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Adding Mortar To An Existing Brick Patio

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Brick patios are very popular. They can be long-lasting if installed properly, but sometimes the mortar in between the bricks may eventually wear down from weather and usage, causing your mortar to be uneven. If you leave it this way, your bricks may move out of place and you'll end up with an uneven patio. Filling in the mortar in between the bricks is important, but it needs to be done properly.

8 August 2018

Things To Know Regarding Your Home's Insulation

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Insulation is a commonly misunderstood part of homes, and this can lead to issues when homeowners are needing to have work done on their insulation. In particular, homeowners will find that learning some of the basics about insulation work can help them as they navigate this aspect of home ownership. Will Insulation Ever Need To Be Replaced? Some homeowners will assume that their insulation will never need to be replaced once it is installed.

30 June 2018

Reasons To Have A Dog Washbasin Built Into Your Custom Home

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If you're an avid dog owner and are having a custom home built, you'll want to think of features that will cater to your four-legged friends. One such feature is a washbasin in a suitable location — perhaps near one of the exterior doors or maybe even in the garage. This fixture will allow you to wash your dog with ease after a muddy walk in the woods or a trip to the nearest beach.

17 May 2018

How To Make Over A Laminate Counter With Tile

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Laminate surfaces are made from several sheets of plastic or Kraft paper glued to particle board. However, you may grow tired of the laminate, but you don't want the cost and hassle of replacement. If the laminate surface is still in good shape, consider installing ceramic tiles directly over the surface to change the look. Follow these steps to update your laminate countertops with ceramic tile. Prepare to Lay the Tile

29 March 2018

Why Your Asphalt Driveway Looks Worn Out & What to Do About It

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If you're embarrassed by your ugly asphalt driveway, then you should consider having it repaired. There are ways of fixing a worn down driveway that are more affordable than installing a new driveway. Here's why your driveway has deteriorated and how a contractor can make it look like new. What Things Age Asphalt Asphalt is durable, but weather conditions take a toll on it. UV rays are particularly damaging in that they can fade the color from rich black to pale gray.

9 January 2018

The Beauty Of Synthetic Roofing Products

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There are very few home remodels that are as worthwhile as roof replacement. Replacing your roof is going to cost a fair chunk of change, but it is also going to benefit your home in many ways that you might not even imagine. A new roof will help reduce your monthly HVAC bills. It will increase your property value. It will also make your home look new. This article explains why homeowners love synthetic roofing products.

9 January 2018

What To Remember About Swimming Pool Covers

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It's time once again to cover up your pool for the winter. Even if you live in an area where winters aren't that bad, your pool is less likely to see use -- and more likely to see leaves and dirt fall into the water. Covering up the pool for winter is easy, but the covers don't cure all. Here's what you have to keep in mind when you place that plastic across the water:

27 November 2017

3 Asphalt Maintenance Tips To Reduce Problems With Cracks And Erosion

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With a good maintenance routine for asphalt pavements, you will be able to reduce wear and make pavements last longer. There are solutions such as, seal coating and curbing that will help to reduce some of the most serious problems with asphalt pavements such as cracks and erosion. Here are some tips that will help ensure that your asphalt pavement lasts for years with few problems: 1. Curbing to Stop Erosion at The Ages of Pavement

26 October 2017

Garage Door Issues You Shouldn't Ignore

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In some people's minds, garage doors are thought to last as long as a house will. For that reason, overlooking or forgetting about changes in the way the door looks or works doesn't seem like a big deal. However, the following issues shouldn't be ignored: Torn Weatherstripping Because they have nothing to do with the movement of the door, the rubber weatherstrip attached to the door edge could be overlooked. However, as the strip wears away and degrades, rain or wind has an easier time entering the garage space.

23 September 2017

Signs It May Be Time To Refinish Your Home's Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood flooring is a very popular floor covering option among today's homeowners. Not only is it beautiful and durable, but hardwood flooring can be sanded down and refinished several times, making it a great option for long-term use. If your home has hardwood flooring, of course you want to keep it looking its best. Specifically, there are a few signs you'll want to be on the lookout for that could indicate the need for refinishing.

30 August 2017