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  1. How often should you get a termite inspection?

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    Ideally, you should plan to have your home inspected for termites once a year, particularly if you observe termite activity.

    Signs of activity can include swarming, as well as:

    - Mud tubes, which the light-averse insects build to move from place to place in or around your home.

    - Sagging floors and ceilings, which could indicate termites eating away at wood.

    - Termite excrement, which looks like wood pellets or ...
  2. How much does it cost to pave a driveway?

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    Make a great first impression on visitors to your home with an aesthetically pleasing driveway.

    The materials you select to pave your driveway affect the job's price. The materials used also affect your home's curb appeal and resale value.

    Check out how these popular driveway options differ to ensure you're making the best choice.


    Contractors consider asphalt one of the cheapest options. Paving an asphalt ...
  3. Easy and Simple Tips for Deck Finishing and Restoration

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ID:	9964Deck is one of those major investments that you made behind your house, to make its look beautiful and more impressive.

    But, if this investment of yours starts deteriorating within first one or two years, how would you feel?

    Well, if you really donít want such things to happen with your deck, consider preventing it.

    Ask people around you and you can hear many terrifying stories regarding decks like is rotting flip boards, cracked ...
  4. How much does it cost to remove water-damaged laminate flooring?

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    Waterlogged laminate is bad news. And wet laminate left in place could lead to even worse problems.

    Because laminate flooring is a floating floor product - meaning it doesn't need to be nailed or glued down - standing moisture can settle between the laminate and the concrete or subfloor. Not only can the moisture damage the subfloor itself, mold could develop within 24 hours.

    That's why it's important to quickly remove sodden laminate ...
  5. Saving Money in the Summer with Your Cooling Unit

    Every year as summer comes around the corner the thing that people dread the most is usually what their cooling bill will look like during those hotter than average three months. Usually by the end of May is when things start to warm up, and that is when we know that it will be rather costly to turn the thermometer down a few notches. Here are some ways that you can prevent your cooling bill from going through the roof, and hopefully save some of that extra weight off your wallet.

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  6. How to restore a faded wood fence

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    What's involved in restoring and staining a grayed-out fence?

    Returning a sun-faded fence to its former brightness is an ideal DIY project.

    Power washing is the most efficient way to clean a timeworn fence and the types of power washers most homeowners have will do the job just fine. In fact, professionals who use commercial-grade equipment must be careful not to apply too much concentrated pressure, which can damage wood.

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