2016

  • 3 Tips To Help Locate And Deal With Possible Moisture Problems In A Basement


    In basements, moisture can be a problem and it can often be difficult to find out where the problem is coming from. It may be due to something as simple as condensation, or it could be a more serious problem like cracks in a foundation wall or failing waterproofing. If you want to get to the bottom of moisture problems in your basement, here are some tips that can help you locate the source of the problem:
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  • Which Type Of Thermal Processing Is Right For My Project?


    Working with steel can be a simple and cost-effective way to complete any construction project. Steel is a versatile building material that can be treated in many ways to ensure that the finished product meets your needs. Thermal processing is common for steel products, but determining which type of thermal processing is right for your project can be challenging. Here are some simple questions you can ask yourself to ensure that you invest in the right thermal processing technique for your steel products in the future.
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  • What's Included In Your Rock Clause? Make Sure You Check Before You Sign Your Contract


    In any excavation project, there is always the potential for obstacles, delays and other circumstances that can make your project go over budget. Because of this, the contractor will usually include what's known as a "rock clause" in your contract. This clause includes costs that you will have to pay if things go wrong or if the project requires extra labor. You might assume that some of these things are included in the job, but they might not be.
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  • 3 Ideas For Outdoor Additions To Expand Your Living Space


    With summer around the corner, you may want to consider home improvements to enjoy the great outdoors. These do not all have to be limited to summer time use; they can include improvements like enclosures and all-season rooms that you can enjoy all year. Here are some ideas for outdoor additions that you can get the most use out of: 1. Adding An Outdoor Kitchen, Complete With Stone Counter Tops
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  • How To Find An Eco-Friendly Insulation Contractor


    Retaining hot or cold air is often far more efficient than continually making it anew. If you're someone who cares deeply about the environment, using green insulation methods is often an excellent way to make sure you remain as eco-friendly as possible Here are a few approaches to finding an insulation contractor for keeping your house the temperature you want it that is also environmentally friendly. You really can have it both ways.
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  • Propane Heating For Your Home: Questions To Ask About The Tank


    If you're considering buying a home that provides propane heat, or you've thought about changing your current heating system over to propane, there are several important things to consider. Propane is a clean, odorless gas that is affordable and generally safe to use. It is cleaner than oil and offers plenty of great benefits when used to heat a home. Here are some questions you should ask about the tank used to house the propane if you're thinking about a house that uses this type of heat.
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  • Asphalt Shingle Roof Installation: Getting It Right


    The advantages of using asphalt shingles aren't just limited to the range of styles that a homeowner can choose from — they also extend to the fact that they are relatively cheaper, are lightweight enough not to need additional structural support, and are easy to maintain. However, for a homeowner to enjoy these advantages, he or she needs to properly install the asphalt shingles. The following are installation tips that will come in handy during shingle roof installation.
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  • Three Ways To Discourage Mold From Thriving In Your Basement


    Basements are a common area for mold to spread. Many times the presence of mold in the basement areas of homes goes undetected for lengthy amounts of time, especially in unfinished basements. This is likely because unfinished basement areas are likely not accessed by property owners on a regular basis due to these areas not being suitable for living or dwelling. If you own a property with a basement, there are some steps you can take to reduce the chances of mold finding a comfy "
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  • Why You Need To Condition The Water In Your Broiler


    If you have a boiler, you need to condition the water that your boiler uses in order for your boiler to work effectively.  How Your Boiler Works Your boiler is used to create steam. It creates steam by taking water and bringing the water to its boiling process so that steam is generated. The steam then evaporates and provides your boiler with the heat and energy that it needs to work.
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