Save The Planet By Planting Plants: Eco-Friendly Techniques For Landscape Design


Can you have a beautiful yard that's also environmentally friendly? Of course, as long as you practice eco-friendly landscape design techniques. By minimizing your impact on the environment, you can enjoy your yard while knowing that you're helping to preserve the health of nature. By planting native plants in your garden, you can even benefit indigenous wildlife and make the local ecology stronger. As a bonus, you can also save on your monthly water bill by reducing your water usage.

17 April 2018

A Guide To Updating Your Garage Doors


Changing your garage doors is a very smart investment. The garage is a huge style component of most houses. In fact, it is often the first thing you see because it sticks out further than the rest of the house. There are a lot of things to consider if you are planning on changing your garage doors. It is important that you decide if you're going to have professionals install your new doors or if you are going to do the work yourself.

10 December 2016

What to Do If Something Spills on Your New Carpeting


If you just had brand new carpeting installed in your home, you are most likely concerned about keeping it clean so it retains its new appearance. If something happens to spill upon your carpeting, the proper steps will need to be taken to reduce the chance of staining. Here are some tips you can use to ensure your carpeting looks its best even after a spill. Remove Any Solid Material First If the substance that spills on your carpeting has solid portions, such as some soup with vegetables, a can of chunky cat food, or a bowl of cereal, it will be necessary to remove the solid pieces first so you can effectively deal with the liquid part of the spilled material.

29 November 2016

How Do You Know If Your Sump Pump Needs To Be Replaced?


A sump pump is part of a water removal system in your home. According to Wikipedia, most homeowners have a sump pump in their basement if the basement is below the water table level. Water can accumulate in a sump basin for several reasons including natural rain or ground water runoff and perimeter drainage. Keeping the pump in good working order can save you the headache of unwanted water damage. 3 Signs the Sump Pump Is Dying

2 June 2016

Installing A New Rail-And-Post Fence? Avoid Making These 3 Mistakes


If you are on a budget and need to install a fence, you may be tempted to do the job yourself instead of hiring a fencing contractor. While it's possible to pull it off without any problems, it is also possible that you'll make some mistakes that will cause your new fence to not look so great. When installing a rail-and-post style fence, be sure to avoid making these 3 mistakes.

25 March 2016

Five Ways Seal Coating Can Improve The Appearance Of Your Pavement


Sealcoating, applied with the help of a company like LSC Construction Services, Inc., is not just important for maximizing the durability and longevity of your pavement surface. It's also important for aesthetic reasons. If your pavement is looking old and worn, sealcoating is the perfect way to revamp it and leave it looking like new. The following are the five aesthetic benefits that sealcoating brings to your pavement surface. Fills in cracks

4 February 2016

Three Tips To Make Staining Your Wooden Fence Easier


Staining a wooden fence certainly makes it look newer and fresher. It may also help keep insects away. However, applying stain to a fence that has already been installed is not always the easiest feat. There are under-surfaces that are easy to miss, posts that don't stain as nicely as the rails, and outdoor elements like dirt and leaves that like to get stuck in your stain. If you're thinking of staining your fence, here are a few tips to make the process easier.

26 August 2015

3 Tips For Caring For A Residential Garage Door


When you need to be sure that you are able to keep your garage in the best condition possible, it all begins with how you take care of the door. The garage door is vitally important, because it acts as a security measure for your entire home, while also gaining you easy entry and exit. If you want to protect the value of your home and make sure that your garage is in the best condition possible, follow along and incorporate some of these residential garage door maintenance tips.

3 June 2015

Limit Interior Water Damage From Within Your Home


Home water damage is not always caused by a flash flood or poor draining outside of your home. Sometimes, the water damage is caused by a failed water line or appliance. Here, you will learn how to prevent internal water damage from happening again in the future. Watch Your Bills Keeping an eye on your water bill will help you identify water leaks in the home before they get serious. Check the water usage each month and watch for any increases in the usage.

10 February 2015

Two Common Household Products To Remove Mold


If you have a mold problem in your home, you may consider hiring a removal service to tackle the problem if the mold growth is quite large. But if you only have small amounts of mold growing, you may decide to clean up the area yourself. There are a couple of products out there that will help remove mold, and this article will explain how those products work and how to use them.

30 January 2015