Recent Blog Posts

  • DIY Tips for Installing a French Drain

    July 1, 2014
    A French drain is typically used to alleviate drainage issues in your yard, lawn or garden. These problems often occur in situations where land is at or near the bottom of a slope.
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  • How to Repair Old Windows

    June 15, 2014
    One of the advantages of having old windows in your house is that for most problems, a simple repair job is all that you need.
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  • Window Boxes Can Dress up Your House

    June 1, 2014
    When it comes to curb appeal, window boxes provide a lot of bang for the buck. With basic tools, materials and just a few hours of effort, you can make a huge positive impact on the look of your home’s exterior. Though making one is relatively easy, they can also be purchased.
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  • Why You Should Fence In Your Fortress

    May 15, 2014
    There are many advantages to installing fencing around your home. Whether it be wrought iron or white picket, a well chosen fence can add to the aesthetic and monetary value of your home, provide privacy, and serve as a safety precaution.
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  • Operating An Electric Concrete Mixer

    May 1, 2014
    If you have a small concrete job that needs to get done, such as repairing a portion of your private sidewalk, renting an electric mixer can be a good way to go.
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  • Choosing A Contractor Over Doing It Yourself

    April 15, 2014
    Okay, doing it yourself does carry certain perks – for one, taking pride in pointing out your workmanship to friends and family, and secondly, saving money over hiring a professional contractor.
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  • Secrets of Shed Building

    April 1, 2014
    Building a shed requires a lot of patience and attention to detail. There is no need to call in professionals, but in order to build a good shed you should follow these expert tips. To begin, you must first draw out a plan of where you want the shed to go and how you want it to be built.
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  • How to Make your Bathroom More Energy Efficient

    March 15, 2014
    When it comes to energy use in your home, only the kitchen rivals the bathroom. If your home has more than one bathroom, the energy use can increase even more. Large amounts of heat, water and lighting are used in the bathroom every day, by every member of the household.
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  • Convert your Spare Room into a Hobby Room

    March 1, 2014
    For a lot of people, there are few things more satisfying or rewarding than becoming fully immersed in a creative project that they enjoy: A hobby. The downside is, the aforementioned “immersion” usually means the entire family is immersed as well.
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  • Seven Tips When Working With I-Joists

    February 15, 2014
    Keep material off the ground and protected from the weather. Moisture is the primary enemy of engineered wood products. Brace joists across the top service before any worker stacks heavy materials on a new I-joist floor. Use 1” by 4” dimensional strapping.
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