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2016

How To Prevent Soil Erosion

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Soil erosion occurs naturally over time due to weather exposure, carrying fertile soil away with the wind or water. Over time, this can cause land where plants used to grow to become desolate and arid. Thankfully, there are a number of simple techniques that you can implement in order to maintain your own topsoil around your home. Stopping Soil Erosion Plant Grass: Grass helps keep the soil on the ground by holding it down with its roots. Read More»

Home Heating From The Sun

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Every day, the sun is constantly beaming solar energy towards the earth, and the idea of harnessing this energy is an attractive one. When people think of using energy from the sun, solar panels are usually the first thing to come to mind. But one of the most promising ways to get energy from the sun, oddly enough, involves digging down rather than looking up: ground source geothermal energy. What does geothermal energy have to do with the sun? Read More»

Top Plumbing Upgrades to Implement When Moving into an Older Home

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While moving into an older home gives you some of the charm that you might expect, it’s also common for you to find a number of projects that you’ll need to tackle to bring your home up to the energy-efficiency standards of modern homes. One of the most important parts of your home that you’ll need to focus on upgrading is the plumbing. In fact, older plumbing can result in your water bill being significantly higher than necessary. Read More»

Renting A Dumpster? Follow These Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe

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To you, a dumpster represents a way to get your garage or basement cleaned out more quickly and easily. To your children, however, that same dumpster can seem like a fun place to climb and explore. Kids can easily suffer injuries when climbing on a dumpster or playing in its contents. The next time you rent a dumpster, follow these tips to keep them safe: Lock the dumpster when you’re not using it Read More»

Cool Vintage Bathroom Fixtures For Your Bathroom Remodel

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You don’t have to purchase brand-new fixtures and features for your remodeled bathroom. In fact, there are some beautiful vintage items that might complement your new bathroom theme better than anything you find in a conventional retail venue. Seek out markets that cater to those remodeling projects and that offer unique and distinctive fixtures for the bathroom, and talk with remodeling contractors to determine the viability of using these in your distinct space. Read More»