In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Tips To Remember With Construction Dredging
16 February 2021

If you have a waterway that is pretty shallow, the

Six Mistakes That Could Compromise The Accuracy Of Your Xactimate Estimate
23 December 2020

You need your Xactimate estimate to be as accurate

Planning Your Commercial Roofing Renovations With Building Improvements And Lightweight Materials
2 November 2020

When it comes time to renovate a commercial proper

Attention To Detail That Will Promote A Polished Appearance
21 July 2020

If the dripping faucet that is short in stature an

Common Roof Issues That Contractors Can Easily Address
21 July 2020

There are a lot of important exterior elements of

Four Different Types Of Windows For Your Living Room And Advantages Of Each

The windows in your home serve many purposes. They are used to let in sunlight and they can also be opened up to let in fresh air. They are also a great way to change up the look of any room in your home. If you are thinking about getting replacement windows for your living room, here are four different types from which to choose and some advantages of each. Read More 

Tips For Prepping Your Yard For New Sod

If your lawn has more weeds and bare spots than grass, you can get a lush new lawn quickly if you put down sod. The key to success with new sod is to start with a healthy soil base. In fact, prepping the soil takes much more work than unrolling the sod. Whether you hire a contractor to install your new lawn or do it yourself, these are the steps that must be done. Read More 

Advantages Of Asphalt And Concrete Parking Lots

If your business property needs a new parking lot, you may be trying to decide whether to use asphalt or concrete for the project. Each of the these products is unique and has its own strengths. Here are a few advantages of both to help you decide the best option for your needs: Asphalt Parking Lots Asphalt is quite durable and its cost is less than that of concrete. In addition, due to its dark surface, oil spills and tire marks are not easily seen. Read More 

Water Well Pumps 101: Signs Of Imminent Failure Of Your Submersible Pump

There is no doubt that having your own private well comes with many benefits. However, the one thing that can take some getting used to is the fact that owning your well also means maintaining your submersible well pump. With a good maintenance schedule, you could easily see your submersible well pump last for many years, but eventually, the unit will need to be replaced by a new model. Here are a few telltale signs you should pay attention to which will tell you that your submersible water well pump is nearing the end of its lifespan and that you need to make arrangements for replacement. Read More 

Must-Have Safety Equipment For Welders

Safety is of paramount importance when it comes to welding equipment. This is why proper gear goes well beyond the welder itself and also encompasses proper clothing and other items. The following list can help you make sure that you have the right equipment on hand to ensure maximum safety. Welding helmet The welding helmet protects from more than sparks and hot metal slag. The intense light can cause temporary or permanent blindness if the eyes aren't properly shielded. Read More