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How To Stall Erosion Around Your Home When You Don't Have Gutters

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If you don’t have gutters, the rain will just fall off your roof and hit the ground below. The sheets of rain can easily wear a furrow into the ground and make your yard unsightly. To avoid this effect, you need to take steps to control the erosion. Here are some tips to inspire you: 1. Make sure the land around your home slants downward. When trying to encourage water to flow anywhere, you need to harness the forces of gravity, and luckily, that’s easy. Read More»

How Mini Piles Can Stabilize And Correct A Home With A Slanting Floor

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One risk when buying an older home is that you might have a slanting floor. Not only can this slant make it hard to create any level surfaces in your home, but it may even disrupt your sense of balance and make stumbling or falls more likely. As long as your foundation is in good condition, you will likely be able to use mini piles to correct the problem and stabilize your foundation. Read More»

3 Tips For Keeping Water Out Of Your Basement Bulkhead

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Having water flowing down your basement stairs can be a big issue in older homes, and it can open the door to mold and a host of other issues. Luckily, there are ways to nip this nasty problem in the bud in any home, and most are pretty easy to do in a weekend or with minimal help from a drainage contractor like Budget Drainage. Here are three ideas for keeping water out of your bulkhead and getting some peace of mind while you’re at it. Read More»

Replacing Your Cabinets? Why Refacing May Be A Better Option

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There’s nothing like custom cabinets to boost the appearance of your kitchen.  New cabinets add a fresh ambiance to your kitchen, and may even help when you’re ready to sell your home.  However, although you may want to transform your kitchen with new cabinets, you may think that doing so is out of your budget.  That’s why refacing your cabinets may be a better option for you.  Learning more about the benefits of refacing your cabinets can help you determine if this is the route for you. Read More»

3 Ways To Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Remodeling

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If you want to update the appearance of your kitchen, new cabinetry can help you achieve the desired effect. Unfortunately, investing in new cabinets can be quite costly, which is why kitchen refacing is such a great idea. If you are hoping to refresh the look of your kitchen without the expense of a full remodel, here are three simple tactics you can use in the future. 1. Paint your cabinets. Read More»

How To Keep Dust Under Control When You Have Dirt Roads On Your Farm

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If you live on a big farm and have dirt roads connecting your house to your barns and far edges of your property, you’ll need to maintain the roads or you’ll lose a lot to erosion and cause a lot of dust agitation. If the roads are heavily traveled by farm workers or during times of construction, the dust can be bad enough to coat your house or trigger allergies. The dust is an annoyance, and it is also a sign that your road is wearing away. Read More»

3 Simple Ways To Incorporate Passive Solar Design Into Your Home

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Passive solar design involves designing your home in such a way that the warmth of the sun heats your home during the cool months but is unable to reach the interior of your home during the warm months, keeping your home at a constant temperature year round. Many passive homes are designed with a modern style, but passive heating and cooling has been used for centuries and can be applied to any basic home design in the following three ways. Read More»

How To Repair Water Damaged Wooden Window Sills

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The window sill is the bottom edge of a window fixture. It often has a decorative beveled edge that sticks out. Because of this stylistic protrusion, the window sill can often get damaged. The paint along the leading edge can easily get scratched off. It often ends up being used as a table, as people set wet drinks on them. Even worse, large sills can serve as impromptu seats. The point is, window sills often need to get repairs and repainted. Read More»

Garbage Tips: 3 Simple & Natural Ways To Deodorize Your Trash Can

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You put your trash out for your garbage man or woman to haul it away, but sometimes a foul smell lingers. There are a few commercial deodorizers that may help remove the smell from your home, but they may have questionable ingredients. Do not fret; the following are 3 natural ways you can remove foul smells from your garbage can, and you probably already have the ingredients. 1. Smell-Removing Magic Peels Read More»

A Business Owner's Guide To Damage Caused By Graffiti Etching

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In business, the appearance of your store is one of the most crucial aspects of  your operation. This is why glass storefronts are such a popular fixture in businesses that are situated in an urban setting. The glass storefront allows for customers who are just passing by to get an inside view of what you have to offer, which is an effective way to market without doing much at all. Read More»