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Answers For Two Often-Asked Boiler Maintenance Questions

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A boiler can be one of the most efficient and reliable ways of keeping brutally cold winter temperatures from making your home uncomfortable. However, many new homeowners are not familiar with these systems, and this may make them unaware of the steps needed to keep the system running smoothly. Luckily, learning the answers to a couple of questions will help you better achieve this goal for your home.  Why Does Boiler Efficiency Decrease As Time Passes? Many homeowners will install a new boiler only to realize that, after a year or two,...

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Turn Your Yard’s Tree Stump Into A Flourishing Flower Pot

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you plan on having a professional come in and grind down that unsightly stump in your yard, you may want to reconsider just having them pull it out instead. If you enjoy gardening, that old stump cold turn into a great flower planter. Read on to learn the basics of this DIY gardening project. What You’ll Need Work gloves and goggles A small plastic planter that could fit inside the stump Perennials of your choice (if you mix plant varieties, make sure that they can thrive together in close quarters) Drill and drillbit Chisel and...

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Business Owners: 3 Great Ways To Make Your Building’s Air Purer

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a business owner, one of the most important things to consider is the air in your building. In order for everyone to breathe in clean air, you can take these steps. Get Help from a Commercial Duct Cleaning Company If the ducts that surround your building are dirty, this dirt could then end up in the air. To prevent this from happening, you can get help from a commercial duct cleaning company. Using specialized equipment, these professionals will clean the entire ductwork system. This includes the VAV boxes, reheat coils, return and exhaust...

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Get To Know Your Deck: A Guide To The Elements Of A Deck

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A deck can add valuable space and storage to a home, and can be easily constructed by many homeowners. If you are contemplating taking on this do-it-yourself task, it may help to have some idea of the terminology and components of a deck. This can also help you during conversations with contractors when hiring someone else for the project. Starting from the ground-up, the basic elements of your home’s deck include: Footings and posts The footings of your deck are what meet the ground, and they typically are made from concrete. These...

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2 Features to Consider When Building an Environmentally Friendly Home

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Deciding to build an environmentally friendly home is a great choice, but it can be difficult figuring out where to start. Two features to consider when you start looking into building an environmentally friendly home are copper roofing and self-renewing power. Copper Roofing Copper roofing is a fantastic environmentally friendly option that will be able to help you in a variety of ways. For example, copper roofing will last for a very long time, which allows copper roofing tiles to be recycled and reused on multiple structures. This means...

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Renovating For ROI: Five Projects To Consider

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Homeowners looking to increase the value of their properties should select renovation projects that are known to offer high return on investment. Statistics show that spending on home renovation projects in Canada has increased by 7 percent annually over the past decade as more homeowners see the value in investing in their current homes rather than purchasing new properties.  If you’ve been thinking of hiring building contractors to carry out some renovation work on your home, consider boosting your home’s value with...

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Take Full Advantage Of Your View With Glass Railings

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Glass railings can be a stunning add-on to your deck or balcony. Though they are new to the outdoor deck building scene as compared to metal and wood railings, glass railings do offer something fresh and can make your home stand out from the rest. Of course, there are areas where glass railings wouldn’t be ideal such as in compounds that are heavily wooden or in older homes with a classic feel and look, but these railings are typically perfect for almost any modern architectural design and can give you the chance to easily glance out...

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3 Ways To Prolong The Life Of Your Water Heater

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

More than likely, you rely on your water heater on a daily basis. Whether it’s for a hot shower, a clean load of laundry, or sparkling clean dishes, your water heater serves numerous purposes within your home. But without proper care and maintenance you may likely need to replace your water heater before its time. Furthermore, you could cause expensive damage to your home (for example, if your water heater ruptures or springs a leak). Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to prolong the life of your water heater and save...

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Reduce Your Costs And Improve The Environment – The Benefits Of Concrete Recycling

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Building a strong, viable concrete firm is a great way to have both pride in your work and economic stability, but concrete projects are not without their challenges. If you’re faced with concerns about the rising costs of transporting and disposing of concrete waste at the conclusion of your breaking projects, you should consider alternate methods of dealing with the broken rock. Below, you’ll find a guide to some of the benefits of using concrete recycling methods at your concrete breaking sites. By recycling the existing...

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Four Types Of Basement Waterproofing Methods That Will Prevent Water Damage To Your Home

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are planning on finishing a basement, one of the first things you should consider is the basement waterproofing system. There are many different methods of waterproofing a basement, which include systems that are installed on the exterior walls, interior systems and systems with drainage. This is an area where you will want to invest to protect your home from water damage. Here are some of the basement waterproofing methods that will help to protect your home: 1. Foundation Drainage Systems Foundation drainage systems are an essential...

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