Do You Need A Retaining Wall?

When many people see retaining walls, they believe they were added for landscaping purposes, perhaps to make tiered flowerbeds or simply to add interest to the front yard. In fact, these walls play an important part in protecting your home and property from erosion, especially if you live on or near a hill. You may need to add one of these walls yourself if you notice certain issues at your own home. Read More 

Everything You Need To Know About A Saltwater Pool

For a long time, saltwater pools were a hot commodity and latest trend. A number of hotels and resorts changed from standard chlorine pools to this new technology. And saltwater pools have become popular with their guests. Many people have changed to using saltwater in their home pools after staying in hotels that had them.  If you are considering installing or switching to a saltwater pool, you will first need to understand how these pools work and what it takes to maintain them so you can make the best choice for you and your family. Read More 

Remove Maple Tree Sap From Asphalt Shingles On Your Garage’s Rooftop

Buildup on roofing materials can cause damage and permanent staining if left untreated. If large maple trees surround your garage and tree sap has fallen onto some of the asphalt shingles on the roof, remove it with the following steps. After you have finished, maintain the roof by inspecting and cleaning it throughout the year. Materials ladder safety harness broom garden sprayer detergent water hose work gloves scrub brush putty knife Remove Debris From The Shingles And Apply A Cleaning Solution Read More 

Properly Caring For And Cleaning Your Carpeting To Extend Its Life

You work to keep your home clean and in good condition, but the way you treat your carpet during your cleaning efforts could actually be taking some of the life out of it. Here, you will find out what to avoid doing and how to properly care for your carpet to keep it looking great for years to come. Vacuuming Vacuum Often The first and most common mistake when it comes to vacuuming is not doing it often enough. Read More 

Dual-Sided Fireplaces For Indoor/Outdoor Use: Tips On How To Make Them Secure, Functional And Attractive

You may have seen these two-sided fireplaces in vacation lodges somewhere, or in restaurants that have a hunting lodge theme to them. The fireplaces are clear glass on two sides, with access to the fireplace on the front and back sides. This type of fireplace would make an excellent addition to your home as an indoor/outdoor fireplace. Here are some tips on how to make these fireplaces secure, functional and attractive. Read More