2015

  • Choosing Energy Efficient Replacement Windows

    If you have older windows in your home, they are not as energy efficient as they should be. In order to improve your heating and cooling costs, you should consider installing replacement windows. While replacing your windows represents a significant cost, they with both help to improve the look of your home as well as to improve your home's energy efficiency. Choose Vinyl Windows Vinyl windows are good for your home for several reasons.
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  • Color And Chain Link Fences Come Together

    If you're considering installing a fence around your property, consider a chain link fence. They are durable and cost-efficient, and best of all, they don't have to be a plain old metal fence anymore. Here are three different ways chain link fences can go from drab to dazzling.   Color Coated Chain link fencing is made with galvanized steel. The steel is coated with zinc, which protects the steel from the elements and prevents it from rusting.
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  • Planning Your Landscape: 4 Flowers That Will Withstand The Effects Of Harsh Winters

    If you want to try to maintain a beautiful yard year-round without always having to replant each spring after the winter crushes your landscape because of the harsh climate that you live in, then you need to think carefully about the flowers that you include in your residential landscaping design. Here are a few cold-hardy perennials that will be able to withstand whatever Old Man Winter wants to throw at them:
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  • Tips For Starting A Construction Site Cleanup Business

    A construction crew boss or general contractor knows that the key to a safe and productive jobsite is a clean jobsite. This is why many crews now bring in outside site cleanup contractors to make sure everything is put into order each day. If you know your way around a building site and have an entrepreneurial spirit, starting your own cleanup business may be your calling. The following tips can help you get started.
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  • The 4 Main Types Of Land Surveys You Need To Know If You Are Buying Property

    When most people hear the term land surveyor or land survey, they picture an individual standing around on a piece of property, measuring it and writing down basic boundary information. However, there are actually many different types of land surveys that a land surveyor can create. Here is a brief rundown of the top four types of land surveys that you may need if you are buying property. Boundary Survey A boundary survey is the type of survey that most people think of when they think about a surveyor.
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  • How Often Should Your Septic Tank Get Cleaned?

    Many homeowners who are new to septic systems find themselves stumped by the question of how often the septic tank needs to be cleaned. Unfortunately, there's no straight answer for this. Many septic tanks need to be cleaned out at least every three years, but some need to be cleaned out more frequently. There are a variety of factors that can influence how often your tank needs to be cleaned.
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  • Can You Paint Your Residential Propane Tank?

    Once you've had a residential propane tank for many years, you may eventually find yourself wanting to paint it. Before you can get started, however, you'll need to find out whether or not it's safe and allowed. These answers to commonly asked questions can guide you in the process.      Can you paint your residential propane tank? The short answer to this question is yes, but there are caveats. There are regulations that control the type of paint and color of paint that homeowners are allowed to use on their propane tanks.
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  • Interlocking Concrete: What It Is, The Process, And How It Decreases Asphalt Paving Expenses

    When you have a really long driveway, the type of driveway that is practically a street onto itself, you may be wondering how you can cut the costs of paving it. It may be possible if you can find an asphalt paving contractor who specializes in interlocking concrete. Here is how interlocking concrete works and how it decreases asphalt paving expenses. The Subgrade Process Just as you would lay a subgrade of dirt and stone and frame the area you want filled with regular concrete, so you would prepare the same for an interlocking concrete drive.
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  • Raise The Roof: Installing Natural Slate On Your Custom Home's Roof

    If you need to choose a roofing material for your new custom home, then you should consider installing natural slate. Slate roofs last for a very long time and require only simple periodic maintenance. Here is some information to help you decide if a slate roof is right for your new custom home: Natural Slate Roofing Material Colors Since slate is a natural sedimentary rock, it comes in a wide variety of different colors, depending upon where it is quarried out of the ground.
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  • Take Care Of Your Trees During Fall To Keep Them Strong For Wintertime

    Trees on your property can provide a great deal of shade, beauty, and increased home value, but you need to keep them in healthy condition to maintain these excellent benefits. Once summer ends and it turns into fall, you want to take the chance to get your trees ready for handling the rough wintertime. Use Slow-Release Fertilizer to Provide Nutrients It is not uncommon for trees to lose essential nutrients during summertime.
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