2016

  • 3 Valuable Things To Know About Concrete Sawing

    Concrete sawing is a vital part of the concrete installation process, as it ensures that freshly poured concrete is able to cure properly. Unfortunately, the practice of concrete sawing is still largely misunderstood--especially by those with jobs in the construction sector. If you would like to improve your knowledge of this important phase of concrete installation, this article will present three important things to know about sawing concrete. Sawing concrete prevents the formation of shrinkage cracks.
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  • Three Things A Plumber Can Do To Help You Age In Place In Your Home

    If you are getting older and starting to consider how long you can stay in your home, you're not alone. According to an AARP survey, 87 percent of adults older than age 65 aim to stay where they are instead of moving into a retirement home or facility. Called "aging in place," staying in your home as you get older is possible with a few key updates.   Your bathroom is one of the most important places to analyze for issues.
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  • Safety, Weight, And The Correct Use Of Your Scaffolding

    If your construction business has taken on its first commercial job that requires repairs along the upper levels of a building, then you may need to buy and use your first scaffold. If this is the case, then safety should be your number one concern. To make sure that you use the scaffold the right way, keep reading to learn about a few weight concerns you should have. Weight Capacity When you buy and use a scaffold, you will need to follow the weight or load capacity rating.
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  • 4 Potential Causes Of A Problematic Sump Pump

    A sump pump is a great way to protect your home from the risk of flood. That said, a wonky or non-functional sump pump is a liability to be avoided at all costs. If you have noticed that your sump pump doesn't seem to be functioning properly, read on. This article will introduce you to four potential causes. The pump isn't receiving any power. A sump pump without power isn't good for much of anything at all.
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  • 3 Signs That Your Septic Tank Is Failing

    A septic tank failure is a serious issue. It can be an expensive and messy process to repair or replace your septic tank or septic tank system. However, there are a few signs that you can be on the lookout for which can inform you that your septic tank is on the fritz. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about just a few of those signs.
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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Incinerating Toilets

    Incinerating toilets are an alternative type of toilet which is quickly becoming more popular. Like their name suggests, incinerating toilets work by using extreme heat to burn away liquid and solid waste. In doing so, they use no water and produce a fine ash which can be thrown away in your regular trash. Because of this extremely unique method of operation, incinerating toilets come with a number of distinctive advantages and disadvantages.
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  • How To Maintain Custom Glass Shower Enclosures

    Custom shower doors look so stylish. They are a huge upgrade from rod and curtain systems. They are also stronger and more unique than sliding shower door kits. Many people choose an enclosure with glass panes that run from the floor to the ceiling. These giant doors not only make it impossible for water to escape from the shower, they also make the room look bigger. Seamless enclosures are also well liked because of their simplistic design.
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  • Don't Just Tear Down That Old Home - Recycle It

    You've purchased an abandoned property and are getting ready to tear it down and build a new home. Before you call in a demolition services company, consider the different ways that you can recycle parts of the house. Instead of loading up the landfill with even more waste, there are likely a number of items and materials that can be recycled. You may even get a little cash for your efforts. Here are some of the areas in and around the old house that you might consider recycling.
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  • Outlet Sparking: What's Normal And Why They Could Be Sparking

    There are a number of different reasons that your home's outlets could be sparking, some more benign than others. Know the reasons that your outlets are sparking so that you can take the proper course of action when it occurs so that you can prevent fire or electrical damage to your home.  Normal Sparking VS Abnormal Sparking First, you should know some degree of sparking of your outlets is normal, but these sparks should be tiny and brief and a blueish color and are caused by the rapid draw of electricity from the grid to your appliance.
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  • 3 Reasons to Use Slate on Your Roof

    Slate roofing is one of the best roofing materials on the market, mostly because it offers a long list of benefits and advantages that the other materials cannot really compete with. Listed below are just a few of the reasons that you owe it to yourself to consider slate for your new roof. Large Variety One great aspect of slate is that it is available in a large variety of very attractive colors that can help you personalize your home and make it stand out from the crowd.
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