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How To Paint Your Home Exterior

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An exterior residential painting job is something that most homeowners choose to do in the life span of a home. Doing this job yourself will save you a lot of money and you’ll be thrilled that you made such a massive contribution to your own home. There are some basic tools required to complete this job, but because residential exteriors tend to be large surfaces, it is recommended to set aside a full day to get the project done. Read More»

Silence Squeaks: Get The Squeak Out Of Hardwood Floors From Above The Sub Floor

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If you have a hardwood floor, you don’t want it to squeak and wake others up in the middle of the night while you’re getting a midnight snack. Floors start squeaking for many reasons such as wear and tear, house settling, and the wood drying out. Fixing squeaks with a basement or crawlspace is easy, but it can be also done without access to the sub floor. Here are some tips to fix squeaky hardwood floors from above. Read More»

Bathroom Remodeling On A Budget: Ideal Projects For The Biggest Impact

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Working with a limited budget can feel frustrating if you are in the beginning stages of a bathroom remodel, but a set limit on your expenses does not mean that your remodel has to be insignificant. With a focus on a few major parts of the bathroom and some cost-saving ideas, you can get the dream bathroom you want without overspending. Assess the Condition Throughout The first step to remodeling your bathroom is simply taking a close look at the existing features. Read More»

3 Perks Of PVC Fences

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Adding a fence to your back yard is a great way to make your property a little safer and more useable. If you children love playing and practicing sports, a fence can prove to be very useful. Likewise, it you have pets that always want to take you for a chase, a fence will allow them to spend more time outside. If you want to install a basic fence on your property, you should consider PVC. Read More»

3 Natural Options To Remove Paint From A Brick Retaining Wall

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If your home has a brick retaining wall that a previous owner painted, then you will be happy to learn that you can remove all of the paint and restore the brick to its natural state, without any damage to the surrounding landscaping. You have three natural options for removing paint from your brick retaining wall: manually with a brush manually with a natural paint stripping product Read More»

The Dangers Of Chemical Drain Cleaners

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Even though many problems have been associated with chemical drain cleaners over the years, they are still a popular product because they are so convenient. They may also seem relatively inexpensive when compared to a visit from a professional plumber. Unfortunately, these products usually contain either sulphuric acid or sodium hydroxide, two substances that have devastating effects on the human body if swallowed, inhaled, or spilled on the skin. They also cause damage to your plumbing. Read More»

Ground-Penetrating Radar: What Lies Beneath The Surface?

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Have you ever looked down at the ground and wished there was a way to see beneath the surface without digging? There is. Technology known as ground-penetrating radar uses electromagnetic radiation to create a picture of what lies beneath the surface of the earth. This technology is useful for a variety of purposes. Take a look at four areas where ground-penetrating radar has proven to be invaluable.  Construction During construction projects, crews must first excavate the site before the actual construction begins. Read More»

Basement Leaking? Three Consequences Of Not Addressing The Issue Quickly

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If you notice that your basement is leaking water, you need to act right away. If you leave the water in your basement, and wait until you have time to clean it up, it can have serious consequences. Here are the top three consequences of not addressing a basement leak quickly. The Humidity Level In Your Basement Will Increase One of the first things that will happen is the humidity levels in your basement will increase. Read More»

3 Tips To Keep Your Pool Safe From Alligators

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Authorities estimate that 5 million alligators are spread throughout the Southeastern United States. If you live in an area where alligators are a constant threat, it’s important that you take the time to learn how to keep these reptiles out of your pool. Constructing a pool enclosure that will ward off alligators allows you to safely swim with your family. Here are three tips that can help secure your pool against alligator invasions in the future. Read More»

Sling Safety At Work: 5 Tips To Make Sure Material Handling Is Done Right

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In almost any industry, the handling of materials is one of the most important tasks. Without the right material handling equipment, important tools and materials cannot be moved and utilized. This is why, in the material handling industry, slings are one of the most important pieces of equipment. They help make it possible to pick up and transport materials from one place to the next. Unfortunately, loads are often too heavy for the slings to properly support them, which leads to workplace injuries and deaths. Read More»