3 Ways to Prepare for Firewood Storage in Severe Weather Conditions

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There is a growing interest in using wood burning stoves, fire pits and wood fireplaces during the winter months. Though this is still something done in rural areas or seasonal cabins, it is catching on in more suburban areas. If you have just purchased a wood burning option that you want to use during the colder seasons and extreme weather conditions, you may be wondering how to find timber for sale for firewood and how to store it.

10 October 2018

What Factors Would Lead You To Require Foundation Work?

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Progressive foundation damage is not something that is exclusive to some homes. This form of damage can strike any residence, since the causes are diverse. Thus, not only is it vital for every homeowner to be knowledgeable on how to identify the early signs of foundation decline, but you should also be aware of the potential culprits. Knowing the typical causes of foundation damage will go a long way toward helping you comprehend how best you can protect your property from these problems.

25 September 2018

Three Simple Maintenance Tips for Your Wooden Fence

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Wooden fences are beautiful and will enhance the appeal of your home. However, these fences are more vulnerable to deterioration and damage than steel, aluminium and plastic alternatives. If these fences are neglected, they will sustain water damage and begin rotting. Also, the material can be damaged by pests such as termites and wood borers. Therefore, if you want to preserve the appeal and strength of your wooden fence, you must be diligent in upkeep.

30 July 2018

Eco-Friendly Elements to Consider When Hiring Marine Contractors

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When you're hiring commercial marine contractors, there are numerous elements you need to consider. In particular, if you're concerned about the environmental impact of your project, you may want to look for a company who's committed to environmentally friendly practices. As you talk with different prospects, here are some elements you may want to ask about. Excavation Techniques Whether you're hiring someone for marine or land-based construction, you may want to ask about their excavation techniques.

4 June 2018

Does it cost more to heat or cool your home?

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In the middle of the summer, the thought of cool air is as appealing as your favourite meal or your favourite holiday destination. On the other hand, the thought of warm air in the middle of the winter offers the same effect. Heating and cooling costs account for nearly half of the energy consumed in your home. However, have you thought about breaking down your heating and cooling costs to determine which is higher?

25 April 2018

What to Do If You Discover Asbestos in Your Home

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Since the dangers of asbestos exposure were publicly revealed, it's become a homeowner's nightmare. The thought of discovering this hazardous substance in your property is accompanied by thoughts of risk to your family's health and expensive, disruptive work to remove it safely. Despite how widely the dangers are known, however, few people really know what they should do in the event they discover asbestos. Inhaling asbestos fibres is linked to a number of different respiratory problems, most worryingly mesothelioma — a type of cancer.

28 March 2018

Small But Important Features to Include In a New Custom Home

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When you work with a custom homebuilder, you can choose virtually any material for the finishes, as well as dictate the walls' paint colours, and opt for the size of the rooms that will work for your needs in particular. However, there are some small but important features you might want to include in a new custom home, which can make it more enjoyable and functional overall. Note a few of those features here.

1 March 2018