How To Effectively Waterproof Your Basement

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If you're having issues with a wet or damp basement, you need to tackle it as soon as possible. If not, you're looking at the possibility of water damage and mold growth that can spread to the rest of your home. Fortunately, waterproofing your basement isn't a difficult task as long as you know what to do. Whether you're approaching the task from inside or outside the home, here's what you need to know about doing it right.

15 May 2017

Renting In Maine: Smoke Detectors Vs Fire Alarm Monitoring

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If you have recently moved to Maine from another state and are currently renting an apartment or house, you may be wondering what the requirements are for fire alarms and alarm monitoring systems. Maine does require working fire alarms in all rental units, but you may be surprised to learn that those alarms do not need to be connected to a fire station or a fire monitoring system. Here's what you need to know about fire alarm regulations in the state of Maine.

8 March 2017

Reasons to Consider Pipe Relining for Your Business

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When it comes to plumbing problems in industrial environments, you can find yourself facing serious concerns with things like water damage and equipment issues. To avoid this kind of problem, you'll need to be attentive to preventative maintenance, inspections, and timely repairs. One of the things you should think about is having damaged pipes relined. Here's a look at what you need to know about relining your pipe system. Minimizes the Damage to the Property

25 October 2016

Planning Your New Custom Home? 3 Home Features To Add That Cost Very Little & Will Improve Your Life

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If you are currently working with a new home builder to plan your custom home, then you are likely working hard to stay under budget while still adding all of those special touches that were part of why you wanted a custom-built home in the first place. You may be feeling a little stressed out over all of the important decisions you have to make that will affect your life as long as you own your home.

19 July 2016

Cottage Garden Style In The City: Three Types Of Fencing For An Urban Setting

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Living in the city doesn't mean you have to have a boring yard with plain grass, ordinary shrubs and a standard shade tree. Instead, cottage garden style landscaping will bring bursts of blooming color and sweet serenity to your property. Yes, cottage gardens are inspired by the English countryside and villages with cobblestone streets. But you can adapt the style for an urban setting to enjoy the informal beauty of flowers, foliage and a handsome fence to surround it all.

19 July 2016

How To Get Your Waterfront Property Ready By Maintaining Your Dock And Installing Proper Seawall Drainage

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When you are the owner of waterfront property, it is important to maintain the waterline and any structures built on it. Maintaining a seawall along your property will prevent water erosion of your land and makes your property look well-kept. Your dock is also an important structure to maintain to provide you with safe access to the water and your boat. Here are instructions to help you clean and maintain your dock and install seawall drainage to prevent seawall damage.

31 May 2016

New Owners Of Old Homes: What Happens If You Don't Schedule Maintenance Of Your Sump Pump?

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If you purchased an old home with a sump pump and haven't maintained the equipment or sump pit at all, it's essential that you contact a sump pump contractor for services now. Your poorly maintained sump pump system may run into a number of issues in the future, including poor water drainage and pump and pit failure. Most sources recommend that you clean your sump pump and pit every year to avoid issues.

2 May 2016

Should You Install Solid Or Veneer Hardwood Floors?


If you're concerned about the amount of dirt lurking in your home's carpet, with some statistics indicating that an average piece of carpet can hold up to four times its own weight in dirt, you may be considering the installation of hardwood flooring in your living room, bedrooms, and other carpeted areas. However, with more options to choose from than ever before, you could find yourself facing "analysis paralysis" when deciding whether your new floors should be bamboo or walnut, solid or veneer, and floating or nailed down.

4 April 2016

Garage Business Conversions: 4 Essential Pieces Of Handling Equipment For Easier Order Processing

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Selling products online has allowed thousands of people to work from home, converting garages into order processing, packing, and shipping areas. Instead of just using an empty garage and a few tables, you can actually purchase real warehouse equipment for the home business area. A variety of material handling equipment supplies will make it easy for you to organize products, move product around, and keep a steady flow in your garage.

23 March 2016

5 Reasons Why A Pool Could Help Your Autistic Son Or Daughter


Experts estimate that 1 in 68 children in the United States now has an autism spectrum disorder. As the incidence of autism rises across the country, many parents want to consider different ways that they can help their children cope with this difficult condition. While your child is likely to receive various types of treatment through your doctor, other interventions at home can help autistic kids cope with their symptoms. Find out how a swimming pool is one way you can help your son or daughter.

24 February 2016