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How To Landscape To Help Improve The Water Runoff Around Your Home

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Landscape To Help Improve The Water Runoff Around Your Home

Keeping your home’s exterior well-landscaped can help improve its appearance and improve your home’s value. Well-planned landscaping around your home can also help keep your home’s foundation and basement dry and safe from moisture problems. Here are two ways you can accomplish this in the landscaping around your home. Build Up Foundation Soil Raising the bedding soil of any landscaped areas next to the foundation of your home not only creates visual interest, the sloping soil also helps keep water flowing away from your home’s foundation instead of toward it. One expert recommends when you build up the soil around your home’s foundation or basement to create a slope of at least six inches within the first ten feet away from your home. This slope allows the water to flow the pathway of least resistance, which is away from...

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Floor Cleaning 101: 3 Helpful Tips For Removing Stains

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Floor Cleaning 101: 3 Helpful Tips For Removing Stains

Your home flooring is resilient. However, it is not stain-proof. Even with regular care and cleaning, one spill can stain your beautiful flooring. This may be frustrating, especially if you have guests arriving. Luckily, you can clean most floor stains yourself with a bit of effort. A good cleanser and these three tips will have your floor looking as good as new: 1. Always Perform a Test Before you begin cleaning a large stain on your floor, make sure you perform a test in a hidden area. This might sound odd, but it is very important. Scrubs and harsh chemicals may leave an even worse stain. So always apply and wash away the cleanser in a small or hidden area before you take on the big stain. This will ensure that your flooring won’t look worse or encounter other...

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What Value Does A Fence Add To Your Home?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Value Does A Fence Add To Your Home?

Is the cost of adding a fence to your humble abode worth it? Fences do many positive things, from adding style to improving your security. Here are some of the main benefits that you will get when you decide to add a fence.  Provide Safety for Children and Pets If you have any small children or pets, having adequate fencing can be almost a necessity. It will allow you greater peace of mind if you can let your kids play outside or pets explore the yard without constant supervision. If a pet or child starts running away from your supervised area, they will still be contained within your yard and won’t be tempted to explore areas where they could be unsafe. Keep Out Prying Eyes Intruders will have a harder time casing your property for a potential break-in if...

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Tips For Choosing A Water Treatment System

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Choosing A Water Treatment System

If you’re thinking of installing a water treatment system, but haven’t started your search, you will quickly learn that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. While the end goal is basically the same, there are several different types of water treatment systems which can make searching for one overwhelming. Here are some tips to help simplify the process and increase your confidence in your selection. Investigate Your Water Before purchasing a water treatment system, one of the first things you want to do is to investigate your water. Sure, all water treatment systems are designed to treat water. However, exactly what minerals they treat and just how aggressively they do so vary from unit to unit. In order to ensure the unit can meet your needs, you first need to know what the makeup of your water is. To do...

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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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