2016

Constructing Your Own Modern Victorian Home

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Constructing your own home gives you the unique ability to customize the architectural features that will be included in the finished design. Working directly with the builder on a design build allows you to build the home of your dreams, even if homes of that style are not prevalent on the market. Victorian-style homes are not being built by modern builders for the mass market, so working directly with a builder to customize your home will allow you to achieve the Victorian look you desire.

11 November 2016

Three Ways To Tell If Crack Sealing Is The Right Solution For Your Pavement Today

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Crack sealing is a vital part of pavement maintenance, but that doesn't mean it's a universal heal-all. It works best on certain cracks and in certain situations and even certain times of year. Here are three signs that can help you determine if crack sealing is the best solution for your cracking problem today. 1. Size and type of cracks It's best to get your cracks sealed right away before they become too large to seal.

18 August 2016

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

Should You Install Limestone, Granite, Or Quartz Kitchen Countertops?

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Are you having new kitchen countertops installed in your home? Stone countertops are popular because they are durable and look nice. However, with numerous stone options available, how do you know which type of stone to choose? Learn more about limestone, granite, and quartz countertops so that you can decide which option is right for you. Limestone Limestone countertops have a natural appearance. The sandy shade of the stone complements stainless steel appliances and cookware, making it a favorite for many people.

17 June 2016

Improve Your Soil: Applying Compost To Topsoil

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In the end of the day, nutrients are nutrients. Plants will happily take nutrients in any form. However, how nutrients are delivered to a plant can improve the health of the plant and can also make the life of a gardener much easier. One way in which you can deliver nutrients to a plant is through using nutrient-rich topsoil. This has many benefits over the use of chemical fertilizers. Your topsoil can be made more nutrient-rich through compost.

25 April 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