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  • Is Your Historic Home's Brick Foundation Crumbling? What Are Your Restoration Options?

    21 June 2016

    If you're the owner of a charming brick home that was built before paved roads and telephones, you may be accustomed to the extra TLC your home occasionally needs. However, like any homeowner, foundation issues may seem beyond your pay grade -- and if your home's brick foundation is beginning to show signs of age like cracking, pitting, or even buckling, you may be wondering about your next steps. Read on to learn more about some of the issues that can cause your home's brick foundation to crumble or buckle, as well as your best repair and restoration options to quickly and seamlessly get your foundation back to its original condition.

  • Tips To Insulate Your Home's Crawlspace

    21 June 2016

    If you live in a home with a crawlspace under any of its floors, it is a good idea to check the condition or existence of your crawlspace insulation. A crawlspace without proper insulation can create a cold and wet environment under your home, especially in the winter. Here are three tips to help you insulate your home's crawlspace and eliminate these problems. Insulate Your Crawlspace Walls and Ceiling If your home was built before 1990, it was most likely built without energy conservation building codes and without wall insulation in the crawlspace.

  • Do You Smell That? Tips For Decoding Air Conditioning Odors

    20 June 2016

    When your air conditioning system is emitting strange odors, it can leave your entire house smelling a little bit off. If you're struggling with a particular odor permeating your home, it can be helpful to know what could be causing it. Here's a look at some of the most common odors that you might notice from air conditioning units and the things that are most likely to cause them. Mildew Odor

  • AC Taking Too Long To Cool The House? Try These Simple Fixes

    20 June 2016

    If your air conditioning system takes too long to reach the temperature set on your thermostat and cool down your house, you may wonder if it's broken or needs servicing. Although there could be something seriously wrong with your AC, there may actually not be. Sometimes, cooling systems function poorly because of simple things, such as a dirty air filter and clogged drainage system. You may need to clean the condenser coil in the outside unit.

  • Packing Screen Prints For Shipping: 4 Reasons Your Artwork Arrived With Damage

    20 June 2016

    Collectible screen prints are popular with buyers and sellers across the United States, and these collectors often choose to ship prints to other people by courier. It isn't particularly expensive to use a courier service for these transactions, but if you don't pack the prints properly, they are liable to end up at their destination with signs of damage. Here are four reasons why. The tube you chose was too small or too thin

  • DIY Basement Water Damage Cleanup And Gas Water Heater Leaks: What Should You Know

    20 June 2016

    If your natural gas water heater cracks, leaks and floods water all over your basement's flooring, you may wonder if it's safe to clean up the mess without professional help. Although it's possible for you to clean up your waterlogged basement, it may want to reconsider. The flooding water isn't the only thing you must worry about when a gas water appliance breaks down. The electrical appliances in your basement can cause a great deal of harm if they shock or injure you.

  • How To Create Wooden Facades To Disguise Metal Chain Link Fence Posts

    20 June 2016

    Installing a privacy fence can add to your home's property value and enhance the surrounding space. In addition, if you are handy with basic hand and power tools, you can save money by performing the work yourself. However, if you already have a chain link fence in place, you may dread the thought of removing the old steel posts. Removing old posts can involve extensive digging and back-breaking labor, and once they are out of the ground, disposing of the posts is another potentially frustrating task.