2015

  • Choosing The Right Repair Method For Your Concrete Driveway


    When your driveway has cracks or holes, you need to figure out the best repair method for your situation. Luckily, you do have a few options that allow you to fix the damage without having to remove and replace your entire concrete driveway. Patches Your first option for dealing with a damaged driveway is to patch the surface. With this method, you will be filling in the damaged areas with new concrete.
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  • 3 Features To Include In Your Retirement Home's Pool Design


    Purchasing a new home after retirement is common. Many aging individuals make the choice to relocate to warmer climates, and investing in the construction of a private pool can help make any retirement home more entertaining. If you are thinking of constructing a pool for your own retirement home, here are three things you want to include in your design to ensure that your pool will meet your needs in the future.
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  • Three Common Roof Leak Locations, And How To Handle Them


    A roof leak is a serious problem that requires immediate attention. Leave it alone for even just a few days, and you could end up with serious water damage to your walls, ceilings, and personal items. The way in which you should handle a roof leak depends, in part, on where that leak originates. Here's a look at three common areas where roof leaks occur and what to do in each situation.
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  • How To Decorate A Texas-Themed Family Room


    Have you decided to decorate your family room with a Texas theme? Whether you've visited Texas or you've just seen it depicted on books and on the screen, you may have fallen under the Texas spell that comes from its warm and friendly reputation. Perhaps these ideas will help you to decorate the family room in a unique way. The Floor - Are you wanting to use carpet? If so, consider carpet in muted red or blue, and add a throw rug that depicts the big star for which Texas is known.
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  • How To Prevent Black Streaks On Your Roof


    Black streaks can develop on your roof over time due to weather exposure. However, they are not simply discoloration caused by wear and tear: black streaks are actually indicative of small amounts of mold and mildew growth on your roof. If left unchecked, this problem can develop into a serious health hazard, as mold can cause or aggravate respiratory conditions. Thankfully, removing and preventing mold streaks on your roof is a fairly simple process.
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  • Landscaping Projects To Do With Kids


    Teaching your child to have pride for their home and getting involved with home improvement projects can be rewarding and a great way to spend time together. There are various landscaping and outdoor projects that your child might love to help with and that can help them learn valuable skills. Here are four landscaping projects you can involve your child in. 1. Initial Landscaping Plans Mapping out your yard with a landscaper can be a fun project to involve kids in.
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  • HVAC Maintenance You Need To Stop Sneezing And Coughing In Your House


    If you feel like the air in your home is dirty and you are always sneezing or coughing, it's time to schedule HVAC maintenance on your air conditioner and furnace. You also want to have your ducts cleaned. There are so many things that could be trapped in your appliances and ventilation system, and some of them could be causing safety concerns throughout the home. Here are a few reasons you must get these appliances inspected.
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  • Saving Your Personal Items From Flood Water


    You come home to find the living room carpet soaking wet because of a plumbing leak. Or you wake up to a basement full of water because the city waste water system backed up into your house. You'll have time to be mad or sad later. Now you need to take steps to salvage as much from the flood water as you can. 1. Protect yourself. Put on rubber shoes or boots, and gloves to prevent getting a shock should you come into contact with wet wires.
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  • 4 Ways To Increase The Energy Efficiency Of Your French Doors


    French doors make for a lovely addition to any home and are commonly used as exterior exits onto patios, decks, and other outdoor living spaces. However, French doors also pose a unique challenge when it comes to installation; even a small miscalculation or misjudgment can lead to gaps between doors that reduce the energy-efficiency of a home. Fortunately, there are a few steps homeowners can take to better insulate their existing French doors.
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  • What To Expect When Preparing Your Commercial Roof For Fall And Winter


    If you own a commercial property, it is important to get your roof prepared for the winter. It is best to take action during the fall especially if you live in a region that is prone to snow and ice. This is because both of these are prone to melting, and if the roof has not been prepped in advance, there is a risk for water penetrating through cracks. This can cause leaks and other roofing damages.
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