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How You Can Prep Your House For New Siding And New Insulation

Although siding contractors generally provide an estimate for tearing off the siding and insulation on your house, you could skip that expense and help the contractor out in the same breath. It takes a little bit of elbow grease on your part, but you may find that it is worth it. Here is how you can prep your house for new siding and insulation and help your contractor get a jumpstart on the job. Read More 

Scrub-a-Dub-Dub: 4 Steps to Take When Your High-Efficiency Washer’s on the Fritz

If your high-efficiency washer is giving you problems, the issue might not be one that requires a repair technician. It could something that you could take care of on your own. Before you call the repair company, here are four simple steps that could clear up the problem for you. Give It Some Air If you shut the door as soon as you are done with the last load of laundry, you might be inviting mold and mildew to set up shop. Read More 

Understanding Residential French Drain Systems For Homeowners

If you have ever visited the Grand Canyon on vacation, then you have seen first-hand the destructive power that water can have on rocks and soil. While admittedly on a much smaller scale, the storm water runoff from your home's roof can pose a serious threat to your home's foundation if it is not given a safe route away from your house to the storm drain system in your neighborhood.  Read More 

4 Features To Plan When Building Your Custom Home For Energy Efficiency

If you are planning on building a custom home, then you may want to have some specific features. This can include modern mechanical systems that help to make your home more energy efficient. When building a custom home, you have a great opportunity to plan for some of the green features you want to have integrated into the design. Here are some tips to help you decide on the best green features to add to your new custom home> Read More 

Fixes To Common Gravel Driveway Problems

Outfitting a driveway with gravel is usually cheaper than using other paving materials such as asphalt. This, in addition to the fact that gravel driveways are easy to maintain, makes them ideal for use in homes. However, there are times when gravel-paved driveways develop problems that affect not only their functionality but also their appearance. Here are some of the most common gravel driveway problems and ways through which you can fix them. Read More