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How To Tear Up And Dispose Of An Old Concrete Patio In Advance On An Inground Pool Installation

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If you are getting an in-ground pool for your backyard, then you need to make sure that your yard is ready. This means that you need to clear out any permanent structures, including an old concrete patio. While you could pay someone to come in an do this for you, if you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and breaking a sweat, it is certainly something you can do yourself. All you need to do is smash up the concrete and then throw it out.…

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Scaffolding 101: 3 Tips To Help You Pick The Right Rental

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A scaffold is an important piece of construction equipment. Although it is a relatively simple piece of equipment, it’s useful because it allows people to reach high places. If you are working on a short-term project, you probably don’t ant to own a scaffold. Luckily, you can rent one. However, you do need to know what you need. If you don’t have any idea, don’t worry. These three tips will help you select a scaffold that fits your wants, needs, and budget:…

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Highway Safety: The Use Of The Open-Graded Friction Course Pavement Technique

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Water from rain and snow melt is considered to be one of the top dangers drivers face when driving on the open road. The water can pool up on the road and cause your vehicle to hydroplane over the top of it. Hydroplaning causes you to temporarily lose control of your car as it slides down the highway on the surface of the water where you can easily end up in a ditch or crash into another vehicle.…

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Four Modern Improvements To Make Sure Your Asphalt Shingles Last

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Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable roofing materials that you can have installed on your home. They are also one of the least durable roofing systems, but there are modern systems to help improve the performance of asphalt shingles. This can include modern underlayments that help protect from leaks and moisture or thicker shingles. Here are some of the improvements that you may want to consider to get more life out of your asphalt roof replacement:…

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Holiday Decorations and Your Roof

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You may be one of many people who like to decorate their roofs for the holidays. Proper installation and planning are critical to reduce the risk of damage, especially during harsh winters. Here are some tips for keeping your roof in good shape while decorating for the holidays. Be prepared: Before starting, check your roof’s overall condition. You may want to call a roofing company for an inspection. Soft spots and loose shingles should be addressed before decorating.…

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How to Kill Tree Stumps with Salt

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Even if you remove a tree, the stump can continue to grow because the roots still live below the ground. Though you could kill a tree stump with chemicals, handling the substances requires experience and following safety measures. A safer and faster way to kill a tree stump that is flat to the ground is with rock salt or Epsom salt. Here are some tips to kill a tree stump with salt.…

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Has Your Home Suffered Damage? 4 Ways To Ensure You Get The Coverage You Need

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If your home has suffered any type of damage, you’re going to need to get it repaired quickly. Before you submit your insurance claim, there are some very important steps that you should take. Mistakes that you make prior to filing your paperwork may result in a reduction or a denial of your claim. Here is a list of things for you to remember when filing your insurance claim. 1. Fill Out Paperwork in a Timely Manner…

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How To Replace A Leaking Soffit

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Roof leaks can lead to costly damage to your house.   While you may blame a broken shingle or a hole in the roof for the water leak, your roof surface may not be to blame after all.  Water could be leaking in through the soffit because of clogged gutters, ice dams, or rotted fascia.  The evidence of water intrusion will be evident on the edges and corners of the soffit.  Take a close-up look at your soffits and check for cracked, peeling paint, and curling and rotted plywood.…

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Understanding Deep Residential Water Well Plumbing

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One reality of living on a property with a deep water table is that you can expect higher costs to drill, outfit, and maintain a water well.  To help you better understand the needs of a deep well, here is some information on how they function and their piping requirements: Well Plumbing Basics Your well will have two different types of pipes: casing pipe down pipe The casing pipe you have installed can be made of stainless steel or a thermoplastic material, such as:…

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