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Viewing Past A Collapsed Sewer Tunnel: How To Proceed With Caution

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When your construction company is called in to repair a collapsed sewer tunnel, you might be wondering just how to get started. Granted, you could clear away the rubble of the collapsed portion of the tunnel, but what if you clear some of the debris and you have another collapse or there is more serious damage ahead? Sit tight and send for a sewer camera, which can be used for a video sewer inspection just beyond the giant pile of rubble in front of you.…

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If You Are Careful, You Can Take A Tree Down Safely

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If you have a tree that you want to get rid of, it’s important that you do it the right way. If you aren’t careful, you run the risk of the tree coming down where you didn’t expect it to. It could hit your house or your car. You are also at risk of hitting a power line, either with a tool or with the tree. So it’s important to make sure that you are careful, and that you do it right.…

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Need A New Gate? Why Wrought Iron Is The Way To Go

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Whether you’re looking to add a gate to your next home, or you simply want to change out your current fencing, wrought iron should be at the top of your list of considerations.  Wrought iron is essentially iron that has small traces of what is called “slag,” which is a mixture of silicon, sulfur, phosphorus, and aluminum oxides.  The mixture adds to the mold-ability of this type of iron.  Wrought iron is an excellent choice because the material has significant advantages over other products that you may have been thinking of.…

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Aluminum Sunroom Construction: Make Sure Your Bases Are Covered

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If you plan to have an aluminum sunroom built, you should have the process handled by professional contractors who know how to construct the sunroom properly. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t look carefully at the sunroom to make sure that it has been constructed properly and also fulfills your needs. Electrical Raceways Aluminum sunrooms must have electrical raceways that are up to code. A raceway is an enclosed conduit that carries the electrical wires.…

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Choosing Between Fill Dirt And Top Soil

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When you build a home, you do not always have the option to build on a completely flat surface, nor is flat always the most aesthetically pleasing option. If you have large depressions in your yard, you will want to build them up so that water running off the roof of your house will run away instead of down into your foundation. On the other hand, a perfectly flat yard is not as visually interesting as a yard that has a contoured surface, such as those created with berms of dirt.…

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Four Ways To Keep Your Home Cooler Without Raising Your Energy Bills

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Everyone wants a nice, cool home to retreat to when the outside temperature soars, but simply turning up the air conditioning to achieve this coolness can be costly. Here are four ways to keep your home cooler without raising your energy bills. Turn your ceiling fans on. When you’re home, turn your ceiling fans on. Make sure they are spinning counterclockwise, as this will create a breeze below the fan. The air flowing past you will make you feel cooler.…

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3 Springtime Maintenance Tasks That Will Ensure Your Roof Is Ready For Summer

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With the weather getting warmer, it is the time of year to start spring cleaning and home maintenance projects. You may be doing things like preparing the AC for summer, but there are also other tasks that you may want to do, such as inspect your roof and do needed repairs. If you check your roof now, you may be able to avoid serious problems when summer gets here. Here are some of the roof maintenance tasks that you can do this spring to avoid costly roof repairs this summer:…

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Is A Convection Space Heater Right For You?

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When heating your home, you have a huge number of options available to you. In fact, there are so many different heating styles that it can be pretty easy to get confused about which heater does what. To help you figure out the best solution for your situation, here is an overview of a very specific type of space heater: the convection space heater. What is a convection space heater?…

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Think Before You Sink—4 Steps To Designing The Right Pool For Your Yard

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Building a custom swimming pool is a fun, adventurous home project, and one that will result in something you’ll love to use and show off. But since most homeowners have never designed a pool before, there can be some pitfalls. Here are 4 ways to avoid them and end up with the pool of your dreams.  Know Your Yard Digging a giant hole in the backyard and filling in much of the space with a pool is a huge change to the landscape and ground, so be sure you know where everything is—and will be—in the yard.…

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How To Check And Fix A Leaking Single Lever, Ball-Style Kitchen Faucet

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A dripping kitchen faucet is one of the most persistently annoying plumbing issues. The faucet doesn’t pose any major risk other than running up your water bill, but the sound alone could have you desperate for a fix. Checking and fixing a leaking faucet starts with identifying what type of faucet you have, reading the directions, and then deciding if you feel comfortable performing the task yourself or whether you should call in a plumbing repair professional.…

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