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A Homeowner's Guide To Concrete Stair Repair

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If you want a permanent set of stairs to complement your deck, porch, or patio, it is no surprise that one of the most efficient solutions is concrete. However, if you live in a home that has an outdated set of concrete steps, there is an entire list of repair issues that can come up. If you are considering tackling this repair job all on your own, you may have a lot of questions, especially if you have little experience working with concrete.…

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Four Things You Should Know Before Taking On The Task Of Restoring A Log Home

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If you like restoration type projects and log homes, restoring a log home can be a very challenging and rewarding project. There are many different techniques for restoring a log home, which include refinishing the exterior, replacing damaged logs and addressing structural issues with the home. If it is an historic log home, you may also want to be consistent with some of the construction techniques that were used during the era of the home.…

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Thinking Of Doing Your Own Electrical Repairs? Here's Why You Should Think Again

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If you are the type of person who loves to tackle your own at-home projects, you might be tempted to do some of your own electrical work around the home. You might be interested in trying to save yourself from money, or you could just be interested in doing your own projects. Regardless of why you might be thinking of doing your own electrical repairs, it’s probably a good idea to reconsider your decision.…

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Heating In Your Home Trying To Escape? 4 Places To Look

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If you are having problems with the heating in your home, you may want to call a contractor, such as United Heating & Air Conditioning. Before you do this, however, the problem may be the heat is escaping out of your home. Below are the places you can check so you can be warm again. Foundation You can lose heat from the foundation of your home. A foundation can be damaged over the years from changes in the soil, moisture, etc.…

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Beat The Heat: 4 Budget-Friendly Options To Stay Cool

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When the heat starts to get to you, it can be hard to find a way to keep your cool. This is particularly true when it costs so much to run air conditioners. However, there are a few ways that you can reduce energy costs and make sure that you stay comfortable. Here are a few tips to help you beat the heat: Create Your Own Shade When homeowners are trying to figure out a way to reduce heating and cooling costs, they tend to lean toward technology.…

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Create An Adorable Patio In Your Back Yard

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Whether you have a large back yard complete with a swimming pool and a trampoline, or a small back yard, you can make it into a beautiful place by adding an adorable patio. Here are some steps that will help you to achieve the perfect look. Select The Flooring - Consider separating the area from your actual yard by eliminating grass in the space you have designated for your patio. Install flagstone, brick, or even cement in its place.…

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Your Water Well Needs An Annual Checkup Just Like You Do

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Many people see their primary care physician once a year for a general checkup. This is a wise move because it helps protect your health and can head off certain problems before they become serious. The same mindset should also apply to your well. With regular checkups, your well water will remain as safe as possible. The opposite is also true. Without regular maintenance, your well water might be contaminated or not taste as good as it could.…

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Preserve The Safety Of Your Air After A Basement Flood

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A basement suffers a lot of physical damage after a flood. The structural damage to floors and walls just might be the least of your worries. Water from the sewer system brings with it unsafe bacteria capable of creating serious health hazards. As such, knowing how to react in the aftermath of a basement flood disaster could preserve you and your family’s safety. Take Immediate Action Do not assume you have a lot of time to deal with the situation.…

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Simple And Cost-Effective Tips To Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency

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Energy costs can quickly become a staggering bill for many homeowners. However, high energy usage does more than just cause painful power bills, it can also be extremely damaging to the environment. Sadly, there are many homeowners that do not realize they can easily upgrade their home’s energy efficiency without spending a small fortune. In particular, there are two tips that can help you reduce your home’s power use without causing discomfort for those living in the house.…

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Large Plumbing Projects: How To Make Your Family Comfortable

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When you remodel your entire bathroom or kitchen, your family can feel out of sorts. Learn ways you can keep your family comfortable if you plan on living in your home while you are having plumbing construction done. Rent a porta potty Yes, you can rent a porta potty, which can come in handy in many ways. Not only can your family have a convenient place to ‘go’ while construction is going on, so can the plumbing experts that are working on your property.…

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