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Does Your Sidewalk Look More Like Stair Steps? What You Can Do

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Your sidewalk should be a pathway that you can walk across easily. If your sidewalk looks more like a set of stairs rather than a smooth pathway, it can make walking across the sidewalk more difficult for you or others. Those uneven parts of the sidewalk can cause you or someone else to fall and cause injury. To repair your sidewalk, you may need a full tear-out and replacement if they are in bad shape, or you may be able to repair the sidewalk yourself.…

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2 Interior Signs That Your Home's Raised Foundation Needs Repairs

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If you have an older home with a raised foundation, you may wonder whether or not it is still in good condition. However, you may not relish the thought of crawling underneath your house to check for damage. If so, look for the following signs inside your home that its raised foundation may be in need of repairs. 1.  Gaps Form Between the Floors and Baseboards One of your foundation’s primary functions is to support the lower level floor of your house, helping to keep it sturdy and level.…

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Gutters And Ice: What You Need To Know This Winter

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When most homeowners think about home gutter maintenance, they think about performing it during the summer and fall. Gutter maintenance is not often thought about during the wintertime; however, winter may actually be one of the most important times of year to perform maintenance on your home’s gutter system. By becoming familiar with how to protect your gutters during the colder weather, your roof and gutter system as a whole will thank you in the long run.…

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Reasons Your Cracked Windshield Can Cause Serious Injuries During An Accident

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If you have a cracked windshield, you may believe that the minor damage couldn’t possibly hurt anything or anyone. However, there are a couple of reasons why that crack in your windshield could cause serious injuries if you were ever in an accident. Any Impact Could Shatter the Glass When your windshield is intact, the thick glass is usually strong enough to withstand the vibrations from small impacts. Even if another vehicle hits your car, the tempered glass is designed to crack with a decreased chance of shattering.…

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3 Tips To Help Your Construction Company Ensure Erosion Control During Your Next Project

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If you own a construction company and will be working on a project outdoors near public land, one of your top concerns is obviously going to be erosion control. In short, you don’t want your project to do any unnecessary damage to the surrounding environment. Failure to prevent erosion control could end up getting your company fined or in other legal trouble, so it’s key that you take this seriously. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help reduce the erosion created by your next construction project.…

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Why You Should Glaze Your Sports Court

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Do you want to add a little style to your concrete sports court? Would it also be nice to make it a little easier to take care of? You can usually do this quite easily by applying a glazed finish to an existing slab of concrete. Whether it is a small tennis court at your house or a large outdoor basketball court, a special glaze can be extremely helpful in many ways.…

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4 Benefits Of Having A Fireplace

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One of the ideal ways to heat your home during the coldest times of the year is with a fireplace. These offer the best warmth you may be able to get, and there are numerous advantages of relying on this device. Knowing some of the reasons to install a fireplace in your home may be the motivation you need to get started on this project today. Benefit #1: Cozy setting…

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3 Important Tips When Maintaining Your Roof's Shingles

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Shingles are an integral part of your home’s roof, as they are what protect it from various weather elements. Over time, though, they can start wearing down and stop working effectively. If you’re dealing with worn shingles on your roof, keep these maintenance tips in mind.  Adjust Curled Corners  A minor problem that sometimes happens to shingles is when their corners start curling over. This can happen for many reasons, but it’s usually because of the weather.…

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Through Thick And Thin: Various Levels Of Wood Flooring To Consider

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Wood flooring has come a long way from bare planking cut from trees. There are so many wood flooring options now that it may be difficult to choose what you want for your own flooring project. Through thick and thin, here are all of your wood (and sort of wood) options. Laminate Laminate wood flooring is a series of thinly-sliced layers of plywood or fiber board (both of which are manufactured wood products) laminated together to form a very thin plank or board.…

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Gunk In Your Open Gutters? Clean Them Out With These Easy Tips

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Your gutters are essential components of your home’s roofing system. But if your gutters fill up with gunk and other debris, they can create a host of problems for you. Your overfilled gutters can allow water to drain down the sides of your home and into your basement and walls, or the gutters can attract rodents, mosquitoes, and other harmful pests. Eventually, your gutters can deteriorate, loosen up, and pull away from the roof.…

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