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  • FAQ About Inground Swimming Pools

    Are you thinking about getting an inground swimming pool installed to take up space in your large backyard? Although having a swimming pool is a nice feature to have in a backyard, there are a few things you should know before moving forward with construction. This article answers a few of the questions that might come to your mind when investing in an inground swimming pool. What Kind of Materials Can Be Used for Construction? [Read More]

  • Important Steps In The Process Of Grading A Yard

    Using fill dirt to shape a yard and channel the flow of water away from a home's foundation is a good idea for aesthetic reasons and for proper drainage. It's also a fairly straightforward landscaping process. The following are seven steps to the process of grading a yard with fill dirt: Get rid of vegetation The first step to grading a yard is to remove any vegetation that is growing around the home's foundation. [Read More]

  • Pros And Cons Of The Different Types Of Heat Pump Water Heaters

    Traditional electric water heaters use the electricity to operate a burner assembly that heats the water within the tank. A heat pump water heater does not directly generate heat to warm up the water but rather uses electricity to pull heat from the surrounding air and applies that heat to the water. The difference in operation has its pros and cons that can help you determine if a heat pump water heater is a good match for your home. [Read More]

  • Recognize When It's Time To Replace Your Sump Pump

    When it comes to sump pumps, the most important thing to remember is that they don't last forever. Whether the unit simply dies or it is no longer equipped to meet your needs, there comes a point when you will need to replace your sump pump. Make sure you know how to recognize the signs that indicate it's time for a replacement. Longer Operation One sign that you need to replace your sump pump is a longer operating time. [Read More]

  • Live In The Desert? How To Create Water Reservoirs Prior To Your Water Well Drilling Project

    Although a small percentage of the total land mass of the U.S. is covered in desert, there are still many residents that choose to live in these arid locales. As such, they have to find sources of potable water, which usually comes in the form of a water well. If you have moved to a desert state or if you have lived there for some time and need a new water well, you may be short on water for some time. [Read More]

  • How To Inspect A Used Forklift

    If you are purchasing a used forklift for your business for the first time (from an outlet such as Independent Lift Truck Of Alaska), it is important that you give it a thorough inspection just like you would do if you were purchasing a used car. Here is how and what you need to inspect when purchasing a used forklift for your business.     The Front Of The Forklift The first area you should inspect is the front of the forklift. [Read More]

  • Do You And Your Neighbors Want A More Private Subdivision? Options To Consider

    If you and your neighbors are tired of people driving through your neighborhood that doesn't have an outlet, and you want to keep people from passing through for no reason, or with malicious intent, you'll want to talk with your homeowners association. Video Surveillance Put a security camera at the entrance of your subdivision, and include a sign that warns people they are being watched. This may be enough to keep people from pulling in, and you'll have everyone that comes in and out of the development on camera. [Read More]

  • Replacing The Bleachers In Your Athletic Arena: Options To Consider

    When you are the owner and operator of an athletic arena, you want to make sure that you have created an ideal environment for athletes and teams to compete in as well as for spectators to come and enjoy the events. However, if you have been in business for a while, your arena may be in need of some upgrades and some replacements for existing fixtures. If you are at that point, one of the best steps that you can take is to replace your bleachers. [Read More]

  • How To Seal And Insulate Ducts

    Modern furnaces have great energy efficiency, especially if you choose an Energy Star rated product. However, no matter how efficient your furnace is, you will lose a lot of heat and waste a lot of energy if your ducts are not fully sealed and insulated. To adequately seal and add insulation, you will need to do the job before the drywall is installed. This article explains how to seal the ducts seams with aluminum foil tape and how to install thermal bubble rolls for extra insulation. [Read More]

  • How To Repair Your Crumbling Chimney

    Really old chimneys frequently have issues with crumbling and flaking mortar. Either acid rain or age causes the mortar to deteriorate, and then it does not take much more than a strong wind or the sonic boom of thunder to shake a few bricks loose. If you are currently experiencing problems with loose bricks and/or a crumbling chimney, here is how you can repair it yourself. Buy Supplies to Repair the Chimney [Read More]