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Preventing The Spread Of Damage To Your Glass Storefront

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A glass storefront can provide an ideal way to display your products or advertise your services. This is precisely why so many businesses rely on storefront displays to attract potential customers as they walk or drive by. The problem is, just as potential customers will take notice of anything you put in your front window, they will also take notice of any damage to this glass. Thankfully, it is possible to stop small damage from spreading until the glass can be professionally repaired or replaced. The step-by-step guide below can help you...

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2 Tips For A Successful Basement Makeover

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

As families grow larger and larger, homes have a way of growing smaller and smaller. Faced with this scenario, many people choose to overhaul their home’s basement into a livable space. The good news is that you don’t have to be a general contractor to perform a basic remodeling project–although there are a few important things to know before you begin. If you are considering remodeling your unfinished basement, read on. This article will present two important tips to consider before getting your project underway. Leave a...

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Design Ideas for Urban Home Gardening

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people are children of nature, but the necessities of life and the wallet may drag you into the city and far away from fertile soils. If you need to build a home closer to work, but don’t want to give up your garden life, consider a few home building and placement considerations that could change the way you think about home layouts. Hiding the Garden from the Judgement of Others The first thought of any city-bound gardener with a yard is to change the yard into a farm. A small garden in the backyard isn’t unheard of, but...

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Three Methods To Cut The Cost Of Structure Demolition

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is there a building on your property that is no longer needed or is not safe to remain standing? Demolishing a standing structure can be an expense, but there are several steps that you can take to make a little money off of the structure before it becomes a pile of rubble on the ground. Below, you will find three ways that you can use the materials of the building to pay for the building’s own demolition. Recycle Salvageable Metals Think about all of the copper wiring and piping that is running throughout the structure. Copper is a...

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Wind Screen Tips For Construction Fencing

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

A windy day can ruin your newest project, whether you’re building a new home or just adding some new hardscaping to the backyard. Either the wind will kick up dust and make it difficult to work onsite, or it will blow dust out of the work site where it can pose a hazard to passing motorists and pedestrians. The right kind of fencing can manage the wind so work can continue, and it may provide a few additional benefits, too. Determine Your Full Fencing Needs Wind protection is usually just one aspect of protecting your construction site....

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5 Unique Ways To Repurpose Your Old Window Frames

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are a homeowner, you already know the extensive time, work, and money that goes into keeping your home updated and functioning.  Once that hard work is over, though, you can be left with pieces that any DIY thinker would die to get their hands on.  Old window frames are definitely no exception.  There is a plethora of unique and fun ways to repurpose your old window frames that will not only give you a fun project to do, but will also save you from throwing away the old frames you invested so much time and money...

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3 Steps To Prepare Your Jobsite For Potable Water Delivery

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

When you are setting up a construction area far from a municipal or private water source, you must rely on the delivery of potable water to your remote site. You can make the process of water delivery far easier by following these 3 preparation tips. 1) Place cisterns and portable water tanks properly. A trained geotechnical engineer must examine the site of any future water tanks to be certain that the soil can bear the load. Water weighs 1 kg per litre, so large tanks will need to have ground underneath them that can handle the pressure....

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4 Unconventional Areas Of Your Home That Can Be Insulated To Improve Energy Performance

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

The insulation of your home is an important part that reduces your energy costs. There are common areas that are often insulated, such as exterior walls, the attic and the areas between windows and doors. These are only some of the areas of your home that leak air and cause you to lose energy. You can also insulated places that are less conventional, such as rafters, crawlspaces and unfinished walls. If you want to improve your home’s energy performance with insulation, here are four areas that you will want to consider adding...

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4 Ways To Spice Up Concrete Finishes

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

If you associate concrete with the traditional, grey finish found on many sidewalks and roads, you might be surprised to learn just how much this material has changed in recent years. Modern concrete allows installers to create truly unbelievable finishes, all using an extremely durable material that’s designed to last for decades. Instead of dismissing concrete as boring, think outside the box with these unique finishes and features. A Splash of Color Ask almost anyone what color they associate with concrete, and you’ll...

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5 Hidden Hazards To Consider Before You Demo

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Budget-conscious homeowners are often told that doing their own demo work can help reduce home improvement and remodeling costs. While taking on a DIY approach to demo can certainly cut the costs of a new kitchen or home addition, it’s not necessarily as easy as some sources make it out to be. In fact, hidden hazards in the home can make demo downright dangerous for those without significant construction experience. Before you swing that sledgehammer, take a look at these potential demolition disasters that lie hidden in your home....

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