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Structural vs. Non-Structural Foundation Cracks

Structural vs. Non-Structural Foundation CracksSeeing cracks in your foundation walls or floor? Cracking can be the result of site conditions, building history, normal curing processes, changes in temperature, foundation settlement, or applied loads, among other issues. While care needs to be taken in diagnosing these cracks, your foundation may not be in such dire straits as you think.Shrinkage c...
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How to Create an Awesome Outdoor Space

How to Create an Awesome Outdoor SpaceMake It CozyBuy cushioned seating, big chairs, and extra padded lounge furniture for your outdoor space. Your outdoor space should be just as inviting as your indoor space, so don’t skimp on the throw pillows and indoor-outdoor rugs for a little extra dimension and color. Consider building a fire pit, which will enhance the coziness of your space, especially o...
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Smell Musty? Time to Breathe Easy

Smell Musty? Time to Breathe EasyMany basements, even basements in newer homes, have trouble with mustiness and poor air quality. Reasons for this can include excess moisture, lack of air circulation, lack of cleaning, and mold and mildew growth.Moisture is the most common issue that causes musty odors and poor air quality. The excess water that comes into your home due to poor drainage, leaking c...
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Gardening Tips for the Clueless Gardener

Gardening Tips for the Clueless GardenerConfession time: I don’t have a green thumb. I have killed cactus. I can easily imagine that plants shudder in horror when I get too close. Until this past year, the only plant that has survived while in my care was a Golden Pothos plant, a hardy little vining plant that requires a drought, a swarm of locusts, and a bazooka to kill. Though I have since bough...
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The Signs of Poor Yard Drainage

The Signs of Poor Yard Drainage1. Clogged GuttersClogged gutters are a tell-tale sign of problems to come. Clogs force water that should be draining down the downspouts to flood over the edge of the gutter and pool too close to the foundation – potentially ruining sliding and paint in the process. Clogged gutters are obvious in a downpour; other signs include streaks of dirt on the outside of gutt...
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