important to drain away this water as quickly as possible before it pushes through your basement walls or beneath the footer. While most homes with basements should have drainage systems next to the exterior walls, these systems are prone to deteriorate over time due to silt or root infiltration.

22 June 2016

How to Remove Algae from an Above-Ground Pool

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If you own an above-ground swimming pool, you are probably familiar with the sickly green water that appears any time there is an algae bloom. Algae can be a frustration for pool owners and difficult to combat. However, it is important to understand that removing algae from an above-ground pool does not need to be difficult as long as proper cleaning procedures are followed. Below is a step-by-step procedure for removing the green, murky appearance and restoring the crystal-clear water of an inviting pool:

5 May 2016

5 Tips For Getting The Junk Removed From A Home You Are Purchasing

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If you are purchasing a home that has junk in the yard or inside the home, then you may be concerned about having the junk removed before or after you purchase the property. Whose responsibility it is to remove the junk can cause debates among buyers and sellers and, in some cases, put your bid at risk of being rejected. For that reason, it is important that you are informed about your options for junk removal when it comes to purchasing a used home.

7 April 2016