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How to Better Prepare for Bathroom Remodeling

There are so many things you can do – and projects you can try – to improve the bathrooms in your house. Renovating the bathroom is a...

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Should I Replace My AC If It Experiences a Refrigerant Leak?

A refrigerant leak is one of the most common issues of an air conditioning system. Freon or R22 is the predominant refrigerant used in almost all...

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6 Pro Tips for Cleaning PVC-U Windows

Cleaning windows is a chore that some homeowners do not look forward to doing since it can be a tedious, physically demanding task. However, if you...

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How to Get Rid of Rats Outside

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Commercial Property DIY:  Three Jobs You Should Never Try Yourself

Commercial Property DIY: Three Jobs You Should Never Try Yourself

by Boris Dzhingarov on Nov 29, 2014

There are some DIY projects that most people can do in their own home, and these can be tackled by anybody with a little knowledge and the correct tools. However, in the same way that there are certain jobs in your home that you should not try to do without the specific skills required, a commercial property has jobs that it would be unwise and even foolhardy to undertake on your own. Continue reading →

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Concrete Foundation Repair Methods

Concrete Foundation Repair Methods

by Raza on Dec 8, 2014

If you have noticed when looking at the outside of your home cracked foundation, displaced moldings, cracked bricks, or separation from windows or garage door you may have foundation issues. Inside your home, the warning signs include cracks in the floor and cracked sheetrock. The earth under your home can shift and move from rain or even earthquakes that are miles away, this can cause you to experience foundation issues. Continue reading →

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Top Most Uses of Galvanized Steel

Top Most Uses of Galvanized Steel

by Jake Hyet on Jan 14, 2015

Galvanization is the process by which steel is treated with a rust-resistant zinc coating. Galvanized steel is usually manufactured by a technique called hot dipped galvanization Using this method, the steel is passed through a bath of molten zinc, maintained at a temperature of 860 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once the steel is coated with zinc, it is exposed to the atmosphere.  The zinc reacts with the oxygen in the atmosphere to form zinc oxide.  It also reacts with carbon Continue reading →

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The Value of Timber Skids

The Value of Timber Skids

by seizar kaelan on Apr 2, 2015

Timber skids are a specific type of construction mat. These mats are used to provide temporary ground cover, giving workers a solid platform for transportation, equipment and more. In particular, timber skids are made from high quality, all-wood timbers. These skid mats can be used for cribbing or pipelines as needed. Continue reading →

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Eco-Friendly Building Materials to Consider Before You Remodel

Eco-Friendly Building Materials to Consider Before You Remodel

by Guest on Apr 3, 2015

Are you thinking about remodeling your home but concerned about your potentially large carbon footprint? Of course you'll want to make your house as energy efficient as possible by choosing Energy Star appliances, LED lightbulbs, and the best windows you can afford, but what’s often overlooked in the process is eco-friendly construction materials. Continue reading →

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I Would Like to Do a Loft Conversion. What Do I Need to Know?

I Would Like to Do a Loft Conversion. What Do I Need to Know?

by Guest on Jun 9, 2015

You have probably heard so much about the different benefits that loft conversion has to offer, which includes the increase in your living space, added value to your property and in some cases, it can even generate revenue should you decide to rent out the space. Continue reading →

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Construction of Modular Buildings For Homes

Construction of Modular Buildings For Homes

by Terry Burrows on Jul 3, 2015

Modular buildings are today being looked upon as viable solutions to speed up the construction process and increase its efficiency. Modular construction is the modern-day approach to overcome construction challenges while building homes that are safe and durable. Continue reading →

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The Storage Shed You Build Yourself

The Storage Shed You Build Yourself

by Sally Smith on Sep 8, 2015

The marketplace is full of prefab and prebuilt storage sheds. Some companies with come to your property and build a shed on-site in a variety of sizes. Others will bring them in on a flat-bed. Prefab buildings vary in quality depending on price and materials. They come in metals or plastics as well as traditional wood. Continue reading →

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Ideal Carport Plan for Homeowners

Ideal Carport Plan for Homeowners

by Sally Smith on Sep 21, 2015

The carport is always covered at the top and opened at the sides that offer shelter to vehicles, especially cars. However, you should not confuse between a car port and a garage. Carport offers limited protection to your car compared to a garage. A garage has a variety of components to provide maximum protection for your car. Continue reading →

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A Basic Guide to Maintaining Your Home’s Foundations

A Basic Guide to Maintaining Your Home’s Foundations

by Boris Dzhingarov on Nov 9, 2015

In most people’s homes there is regular maintenance work completed on the fixtures in the house; the walls are painted or wallpaper replaced, floors are relayed, roofs are kept under good repair and any damage to brickwork is swiftly repaired. Though these are all important things in keeping your home structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing, they fail to take into account one of the most important structural supports in your home. Continue reading →

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