Learning More About Residential Construction

5 Things To Look For In A Marble Cleanser

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Things To Look For In A Marble Cleanser

If you are cleaning your own marble floor or if you plan to provide the cleanser for a professional marble cleaner to use on your floor, it is important that you select an appropriate marble cleanser. Although marble is a natural stone, it is more sensitive to abrasion and chemicals than many people think it is. Using cleansers that are too harsh for marble on your marble floor can have lasting negative effects. Below are five things that you should look for in a marble cleanser.  A Neutral pH Value  Perhaps the most important...

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3 Bathroom Accessories For Bed And Breakfasts That Will Enhance Guests’ Stay

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Bathroom Accessories For Bed And Breakfasts That Will Enhance Guests’ Stay

As the St. Francis Inn points out, it’s common for bed and breakfasts today to have in-room bathrooms for guests to use. Many guests prefer to not have to share a bathroom or walk through a hallway every time they want to use the toilet, take a shower or brush their teeth. An in-room bathroom, however, can offer more than privacy and convenience. With these three bathroom accessories, bed and breakfast owners can easily make their establishment’s in-room bathrooms luxurious. If you run a bed and breakfast, don’t just...

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Got A Chip Or Crack In Your Windshield? Prevent Further Damage Until You Can Get It Fixed With These Tips

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Got A Chip Or Crack In Your Windshield? Prevent Further Damage Until You Can Get It Fixed With These Tips

If you are driving along and a rock hits your windshield, you may get a chip or crack. If this happens, it is important to have it filled or fixed quickly. This can help prevent the crack or chip from growing, which could be the difference between being able to fix and salvage the windshield and the windshield needing to be replaced. However, this is not a perfect world and sometimes you simply cannot get it fixed right away. You may need to wait until payday or you may not have the time to get it repaired right away. Fortunately, there are a...

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3 Pests That Thrive In Dirty Gutters

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Pests That Thrive In Dirty Gutters

Clean, properly maintained gutters conveniently redirect rain, dirt, and leaves off of your roof and away from your home. A clogged gutter system can damage your roofing and encourage the growth of dangerous mold—and it also provides an attractive breeding ground for pests. From flying insects to wood-chomping termites, here are 3 unwanted pests that like to dwell in dirty gutters. Mosquitoes  Female mosquitoes lay eggs in puddles of standing water. The eggs float on the water, feeding on bacteria and algae, and develop into larva in as...

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The Benefits Of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Benefits Of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Sewer line maintenance and repair are standard expectations for most any homeowner, but when you’re new to ownership it can seem somewhat daunting. If you’re having trouble with your sewer lines, you may be having visions of your yard full of ditches and holes excavated to get to those pipes. The good news is that trenchless sewer repair has made upheaval like this a thing of the past. Here are a few reasons why you should consider trenchless repair for your sewer lines. Efficient Repair Method Since trenchless sewer repairs...

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The Pros And Cons Of Having Fire Sprinklers Installed In Your Home

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Pros And Cons Of Having Fire Sprinklers Installed In Your Home

Many states have been trying to pass laws that would require new homes to have fire sprinkler systems installed in them. And while there are currently not any states who actually have this requirement in place at this time, this has gotten some people wondering if it is something that they should do on their own in their homes. If you are building a new home or are remodeling your existing home, you may be toying with the idea of installing a fire sprinkler system to protect your home and family in the event of a fire. Learning the pros and...

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Signs An Asphalt Road Needs To Be Replaced

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Signs An Asphalt Road Needs To Be Replaced

Many areas put off replacing a road in favor of repairing it. Minor cracks and pot holes can be filled in as needed. The reason for this is that replacing a road requires road construction that can tie up traffic and result in road closures. However, repairs only last for so long, and at some point, every asphalt surface will reach a point where repairs won’t cut it anymore. Here are a few of the top signs that an asphalt road has been repaired as long as it can be and it needs to be replaced instead. Crocodile Cracking Crocodile...

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Pros And Cons Of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pros And Cons Of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

If you are looking to have a building constructed, you may be looking into building a pre-engineed steel building, rather than building in a traditional manner. A pre-engineered steel building has pre-constructed steel elements that make up the bones of the building. Learning the pros and cons of this type of building will help you determine if it is ideal for your new barn, warehouse or other type of basic building. Here are some of those pros and cons. Cons of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings Steel Can Increase Your Energy Costs One of the...

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Two Ways To Increase The Insulating Value Of Your Spa This Winter

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Ways To Increase The Insulating Value Of Your Spa This Winter

If you are planning to use your spa this winter, then you will want to know how to insulate it properly. This will enable you to maintain heat inside the spa without causing electric bills to skyrocket at the same time. Many high-quality spas come with good insulation in place, but even some of the best insulated spas are missing essential features that aid with heat retention. Below are two ways to increase the insulating ability of your spa and keep it warmer, for fewer dollars, this winter: Purchase and use a top-notch spa cover It is...

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Decided To Let Your Cats Roam Outside? What Are Your Best Fencing Options?

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Decided To Let Your Cats Roam Outside? What Are Your Best Fencing Options?

Whether you’re tired of the destructive tendencies your cats exhibit when cooped up inside all day or simply want to allow your felines free access to sunshine and fresh air, you may be considering transitioning them to an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Spending time outdoors can allow your furry friends to satisfy their curiosity and natural hunting instincts while also minimizing your litter box duties. However, letting your cats roam freely can be unsafe (as well as lead to complaints from neighbors or passersby if they make their way...

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