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Dream House, Wrong Location: A Compact Solution

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Porous soils don’t make good foundations for any type of construction. Porosity is among various undesirable qualities that may stand in the way of your residential development plans. What’s a prospective homeowner to do? Do you look for a different location because the soils in your dream location lack the capacity to support the kind of house you want to build?  Or do you stick with the dream location and look for ways to beat porosity out of its soils? If the second option sounds more appealing, here’s what you need...

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Durable Asphalt Repairs – The Importance of Routing Before Sealing Cracks

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Years of exposure to rain, snow, humidity, and vehicle traffic can wear down asphalt driveways and cause them to crack. Cracks allow water to seep into the asphalt, which could lead to water damage, extensive cracking, and weakening of the asphalt foundation. Usually, the first instinct in such a case would be to undertake concrete sealing and remedy the situation. However, did you know that crack routing can improve the performance of your asphalt driveway repairs and prolong their life? Read on to find out more about crack routing, how...

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Landscaping Your Yard? Consider Artificial Turf

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Every homeowner wants a yard that will be the envy of their neighbours. However, the energy and dedication required to ensure that your grass remains lush and green can be quite overwhelming for some people. This is why it is not uncommon to find unkempt yards or properties with scant grass, simply due to extraneous circumstances. If you are determined to enhance the curb appeal of your home once and for all, then you should consider installing artificial turf. The following are some of the reasons why artificial turf may be an ideal choice...

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Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions About Permeable Paving

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Permeable paving refers to a paving method or material that actually allows water to penetrate and be absorbed along the top of its surface. This helps to control water runoff and erosion. Permeable paving can be used on a residential property for driveways, walkways and even patios. Note a few questions you might have about permeable paving and then discuss this option with a contractor to note if it’s a good choice for your home. Does permeable paving cause water damage to a home’s foundation? Very often homeowners are told that...

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What Influences the Render Finish that You Select for Your House During Renovations?

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The exterior finish on your house is very important. It is the first impression your visitors, potential tenants and buyers get when they first walk into your home. Besides aesthetic reasons, the exterior finish can add a lot of monetary value to the property and improve your proceeds when you sell it. On the other hand, a poor exterior finish creates a bad impression to a potential buyer or tenant, and it is likely that they will also undervalue what you’ve done with the interior, no matter how good it is. With a cement render finish,...

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Restorative Maintenance of Asphalt Pavement: Methods Used to Patch Potholes

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Pavement potholes are one of the most common issues that homeowners encounter today. When not taken care of properly, asphalt pavements can develop potholes. Asphalt potholes are voids formed where segments of the pavement have become disintegrated. The presence of potholes undermines safe travel by people and will lead to premature deterioration of the asphalt pavement. Therefore, potholes should be fixed as early as possible. Here are two primary methods used to patch up asphalt potholes: Dig-Outs Dig-outs require the removal and...

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