• How To Address An Asphalt Driveway Bowl Or Dip

    If you have a paved asphalt driving leading up to your home, then you can expect the asphalt to remain in great shape for about 12 to 35 years. If you want your driveway to last for closer to 35 years than 12 years, then you need to make sure that you deal with maintenance issues as soon as they arise. The ponding or pooling of water on the surface of the asphalt is one thing you should address.
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  • Considering a Water Recycling or Collection System? What Are Your Best Options?

    Whether you live in a drought-prone area and are required to ration water during hot weather or are simply trying to reduce your home's water consumption to lower your utility costs, you may be considering installing a water recycling and rainwater collection system in your home. With the average American family using 400 gallons of water each day, reducing your water consumption by installing water-efficient appliances and reusing your "grey water"
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  • Vinyl Or Wood? See How These Two Common Privacy Fencing Materials Compare

    If you're looking for a sturdy fence to enclose your yard and enhance your property, you have several choices. Two of the most common privacy fence materials are wood and vinyl, largely because it is easy to make a solid structure out of these materials. Both vinyl and wood have their pros and cons. Here's a look at how the two compare when it comes to common fencing features and considerations.
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  • 5 Tips For Preparing For The Arrival Of Your Ready-Mix Concrete

    If you areordering ready-mix concrete for a large DIY project, such as installing a new walkway or driveway, it is important that you are fully prepared when the concrete arrives. This is because concrete, even with additives meant to slow the hardening process, needs to be placed and set soon after it is mixed. Also, most companies charge an extra fee if their concrete mixer stays at your site for longer than a half hour or hour.
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  • Old Irrigation System Not Working Out For You? It's Probably Your Soil

    If your plants and vegetable gardens died because your current irrigation system doesn't work properly, improve the condition of your soil. Poor soil conditions can drain the life out of your vegetables and flowers over time. Improving the condition of your soil or replacing your old irrigation system altogether may be the only way to save your plants. Here are two things you can do to bring back the beauty of your dying plants.
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  • 3 Mistakes Well Owners Should Never Make

    About 15% of Americans use private wells for their household's water needs, and if you're one of them, you may be making mistakes that can put your health in danger. Here are three mistakes that well owners should never make. Not getting the water tested Municipal water users don't need to test their water because it is the government's responsibility, but when you have a well, testing the water is your job. According to the U.
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  • Warm Up Your Plaster Walls With This DIY Faux Wood Finish Tutorial

    Wood and plaster are both traditional, classic materials, especially when it comes to interior residential settings. While both have their place in the interior design world, plaster tends to be more budget-friendly and is often easier to install without experience. Unfortunately, plaster by itself can seem cold and plain. If you've recently installed plaster, but you love the warmth of wood, use this handy DIY faux wood finish tutorial to liven up your walls without breaking the bank.
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  • Applying Auto Sealant For Your Car's Perfect Shine

    Auto sealant is a great way for you to extend the aesthetic life of your car. It's also a relatively simple and painless process that can be relatively inexpensive and make your car look great. Before you run out and apply sealant to your car, there are a few things that you need to know in order to have the best results with auto sealant.   What Is Auto Sealant?
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  • If Your Winter Pests Are Not Paying Rent - Evict Them

    As you hunker down to ride out the cold winter weather, there are things in nature that are trying to hunker down with you. Just like you and your family move indoors, some of the pests that spend the majority of their summers outdoors, are trying to move indoors seeking warm shelter too. If you do not take the necessary steps, you will find yourself not just trying to get rid of these pests all winter long, but for the rest of the year as well.
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  • How To Quickly Have Streak Free Windows Even On The Second Floor

    If the thought of cleaning your windows puts you in a state of dread, you may be making the task harder than it really is. Below you'll learn how you can clean your windows quickly, leave them streak free and never climb on a ladder again. Clean With A Streak Free Cleaner You may become aggravated when you spend the time cleaning your windows and then you notice streaks. To keep your windows streak free, wash them with this easy to make no streak solution.
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