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  • Myths That Can Impede Your Construction Project

    For most people, investing in a construction project will represent a sizable amount of their personal wealth. This can make it necessary to ensure that these projects are able to proceed as smoothly as possible so that the desired results can be achieved while reducing the risk of the project going over budget.  Myth: You Can Easily Save Money By Providing Your Own Construction Materials The sourcing of the materials for the construction project can actually be one of the most expensive parts of this type of project.
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  • 5 Reasons Why You Want Someone Else To Clean Your Gutters

    Spring cleaning is never fun. Annual jobs like power washing the deck, cleaning the gutters, and washing the windows all pretty much fall on everyone's "don't wanna do it" list. If you need to convince a spouse (or yourself) that hiring a residential gutter service is better than a wasted Saturday, here is a list of reasons why you shouldn't clean those gutters.  1. Dead Rodents: When you think about cleaning gutters, you probably picture them filled with fallen leaves and maybe a stick or two.
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  • 3 Reasons Not To Put Off Chimney Repair

    Your chimney is designed to move smoke away from your home when you have a fire in your fireplace. However, if you don't light fires very often, you may wonder how frequently you really need chimney repair. Here are three reasons you should never put off chimney repair, and why it pays to focus on the details as soon as possible.  1. Prevent Dangerous Problems Old, damaged chimneys can become especially problematic.
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  • Excavating a Trench? A Guide for Dealing with Rocky and Difficult Terrain

    Sometimes, installing utilities can be a challenge that you have to deal with. But you have a lot of options when dealing with problems such as underground utilities buried in trenches. Excavating these trenches can be a problem that you have to deal with in and of itself. The following guide will help you deal with utility trenching and excavations in rocky and difficult terrains: 1. Plan the Excavations and Survey the Geological Aspects of the Terrain
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  • Tips For Keeping Termites Under Control

    Ensuring your home is a good place to live will mean keeping it clean and comfortable. This can be a task you'll want to do routinely. It's vital to keep bugs and termites away from your dwelling space. Doing this will take some effort on your part, but putting these tips to work can help. 1. Keep the counters clean Termites love to eat food crumbs that may be left in place after a long day.
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  • Tips To Help You Protect Your Home Basement Against Moisture Problems

    Moisture is a regular part of Mother Nature and is present outside of your home in the soil and the surrounding environments. As a result, your home can always be susceptible to moisture seeping into your home, specifically through its basement walls, and causing havoc and destruction in its pathway in the form of moldy and musty materials. Here are some recommendations to help you keep your home interior dry and free of moisture damage and mold growth.
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  • 4 Tips To Retrofit Your Historic Building With Features That Protect It From Earthquake Damage

    Historic buildings have designs that unique and valuable. Saving these buildings helps to preserve history, but the problem in some areas can be the threat of earthquakes and seismic activity.  Therefore, you want to do upgrades when restoring these structures to help protect them from damage during future earthquakes. The following tips will help you choose the right solutions to retrofit historic buildings for earthquake protection: Seismic Isolator Systems That Help Separate the Foundation of Building from Moving Earth During Earthquakes
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