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Sump Pump Output & Discharge Mistakes to Avoid

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If your basement is always wet, then you should make sure that you deal with the water. Wet basements can lead to the deterioration of your foundation, the growth of mold in the space, and the creation of a humid space that can damage your heating system and water heater. One of the easiest ways to get rid of water is to install a sump pump. You do have many options when it comes to sump pumps and you should do your best to make sure that the device outputs the water correctly.

2 May 2017

What Gutter Material Is Right For You?

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If your gutters have begun to leak, sag, or bow, then it's probably time to replace them. Leaving failing gutters in place will only lead to problems such as roof damage, foundation damage, and flooded landscaping. But replacing your gutters is not as straightforward as you might think. One of the first things you'll need to do is choose your material. Here's a look at the most common gutter materials and the pros and cons of each one.

13 February 2017

How To Add Windows To An Existing Garage Door Panel

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Whether you're looking to brighten up your garage with a little natural sunlight or freshen up your garage door's outward appearance, adding a few windows to your existing garage door can breathe new life into your home's appearance and enhance your garage's usability. The following is a step-by-step guide for installing windows in place of your garage door panels. Consider Window Placement First Before you set about installing your new windows, it's a good idea to consider where you want them to be.

9 August 2016

Modular Homes Myth Busting – Three Things You Should Know

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Modular homes have been around for a long time, and one side effect of such longevity is a lot of misinformation gets spread around about the product. To ensure you make the best decision possible when shopping for and buying a modular home, here's the truth behind three myths about this home type. Myth #1- Modular Homes Depreciate in Value There is a pervasive myth that modular homes depreciate in value over time.

8 July 2016

3 Ways To Keep The Kids Safe Around Your New Swimming Pool

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Installing a new swimming pool in the yard is a great way to stay cool during summer months. Your new pool is also likely to increase your property value by up to 15 percent, and is sure to provide everyone in the household with an outlet for both exercise and stress relief. But with kids around, it's important to take a few steps that will help ensure their safety when spending time around the swimming pool and playing in the yard.

20 April 2016

Determining Soil Type Before An Asphalt Driveway Installation

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If you have recently moved into a new home and want to replace the stone driveway, then your two best options are asphalt and concrete. Asphalt is often chosen over concrete because it is cheaper, it cures more quickly, and it is easier to repair. If you do pick asphalt, then you probably should not shoot out and schedule an installation tomorrow. Some things should be done well before the paving contractors arrive, and one of these things is determining the type of soil you have on your property.

20 April 2016

Essential Safety Practice Considerations For Installing Industrial Storage Racks

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To the untrained eye, industrial pallet racks are the super-size version of shelves you'd have in the garage to hold camping gear, boxed-up Christmas ornaments and garden tools. In actual practice, pallet racking systems are configured for large-scale storage and use requirements in manufacturing, packaging and shipping processes. The shelving is big, heavy and has specific weight-bearing tolerances. Proper installation, maintenance and personnel training practices are necessary to prevent accidents and injury when working around warehouse shelving racks.

14 March 2016

Options For Expanding Your One Car Garage Into A Two Car Garage

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Modern homes rarely limit garage space to only one vehicle; most families need a garage that will accommodate two stored vehicles and other items, like holiday decor, that doesn't fit in the house. Expanding your garage is possible, and it will add significant value to your home if you ever choose to sell it -- consumers look for larger garage space. Garages are necessities in areas that get very cold during the winter, as cars have an easier time starting in a garage where it is warmer and more protected.

19 February 2016

Abatement Options for Lead Paint on Siding

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If you are looking to upgrade or refinish your pre-1978 siding, you should first find out whether the old paint covering your siding is lead based. Lead-based paint leads to serious health complications, including developmental delays in children, so part of the cost of upgrading your siding will have to include abatement. The cost for taking care of lead paint on your siding largely depends on which option you choose to go with.

17 February 2016

How Can Your Commercial Building's Roof Reduce Overhead Expenses?

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Whether you've recently expanded your business operations into a larger building or are simply tired of paying a larger-than-desired percentage of your gross receipts toward infrastructure and utilities, you may be looking for ways to reduce your overhead by improving your building's efficiency. With advances in manufacturing technology and small-scale energy generation combined with generous tax incentives, you now have more options than ever before to turn your roof into a money-saving (or even money-making) part of your business.

27 January 2016