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Does Your Chimney Need Cleaning? Why You Should Have This Done

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The chimney in your home is not something you probably ever really think about, but a lot of household fires start due to too much creosote buildup. Creosote is what is left behind after a fire. It can get hot and burn in the chimney, which can catch fire and burn the surrounding area. If you’ve never had your chimney cleaned before, you should consider it. Read on for a few reasons why you should have your chimney cleaned. Read More»

Drainfield Problems That Septic Tank Repair Contractors Can Address

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If your property has a septic tank, then the drainfield is one of the more important components to maintain. Unfortunately, it will not work great forever. If the following issues come about, then you need to hire a septic tank repair contractor right away.  1. Invading Tree Roots If you have trees around your property, particularly near the drainfield, then you should know that their roots can cause problems. Some of them may grow too close to the drainfield and cause structural damage. Read More»

How Work Zone Equipment Can Cut Down On Construction Accidents

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The construction industry is all about hard work, long hours, and some good pay if you’re lucky. When you are constantly working with heavy machinery and near so many cars, however, it can be a risky business to be in. In fact, according to OSHA 20% of worker related deaths last year were construction related, which is a surprisingly high statistic if you or one of your family members work in the construction industry. Read More»

3 Keys To Taking Care Of Foundation Issues

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The foundation of your home is one of the easiest things to not pay attention to. After all, the foundation of your home is literally located under your home. However, taking care of your foundation is important for the overall integrity of your home. Key #1: Get Your Foundation Inspected It can be difficult for someone without experience to look at a foundation and determine if the foundation is in good shape or needs repairs. Read More»

3 Questions To Ask Your Remodeling Contractor

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If you are planning on a home remodel, one of your first steps is to bring in a construction contractor to help you complete the job. The following are a three questions you must ask before hiring a contractor. #1: Are You Licensed and Insured? The first question you should ask any contractor that you are considering for the job is if they have proof of their licensing and insurance. If there are any issues during construction, your best chances for recourse are with contractors that are properly covered and licensed to work in your state. Read More»

Mistakes To Avoid When Entering The Construction Industry

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When you move into the construction industry, you will want your transition into this industry to be as smooth as possible. It’s important to avoid mistakes that might be costly, or that might lead to your reputation being damaged.  Don’t Forget to Work Out the Budget Make sure that you understand your budget before you get started. Clarify with the customer how much they can expect to pay for the project and also find out how the project will be financed. Read More»

3 Reasons To Use Cedar For Your Privacy Fence

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If you are going to get a new privacy fence around your yard, there are a lot of options when it comes to what material you can use. That includes using something like cedar. There are several reasons that you might want to use cedar for your fencing.  1.  Insect-resistant One reason to use cedar is that it is resistant to insects. That’s why it is used in places like closets and other clothing storage options. Read More»

How To Give Your New Build An Industrial Vibe

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Building a home is all about having fun with your design and embracing your personal style. Although there are tons of design styles out there, you need to find the one that best represents you, your lifestyle, and your family. If you personally flock to more industrial vibes and elements, then this article is just the thing for you. From your lighting to your doors, this article will list a few things that you should talk to your industrial style builder about incorporating into your home. Read More»

3 Useful Tips When Putting A Niche In Your Shower Area

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If you’re looking for a great way to renovate the shower area, putting in a shower niche is a solid idea. This creates a nook area for you to store shower essentials, including soap and shampoo. To ensure this renovation goes smoothly from start to finish, remember these tips.  Choose a Material A major decision you’ll need to make when putting a niche in the shower area is selecting a material. Read More»

3 Things You Need To Know About Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring

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Vinyl flooring has come a long way from the big squares that looked like plastic that dominated the landscape in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Vinyl flooring in the 2010s is sophisticated and designed to look like other types of flooring. One of the most popular types of flooring that vinyl is designed to look like now is wood flooring. Vinyl planks, instead of the popular square shape of the ‘80s and ‘90s, helps lend to this illusion. Read More»