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2 Ways To Help Keep Your Basement Foundation Dry

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As a homeowner, it is important to make sure your home’s roof and foundation remain solid and in good condition to keep moisture out of your home. There are several ways you can add to your home’s exterior to keep water leaks from becoming a problem inside your home and causing damage. Here are two ways you can help decrease the chance of moisture problems in your home. Install Gutter Diversion Products Read More»

About Gutters

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Gutters help divert water flow during rain and storms, which helps to prevent roof damage. A good gutter system adds to the value of a home. Learning about gutter systems can help you decide on a style if you are installing or replacing gutters. There are two main types of gutters, and you also need to consider the drain pipes leading from the gutters down to the ground.  Gutters and Drain Pipes  Read More»

Replace Weeds And Moss Plants With Healthy Blades Of Grass

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If there are several varieties of weeds and moss plants covering portions of your back yard and you would like to eliminate them and replace them with grass, complete the following project to transform your yard into one that is filled with healthy blades of grass. Supplies white vinegar table salt detergent spray bottle weed puller rake lawn and leaf bag soil fertilizer seed spreader grass seed irrigation system (with built-in timer) Eliminate Weeds And Moss Plants And Rake The Ground Read More»

3 Reasons Your Home Needs A Good Water Filtration System

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If you’re concerned about the water in your home, then the best thing to do is to get a good whole house water filtration system. These are a bit more advanced than the faucet filter systems, and they have the added benefit of being able to deal with hard water problems that affect your laundry. Below are 3 reasons you should opt for one of these large water filter systems. Read More»

How Difficult Is It To Replace An Entry Door?

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Entry door replacements can solve a number of household problems, from outdated style to poor insulation. The job takes a variable amount of time, depending on how you approach the situation. Here are some things to think about when you’re considering entry door replacements.  Pre-Hung Doors Are Your Friend First of all consider that pre-hung doors can make your job much simpler. With a regular door installation, you will need to install the frame and attach hinges to the door separately to put the piece together. Read More»

Bird-Friendly Gardening For Your Backyard

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Do you think welcoming nature’s creatures to your backyard is only for people living outside of town? No matter the size and location of your backyard, the space can become a haven for birds. Imagine watching the colors and sounds of bird families from your deck or even a window . Design a bird-friendly yard that makes your outdoors alive and vibrant. Food-Source Plants Naturally, birds are going to flock to a yard that provides them with a meal. Read More»

How To Get Rid Of Millipedes On Plants

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If you have plants indoors or outdoors, you may encounter millipedes. Millipedes pose no harm to humans and do little damage to established plants, but they can destroy seedlings and bedding plants. Millipedes are brown or black, with segmented bodies.  They prefer damp, dark places. It is still possible to get rid of millipedes on plants by following these natural methods. Control the Environment For this project, gather: mower rake weed trimmer broom fresh potting soil caulk weatherstripping diatomaceous earth wood ash (optional) houseplant insecticide (optional) The  first step in getting rid of millipedes on plants is controlling the environment. Read More»

How to Deep-Clean Granite Countertops

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Although granite countertops are made from hearty, durable real stone, they can still get stained and heavily soiled like other types of counters. Granite countertops are popular not only because they are easy to clean and maintain but also because they come a wide variety of colors.  You can go for a traditional look with dark-gray, gray-and-white, or gold-or-brown granite, or you can opt for a more unique hue such as red, dark-green, or blue. Read More»

2 Signs That Your Gutters May Not Be Doing Their Job

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In the fight against water damage, few parts of your home are as important as your gutters. Yet people often fail to realize just how much their gutters do–or how much underperforming gutters can hurt their house. If you would like to reduce the likelihood of expensive water damage, read on. This article will point out two important signs that your gutters may not be doing their job. Cracked Undersides Read More»