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Squeaks, Rattles And Rollers: Troubleshooting And Repairing A Noisy Garage Door

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You might forgive a little squeaking and rumbling coming from your garage door, but unpleasant noises that occur when you open or close your garage door can be indications of more serious mechanical problems. Ignoring a noisy door for long enough can lead to increased wear and mechanical problems, some of which can be potentially dangerous. Fortunately, problems that cause a garage door to become noisy are usually repairable; here are some of the most common noise-causing problems, along with ways they can be fixed:

8 July 2016

Why It May Be Wise to Overlay Concrete Over an Old Asphalt Driveway

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Many commercial property owners are not sure about the best approach to take if they would like to give the asphalt driveway a new lease of life. One option is to replace the asphalt on the driveway with new asphalt. Another option is to place a layer of concrete over the old asphalt driveway. This article discusses why it may be a good idea to choose the second option. Reduced Downtime

6 July 2016

What You Might Not Know About Concrete Crack Repairs

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Cracks on concrete structures/surfaces are a form of mechanical damage. Cracking is perhaps the most common type of damage to expect with these structures and/or surfaces. If you've been fortunate enough not to have had crack-related problems on your concrete surfaces, here are a few things you may not know about mechanical damage to concrete. Internal Concrete Cracks Can Be Located Without Excessive Demolition Concrete cracks will often develop internally (e.

5 July 2016

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Architect

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Hiring an architect is perfect when you feel that you have reached your creative limits and you require expert advice take your home renovation project further. However to ensure that your working relationship is a positive one and that you are being provided with the level of service that you expect, try to consider the following 5 things.  1. Think of the budget Hiring an architect can be costly as can renovating a home.

30 June 2016

Insulation for the Metal Roof in Your Commercial Building: Three Ideas

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If you have a commercial building with a metal roof, you may want to insulate the roof to reduce your heating and cooling bills. As an added bonus, insulation helps to absorb sound, making rain storms much quieter inside your building. There are several type of commercial insulation you can consider. Take a look at these three options to help you decide what is right for you. 1. Spray-on insulation

30 June 2016

Often Overlooked Tips for Keeping a Home's Concrete Driveway in Good Repair

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A home's concrete driveway will eventually chip or crack or otherwise need repair; this is simply due to age and exposure to the elements. Concrete may be very strong but it isn't completely permanent, as the material will break down over time. However, the way you manage and treat your home's concrete driveway can go a long way toward how long it lasts and how it looks over the years. Note a few tips for maintaining a concrete driveway, or any concrete surface on your property, so you can keep it looking its best for years to come.

30 June 2016

How to Retrieve an Item From a Sink Drain

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Small and sometimes valuable items can easily get washed away into the sink drain. It may be an expensive ring that you removed to do dishes or earrings that slipped into the sink's drain as you washed your face. With a little luck and some DIY plumbing skills and techniques, small metallic items can be retrieved after being washed away into the drain. What makes this possible? The plumbing design.

30 June 2016

Combating Low Water Pressure

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Have you ever stepped into a shower, turned the knob on, only to be trickled by a slow run-down of dribbling water? Low water pressure may not be as big a problem in many households as the more common "too high pressure," but it is a problem. High pressure, on one hand, can cause several problems with pipes, faucets, and even appliances. Low pressure, however, may occasionally necessitate the need for plumbers, especially when devices connected to your plumbing are consequentially not functioning properly.

29 June 2016

Some Questions You Might Have About Window Tinting for Your Home

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Window tinting is not just for cars; you can have your home's windows tinted to keep your home cooler during summer months and also block out light from nearby traffic, street lamps, and the like. If you're thinking of getting your home's windows tinted, note a few questions you might have about the process and then discuss this option with a contractor if you still need more information.   Do windows crack after being tinted?

27 June 2016

Important Questions to Ask When Considering a Tarp Hire

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You can actually hire or rent a heavy-duty tarp for covering over a construction project or for use as shelter when planning an outdoor event, and this can mean having needed protection for your materials or your guests. Renting a heavy-duty tarp can also mean ensuring you get a clean tarp that is free of debris or tears; you don't want to use an old tarp from your garage which might have holes and other damage when it's time to cover your roofing project or set up for a party.

23 June 2016