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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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3 Effective Ways To Upgrade Your Home’s Security

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you own a home, the security of your family is an important thing to consider. To give your family a peace of mind at night, you can take these steps. Install Triple Pane Glass on Your Windows When intruders try to get into your home, they are likely to go through your windows because they are made of glass and can easily break. You can make this difficult for them by putting triple pane glass on all of your windows. Window replacement companies such as Advance Exteriors Inc. can take care of the installation process, so you...

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Common Questions About Sewer Line Repair

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your home likely produces vast quantities of waste water on a daily basis, and the sewer line is the part of your plumbing system that handles these substances. Unfortunately, it is possible for this line to develop a variety of problems over its lifespan. The sewer line is not a part of the house that many new homeowners know much about, and they will likely need a couple of common questions answered.  What Are The Signs A Sewer Line Needs To Be Repaired? There are many issues that can cause the sewer line to experience problems. From...

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Asbestos In Drywall: What Must Be Done Before It Is Removed & How To Get A Permit For It

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Renovating a home that involves the removal of drywall may need to get approved by an environmental quality specialist before it can be done. The reason is due to drywall possible containing a harmful mineral called asbestos that can cause you to become ill. In this article, you will learn what must be done before the drywall can be removed and how to get an asbestos permit if you don’t need a professional to remove it for you. What Must be Done Before Drywall is Removed? The first thing you must do is call the city to tell them that...

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Prevent Soil Erosion With Soil Stabilizing Plants And Trees

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Heavily sloped or loose soil is a hazard to landscaping. Fortunately, there are plants and trees you can use to help stabilize and beautify the soil in your yard. When choosing soil-stabilizing plants and trees, you can choose from a range of sizes, visual appeal, root type, and degree of ground cover. The Role Of Stabilizing Plants Loose soil is vulnerable to wind and water erosion. If the soil is unstable, nearby structures are put at risk. For this reason, stabilizing the soil is very important. Companies that specialize in soil...

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Around The House Leak Detection Tips

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A water leak can be both wasteful and expensive. Whether the source of the water leak is a faucet, toilet, or appliance, it’s imperative that you have the leak repaired by an experienced plumber as soon as possible. Unfortunately, leak detection isn’t always easy, but there are some tips and tricks you can follow to make detecting and repairing pesky water leaks easier around the house Toilet Leaks When most people think of water leaks, they tend to think of a dripping faucet. However, toilet leaks are extremely common...

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What Do Your Windows Need? Tips For Preparing Your Windows For Winter

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Broken or ill-fitting windows can cause a serious problem in the winter. Drafts can make your home unnecessarily cold, and can increase your heating bill by hundreds of dollars over the course of the season. Taking care of your windows can save you money during the winter, but should you have the window replaced or simply repaired, and if it should be replaced, should you replace the entire window or just the glass? Here are some ideas for getting your windows into great shape for winter: Window Repair Small cracks and drafts can often be...

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