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Worried About Foundation Damage? Check These Four Interior Areas

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Home foundations are aptly named. They are — quite literally — the foundation that homes are built on and, when they lose their structural integrity, prompt home foundation repairs will be needed to avoid excessive damage. There are all kinds of problems that can develop when just a small crack in the foundation causes it to lose strength, and, unfortunately, flaws can be hard to spot. But there are a handful of things homeowners can look for on their own without having to do a difficult and time consuming inspection or even walk outside.

Check for Cracks in the Wall

When the foundation shifts, it can actually tear sheetrock in two, so irregular cracks can be indicative of serious problems. Simply looking at the walls and making sure there are no cracks is an easy way to make sure

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Three Ways to Save Water

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Did you know that an astounding 99.7% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water that humans can’t drink? Yet everyday, the United States wastes 7 billion gallons of drinkable water. This water waste contributes to the nearly 3.575 million people who die from water related diseases every year–that’s enough to fill Cowboy Stadium more than 44 times. What’s more, because so much water is wasted, a child dies from a water related disease every 20 seconds, which means that by the time you’v finished reading this paragraph, an innocent kid has passed away.

Basically, saving water is a bigger deal than most people think it is. Here are a few tips you can use to start saving water right away and deal with this rising problem

1. Change Up Your Menu.

The first way you can start saving water is with

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The Benefits of Landscaping Your Yard

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Did you know that many landscaping professionals hold Bachelors or Masters degrees in the field? Landscaping is an activity that modifies the visible features of a yard, and it often includes weed prevention, hardscaping design, planting flowers, and constructing retaining walls. Landscaping is beneficial in two important ways, and seeking assistance from a landscape design service will make your project more successful.

1. Maintaining a healthy lawn. If you have ever researched landscape tips, one of the most important instructions to follow is to keep your lawn, shrubs, plants, and flowers properly watered. It can often be difficult to keep your flora watered, though, so professional landscape designers will help. These services know that a lawn is dry when footprints stay visible on the grass for more tha

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Selecting Unique Vintage Furniture

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Typically, before the 1600s the chairs were reserved for the master of the household and his mistress, and everyone else stood or sat on the floor. These days, there is so much extraordinary furniture, that everyone should get to sit on individualized, unique vintage furniture. You can find a diverse selecting of unique repurposed furniture at an architectural salvage warehouse if you know what to look for.

Before you buy vintage furniture
, you may want to follow a little guide to buying furniture that fits your style. For example, you may want to brush up on some of the furniture building materials in order to evaluate the quality and craftsmanship of the unique repurposed furniture that you will come across. Newer pieces

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Landscaping Provides More than Just Aesthetic Appeal

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Ever wonder why grass is so green? Most grass features such a lush and beautiful green appearance because of Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is an organic chemical found in most plants, and it’s responsible for giving plants and grass their green pigment. Most landscape design revolves heavily around the cosmetic appearance and maintenance of a healthy lawn, but there are some other great tricks that landscapers and landscaping construction companies use to create beautifully aesthetic landscape designs, and many of them you can do yourself to improve the appeara

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