Dealing with and Preventing Frozen Concrete in Your Concrete Pump Boom

If you are an individual who has recently taken on multiple concrete-pouring jobs in the late fall or early winter, then you need to worry about concrete freezing. This is especially true if you use a concrete pump truck. If this is your first time using a pump truck in the cold weather, then you may not be familiar with the way the concrete needs to be handled when it does freeze.

3 Tips For A More Successful Neighborhood Cleanup

If you dread looking at your street and surrounding neighborhood every time you pull into your driveway or even glance through your front window, it may be time to take action by spearheading a neighborhood cleanup day. These events can help foster community spirit while transforming the area into a place everyone can be proud to live in. Here are three useful tips for helping you guide your cleanup effort to fruition.

5 Things You Need to Know before Starting That Interior Painting Project

One of the fastest and least expensive ways to give your one interior a quick makeover is to apply fresh paint. However, most do-it-yourselfers make a variety of mistakes that leave them with less-than-professional results. Following are five things you need to know before you pick up that paintbrush and start that interior painting project.  1. You Can Purchase Paints in Sample Sizes Instead of spending money on full-sized cans only to discover that the color isn't quite what you had in mind, purchase sample-sized paints and give them a trial run.

Three Ways To Keep Deer Away When You Can't Afford A Professionally Installed Fence

Do you have deer eating your garden plants? While one solution would be to fence in your whole yard with a tall vinyl or wooden fence, this can get expensive, especially if you have a large yard. Thankfully, there are other ways to repel deer from your garden or exclude them from entering your yard completely. Here are three strategies to try. Put up a DIY snow fence. Rolls of plastic snow fencing can be purchased at home and garden stores quite affordably.

Making A Few Home Upgrades? 2 DIY Electrical Mistakes You Will Regret

After binge-watching reality home improvement shows, you might feel like repainting a room, replacing a light fixture, or updating that kitchen backsplash. Unfortunately, while most novices are capable of painting or laying a little tile, updating electrical fixtures, wires, and panels requires the finesse of a seasoned professional. Here are two DIY electrical mistakes you might regret later and why: 1: Failure To Get A Building Permit You are just moving that outlet to another wall, so why would you go through the hassle of filing paperwork and waiting for the city to approve your choice?

5 Ways to Freshen Your Kitchen Cabinets Without a Full Remodel

If you want to update your kitchen but do not have the time or money to invest in a full remodel, there are several small things you can do to make your cabinets look and feel new. A partial remodeling project, such as refinishing your wood cabinets or installing new countertops can cost much less than a full remodel while making your entire kitchen look new.  Refinishing  Refinishing is a low-cost option to refresh the look of your cabinets if you have solid wood cabinets.

Make Your Own Water Jet Cleaner To Clear Slow Drains With A Garden Hose

Slow drains that are either partially or completed clogged can be a continual source of exasperation for homeowners. While there are a number of chemicals and devices on the market for treating slow drains, some of them are unsafe for homeowners to use and many others just don't work. However, the good news is that homeowners can safely and effectively treat slow drains by using a simple, water jet cleaner they can make in just a few minutes.

Electrical Dangers: What You Need To Know Before Buying An Abandoned House

If you are interested in buying a house that has been abandoned and vacant for a long time, it's important to understand the risks that are involved. Most abandoned homes are sold in a tax sale, which means you may not be able to walk through the house before you buy it. You may need to make electrical repairs before you move in to make the house safe and habitable. Here is a mini-guide of steps you may need to take.

When Winter Has Passed, Be Sure You Address These Two Important Furnace Cleaning Tasks

When spring awakens after a long winter's nap, the last thing on the mind of most homeowners is their gas furnace. After all, no one wants to be in a basement or cramped attic when they can be outside enjoying the warmer temperatures. However, before you put on that short-sleeved shirt and head for the yard, remember your gas furnace needs some attention when it is turned off for the last time until fall or winter.

5 Examples Of Chain Link Fences

If you have a chain link fence then you probably know how functional, secure, and affordable they are. Chain link fencing is not very popular for its style, and many people are looking for ways to camouflage their chain link fences with landscaping. However, chain link fencing provides many visual benefits and have created a visual culture of their own. Before you break out the flowers, take a look at these five examples of how plain chain link fences can be amazing visual statements.