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Use Tumbled Natural Stones To Improve Drainage In A Flowerbed

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If drainage is poor in a flowerbed that is on your property, add a variety of tumbled natural stones to the soil to assist with the problem. Natural stones will allow rainwater to gradually seep into the ground, eliminating puddling. The stones will also prevent weed growth around plants and give the flowerbed a unique appearance. The following steps will teach you how to add the stones and create a decorative border around the flowerbed. Read More»

How A Sealcoat Protects Your Driveway From Chemical Spills

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Potholes can form in an asphalt driveway in a few different ways. One huge concern, however, is chemical spills. If you have a motorcycle that leaks oil, or you sometimes spill gas on your driveway when refilling your lawnmower, the chemicals thus spilled represent the beginning of the end for your driveway. To ensure that your driveway endures for years to come, you need to consider covering your driveway with a sealcoat. Read More»

Cleaning The Grid Windows On Your French Doors

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The window grids in French doors add a bit of charm to the appearance of your home, but those grids can make the windows much more difficult to clean. Below, you will learn the steps in cleaning windows with grids as easily as humanly possible.  To get this job done quickly you will need a few supplies: Foaming glass cleaner Lint-free cloths Clean coffee filters Gentle household cleaner Permanent Grid French Door Windows Read More»

3 Ways To Prevent And Correct Clogs In A Frequently Blocked Toilet

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Do you have a toilet in your home that becomes frequently blocked? If you are sure that no one is flushing things that aren’t meant to go down there, like tampons, paper towels, or small toys, you have to look for less obvious causes. Sometimes toilets can clog due to low water pressure, plumbing clogs, or simply the design of the toilet itself. If you have frequent toilet clogs, there are a few ways you can correct existing problems and prevent clogs from happening in the future. Read More»

Stop Foundation Damage With A Push Pier

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Do you have diagonal cracks in your foundation? Do you see diagonal cracks in your drywall extending from your doors or windows? Do you have a sloping floor? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you need to have a foundation repair company like Spiers Construction inspect your foundation, and, if necessary, make repairs.  How Do You Repair a Foundation? If your home is built over fill material that was not compacted properly or over organic material, such as peat, your home may start to settle. Read More»

Pros And Cons Of Built-In Cabinet Walls

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Built-ins are gaining in popularity again, and more homeowners are looking into adding custom cabinet walls everywhere from the living room to the bedroom. While there are many advantages to custom furniture walls, there are also serious things to consider. Customize Your Storage Solutions No matter how much you downsize, it seems there is never enough storage space for all your stuff. Built-ins give you the ability to design your space to fit the things you own, such as that large-screen television, sporting gear or odd-sized collectibles. Read More»

Investing In A Front Porch Enclosure: The Benefits

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Do you have a large porch in the front of your house that has no appeal? You can spruce your porch up if you get an enclosure installed, as it comes with many benefits that you can enjoy. Find out in this article about the advantages of investing in an enclosure for your front porch. Your House Will Have a Little More Security One of the best benefits of having a front porch enclosure is that it will make it harder for a burglar to get to your entry door. Read More»

Adding Solar Panels To Your Home

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Going green does not mean you have to build a new home. You can remodel your current home to be more energy efficient by hiring an electrician to install solar panels. You will need to make an initial financial investment, but adding the panels will benefit you in various positive ways. Savings After you have your solar panels installed, you will be using far less electricity from the local grid. In fact, at times, you may produce more electricity than your home needs. Read More»

Choosing The Right Kitchen Countertop Material

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Choosing the material for your countertop can be tough. There are so many choices to choose from today. Luckily, this article will guide you on the basics of the materials at your disposal: Natural Stone This includes soapstone, granite, and slate. Granite, for example, is relatively costly. It can be found in many high end kitchens and is one of the most popular materials around. You can select from a wide variety of colors, ranging from brilliant blues to deep blacks and beautiful whites. Read More»

Three Unique And Durable Flooring Options For Your Growing Family

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If you have a family that is growing and pets, high traffic and accidents can do a number on many custom floors. This is why you may want to have floors in your home that can stand the test of time and the abuse that kids and pets can cause. Here are some of the durable flooring options you may want to consider for your growing family: 1. Choosing Carpets That Are Durable And Easy To Clean Read More»