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Understanding And Preventing Alligator Cracks In Your Pavement

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One of the common issues that people see with asphalt surfaces is a condition called alligator cracking. They get their name from the pattern formed by the shallow cracks in the asphalt, which are very similar to that of the scales on an alligator. If your roadway is suffering from this condition, you’re going to have to have the asphalt removed and a whole new asphalt foundation applied. It’s the only way to restore the structural integrity of the road.…

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3 Fixes For Unusual Toilet Problems

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There are some toilet problems a homeowner comes to expect: frequently running water and slow flushing are two of the more common issues. But plumbing is a complicated system that can throw you some unexpected problems from time to time. You should ultimately call a plumber when these occur, but here are the likely causes. Scalding Water: Mixing Valve Issue Is your toilet suddenly filling with scalding hot water? Does your tank look like its sweating?…

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Custom Staircases and Handrails: Three of the Most Difficult Designs to Execute and Why

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Custom staircases and handrails add dramatic or beautiful touches to your home. However, there are some staircases that are difficult to execute, and handrails that are very hard to construct. Here are three examples of the most difficult designs to execute and why. It is worth keeping them in mind when you ask a contractor to build a custom staircase for your home. Tight Spiral Staircases Made of Wood Wood is only as pliable as the heat, steam, or acid bath you dip it in can make it.…

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Why Metal Roofing Is An Environmentally Friendly Choice

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An energy-efficient home is friendly to the environment and also less expensive to operate than an older, energy-guzzling building. There are several things you can do to make you home more energy efficient, but a good place to start is with a new metal roof. There are two main reasons why metal roofs are more earth friendly than other roofing types.  Recycle to Save Earth’s Resources As the human population continues to expand, we consume more and more of earth’s resources.…

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Using Your New Wood Stove: Getting The Best Heat

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When you have a new wood stove installed in your home, you get to enjoy the many benefits of alternative heating. Caring for your wood stove properly is the best way to ensure safe fire burning and proper energy output so your home is nice and warm whenever you use it. Here are some tips for using your wood stove after it’s been placed in your home so every fire you burn is safe and efficient.…

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3 Big Reasons To Have A Home Inspected For Mold Before Purchasing

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Anyone thinking about buying a home should do everything possible to ensure the home is safe to live in. Most lenders require a home appraisal and inspection, but neither of those things will necessarily detect all the problems a home has. Among the things you should have done before purchasing any home is a mold inspection. There are three big problems mold can cause a new homeowner: Mold Damages Surfaces in a Home…

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Common Water Damage Restoration And Repair Questions Answered

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Water damage can cause your home to suffer extreme structural damage, and unfortunately, repairing this type of damage is an urgent problem that you will need to have addressed. Yet, there are many homeowners that are not well-informed about water damage restoration projects, and this can cause them to need a couple of questions answered when they are considering what to do after major water damage has occurred: What Happens If Asbestos Is Discovered During The Water Damage Restoration?…

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3 Mistakes Homeowners Make That Will Lead To Necessary Garage Door Replacement

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You may use it daily without issue, but there is a good chance you will take your garage door for granted until something goes wrong. As a homeowner, it is likely that you do not want to have to shell out the money that it takes to replace your door, and therefore, you should make sure that you do what you can to keep your garage door around for as long as possible.…

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Selecting A New Kitchen Countertop Based On Its Ease Of Maintenance

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If you are planning a major kitchen remodeling project, before choosing your final countertops, consider the maintenance requirements of each material. Each style of countertop requires different care. You may prefer a low-maintenance work surface. Or you may decide you can put in the extra time to keep an elegant countertop looking nice. Here is what you can expect to do to take care of the most popular countertop materials.…

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The Advantages Of Thermal Processing

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If you sell goods that are crafted from metals, either partially or in full, you probably already know the importance of having good, strong metal to work with. After all, that’s the only way you can end up with a reliable, long-lasting final product. While you can just buy quality metals and then take your chances, there are some more foolproof ways to ensure you get metals that can stand up to the pressures of regular use, wear and tear, and age.…

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