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Are You Inspecting Your Sump Pump Properly?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Are You Inspecting Your Sump Pump Properly?

Your sump pump has a very important role in your home. When water starts flowing in, its proper function can mean the difference between a damp basement floor and tens of thousands of dollars in flood damage. Yet, many homeowners don’t take the time to properly inspect their sump pump and ensure it is functioning properly. Taking these steps on a monthly basis helps ensure that when you need your sump pump, it’s ready and waiting to do its job. Clean out the pit. Make sure there’s no debris in the pit where your sump pump lies. If there are any big clumps of dirt, toys, or pieces of paper in the pit, they could clog up the pump and keep it from doing its job. Just look in the pit and fish out any stray objects. Check the...

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Advantages Of Grass Pavers

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Advantages Of Grass Pavers

Grass pavers are an alternative type of landscaping material that are made out of a honeycomb outline of concrete or plastic. The interior of each section of grass pavers is hollow, allowing for grass and other plants to grow in them. This unique method of construction gives grass pavers a number of distinct advantages when compared to more traditional natural stone pavers. Understanding what grass pavers have to offer your landscaping project can help make it easier for you to decide if they meet your needs or not. Ease of Installation Unlike traditional natural stone pavers, grass pavers are extremely lightweight, even when they are made out of concrete. This is because they only provide a frame for your pavers, and do not consist entirely of a high weight material. Additionally, the honeycomb pattern of grass pavers means that...

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3 Vital Vinyl Siding Installation Tips

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Vital Vinyl Siding Installation Tips

Vinyl siding installation is a reasonably simple task—often deceptively so. Those who undertake this task without adequately informing themselves about a few important details often find the process much more frustrating than anticipated. If you have plans to clad your home in vinyl siding, read on. This article will provide three vital tips to guide you. Cap the ends of your corner posts. Corner posts are used to protect the ends of the siding that meet at the corner edges of your home. Unfortunately, these corner posts often end up causing as many problems as they solve. While they do prevent water from working its way beneath your siding, they also provide convenient shelters for such unwanted pests as wasps, mice, and even squirrels. Fortunately, you can prevent undesirable infestations by capping off the ends of your corner posts....

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