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How to Detect Leaking From In-Ground Water Tanks

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Uncategorized |

As a home owner, installing an in-ground water tank can be a cost-effective way to ensure you have enough water for you and your family. However, without proper maintenance, in-ground tanks can be exposed to leakages that could be dangerous for you and your family. There are certain indicators that you can observe to let you know whether you have a leak in your tank or not. Here are a few of them. Water loss Perhaps the most obvious result of a leaking in-ground water tank is water loss. You can easily detect this from the drop in water...

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Asking the Right Questions When Considering a Pergola Installation on Your Property

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Uncategorized |

An outdoor pergola can give your patio area some shade and privacy and also add visual appeal to the area. If you add curtains, you can have even more privacy and protection from the elements, and the structure gives you a way to add hanging plants, install an overhead fan, or do whatever else you need to do to make your patio more relaxing and inviting. When considering a pergola installation for your property, note a few questions to ask the contractor or at the home improvement center. This will ensure you choose the right model and know...

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Bathroom flooring | Best options to have on your bathroom floors

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Uncategorized |

One thing about your bathroom that you need to take into consideration is the high moisture levels that exist. That makes the bathroom a pretty unique place. Not all floor options can be used on it, so you have to be very careful when making your selection. Using a good material will not only keep your bathroom in style, it will also ensure it lasts. Here are some of the top options to have. Vinyl This material is best picked for its ease on the pocket. Apart from being budget friendly, vinyl is very easy to clean, and it’s also able to...

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Cracks Indicating You Need Asphalt Repairs

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Typically, when cracks start developing on your asphalt driveway, they start small and gradually expand. As your driveway keeps experiencing traffic, both from feet and vehicles, the cracks gradually expand, becoming longer and wider. They key to preventing having to replace your asphalt driveway in its entirety is to have these cracks arrested while they are still minimal. However, if the cracks have already become larger, then it is pertinent to seek asphalt repairs post haste. Leaving cracks unchecked could lead to a myriad of problems....

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Which methods of basement construction should you choose?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you want a new basement, you must hire professional basement builders who can make you the basement you want. However, there are several methods you can choose, including precast panel, masonry walls and poured concrete. Every of them offer certain benefits. Poured concrete Poured concrete is the most common method. Walls created with this method are stronger than walls created by different methods. This method is less expensive than others and it offers a great quality. As a home owner, you should know that the basement made by this...

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Reasons to Stick To One Building Supply House for Hardware Supplies

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Engaging in a construction project cab be stressful regardless of whether it is a small remodelling project or the grand building of a new home. If not properly pre-planned with your building contractor, you could end up butting heads down the line. One of the most common arguments that crop up between individuals and their contractors is the cost of materials. Some people may feel that their contractors are overcharging them. On the other hand, contractors may feel that you are interfering with their field of expertise. So how can you bypass...

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First Time Living Alone: Two Ways To Keep Your Home Safe

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Uncategorized |

In New South Wales, recent crime statistics show a decrease in the number of homes that are being broken into. One reason for this is an increased awareness by homeowners to make sure their home is protected by a security system. As this is your first time living on your own, you are probably feeling overwhelmed about how to keep your home safe from intruders. There are two important steps you can take to increase your feeling of security, and keep your belongings where they belong. Choose the Right Security Alarm System A security alarm...

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Adding A Carport To A Character Home In Brisbane: What Council Planners Want To See

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you’re looking for a relatively cheap, easy way to add a storage space for your family car, a carport is often a good option. Whether you decide to build a freestanding carport or add one to an existing structure, you need to carefully consider local planning regulations, especially if you live in a character house. Learn more about the planning rules for character homes in Brisbane, and find out what you need to consider if you want to add a carport to one of these buildings. What are character homes? The state government protects...

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The Facts About Flameless Welding Of Copper Pipes

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Many DIY homeowners are a bit wary of carrying out plumbing jobs that involve using a flame to make connections between copper pipes. In some cases, the pipes are in an awkward or hard to reach location. Other times, the person may be inexperienced using a flame and may be a bit apprehensive. However, advances in the plumbing field have made it possible to join copper pipes using a polymer. This article looks at how this polymer works and how effective it is for making connections between copper pipes. Making The Connection Flameless bonding...

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How To Replace Timber Sash Window Cords

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Traditional timber sash windows undoubtedly add a touch of old-style glamour to a room.  However, sometimes problems can occur with the smooth operation of the windows, and the window cords are often the culprit.  Fortunately, replacing the window cords is a relatively simple job that you can do yourself in just an hour or so.  Here’s how to repair troublesome sash window cords. Begin by taking down any curtains or blinds that might hamper your work.   Now, unscrew the window stop from each of the side jambs.  ...

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Why Add Leadlights to Your Home?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Leadlights, or stained glass windows as they’re called when found in churches and other religious buildings, have become a favourite choice for homeowners for virtually any room in the home. There is no limit to the colour and style of leadlights, and you can typically have them custom-made to suit your taste in particular. If you’ve never thought of adding leadlights to an entryway or large window in a living room or other area, note a few advantages they might offer to your home. 1. Light filtration You may love to have the...

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