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How To Fix Concrete Sidewalks

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If you are walking on your sidewalk and noticed some cracks, you might be annoyed and think there’s nothing you can do to fix them. Usually, small cracks are nothing more then eyesores. They don’t really compromise the structural integrity of the concrete slab, but they can look ugly. Furthermore, if you don’t take care of these cracks, they’re going to grow bigger over time, especially if you are always walking on that piece of concrete. Read More»

A Trick For Creating Better Lines When Painting

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If you’re looking for the cheapest and easiest home remodel, interior painting is impossible to beat. Repainting the inside of your home is the cheapest yet most cost efficient home upgrade. It will have a real impact on the style and feel of your home. On top of that, you can easily manage the cost of the project by doing the painting yourself. You can also paint room by room to make sure the project doesn’t become too inconvenient or expensive. Read More»

3 Tips To Deal With Clogged Sewer Lines Causing Household Plumbing Problems

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Sewer lines often cause problems with the plumbing in homes. Some of the problems with clogged lines start inside your home to things like build up from grease, while other problems may be located outside your home due to issues like roots. No matter what the cause of the problem is, you want to solve it before it causes serious issues with your plumbing. Here are some tips to help deal with the problems that clogged sewer lines may cause: Read More»

3 Important Features To Consider When Shopping For A Frameless Shower Encolsure

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Once enclosed by curtains and liners, the shower is much more of an openly viewable space in the modern bathroom. This change is in part due to the availability of frameless shower enclosures with glass doors. Picking an enclosure for your shower can be a lot of fun because there are so many options. However, it is also easy to make the wrong decision because you are a little too hasty about picking a certain style based on looks alone. Read More»

Using Brick Pavers To Create A Patio

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A patio created with brick pavers is an inexpensive project for beautifying the land in the front or rear or your home. The idea is simple, but to avoid damage, weeds and further trouble, these pointers should be observed: Use Landscape Fabric No one wants to see grass or weeds peeking up between individual pavers. That can give the patio an unkempt look and it’s not easy to deal with that growth without affecting the bricks. Read More»

Servicing A Multi-Tank Septic System: What's Involved

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There are some very unique septic systems out there that utilize more than just one holding tank. These multi-tank systems have some unique advantages, such as separating solid waste from liquid waste and preventing overflow of any one tank. If you are fortunate to have one of these multi-tank septic systems, it will need to be serviced a little more frequently. Here is what is involved: Dump Tank Assessment The first tank is the “ Read More»

Three Signs Of Fire Damage After A Kitchen Fire

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A kitchen fire can be frightening, but it’s often a relief when it is quickly controlled. It may appear at first as though the damage was minimal. Unfortunately, often smoke and water damage pervades the home, affecting areas well beyond the kitchen. The following are some tips on how to tell if you have more fire damage to contend with: #1: Musty odors Is your nose picking up on musty odors near the kitchen? Read More»

Understanding Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Synthetic Roofing Underlayment

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If you need a new roof and know a bit about asphalt shingle roofing, then you may understand that shingles are not placed directly on the wooden roof deck. They are instead nailed over a protective membrane called a roofing underlayment. Underlayments have traditionally been made from a felt material. Specifically, an asphalt saturated felt product has been used in the vast majority of asphalt roofing jobs. However, there are some other options. Read More»

Insight To Help You Successfully Remove Mold From Your Home Carpeting

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When you are faced with water damage inside your home, either from outside flooding or a leaking water pipe, it is important to clean up the water as soon as possible. Water and moisture left remaining inside your home can quickly promote the growth of mold and mildew under the right conditions, as mold spores are present in nearly every environment. As soon as mold spores become moist and warm, they can begin to bloom and spread new mold spores into your home’s air. Read More»

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing the Location of Your New Room Addition

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If you have decided to expand your home by adding a new room, you may be wondering how to choose the location of the new addition. If so, ask yourself the following three questions to get you started on finding the ideal spot for your new room. What is the Purpose of the Addition? Is the room going to be closed off to itself, such as an additional bedroom? Or are you expanding the living room so it includes a partially partitioned off dining area? Read More»