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How to make your basement flood proof

Posted 01-12-2017 at 05:38 AM by Michael Jacobs
Updated 01-12-2017 at 05:43 AM by Michael Jacobs

As a homeowner, you know how important it is to protect your home from flooding. One of the most vulnerable areas to flooding is the basement. Much of the plumbing of a house runs through the basement. It is also the easiest place for water to collect, whether it is from an internal burst pipe or external sudden rainstorm. There are some simple steps you can take as part of your flood damage preparedness plans. See if your home needs the following remodels.

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Removing a wall

Posted 03-16-2014 at 11:52 AM by MelissaFail

Help!
We are currently removing a non load bearing wall, and want to get rid of 1 of the registers (for heating and cooling) from that wall (there are 3). Is this a safe thing to do? Do we really need to put all 3 in the ceiling? They are all only about 4 feet apart. We would like to only have 2 relocated, and just get rid of the third. Any suggestions would be great.
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The health benefits of the simple act of properly caulking your shower panels.

Posted 11-27-2011 at 10:10 PM by WillK
Updated 11-27-2011 at 10:12 PM by WillK

Today as I was in the process of staging tools to drop into my crawlspace, I decided to take on a relatively small task of recaulking the tub. We've lived in the house a year, and the caulk job done was bad, but when you have fire hazards, leaky roofs and a 93 year old house sitting on cement blocks instead of a foundation, caulk seems low priority.

I've suspected the house of contributing to minor but frequent colds and coughs, but I've been focussed on bigger things like having ducts...
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Deck Staining & Wood Care

Posted 05-22-2011 at 06:32 AM by housepaintingny (House Painting & Staining)
Updated 03-08-2015 at 06:47 AM by housepaintingny

The most important factor in deck staining is surface preparation. Great surface preparation is the KEY to outstanding results. Prep right, and the deck will turn out great. Rush through prep, skip a step (or two) and the deck won’t look nearly as good.

A major source of problems and complaints for all wood finishes is over-application of the coating. Many do-it-your self believe that when it comes to coating, more is better. This is simply not the case and is particularly a problem...
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Spring Preventative Maintenance

Posted 02-18-2011 at 04:51 PM by housepaintingny (House Painting & Staining)
Updated 03-08-2015 at 06:52 AM by housepaintingny

Spring will soon be here and it will be time for home maintenance after a winter of neglect. Your home is probably the largest investment you will ever make. You should be doing seasonal preventative maintenance on your home. Routine, preventive maintenance will keep
your property looking good, functioning well, will save you time and money in the long haul and keeps the value of your property. The following are tips to extend the life and value of your property.
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