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Fireplace Insert Basics

22 February 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Do you have an old fireplace you no longer use due to maintenance issues or simply because a standard wood fire seems like too much work? If so, then a fireplace insert may be able to give that old hearth new life. What Is an Insert? An insert is a self-contained unit that fits into your existing fireplace. It is made of insulated steel or similar durable material, so there is less heat loss into the chimney compared to a standard masonry fireplace. Read More …

Septic Tank Baffles: Did Your Baffles Deteriorate?

20 November 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you see heavy sludge floating on the top of your drain field, inspect the concrete baffles inside your septic tank right away. If the baffles deteriorate, solid waste will build up on the surfaces of the baffles or it will pass through to the drain field. Learn more about baffles and how to repair them below. This is an important part of septic tank maintenance and can keep your system healthy. Read More …

What To Expect From A Home Inspection

11 September 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you are purchasing a home, it is vital to have the house inspected professionally before you seal the deal. Understand what is typically checked during a home inspection so you can ensure it is thorough. Exterior Most home inspections actually start before the inspector walks inside the door. They will check for issues like standing water, which can indicate an issue with leaking pipes, a damaged septic system, or poor property grading. Read More …

How Limestone Can Be Used Around Your Home

18 August 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you own a home but have not made use of limestone, then you are missing out on the perks of using this natural stone. There are actually a variety of different ways that you can make use of limestone in and around your home. If you are interested in improving your home and exploring this great natural stone material at the same time, consider the ideas below. Kitchen Counters Read More …

Need Shade? How To Care For Your Canvas Canopy

25 June 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Summer is right around the corner. If you're making plans for outdoor activities, now's the time to invest in a canvas canopy. Canvas canopies provide protection from the elements. They also provide you with plenty of shade. This is especially important when natural shade isn't available. With the right care, your canvas canopy will last for years to come. Here are four tips that will help you care for your new canopy. Read More …

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Making Your Garden A Beautiful Place

I have never been one of those people who loves to spend time outside, but when I purchased a home, I wanted a gorgeous garden. I didn't want to risk the value of my property dwindling because of issues with a few simple details, so I focused on feeding my plants, improving their watering schedule, and avoiding some of the pests that were damaging my friends' and neighbors' lawns. If you have ever wondered how to create gardens that grow without a lot of care or long, lush, lawns, this blog is for you. Read more about home and garden topics here.