Undermount Vs. Drop-In Kitchen Sink: Basics To Help You Decide

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Remodeling your kitchen brings up many questions. One of those is do you want an undermount or drop-in kitchen sink? Choosing between them means you need to look into the pros and cons of both. Here are the basics of the two to help you make your decision. What Are Drop-In and Undermount Sinks? Drop-in sinks are also known as top-mount and self-rimming sinks. The top of the sink is visible and lips over the countertop.

27 July 2016

Tips For Managing Asphalt Driveway Damage

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Did winter weathering result in cracked asphalt? The problem often starts with a small, nearly invisible crack. Water makes its way into the crack, where it then freezes and expands. This results to a larger crack and more extensive damage. Fortunately, it is often possible to repair the damage if you catch it before it becomes too extensive. The following tips can help you control the crack and prevent further issues.

1 March 2016

Spilled Heating Oil On Your Basement Concrete Floor? How To Get It Cleaned Up

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If you had an accident and spilled home heating oil on your basement concrete floor, how large the spill depends on what you need to do. If it is a large spill, you should contact the company that delivered the oil to you and report it. They will then report it to the proper authorities. If you have a smaller spill, you may be able to clean it up yourself. Absorbing the Oil

13 August 2015

Want To Add Curbing To Your Yard? 3 Questions You Might Have

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If you're looking for inexpensive ways to change the appearance of your yard, you might want to consider curbing. Not sure what curbing is? It's the decorative concrete work that's placed in your yard. Curbing has a variety of purposes, including drainage and walkways. It can also be used to divide one section of your yard from another. The great thing about curbing is that it's easy to install. In fact, you can do it yourself.

17 April 2015

How To Choose The Best Water Heater

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There are many different types of residential water heaters. Understanding the different types of fuels and tanks is important before you buy a new water heater. Often, buying a water heater will help to reduce your utility bills. It is often more cost effective to buy a new water heater than it is to spend money on your repair bills. The Best Fuel Types Choosing the right fuel type can be difficult.

11 March 2015

4 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Spring Allergy Season

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As the warmer months approach, you and your household are probably ready for the higher temperatures and beautiful springtime blooms. One thing that you might not be prepared for, however, are the allergy symptoms that can come along with the spring. Luckily, following these four tips will help you prepare your home so that you can combat springtime allergies and enjoy the weather without having to worry about all of these uncomfortable symptoms.

4 March 2015

How To Clean Up Drywall Damage Before Moving Out Of An Apartment

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If you've hung picture frames or shelving on your walls, it's likely that there are going to be some holes leftover once they've been removed. Before moving out of an apartment, you'll want to take care of any drywall damage so that you won't be charged for damage to the unit. By following the steps below, you can take care of any damage to your drywall before moving out without any complications.

17 February 2015

4 Reasons You Don't Have Good Hot Water Pressure

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When you lose water pressure in your home, there are many things that could contribute to it. However, if you are only losing hot water pressure, that list is considerably shorter. If you turn on the faucet and the pressure is fine when using cold water, but low when using hot, the following issues may be what is causing it. Problems With the Cold Water Line Believe it or not, one of the top reasons for low hot water pressure is actually due to an issue with the cold water line.

6 February 2015

Easy Fixes For Common Fence Problems

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Wood fences tend to take a beating over the years. Whether it's from extreme humidity, extreme cold, sun, wind, rain, or any other type of weather, your fence will eventually need repair. Using lumber that has been treated and preserved is the best way to go to make your wood last longer, but it is also expensive. Here a few ways you can repair your fence on your own and keep it efficient and beautiful for even longer.

28 January 2015

Remove Stumps Fully To Avoid Future Problems

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If you're a homeowner who needs to have a tree removed from his or her yard, you know that calling a professional is the safe thing to do. Large trees, especially, can be very dangerous if not impossible to remove as a DIY project. But did you also know that removing the stump properly is better done by a professional tree removal service? Stumps can cause some insidious problems years down the road, and they need to be removed fully and their leftover holes filled.

22 January 2015