Protect Your Basement From Water Damage With These Tips

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After hearing news of so many severe weather events around the world, you may have decided to start making sure that your home is safe in the event of a hurricane or severe lightning storms. One of the first things you may decide to do is to make sure that your basement is protected from water. Here are some ways to do that. Do a Foil Test   If you regularly see wet patches on the floor or walls of your basement, you need to determine where the water is coming from, so you know how to handle it. Read More»

A Master Key Lock System Can Add Convenience To Your Home

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Master key systems aren’t exactly new. Commercial property owners have been using these systems for years. However, many homeowners miss out on the benefits this type of locking system can offer them. Installing a master key lock system can give you the security and access you need. What Exactly Is A Master Key? A master key system is a lock system that affords you complete access to your property. With a traditional lock system, each lock is accessed and operated with a specific key. Read More»

Landscape Design: Where To Use Natural Stone Pavers

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Stone pavers, also called paving stones, are slabs of stone that are used throughout the yard. There are two types of stone pavers: natural and manufactured. Natural stone is often the preferred type of paver, which is made of different types of stone, such as bluestone, sandstone or granite. They can be used in many different areas of your yard and for a wide range of purposes. Here are the best places to lay down natural stone pavers and improve the appearance of your yard. Read More»

How To Repair Burned Grass

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With proper lawn maintenance, it is relatively easy to keep your lawn in optimum condition. Fertilizer can do wonders for your lawn and is needed so that your lawn remains healthy. Still, too much fertilizer can have the opposite effect, causing lawn grass to die. Usually, this happens in strips or patches when fertilizer spills or overlaps while you are applying it. This is referred to as “fertilizer burn,” since the fertilizer salts burn the roots of the grass causing them to die. Read More»

Kitchen Remodel: Pros & Cons of Granite Countertops

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Granite is a beautiful and stable material that is often used for countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. The material is not only very difficult to scratch or burn, but it comes in many colors and styles. Many modern and contemporary kitchens use granite countertops, choosing from finishes like flamed, sandblasted, brushed or polished. Before you choose this material for your own countertops, it helps to know about the pros and cons. Read More»