Archive for January, 2014

Three Helpful Benefits of Waterproofing Your Basement

Basement crack repair

Did you know that home foundation damage can often be identified by searching for cracks where the walls meet the ceilings? Water damage is a serious issue, and it can lead to a variety of troubles, including foundation problems. However, waterproofing your basement can help prevent these problems from happening. Basement waterproofing is beneficial in a variety of ways, as it can help prevent several issues from occurring.

1. Prevent foundation damage. Waterproofing helps prevent foundation damage. When leaks occur, water can seep into your basement and negatively affect the foundation of your house. As a result, repairing foundation problems is often not needed when you waterproof your basement.

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Awesome New Prototypes Make Green Energy More Accessible Than Ever Before

Residential solar installation

In Denmark, the V164-8.0 wind turbine was finally turned on for the first time yesterday morning. The turbine is the largest and most powerful in the world and is the result of a joint effort by Vestas — the second-largest turbine manufacturer in Europe — and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The 720 foot tall behemoth that features 260 foot long blades has the ability to power some 7,500 European households or a little over 3,000 American homes. But though wind power is becoming more common, and is already used all over the U.S. and Europe, solar residential systems might be the best option for homeowners looking to go green quickly.

The giant new turbine is meant mostly for

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Don’t Confuse Calcatta Marble With Carrara!

Bath remodeling ideas

Marble exudes a certain elegance, character, and style, which makes it a hot idea for any kitchen remodel designs or bathroom remodel designs. However, what most people don’t know is that there are different types of marble countertops. The design, flow, and ambience of a room can all be ruined if you choose the wrong types of marble countertops.

To help you make the right choices, here’s a little info on the two different types of marble countertops that are extremely popular, but often mixed up.

Calcatta.

Calcatta is often confused with Carrara, not only because the two are similar, but also because Calcatta comes from Carrara, Italy. Calcatta is brighter white kind of marble that has bolder, more dra

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Things to Consider When Thinking About Flooring For Your Home

Empire flooring

Many people debate about whether to choose carpet vs. wood flooring. There are many different kinds of carpeting to choose from, but there are also a bevy of different wood options as well. At the end of the day, when thinking about new carpet installation, there are a number of things to consider.

Amazingly, the oldest carpet man has found is over 2,000 years old, and it was discovered in 1946. Experts believe that carpeting was actually first developed by the people of Central Asia. Carpet comes in a wide array of materials, styles, and colors to match the design of any residential or commercial space. Carpet installation costs differ across diffe

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Creepy Critters are Not All That Homeowners Need to Worry About in the Bathroom

Local hvac companies

There are hundreds of storied of people who have opened the lid of their toilet to go to the bathroom and found snakes, spiders, scorpions, or other critters hiding in the bowl. Getting rid of them provides all sorts of challenges, especially for people who have no idea how to handle dangerous insects and animals. Fortunately, those cases are generally rare, and will never happen in some parts of the United States. But, there are some common toilet plumbing problems that can happen to every homeowner. Experienced plumbers will know how to fix plumbing problems that you will almost certainly deal with when you own a home.

Overflows

There are a handful of specific problems that could cause toilets to overflow. There are few feelings of panic that rival the moment you flush and realize tha

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