Use Limestone Paving Blocks to Create a Fire Pit

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Use limestone paving blocks to create a fire pit in your backyard by completing the project below. The new outdoor feature can be used to warm up next to on crisp autumn night or grill food on during family gatherings. Gather Supplies measuring tape ground-marking paint rake garden tiller large shovel garden hoe limestone paving blocks paving stone adhesive trowel firewood charcoal lighting implement barbecue grate bucket of water Choose a Location for the Fire Pit and Clear the Ground

17 November 2016

Protecting Your Excavation Workers From Trench Collapse

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Digging trenches is often a necessary procedure in excavation, but not properly shoring them up can result in trench collapse. This dangerous situation puts your workers' lives at risk. That's why you need to do what you can to keep them safe by following these guidelines. Collapses Can Be Deadly If your excavation trench collapses without anybody inside, it's easy to re-dig it. However, if someone is in the trench, there's a good chance they will be seriously injured.

7 October 2016

Design A Stunning Modern Outdoor Kitchen

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Cooking is no longer just an indoor endeavor. However, it's not only about throwing steaks on the grill either. Many homeowners prefer to prepare entire meals al fresco. This necessitates an outdoor kitchen. A modern outdoor kitchen features sleek lines and industrial materials. If you have a contemporary style home, a modern outdoor kitchen adds value to both the house and your lifestyle. Decide on Your Entertaining Needs Do you have grand visions of hosting large parties or neighborhood barbecues?

7 October 2016

Installing New Gutters? Prepare Yourself For Cleaning In The Future

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Homeowners have a long list of things that they need to worry about through the years. So, when you are adding gutters to your property, you might not be thinking about what you really need to know. The best way to get started is by scheduling a professional installation. Afterward, it is certainly possible to hire a professional to maintain the gutters whenever they need to be looked at or cleaned.

20 September 2016

How To Refinish Your Bathtub

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An unsightly bathtub can make your bathroom look less than beautiful. Even if you try to hide it with a pretty shower curtain, that bathtub can still bring down the appeal of your bathroom. Taking it out and replacing it may not be an option for you, but, if your bathtub is still in good shape, you can refinish it to give it a new and updated look. The best part is you can try your hand at refinishing it yourself at home.

8 September 2016

How To Remove Wax Stains From Carpeting

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Whether candle wax dripped or a crayon was stepped on and ground into the carpet fibers, the waxy stain may seem almost impossible to remove. Fortunately, your carpet can likely be saved with proper cleaning, even if it is light in color and the wax is dark. The following guide will walk you through the process of proper removal. Step 1: Loosen the wax The wax is rarely fully absorbed into the carpet fibers, especially if you have a synthetic carpet.

29 August 2016

Help! How Do You Paint A Tall Hallway Over A Staircase?

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Safety has to come first when you are painting in a dangerous spot such as a tall hallway over a staircase. An extension ladder will make the job easier if it is in your budget, but you still need to proceed with caution. If you lose your balance, you could make a huge hole in the wall. Needless to say, what happens to you when you hit the floor? Tip #1: Make a Platform: Place an extension ladder on the stairs and lean it against the opposite wall.

9 August 2016