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3 Tips For Stabilizing The Soil In Your Yard

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Stabilizing The Soil In Your Yard

When it comes to maintaining the beauty of your home’s exterior, landscaping can play a critical role. Homeowners often fail to realize the importance of protecting the soil that serves as the foundation for their home’s landscape. Erosion can seriously compromise the beauty and function of your home’s landscape. Here are three simple things that you can do to help prevent soil erosion in your yard in the future. 1. Know your yard’s soil profile. When trying to determine the best way to prevent soil in your home’s landscape from erosion, it can be beneficial to know the soil profile of your yard. Investing in a soil test will help you identify the types of materials that are present in your yard’s soil. Certain materials (like sand and clay) are more susceptible to erosion and will need an aggressive...

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What To Do About A Chip In Your Windshield

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Do About A Chip In Your Windshield

If you’re driving down the road and a big truck flings road debris against your windshield and damages it, you’re faced with the decision of whether to drive with the damage or call for roadside repairs. Each situation is different, but it generally isn’t safe to drive with a damaged windshield. It may even be against the law in your jurisdiction. Fortunately, you can call a mobile windshield repair truck to come to your location, whether it is by the road, at your work, or at home. Here is some information about how the repair process works. Evaluating The Damage The first decision the glass contractor has to make is whether to repair or replace the windshield. Even if the glass has to be replaced, it can usually be done at a mobile location. One thing that determines if...

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Understanding How to Resolve Sparking Outlet Problems

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding How to Resolve Sparking Outlet Problems

If you have recently started noticing sparks coming from your home outlets, then this may be an issue that needs to be addressed by a residential electrician. However, the problem also may be one that can be fixed fairly easily by you if you have some DIY skills. Keep reading to learn about what you need to do to resolve the issue. Identify Ordinary Sparks Some outlet sparking is normal, especially if you have not used an outlet in some time. If this is the case, then you will notice a spark as soon as you plug in a light, appliance, computer, or other object. In this case, the spark is one that develops due to the fast moving electricity that surges through the outlet and into the plug. Basically, the electricity moves faster than your hand and a...

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5 Reasons To Choose A New Construction Home

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Reasons To Choose A New Construction Home

When you’re ready to purchase a different house, you may have the option of looking at existing homes vs. new construction homes in a brand new community. It is not surprising that many people prefer purchasing a newly built home. There are a number of reasons to choose new construction homes, such as: Make Your Home Your Own One of the best things about purchasing a new construction home is the fact that you will have the opportunity to help design your future home. Most builders allow the buyer to select the flooring, countertops, and appliance packages that they prefer. That means that you get exactly what you want when you move in — no need to worry about spending more money to make changes or start remodeling projects after closing. In addition, in many cases, when you buy...

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Compare and Contrast: Impact and Double-Pane Windows

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Compare and Contrast: Impact and Double-Pane Windows

If you are considering updating the windows in your home, two popular choices are double-pane and impact windows. However, they each provide unique benefits and are not necessarily equally appropriate for every home in every area. Therefore, it is a good idea to be aware of the following information about those options, so that you can be sure that you have made the most appropriate choice for your needs.  Understanding the Double-Pane Window The double-pane window is often well known because of its ability to provide extra insulation to the home. It is important to note that they do provide some extra resistance to high winds or flying debris because they are thicker than the standard single-pane windows many homes still have. However, they are not appropriate or legal in some areas that are prone to hurricanes or other severe...

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