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  • Two Methods For Repairing Seawalls

    Water is one of the most persistent of Mother Nature's forces. Water can wear through clay, rock and even cement. Creating a structure to stand up indefinitely to the force of constant water pressure is impossible. Even the strongest water retaining structures, such as seawalls, break down over time. There are proven methods for stabilizing seawall structures that have been weakened by constant exposure to the sea. Two of the main ones are explained here.
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  • 2 Simple Furnace Repairs

    The problem with aging furnaces is that they start to use more electricity, all the while being less productive. An old, inefficient furnace will affect your air conditioning and heating systems. But, just because your furnace is over 10 years old does not mean you should rush out to buy a new one. First, you should see if there is anything you can do to improve the functionality of your furnace.
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  • 3 Things To Do Before Having A Swimming Pool Built In Your Backyard

    Many people love having a swimming pool in their backyard-- it can provide countless hours of fun during the hot summer months while also enhancing the aesthetics of your yard's landscaping. If you are planning to have a pool built in your backyard, there are several things you should consider before the project starts. Being informed and having a good working knowledge of swimming pools will help make the building process much smoother.
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  • Keeping Your Vinyl Siding Looking Like New

    If you have just had a contractor finish up a vinyl siding installation on your home, you will most likely enjoy the new appearance it gives your abode. To keep your vinyl siding looking as nice as it does right after a professional installation, there are several maintenance steps you can take in ensuring it is cared for properly. Here are some tips to use when taking care of vinyl siding to help prolong its life and keep it looking like new.
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  • An Asphalt Shingle Roof Covered In Algae Spores: Things To Know

    Have algae spores caused your asphalt shingle roof to look unappealing because of all of the black streaks on it? You are dealing with more than the problem of your roof looking bad; it is also at risk for deterioration if the algae spores are not removed fast enough. Discover below what you should know about an asphalt shingle roof that is covered in algae spores. What Kind of Harm Can Algae Spores Cause to Asphalt Shingles?
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  • Family Growing And Adding Onto Your Home? Do It The Green Way

    If your family is growing. and your home is not large enough to accommodate the new members, building a new addition is much less expensive than moving to a new home. If you are concerned with the environment, you can build your new addition the green way. There are many materials you can use that will not go to the landfills or hurt the environment in any way. Hardie Plank
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  • Tips For Bringing In Cold-Sensitive Outdoor Plants For The Winter

    It's that time of year again. Temperatures outside are dropping and the beautiful cold-sensitive potted plants that you use in your residential landscaping must be brought indoors. These tips will help you bring in your potted plants for the winter, so they'll be alive and ready to go out again when the spring comes. Make Changes Gradually Bringing your potted plants inside your warm home after being outside in the cold air can shock your plants and cause wilting, yellowed leaves or even death.
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  • Vinegar And Your Septic System: Here's How It Can Help

    If you are searching for something simple and cost-effective to give your plumbing a good cleaning--specifically your septic system--you probably have what you need in your kitchen cabinet. Vinegar is an excellent cleaning agent. It can help to clean your home and your septic system all in one swoop. Instead of using all of those harsh chemical cleaners found in stores today, make the switch to a mild cleaner with vinegar. Not convinced that vinegar can help?
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  • Fiberglass Doors Are Great For All Fixtures

    Many people don't think of fiberglass when it comes to their home. Wood composite doors are obviously much more common and popular on interior doors while solid wood doors are common on exterior door. however, there are several perks to using fiberglass doors in both interior and exterior doors. It is a great material for homes and properties of all types. This article explains a few of the advantages of fiberglass doors.
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  • 5 Common Radiator Problems And Their Solutions

    If you use a boiler to heat your home, you know how detrimental it can be for it to stop working. When it does stop working, you should work with an experienced contractor to fix it. However, there are some common problems that occur with boilers, and knowing them will allow you to spot the signs and be prepared in case of a breakdown. 1. No Pressure or Low Pressure
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