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Storms May Damage More Than A Roof’s Surface – Always Check Your Vents

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When a roof is properly ventilated, air circulates through it naturally, keeping heat and moisture from building up. And if the ventilation system becomes damaged, the lack of circulation can cause more than an uncomfortably hot attic – it can cause serious roof damage. How Does Roof Ventilation Work? Ventilation systems for roofs are very clever; most require no fans or external power to work. Instead, they work on the principle that heat rises. Vents are placed both at the bottom of the roof, by the eaves or soffits, and at the top of the...

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How To Make A Wine Bottle Wall Using Rebar

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Rebar is a metal bar that is used within concrete to make stronger walls. Rebar by itself looks interesting with it’s swirled design. Don’t hide it inside concrete. Why not use the rebar to make a wall that stands out from the rest? Use wine bottles and rebar to make a decorative wall that shines in the sun. Here’s how: What You Need: Rebar (from an outlet such as Hanover Concrete Company) Wine bottles Drill Diamond drill bits Water Vise Item Tips Make sure the rebar is small enough to fit inside the opening of the wine...

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Three Things You Will Want To Know About Choosing The Right Type Of Well Pump For Your Home

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you have a home with well water, you need a pump to get the water from the well to your home. Pumps also come in different sizes, which are rated by the horsepower of the motor that powers them. They can also be for shallow or deep well casings. Depending on many different factors, you will want one type of pump or another for your home. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the right well pump for the needs of your home: 1. Using A Submersible Pump For Deep Well Casings A submersible pump is a pump that is in the casing of your...

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Broken Garage Door Opener: What Should You Do?

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Once you’ve gotten used to having an automatic garage door, it’s hard to imagine going without it, even for a brief period of time. When your garage door opener or motor begins to develop problems, you may be tempted to simply replace the unit as quickly as possible to avoid any interruption in your ability to shelter your car from the elements. However, many of these repairs can be performed by the DIY homeowner and a couple of tools. Read on to learn more about how you can repair common problems with your garage door opener, as...

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4 Things To Know About Windshield Damages And Repairs

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people will probably experience having a crack in their vehicle’s windshield at one point or another. The problem is that too often, people let the crack sit for too long before getting it repaired. Here are four things you should know about windshield damages and repairs that will ensure you do not make the same mistake: Cracks Spread: What most people don’t know is that cracks in the windshield will spread. Even if the crack is really tiny right now and barely noticeable, over time, it is going to become larger and larger,...

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Water In Your Basement? Here’s What You Need To Do

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It can be disheartening to walk down into your basement and see water on the floor. Whether a pipe bursts or there has been a major rainstorm, a basement flood is not unusual. If your basement has water in it, here are some things you need to do to make sure your basement doesn’t have lasting damage. Turn Off Electricity and Remove Electronic Devices The first thing you need to do is to turn off electrical service to your basement. You should already know which fuse powers the outlets in your basement; make sure that it is turned off so...

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A Land Survey Can Help You Build Your Home With Durability And Integrity In Mind

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When it comes to soil and dirt, there is no one-size-fits-all classification. The different mineral deposits and quantities, chemical run off and a number other factors play a significant role in the condition of the soil. If you’re thinking of building a new home on an empty plot of land, knowing why this testing is important and working with a land survey professional, like the ones found at Gray Surveying & Engineering, to determine the condition of the soil before you begin building is critical. Importance The reason...

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2 Tips For Installing A New Sink

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether in the garage, laundry room, or even kitchen, many people find themselves wishing they had the convenience of an extra sink in their home. Well, making this dream a reality may not be as hard as you imagine–even on your own! If you would like to learn more the plumbing supply you may need, read on. This article will provide two tips for installing a sink in a preexisting countertop. Use the sink to measure its hole. The first step in installing a new sink is to create the appropriately sized hole in your countertop. While this...

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3 Main Things That Sealcoating Can Protect Against

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have an asphalt driveway or parking lot, you may have been told about sealcoating services by an asphalt contractor in the past. You might not have seen the big deal about this service at the time, but you should know that sealcoating is critical if you want to keep your paved surface in its best possible condition. These are three of the main things that sealcoating can help protect against to help keep your paved surface looking its best for a long time to come. Winter Weather Issues You might not realize it, but the winter weather...

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Avoid Electrical Problems This Holiday Seaon With These 3 Tips

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

During the holiday season, you are more likely to use lights and extension cords. Not only that, but you may be bringing a tree into your home for a few weeks. That’s why it’s important, during this time, to take care to avoid electrical problems in your home. The following three tips can help you to have a safe, well-lit home during the holiday season. Check Holiday Lights before Hanging Before you put holidays lights on a tree or the exterior of your home, inspect them for damage. Look for frayed wires, broken bulbs and...

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