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5 Reasons To Install Asphalt Paving In Your New Livestock Barn

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Building a new barn to house horses, cows, or other large livestock is a daunting task because there's a lot of pressure to get all the details right on the first try. If you're still in the planning or site preparation stages for the barn construction, consider adding an asphalt floor to the space instead of packed dirt or concrete. This type of paving offers five distinct benefits, especially when it's added as part of new construction instead of retrofitted into an existing structure.

27 January 2016

How Can You Keep Your Medications Secure If A Recovering Addict Lives In Your Home?

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Watching a spouse, teenager, or other close relative struggle with a powerful narcotic addiction can be devastating -- especially when you find out your own prescription medications were used to fuel this addiction. After going through rehab treatment, your relative may be ready to return home, but you could be reluctant to allow your relative unfettered access to the medications you need to relieve your chronic pain, especially after a previous breach of trust.

31 December 2015

Flood Preparation Tips For The Home To Prevent Damage

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If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, then you need to worry about how rising waters will affect your home. Floods can cause extensive damage. Costs of over $20,000 can be expected whenever flood damage restoration is done. To mitigate these costs, you should prepare your house for flood damage. Keep reading to learn about a few important things that you should do before a flood causes damage to the home.

15 December 2015

Design Strategies For Small Kitchens: How To Make A Tiny Space Seem Larger

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A small kitchen can make your home feel cramped and cluttered. Fortunately, a few simple design changes can help your current kitchen feel much larger than it actually is. Here are a few things you can do to bring some spaciousness to your cooking space when your square footage is limited. 1. Lighten Up Lighter colors help a room to feel more open. If you have dark cabinets, a dark floor, or poor lighting, these can easily make your small kitchen feel even smaller.

3 December 2015

Tips To Help You Prepare Your New Cast Iron Wood Stove

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If you have recently purchased a cast iron wood stove for your home, then you need to make sure that the device is placed a foot or more from your interior walls. Also, the stove pipe should be installed by a professional, and you should place a stone, cement, or fiberglass material underneath the stove. Once these tasks are completed, you are likely excited to start burning wood. There are a few more things you need to do to prepare the stove itself for wood burning, like some of the following things.

4 November 2015

Job Site Security & Safety Concerns Eating Away At Your Profit Margin? Protect It With This 4-Pronged Strategy

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Every contractor and project supervisor understands that job site security and safety issues can quickly endanger the profit margin for the entire project. If materials or tools are stolen, property is vandalized or employees or delivery staff are injured, the losses can be staggering. This is especially true when the job site is located in an area that is not regularly patrolled by local law enforcement or there are other factors that make it difficult to protect.

14 October 2015

Drip Irrigation Benefits And Installation Tips For A Successful And Low Maintenance Garden

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Having a healthy garden requires constant watering, especially during the hottest summer months. Watering your garden with sprinklers can waste water and can make it hard to control where your sprinklers deliver water. A drip irrigation system makes the process of watering your garden easier and more efficient. Here are some benefits you will have from installing a drip system and tips to help you install your own. Benefits of a Drip System

30 September 2015

Don't Panic—And 4 Other Tips to Follow if You Get Stuck in an Elevator

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People working in tall buildings ride elevators many times a day, often without a second thought about getting stuck in one of those elevators. That's because elevators are very safe. Even if someone gets stuck in an elevator, the chances are very high that you'll be quickly rescued. In fact, only 26 people die in elevators every year, and those people are mostly service personnel who work on elevators. This means that the odds are in your favor that you won't meet your fate in an elevator at work.

8 September 2015

Why Vinyl Fencing Is The Perfect Choice For Your Home

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You have plenty of fencing options available to you, and vinyl is just one of them. Which one is right for your yard? While going with a composite material like vinyl may not have started off as your first choice, there are plenty of reasons why it should top your list. Wood Takes a Lot of Maintenance Wood is the most common choice for homeowners. And there is good reason for this-- there are few options more "

19 August 2015

Add Easy, Rustic Charm To Your Storefront With A Weatherizing Steel Sign

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Are you looking for a new storefront sign to promote your business? Does your brand identify with the terms rustic, industrial, or green? If so, a weatherizing steel sign might be just what you're looking for. Read on to learn more. What Is Weatherizing Steel? Weatherizing steel is steel that forms its own protective layer against rust. Standard structural steel is highly porous. As the metal is exposed to weather, it rusts.

6 August 2015