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  • Spring Cleaning Time—Spalling May Cause You Squalling If You Don't Take Care of Your Concrete and Brick Surfaces

    The winter months can be very harsh on the exterior surfaces of your home. Freezing and thawing can be especially brutal on your concrete sidewalks, pool and patio decks, and driveways. Then there are the de-icing chemicals, which can potentially save your bones from a nasty fall but also wreak havoc on concrete. Severe winter weather can also take its toll on your brick surfaces, including your chimney. Unfortunately, ignoring damage caused during the winter months could end up costing you a lot of money in expensive repairs down the road.
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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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  • Blanket Tank Heater Buying Tips

    If you own a business that stores chemicals, resins, epoxies, or other materials that have strict temperature storage requirements, then you likely will need to invest in some sort of heating for the drums or barrels that hold the materials. Blanket tank heaters are a good option to heat your containers from the exterior. This way, you do not have to worry about the corrosion of anode heaters inside the tanks. If you have never used blanket heaters before, keep reading to learn about a few tips about buying the heaters.
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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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  • Business Safety Tips: Improving Your Parking Lot

    As a business owner, it is your job to ensure that both your employees and customers are safe. If you own a retail store, you may generally think of safety as keeping the aisles clean and free of clutter. However, safety goes well beyond the environment inside of your store. The environment outside of your store is just as important. Considering that approximately 206 people are killed annually in parking lot related accidents, it is important to ensure the safety of your parking lot.
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  • 5 Reasons To Choose A Restoration Company With Advanced Moisture Detection Equipment

    When a broken water main or hurricane flooding damages your home, you'll likely want to call the first water damage restoration company you can find. However, taking at least a little time to ask about the equipment and qualifications of the service provider pays off in the long run. Shop around for a company that brings high-tech moisture detection tools to enjoy these five benefits. Preventing Hidden Mold When water fills up a home or even a single room, the liquid flows through tiny cracks and openings you can't even see to create pockets of moisture in inaccessible spots like
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  • Three Ways To Ensure Your Wooden Fence Lasts As Long As Possible

    Having a wooden fence installed can be a pretty big investment, so it makes sense to ensure your fence lasts for as long as possible. With the proper care, you can extend the lifespan of your fence. Here are three ways to accomplish that goal. Keep weeds, bushes, and debris away from the fence. When you allow weeds and bushes to grow up against your fence, you trap moisture against the fence, which promotes rotting.
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