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Summers Are More Fun with a Backyard Deck

When I was growing up, my family home had a backyard deck. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I later moved into my own home that didn't have one. We used to have family over for outdoor gatherings and cook out on it. It was covered, so if it rained, it never ruined the party! As a teenager, one of my favorite ways to relax was to go outside onto the deck and listen to the rain fall on its roof. The sound was so soothing. After enduring one summer in my new home with no deck, I was determined to have one installed quickly. I found a local contractor who got the job done quickly and accurately, and my house now feels like a "home!" I decided to start a blog to share what I learned during the deck construction process along with some other tips!

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Five Things You Will Want To Consider When You Have A Sprinkler System Install For Your Home

27 January 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Sprinkler systems can be a great way to keep your landscaping green and give your garden the watering it needs. If you want to have a sprinkler system installed of your home, there are a few things that you will want to consider. You may need to have things like a backflow prevention device installed, programmable controls and other features for your irrigation system. If you are going to be having a sprinkler system installed for your home, here are five things that you will want to consider first: Read More …

How To Eliminate Rust On A Pear Tree

22 January 2015
 Categories: , Blog

As anyone who has pear trees in their yard knows, these trees make marvelous ornamentals that add to your property's aesthetic value. Pear trees also produce tasty fruit as long as the tree is properly maintained and devoid of any disease. One common affliction of pear trees is rust, which is produced by fungi. There are many different species of fungus that cause rust, which can in turn harm your fruit trees. Read More …

What Is Your Elevator Trying To Tell You? Warning Signs Of Potential Problems

19 January 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Even if you institute and keep up with a comprehensive maintenance plan for your elevators, they're going to need repair or replacement at some point along the way. The mechanical components of the elevator will wear from use. The key is recognizing the signs of that wear and tear before they lead to complete failure that renders your elevator unusable. Here are some of the key warning signs that you should watch for to address elevator problems before they lead to serious issues. Read More …

3 Ways To Protect Your Hardwood Floors From Dogs

14 January 2015
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People love their dogs, but they don't love what their dogs can do to their hardwood floors. It's extremely common for dogs to accidentally scratch the floors, cause them to warp because of excess moisture, or track dirt onto them and and grind it in. In order to make sure that your hardwood floors stay safe and undamaged, follow these three tips. 1. Add Thin Rugs in Front of the Doors Read More …

Glass Decorating Ideas For Your Office

8 January 2015
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Are you responsible for decorating an office? Perhaps you own an office of your own. If you're looking for new decorating ideas, take advantage of these tips to make an attractive looking office using different glass options: Mirrors: Mirrors will make even the most cramped office feel larger. However, an entire wall of mirrors may make some clients and employees feel uneasy. Instead, have a glass company install mirrors in strategic locations. Read More …