Archive for December, 2015

Adding a Deck Can Increase the Resale Value of Your Home, But Skip The Kitchen Remodel


American homeowners who begin the process of selling their homes often find themselves wondering how to make their property stand out; Realtors often recommend painting key rooms and performing small repairs.

In a fast-paced real estate market, however, sellers may find themselves contemplating major renovations in an attempt to garner buyer attention. Performing major kitchen or bathroom remodeling projects can be tempting, but the possibility exists that buyers prefer to purchase properties that they can make over themselves.

Adding a deck or outdoor entertainment area to a home can be a positive and attractive selling point. Real estate experts often mention that a colorful and vibrant garden,

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5 Super Cool Facts About Manhole Covers

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Manhole covers probably aren’t something that most people think about on a regular basis, but they’re incredibly important for a properly-functioning infrastructure and we depend on them more than you realize! Here are just a few interesting facts about these covers:

  • Composite manhole covers can last up to 30 years — sometimes even longer! Cast iron systems were once pretty common but these days it’s well-known that cast iron covers require a lot of maintenance. Because of this, they’re also pretty expensive.
  • Weight is something that really factors into picking out the right cover in order to accommodate highway safety weight limits. The typical iron cast man

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Three Sewer Line Repair Costs You Might Have Overlooked

Trenchless sewer pipe repair

Repairing a sewer line dose not exactly make for a pleasant weekend. But besides the the eyesore of your yard being dug up or the overwhelming smell of sewage, there are still more financial sewer line repair costs that can present themselves:

  1. Paying for landscaping: While trenchless pipe repair methods have been on the market for around 10 to 15 years, a surprising chunk of consumers are still unaware they even exist. Without them, you can be sure you will be left with a giant ditch consuming your yard.

    Not only will you need to fill it in, but rejuvenating it to its former glory will be no easy task. You can spend weekend after weekend doing it yourself, or you could hire professionals to take care of it for you. Either way, it’s still an inconvenience.
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How To Hurricane-Proof Your House

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With 11 tropical storms, four of which were classed as hurricanes, according to the Insurance Information Institute, 2015 ranked as an above-normal season and once again highlighted the importance of hurricane-preparedness. Although, thankfully, fatalities were few, the storms and hurricanes wreaked damage that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. So how can you hurricane-proof your house and protect it from possible damage?

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Window coverings and window replacements can play an important role in minimizing damage to your property. Storm winds of up to 200 miles an hour can be withstood by impact resistant glass windows. In fact,

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How Your Plumbing System can Help Save the Planet – Basic Water Conservation Tips

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It seems as if we have a limitless supply of water. When you turn your faucet on, you always expect clean water to flow for as long as you need it. However, water is a limited resource and action must be taken to conserve as much water as possible. In most homes, the plumbing system can play a major role in wasting water. How can a basic plumbing repair help save the planet? Here are some basic water conservation methods that can be employed with some simple changes and a quick plumbing repair or two.

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