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Asphalt Driveway Damage & Getting Repairs

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Do the cracks in your asphalt driveway detract from the exterior appeal of your house? If you don’t want to invest in a new driveway anytime soon, you may want to get the cracks repaired before they get bigger. Find out below what can cause damage to an asphalt driveway, as well as how repairs can be made by a pavement contractor. How Does an Asphalt Driveway Get Damaged? Freezing weather combined with rain is the most detrimental thing to an asphalt driveway. The problem lies in when rainwater gets into the asphalt and turns into ice....

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The Cherry On Top Of A Roof Replacement: All About EPDM Roof Coating

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When your contractor does a re-roofing job, they will typically do more than just install a new roof. While it’s great to have new roof materials, those materials need protection. For this reason, a roof coating like Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, better known as EPDM, is often applied as soon as the new roof is in place. Below, you can learn the three main reasons that EPDM acts as the cherry on top of your roof replacement. It Can Protect Your Roof For Decades EPDM roof coating has a very long life and will typically protect...

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Creating A Child’s Wall Mural For The Cost Of Paint

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Painting a child’s room can be a lot of fun. Getting your child involved with the selection of the plans will help you create memories that you will flash back to each time you walk into the room. One way to truly personalize your child’s room and make it a fun place to spend time in is by painting a wall mural. Wall murals can be a big investment if you pay someone to do it for you. In fact, the most basic mural can cost $70, and more intricate designs can cost over a thousand. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could paint a...

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Unclog That Kitchen Drain Fast

Posted by on Jun 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If your kitchen drain has suddenly stopped flowing, you may have a clog in the plumbing directly under the sink. A piece of plumbing pipe with a bend in it, called the P-trap, can get items lodged in it. If you don’t have a plumbing snake handy, you can disassemble this part of the drain and clear out the clog yourself. If the clog is deeper in the drain, you’ll have to call one of your local plumbing services to find the clog. Here are the steps to try to clear the drain yourself. What You’ll Need to Do This Project a...

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How Will An Improperly Ventilated Attic Affect Your New Asphalt Roof?

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, it can cause blistering and buckling in your new asphalt roof’s shingles and underlayment. It’s a good idea to have your roofing contractors place a ventilation system in the attic prior to the project. You may also need to add new insulation in the attic to control the heat and high humidity inside the room. If you don’t make the necessary changes in the attic, your new roof will fail some time after installation. Here’s what you need to know about your poorly ventilated...

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A Homeowner’s Guide To Troubleshooting Common Gas Hot Water Heater Issues

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The traditional gas hot water heater offers a tank that is well-insulated to contain and heat hot water, and while for the most part these units do a good job at supplying your home with the hot water you need, from time-to-time you will have issues. This is especially true with outdated models that have been in use for several years. If you want to get the most out of your gas hot water heater, it is a good idea to become familiar with a few of the most common signs that there is a problem and what you should do. Problem: The hot water from...

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How To Use Tropical Landscaping Around Your Hot Tub

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a hot tub in your backyard and it looks out of place, it may be time to get serious about landscaping. In order for the landscaping to go smoothly, you’ll need to consider what kinds of projects you should tackle for the best finished look. If you’re a fan of the tropical theme, consider some of the following ideas for improving the look of your yard and adding value to your home. Use Paving Around the Hot Tub An easy way to polish up the space around your hot tub is by incorporating paving. This can be done either...

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Things To Know About Knob And Tube Wiring In Antique Homes

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you in the market for a new home? Have you fallen in love with an antique home from the Victorian era or even earlier? Although it’s getting rarer to find them, many older homes still have knob and tube wiring that hasn’t been replaced. Before you purchase such a house, here are some things you’ll want to know: The home doesn’t have to be especially old: Although knob and tube wiring fell out of favor in the 1930s, it continued to be used by some electricians up until the 1970s. If you suspect that the home...

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Are You Remodeling A Ranch-Style Barbecue Restaurant?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you bought a pre-owned restaurant, or are you remodeling one that you already own? If you are wanting a ranch atmosphere, there are some steps that you can take that will make it unique and attractive. The Inside – Have you seen those old western movies that depict ranch-style houses and Mexican cantinas?  One thing for you to consider is to use some ideas from those movies. A fun twist is to combine contemporary decor with that rustic look. Consider using long wooden plank tables, but instead of the familiar benches...

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How To Troubleshoot A Hot Water Boiler

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a hydronic heating system in your home, you will also have a hot water boiler to heat water when a faucet is turned on. The boiler allows hot water to be distributed throughout different pipes in your home with either a cast iron or steel radiator. While boilers these days are made with quality materials, you might still deal with occasional issues. Here are some tips for troubleshooting your hot water boiler so you know what needs to be fixed. There is No Heat If your boiler isn’t producing any type of heat, this could be...

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