construction--contractors

  • 4 Tips for Preventing Garage-Door Damage

    The garage door is something that you likely use every day when you back your car out and park your car inside the garage. The use of your garage door increases even more if you park more than one car inside of the garage or if you leave the house multiple times throughout the day. This is why damage to garage doors is so common. However, there are plenty of ways to prevent damage.
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  • Marble Countertop Cleaning Mistakes To Avoid

    If you have recently had marble countertops placed in your kitchen, then you have likely paid quite a bit of money to have the marble installed. Marble counters typically cost between $125 and $250 per square foot. You probably think of the counters as an investment in the style and beauty of your kitchen. This means taking the time to care for the marble properly. Cleaning is essential, but some people make cleaning mistakes that can actually do more harm than good.
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  • Having Plumbing Backups In Your Commercial Property? What To Know

    Do the toilets backup up frequently in your commercial property, and it's become a complaint of the staff and customers? If so, and you have an old outdated building, you'll want to consider making some changes and updating the septic system. You don't know if the backup is coming from a problem internally in the plumbing system, in the sewer lines outside the building, or if it's from the ventilation system.
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  • Tips To Prevent Cat Damage To Window Screens

    Window screens can be a tempting target for your cat. They may claw at the screen in an attempt to get outside or to paw at bugs and other things they see on the other side. Also, there are some cats that just seem to love climbing a screen for the fun of it. Unfortunately, these behaviors destroy the screen and make it impossible for it to keep the cat safe indoors.
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  • How To Choose The Right Tree To Plant On Your Property

    Planting trees on your property may be something that you are considering, especially if you want to increase the amount of shade that your home gets during the day. Whatever the case, it's important to know what types of trees are going to work best, depending on where they will be planted and what you expect them to add to your landscaping. Here's how to choose the right tree for your property:
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  • Live In An Area With Bumpy Roads? 2 Tips To Help You Get The Roads Repaired

    If you live in an area of the country that has bumpy roads, you know how much of a nuisance it can be to traverse them.  You may find yourself hitting potholes on a regular basis, and possibly damaging your car in the process.  Maybe you've become fed up with it and are ready to put forth the effort to try to get the roads repaired.  Use these tips to learn more about what you can do to increase the chances of your city or county approving the upgrade.
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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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