Recent Blog Posts

  • Operating An Electric Concrete Mixer

    May 1, 2014
    If you have a small concrete job that needs to get done, such as repairing a portion of your private sidewalk, renting an electric mixer can be a good way to go.
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  • Contractor Hiring Tips for Homeowners

    April 15, 2014
    The idea behind a home improvement is to make your home a better place to live in. Nearly just as important is the improvement made to your home’s value. Such a large financial asset deserves special consideration when deciding on a contractor to perform the work on your home.
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  • Tips for Building your own Backyard Fire Pit

    April 1, 2014
    Sitting around the fire. It’s a tradition that goes back further than recorded history and is one that has endured for many reasons. The simplest of which is that it’s just plain relaxing.
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  • Tips on How to Fix a Squeaky Floor

    March 15, 2014
    As most homeowners know, squeaky floors come with the territory. Usually the older the house, the more squeaks you have to contend with. While they may come in handy for detecting intruders or midnight-snackers, they are mostly just annoying.
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  • Getting your Deck Ready for Spring

    March 1, 2014
    As soon as the snow melts and the ground is somewhat thawed, it is the perfect time to start getting your deck ready for spring. This way, you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your deck later on in the warm summer sun. Winter is often hard on decks; especially those made of all wood.
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  • Roofing Tip: Preventing Ice Dams

    February 15, 2014
    The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends using a self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen sheet underlayment in areas where ice-dam protection is required.
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  • Environmental Benefits Of Building With Wood

    February 1, 2014
    Don’t let anybody tell you wood is not a “green” building product. Wood circulates energy savings throughout its life. To start, wood-frame construction is easy to insulate to high standards when compared to alternative framing materials.
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  • Chimney Cleaning for the DIYer

    January 15, 2014
    Chimney Sweeps are just as important now as they were back in their heyday. The old-fashioned, tried and true method of cleaning out your chimney hasn’t changed much since that time.
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  • Tips for Organizing your Attic and Keeping it in Tip Top Shape

    January 1, 2014
    If you are like most people, this is time of year when you head on up to the attic to retrieve your holiday decorations.
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  • How to Make your Bathroom More Energy Efficient

    December 15, 2013
    When it comes to energy use in your home, only the kitchen rivals the bathroom. If your home has more than one bathroom, the energy use can increase even more. Large amounts of heat, water and lighting are used in the bathroom every day, by every member of the household.
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