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Thinking Off The Dock: Four Contemporary Ideas For The Dock On Your Lake Home

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If you have built a lake home with a contemporary design, often a dock that you may have built will be made of conventional materials such as wood, steel, concrete, and flotation devices. What if you want your dock to have more of a contemporary look like your home? There are some things that you can do to make your dock have a contemporary look, such as combining glass and steel railings, building a floating dock house with a contemporary design, or using lightweight, stained concrete. Read More»

Three Ways To Preserve Your Asphalt Driveway

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Keeping your driveway in good condition goes a long way toward upholding the curb appeal of your home.  While you may believe that the deterioration process for your asphalt driveway is completely out of your control, there are techniques you can use to extend the lifespan of your driveway.  Use this information to learn more about how you can keep your driveway looking great for the long haul! Keep A Good Seal On It Read More»

Three Ways To Unclog A Toilet This Holiday Season

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The house is alive with music, laughter and lights. Uncle Eddie is doing his best impression of The Grinch and Grandpa is entertaining the kids with a slightly off-key rendition of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer(while shooting pointed looks at Grandma herself).  Suddenly, in the middle of your festive celebration, a shout rings out: “The toilet won’t flush!” It’s a sentiment that can ruin any celebration, but fortunately, there’s often an easy fix. Read More»

Three Simple Electrical Repairs You Should Be Able To Do In Your Home

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If the lights go out in your home and it is not the power, it may be a problem with your electrical system. There are some things that you may want to call a professional electrical contractor for, such as adding a circuit breaker to an area of your home. There are also some things that you may want to do yourself, which can be installing a ceiling fan or changing a light fixture. Read More»

Crashed Into Your Garage Door? Here's How To Check It For Damage

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If you accidentally run into your garage door with your car, the first thing you should do is check it for internal damage. You don’t want to operate the door if it is going to malfunction. Of course, if the door is crumpled from the outside, it’s pretty obvious you’re going to need to replace or repair the door. Other damage may not be so obvious. This is how you inspect your garage door for damage. Read More»