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  1. What goes into yard leveling?

    Over time, you may notice changes in the levels of your yard and landscape. Sections of dirt may be worn down by erosion, water may pool in puddles in your lawn or you may have an area of depression that sinks and dips beneath the ground.

    The solution to this and several other problems is to hire a pro to level your yard. This is also known as grading or resloping.

    Erosion drainage is the most common cause for needing a regrade. Buried building materials, a sewer leak ...
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    Garden, Landscaping
  2. Check Out These Easy Ways to Prepare Your Garage for Summer

    Summer is getting closer and that means preparing your garage for it should be one of your top priorities when it comes to house maintenance. You donít want fixing up your garage in the middle of July, as you will almost certainly give up due to the heat that is almost always present in garages at that time of the year. For that reason, here are a couple of tips you can follow in order to prepare your garage for summer successfully, so you donít have to hassle with anything unnecessary when the ...
  3. How can I minimize water damage?

    With the advent of spring and the rainy season, many parts of the country are heading into the wettest part of the year. Water damage ó whether from rain, flooding or a plumbing leak ó can be swiftly damaging and quite expensive. The average water damage restoration job costs about $3,100. Two efforts can save serious amounts of money: preventative maintenance and fast cleanup. Hereís a rundown of how to protect yourself.

    Prevent the leaks

    Your most effective tool against ...
  4. 3 Spring Renovation Ideas For Your Home

    Do you hear that? It's the sweet sound of birds chirping in the morning and leaves gently rustling in the breeze because, at long last, spring is slowly settling itself in for the long haul. You can gradually begin to take the layers of coats, scarfs, sweaters, and hats off and open up a window or two. You can finally let some fresh air inside your home without risking a deep freeze in the living room.

    Itís been a long winter ó one that has been darker and lonelier than most. Now that ...
  5. What should I look for in a housecleaning service?

    With the advent of spring after a long and difficult winter, itís time to think about a deep housecleaning. You can certainly handle it yourself, but by hiring a professional cleaner, youíre giving back to yourself the gift of time to spend on family, friends, hobbies ó anything other than scrubbing every inch of your home!

    One of your first decisions when hiring a cleaning pro is whether to go with a company or a solo cleaner. Each comes with their own pros and cons.

    Cleaning ...
  6. Peeling paint

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ID:	11414Peeling paint is a burr under the saddle of many homeowners, Iím afraid, and the causes are numerous.

    The best way to understand why paint peels is to think about all of the things you have that do hold their paint without peeling. How about your car or truck, or your aluminum siding, gutters and downspouts? Even lawn mowers, snowblowers and other outdoor tools fall into that category. So does the outside of my 20-year-old house, which has fiber cement siding. ...
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