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  • 2 Ways To Keep Water Out Of Your Foundation

    If your new house has a basement, you want to make sure that you know how to keep water away from your basement and foundation. If water gets into your basement or foundation, it can cause a lot of damage to your house. There are several easy things that you can do to make sure that water stays out of your basement.  Move Your Downspout One easy thing to do is to move your downspout for your gutters.
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  • 4 Tips For Getting The Most From Your Hydrographic Survey

    Conducting a hydrographic survey is the most accurate way to analyze and map the floor of a body of water. The conditions of a water floor can be turbulent. It is important that the survey be done correctly the first time to avoid any mistakes that will require additional work to accurately map the water floor. The following should be kept in mind when conducting a hydrographic survey: Check Equipment
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  • FAQ About Submersible Sump Pumps

    Did your basement recently get flooded from heavy rainfall and you are trying to prevent it from happening again? It is in your best interest to make an investment in getting a submersible sump pump installed in the basement. There are actually several ways that sump pumps can protect your house from water damage. In this article, you will learn some helpful information about submersible sump pumps so you can decide if getting one is a good idea.
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  • Tips For Wood Siding Care

    If you've been looking for a siding option that will last for many years and give your home a rich, warm look, you might want to think about wood siding. For homeowners who have never had wood siding, the idea can be daunting. However, when you know how to protect and care for it, you'll see that wood isn't any more complicated than other kinds of siding, and it is certainly attractive and unique.
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  • Keeping A Carpet Mud-Free During Rainy Weather

    If you have carpeting in your home, you most likely want to keep it in the best of shape so it lasts for many years. During inclement weather, carpeting is more prone to becoming dirty due to the tracking in of mud. Here are a few ideas you can use to help keep your carpeting from falling victim to damp, dirty shoes so it continues looking new for as long as possible.
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  • 3 Ideas To Help You Plan And Build Bio-Filtration For Septic Systems

    If you are looking for more environmentally-friendly solutions for your home, dealing with septic waste is important. Rather than letting it filter through the ground, you may want to improve filtration, which can be done with bio-filtration solutions. These are natural affluent filtration designs that include chambered designs with peat moss filtration or a wetland design, as well as planted drain fields. Here are some ideas to help you with the design and planning of these different types of bio-filtration systems:
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  • How Do Fire Sprinkler Systems Work During A Home Fire?

    When a home fire occurs, a family can lose all their belongings in a very short time. However, if a home has a fire sprinkler system, this can help put out the fire before it gets out of control. The sprinkler system has a built-in sensor that senses when smoke is inside the home. If a fire begins, the sprinkler system will turn on and the fire can be extinguished more easily.
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  • 6 Tips To Make Your Construction Site Safer

    A construction site may be temporary, since the project will only last a certain amount of time before the building is finished, but it is still very important to invest in the safety of the employees working at the site, as well as the public. A safe construction site decreases liability and can help ensure that a project is finished on time without problems. Use the following tips to ensure that your construction sites are safe:
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  • Three HVAC Tips For People With Dust Allergies

    Does dust leave you sneezing and tending to watery, itchy eyes? One of the biggest culprits for dust allergies in your own home is your HVAC system. Every time your furnace or air conditioner kicks on, it has the opportunity to blow dust around and right into your face. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to minimize this problem. Upgrade to a HEPA filter. Those flimsy fiberglass air filters might be okay for some people, but as someone with a  dust allergy, you need a better filter.
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  • 4 Ways To Update Your Bathroom Without A Full Remodel

    Does your bathroom look dated and drab, but you aren't ready to splurge on a full remodel? No need to fret, there are some low-cost upgrades that will breathe new life into this heavily used room. Follow the tips below to get the look of a new bathroom without the time and effort of ripping it out and starting from scratch. Tip #1: Refinish your bathtub Old bathtubs can become chipped, scratched, or stained.
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