Archive for September 18th, 2015

Is Your Driveway Ruining Your Home’s Foundation? Leaks Can Cost Thousands

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While many American homeowners are very enthusiastic about redecorating and renovating the interiors of their homes, they may not realize that for a few thousand dollars, they can make a solid investment by redoing and upgrading the outside of their homes, specifically their driveways. The average cost of a new driveway falls between about $2,000 and $5,000 and new driveways in general can add considerable value to the resale value of any home.

Concrete driveway contractors do recommend checking the age of a home’s driveway: after about 20 years, most driveways could benefit from a complete redo. A full Read more ...

What Results Will Your Yard See with an Organic Lawncare Service?

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The organic movement — along with the larger effort to go “green” — has taken the U.S. by storm in recent years. Today everything from fruits and vegetables to processed foods and beverages are available in organic forms. Some companies even use things like organic cotton to make clothing and textiles, believing this to create fabric in its purest form. Yet there is one area where Americans may not have caught on to the benefits of organics, and that’s in their lawncare.

Today, Americans spend approximately $700 million on chemical pesticides for their lawns each year. These herbicide- and pesticide-laden lawncare treatments can have a negative impact on soil

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