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Four Tips To Help Improve The Design And Installation Of A Septic Mound

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Sometimes, an alternative waste treatment system is needed when the soil of your property does not meet the needs of a conventional septic system. This can also be due to problems like a high water table. One way to deal with this is by building a septic mound, which raises the drain field to allow for proper filtration of the affluent, or liquid waste. This can be an unsightly addition to your landscaping, but with the right design, it can blend in perfectly. Read More»

Getting Your Windows Ready For Winter: Going Beyond Double-Glazing

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The state of your windows has a huge effect on how well your home maintains a comfortable temperature – and on your energy costs. In the winter, you can lose a great deal of heat through your windows. But while the insulation properties of your window glass are important, there’s a lot more to good winter windows than choosing double-glazing. Frames Older windows, especially those with wood frames, can warp over time. Read More»

Mending Broken Drip Irrigation Lines

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It’s not out of the ordinary for a drip irrigation line to become the victim of an errant shovel or other gardening tool. Striking a drip irrigation line by accident often results in cracks and gashes in the line itself, allowing water to escape from the line uncontrollably. The following shows how you can easily find and repair those accidental leaks and place your drip irrigation system back into service. Read More»

Two Tips To Get New Carpet On A Budget

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Carpeting your home is a great way to create a cozy ambiance that is comfortable and inviting.  If you’re sticking to a strict budget, you may think that adding new carpet is unattainable, since the average cost to carpet a home is anywhere from $300 to $600 dollars per room.  However, there are techniques you can use to get the carpet you want without breaking the bank. Use these tips so you can get new carpets even when you don’t have a lot of money. Read More»

Prevent Intruders From Entering Your Garage With A Plastic Zip Tie!

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One of the great features of an automatic garage door opener is the locking mechanism that prevents unauthorized people from opening the door from the outside. What you may not realize is that there’s an easy way to disengage garage doors from automatic garage door openers, making it possible for intruders to enter. The Problem Lies in the Emergency Release Mechanism The emergency release cord on your garage door is an automatic release that disengages the door from the automatic door opener. Read More»