2016

  • The Biggest Mistakes Small Business Owners Make During Commercial Painting Projects

    In the world of a small business owner, their business location is likely a great investment, which is why maintaining this property becomes such an important thing. There will always come an occasion when your small business needs to be painted, whether it is indoors or out, and this seems like a fairly straightforward process. Yet, there are some major mistakes you must work to avoid when you are planning to have part of your small business building painted.
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  • Four Common Places Where Homes Lose Heat

    Have your heating bills skyrocketed? Do certain rooms feel cold even though the rest of the house is warm? Chances are, your home is losing heat. Here's a look at four common places where homes lose heat, and what you can do to address each problem. Around Windows As your home ages and settles, the windows can start sealing less tightly into their frames. The windows may also loosen from their sashes, creating space between the glass and the vinyl (or wood) that surrounds it.
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  • What to Do When Your Garage Door Remote Is Stolen

    Your garage door opener is a convenient device that allows for you to easily open and close your door. However, if someone manages to steal the remote, and were able to locate your home, they would be able to sue the garage door remote to open your door, enter your home and steal your belongings. There are many things that you will need to do to protect your belongings if your garage door remote is stolen.
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  • What Is Xeriscaping?

    A beautiful green yard of grass can be a sight to behold. The problem with it is that it can take up a lot of water to keep it nice and green. If you live in a drought-prone area, you may have water restrictions that you have to deal with, so you may not be able to water your lawn without running the risk of getting a fine. But, no one wants to look at a dry, crispy, brown lawn.
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  • Reasons To Contemplate New Home Construction When Shopping For A Home

    When it comes time to move out of your home, condo or apartment, you might be weighing the options between looking for an existing home or contacting a builder about the construction of a new home. The latter is a highly desirable option that is worth exploring, regardless of your budget. Whether you wish to have a small, modest home built or you're looking for something on the other end of the spectrum, there are a number of reasons to pursue the route of new home construction.
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  • 3 Reasons To Use Driveway Pavers For Your Driveway

    When it comes to creating a great driveway, your first thought may be to use cement and have one poured. However, if you are looking for something that is a bit more aesthetically pleasing and unique, you should look into using driveway pavers instead. Here are three reasons to use driveway pavers.  They Add More Dimension To Your Driveway While a regular concrete driveway gets the job done, it is often very boring.
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  • Digging In The Yard? Why Professional Excavation Is A Safer Bet

    Excavating a part of your yard isn't always a big job, but it's one that's usually better left to companies whose workers have been trained to deal with the dangerous aspects of the project. When you dig more than a few inches into the soil, you're creating hazards and potentially putting yourself in harm's way, while these workers have been trained to properly handle the situations that could come up. And the hole or trench doesn't have to be very big to create an issue.
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  • New Roofer Training Guide: How To Safely Use An Extension Ladder

    Even seasoned roofers fall off of ladders. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration notes that in 2014, 4,821 workers were killed on the job and 20.5% of all deaths were in the construction trades. The leading cause of deaths, almost 40%, of those killed in the construction trades was from workers falling off of things like ladders.  The Center for Disease Control states that 81% of injuries construction workers suffer result from falling off of ladders.
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  • Three Reasons Why You Should Use Water Well Drilling Rigs On Your Next Well

    If your well is going dry and you are faced with having to dig a new one, you might want to consider hiring a contractor who uses water well drilling rigs. Water well drilling rigs have several benefits and virtually no drawbacks when it comes to drilling a well. If you need further convincing, here are some reasons why you should use a water well drilling rig on your next well project, and why you need a professional to help.
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  • Elevator Service For Construction Sites: Lift Yourself To New Heights And See What You've Been Missing

    If you own and operate a construction business and you have been using all kinds of crane lifts to get your supplies and crew up to the higher stories, you may be missing out on a much easier route. A lot of contractors are surprised to hear about elevator service for construction sites. (This is not the elevators you install inside the building that remain there either.) If you would like to know more about this special type of elevator, or check out what you have been missing all these years, here is some more information on this service.
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