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Are Custom Home Builders Right for You?

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Deciding to build a home is a momentous occasion. You’ll be investing your nest- gg in a home for your future. However, the decisions you’ll have to make have only begun once you’ve decided to build a home. Your next decision is to decide whether you want to hire custom home builders or production home builders. Custom home builders will create a one-of-a-kind home on a single lot. You’ll be presented with seemingly endless design and customization options.…

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Fill A Crack In An Asphalt-Filled Trench's Surface And Apply Sealer

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If a new utility line was installed on your company’s property and the asphalt-filled trench that covers it has a small crack in its surface once the project was completed, fill in the damaged section with cold patch and apply sealer to the asphalt surface to provide it with a uniform appearance by completing the steps below. Materials asphalt cleaning agent long-handled scrub brush water hose container of cold asphalt patch bucket mixing stick trowel putty knife vinyl tarps container of asphalt sealer thick-napped paint roller extension handle roller frame paint tray rubber-tipped squeegee signs Clean The Asphalt Surface And Fill The Crack…

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Grab The Snake: 3 Steps To Cure A Stubborn Clog

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You never know when you’re going to be faced with a stubborn clog. If you’ve tried using a plunger, and the clog is still there, it still might not be time to call the plumber. It might be time to bring out the snake – the drain snake. Drain snakes can get down to the clogs that might be located farther down into the pipe. If you’ve never used a drain snake, don’t panic.…

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Do You Have A Mold Problem In Your Home? Clean Your Air Conditioner's Filters

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Filters that are in good shape usually protect the air conditioning system from dust particles. Their ability to trap dust particles and mold spores also allows them to protect a home from these unwanted materials. These two things usually go a long way towards helping to keep a home safe from mold growth. Here is what you should know about the relationship between dirty filters, air conditioner performance, and mold problems.…

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4 Safety Tips To Keep In Mind When Getting A Wooden Multi-Level Deck Installed

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Getting a wood deck installed in your backyard can provide your family with a great place to entertain guests, but it can also come with some confusion if you’ve never had a contractor work on a project of this scale. Whether you hire a professional that specializes in decks or mainly home additions and the various project this includes, it’s a good idea to look into what you can do to make sure that a multi-level deck is a safe addition.…

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Brace Yourselves -- And Your Docks -- Winter Is Coming, Along With Ice Damage

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Did you just get your first dock this summer? You must have been very happy when the installation was done, leaving the dock nice and ready for you and your family’s vacations down at the lake or river. But the installation isn’t the only work you have to do on the dock; you have to get the dock ready for those times when you won’t use it, particularly in winter if you live in an area where temperatures drop below freezing.…

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3 Steps To Keeping Your Log Home Looking Like New With Sealant And Stain

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A log home can be a great looking home that can last for centuries. Your home will need some care and maintenance if you want it to stand the test of time. This can include repairing damaged logs and staining the wood to protect it from weathering. Sealing the logs can help protect your logs for years to come. Here are some simple steps to help you make your home last for generations:    …

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The ABCs Of Staying Sane During A Kitchen Remodel Project

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From replacing kitchen cabinets to installing new countertops, a kitchen renovation is one way to add value to your home. However, not every homeowner has the skills or tools to tackle a kitchen remodel project on their own, and even hiring to get the job done comes with its stress factors. If you have made arrangements with a contractor to have your kitchen remodeled, you should know that the more planning you put into the event, the less stressful the whole thing will be.…

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Three Ways to Keep Storm Drains Clear

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If you have just bought some land and there’s a storm drain on your private property, you’re going to have to learn fast how to keep that drain clear. City governments and utility departments don’t always handle drains on private property; while some might conduct periodic inspections, the bulk of the care and cleaning is up to you. Letting a storm drain clog up results in flooding on your land, possibly around your house, so follow these three tips to keep those drains as open as possible.…

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3 Things To Remember When Removing Popcorn Ceiling

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If your home currently has popcorn ceilings, you might be ready to get rid of them as soon as possible. Even though they might have been popular years ago, these ceilings can make your home look old and outdated. When removing your popcorn ceilings, just make sure that you remember these things so that you can enjoy the best possible results. 1. There Might Be Asbestos First of all, depending on the age of your home, there is the possibility of asbestos exposure when you start removing your popcorn ceiling.…

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