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3 Creative Ways To Use Concrete Blocks In Your Home

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Concrete blocks are an inexpensive and somewhat utilitarian construction material used on many different types of jobs. While you might think that concrete blocks should be limited to industrial settings only, these affordable items can actually be put to good use around your home. Here are three simple ways that you can incorporate concrete blocks into your home’s decor in the future. 1. Create modern planters out of concrete blocks. Read More»

Answering Common Furnace Questions

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Furnace problems can be a very disruptive issue for your home to encounter during the winter months. Despite the importance of this appliance, it can be common for homeowners to have little or no experience when it comes to addressing the problems these units may be prone to encountering. Making sure to understand a few of the basic questions about furnaces that people often have will give you useful insight into minimizing these issues. Read More»

Looking Into Storage Options? What To Consider When Picking A Storage Shed

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If your garage is stuffed to the brim and you don’t have any storage in your home, there are some things you can do to meet your storage needs. You’ll want to talk with your homeowners association if you live in a subdivision and meet with a building contractor to talk about a storage shed. There are several different types of storage sheds you can look into for your property, and options will be based on the limitations where you live. Read More»

5 Trees That Are Perfect For Low, Soggy Areas In Your Yard

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If you’ve got a low-lying area in your yard that always seems to be damp, you might already know that many trees don’t thrive in this type of environment. Perhaps you’ve tried and failed several times to find a tree that would thrive in your soggy space. Fortunately, there are many varieties of trees that do well in damp conditions. Following are five of them.  River Birch  The River Birch gets its name because it is commonly found growing along the banks of rivers and creeks, making it a natural choice for planting in areas where soils have a higher-than-normal amount of moisture. Read More»

Post Seasonal Storm Cleanup: What Should You Know And Expect About It?

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If rainwater flooded your home recently, you may have a great deal of storm damage to clean up. Two of the problems you most likely face right now are mold and black water. If you don’t dry up your home and reduce the humidity levels in it, both contaminants can quickly take over your house and cause many health issues for your family and pets. Here’s how mold and black water affect your home and what you can do during your post storm cleanup to treat them. Read More»

Remodeling Your Bathroom? Caddies That Will Fit Your Shower No Matter the Shape or Size

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Remodeling the bathroom in your home allows you to create whatever layout suits you best, but it does also mean that you might have to buy different accessories. While many bath accessories are cheap and easy to get, you don’t want to have to keep returning accessories because they just didn’t look right or didn’t fit. The configuration of the tub or shower stall can really affect which accessories, like caddies, can be used easily in the new enclosure, and knowing what each style of caddy uses can help you find the right one on the first try. Read More»

Two Plumbing Problems You May Have And How They Can Be Repaired

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Plumbing problems can happen quickly, without any warning, and when they do, they can disrupt your life. There are many types of plumbing problems, two of which are sewer problems and slab leaks. Below is some information about each of these and how they can be taken care of. Sewer Problems If you have sewer problems, the plumber will likely call on a sewer cleaning company to fix the problem for you. Read More»

3 Signs You May Need To Dig A Deeper Well

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It is smart to only dig your well as deep as you have to if you want to cut down on costs and avoid disrupting the land on your property. However, a well that is not deep enough can cause problems, too. If your well is not deep enough, you might find yourself with a limited water supply, or the well might eventually go dry completely. These are a few signs that you may need to dig a deeper well. Read More»

Learn The Things You Need To Consider When Having A Custom Gate Created

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When you have a long driveway, it can be hard to know when someone is coming up the driveway until they are already at your home. If you want to ensure that no one can come up your driveway without you knowing about it, consider having a gate put at the driveway. The guide below walks you through a few things to know about having a custom gate installed at the end of the driveway. Read More»

3 Solutions To Solve The Problem Of Your AC Poorly Cooling Your Home

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During the summer months, you can spend a lot of money to keep your home cool. When your AC becomes older, there may also be other problems that you have to deal with. Some of these issues can cause your AC to cool poorly or not at all. There are many common problems that cause this, which you may be able to find a solution to on your own. Here are some tips to help you determine issues that may be causing your AC to not cool your home: Read More»