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How To Patch A Damaged Vinyl Deck

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Patch A Damaged Vinyl Deck

Vinyl has become a popular material used for decking thanks to its durability and ease of maintenance. Although vinyl holds up well to wear and tear, there are times when it could become damaged due to heavy use or weather related damages. If you have a hole or crack in your vinyl deck, you can repair it yourself by patching it. Here’s how to patch a piece of vinyl deck so it looks as good as new. Gather Your Tools Before you begin your patch job, gather together everything you need. You should have a tape measure, utility knife,...

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Chimney Fires: Best Practices For Chimney Safety

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chimney Fires: Best Practices For Chimney Safety

About 20 chimney fire deaths occur every year. Chimneys can be very safe when they are properly repaired, cleaned and cared for. Inspect your chimney to make sure you are doing everything possible to keep your home safe. Create A Safe Space Around The Fireplace For anything that might catch fire near the fireplace, keep it about three feet away. Keep any children from entering this three-foot zone. Teach your children that the fire is hot and is not safe. Install A Screen Or Door The fireplace needs to have a screen or glass door that can...

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How To Fix Up An Old Metal Swing Set For Your Child

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Fix Up An Old Metal Swing Set For Your Child

You may have always wanted to buy a swing set for your child, but the price of a swing set might have held you back. Therefore, if you have found an old one for free or cheap, you might be pretty excited. Before your little one can play on it, however, you will have to fix it up and get it ready. These are a few steps that you can take to do so. Check the Screws and Bolts First of all, you should check all of the screws and bolts on the swing set to make sure that they are secure and not rusty. Tighten up screws and bolts as needed, and head...

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Taking A Closer Look At The Effectiveness Of Having A Steam Truck In The Oilfield

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Taking A Closer Look At The Effectiveness Of Having A Steam Truck In The Oilfield

One piece of equipment that not every oilfield manager uses, but could is a steam truck. Even though steam trucks are commonly associated with other applications, such as industrial cleaning or temporary heating, they can serve an array of purposes in the oilfield just the same. To better understand just how beneficial it could be to your mining project to have a steam truck on site, it is a good idea to get to know the different tasks that can be accomplished with this one piece of construction equipment. Ground Heating and Thawing –...

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Adding A Family Room To A House: How A Renovation Contractor Can Help

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Adding A Family Room To A House: How A Renovation Contractor Can Help

Has the size of your family grown since first purchasing your house and you need more space? If you intend on adding an addition like a family room, it is a good idea to leave it in the hands of a renovation contractor. Find out in this article why hiring a renovation contractor for your home addition is beneficial, as well as what you are estimated to be charged. Why Should a Renovation Contractor Be Hired for a Home Addition? There is a lot of work involved with constructing a home addition, and going about it in the wrong way can lead to...

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3 Tips To Help With Proper Concrete Cutting

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips To Help With Proper Concrete Cutting

If you have some concrete on your property that needs to be removed, you might want to review the following tips. This way, you will be able to complete this task with as little trouble and mess as possible.  Wear The Appropriate Protective Gear You might already have your eye goggles ready to go, but you need a little more than that. If you are working in an enclosed area, or on a day with little wind, you might want a face mask or ventilator in order to prevent yourself from breathing in the concrete dust. It is also important to make...

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Top Four Reasons To Choose Hydrovac Services For Your Next Excavation Project

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Four Reasons To Choose Hydrovac Services For Your Next Excavation Project

Are you a contractor who usually relies on traditional hand digging for excavation projects? If so, you are likely familiar with the many things that can go wrong. Perhaps you have tried air vacuum excavations, which are a step above hand digging, yet still time consuming and not ideal for all weather and conditions. Hydrovac services are an innovative way to bypass some of the challenges that come along with other excavation methods. Safety  As a contractor, you should be fully aware of the complex network of pipes that are located...

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The Benefits Of Property Insulation

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Benefits Of Property Insulation

It seems as if everything is turning green these days, and home insulation is no exception. Cotton insulation is a popular, eco-friendly choice; it’s made from recycled, renewable resources, it’s easy and safe to install, and there are fewer health hazards than with fiberglass insulation. If you want to insulate your home while doing your part to protect the environment, cotton insulation is worth considering. How Cotton Insulation is Made Green construction involves more than just building an energy efficient home. It also...

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3 Tips To Stay Safe While Hauling On An Oilfield Construction Site

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips To Stay Safe While Hauling On An Oilfield Construction Site

If you work on an oilfield construction site, you know just how important of a job hauling is. Hauling oil and water, for example, is imperative on any oilfield construction site if you want to get the job done, but it can be dangerous. You have to drive through areas that you might not otherwise drive through, and you have to haul heavy drums of oil and water that could cause injury. Luckily, following these tips can help you keep yourself and others on the job site as safe as possible while doing this important yet potentially dangerous...

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Comparing Solid and Engineered Bamboo Flooring

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Comparing Solid and Engineered Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is an alternative to traditional hardwood flooring that provides an environmentally sustainable flooring option coupled with a natural aesthetic. Bamboo flooring can be broadly categorized into two types: solid and engineered. Both types of bamboo flooring are constructed in different ways and as such offer different benefits over each other. Understanding the differences between solid and engineered hardwood flooring can help you decide which one is the best fit for your home’s flooring needs. Solid Bamboo Flooring...

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