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Why Your Basement Needs A Sump Pump And A Look At How It’s Installed

If your home has a basement, you should probably have a sump pump. A sump pump is a form of interior basement waterproofing, and it helps avoid problems with a flooded basement that could lead to water damage. Here's a look at how a sump pump works and how it's installed. Why You May Need A Sump Pump Water can seep into your basement through the concrete floor or walls. It might also enter through cracks or through gaps around the basement window. Read More 

Want To Install A Metal Roof Over Shingles? Know These 3 Things

Adding a metal roof to your home can be a great way to give some longevity to your roofing material. However, you may have asphalt shingles on your home and are wondering if you need to rip those off prior to installing the metal roofing material. Here are a few things to know about this unique metal roof installation. Underlayment Material Is Necessary If you will be placing metal roofing material over asphalt shingles, know that a layer of underlayment material is necessary for the installation to work. Read More 

Concrete Lifting Is Quicker And Easier Than Replacing A Sunken Concrete Slab

Concrete lifting is a way of raising a sunken area of a concrete driveway, patio, or staircase. This type of concrete repair can be done with a cement slurry or with polyurethane foam. These methods are known as mudjacking and poly jacking. Since both are effective but they are different materials, you may wonder which is right for your project. Here's a look at how these methods of concrete lifting compare. Read More 

Building A New Deck? 2 Tips To Make It Look Great

If you are building a new deck for your home, you have many options to choose from, such as the size of the deck and the material you want to make it out of. There are some things you can do that will make your deck look great once you make these decisions. Below are two of these things so you can decide what you would like to do. Glass Baluster Railing Read More 

Household Fire Extinguishers: Where You Need Them

Home safety is a paramount consideration for most every homeowner. When it comes to the safety of your home and family, one of the things that you shouldn't overlook is fire safety. Every home should have an adequate supply of fire extinguishers to ensure fire safety in the house. However, most homeowners aren't familiar with the recommendations for where you should put the fire extinguishers. Here's a look at some of the most common and best places in the house to put your fire extinguishers. Read More