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7 Ways to Use Poly Tarps at Your Campsite

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There is not any type of camping equipment that is more versatile than poly tarps. Rather than leaving this piece of equipment in the truck or at home, take it out and use it to its full potential. Here you will find 7 ways to use poly tarps at your campsite. Protection for the Bottom Part of the Tent One of the simplest ways to use a regular poly tarp is to provide protection for the bottom area of the tent from any stones or sticks that may damage or puncture the tent’s material.…

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3 Tips for a Successful Attic to Study Conversion

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If you are anything like vast swathes of the population, you no doubt have boxes piled up in your attic that are accumulating dust month after month, year after year. But the attic often offers enough space to be converted into another room – a room that could both add to your quality of life and increase your home’s value by up to 20%. A great choice for an attic room is a study.…

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3 Times When You May Need to Hire a Building Consultant

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A building consultant is a professional that is familiar with many aspects of buying, selling, and owning a building and can help you with many areas of service you may need to have done on your property. If you’ve never thought about calling a building consultant, you may want to think about hiring them versus handling certain tasks yourself. Note a few of those particular tasks here and why a consultant is a better choice than trying to manage these jobs on your own.…

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How To Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Excavation

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Protection of the environment is a great issue of concern for all modern day professionals. Excavation-related activities during the construction of a building often have a negative impact on the environment. This creates the need for increased awareness on how to minimize the negative effects of such activities. Therefore, general contractors need to be familiar with the basics of environmental good practice for excavation-related activities. Discussed below are a few ways through which a general contractor can ensure minimal damage to the environment as a result of excavation.…

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Answers to Common Questions About Timber-Framed Homes

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A timber-framed house offers many advantages over regular houses, but very often homeowners don’t understand what is meant by timber wall frames and don’t understand their choices with such a home. If you’re thinking of having a new house built with a timber frame, you might consider some common questions about this material and about its benefits, limitations, and so forth. Note the following. 1. What is the difference between a timber frame and a regular house frame?…

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Why You Should Avoid DIY House Demolition

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One way to reduce costs during a remodeling project is by doing some of the work yourself. However, demolishing the section of your home that you want to be removed should be left to professionals. This article discusses why you should not undertake that demolition as a DIY project. It Requires a Multiplicity of Skills Demolishing a home is not just about having strong muscles that can swing a jackhammer. You need extensive knowledge about the materials and structures involved.…

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Five Tools You Need to Clean Your Grout and Keep It Clean

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Dirty grout looks terrible, and it can be impossible to clean with a rag and some cleaner. Luckily, there are other options. If you want clean grout, consider investing in these tools – they will make it easier to clean your grout and keep it clean: 1. Toothbrush A toothbrush is the perfect size the scrub the grout between your tiles. You can spray on a commercial grout cleaner and agitate the grout clean by making circles with your toothbrush.…

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Types of Blinds You Should Know

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Windows are a feature of any residential or commercial property that can add value. They are designed to be both stylish and functional. Natural sunlight can add a new element of style to any space. However, it is possible to adjust the amount of natural light that is let into any room with the use of indoor blinds. It can also allow for more privacy and protection by shielding your possessions from prying eyes.…

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When Homeowners Should Hire a Civil Engineer

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A civil engineer is one whose work includes the design and planning of buildings and structures, and other manmade elements, such as roads, bridges, and sewers, and how these fit into the land around them. A civil engineer may plan such designs or note how they need repair and maintenance. As a homeowner, you may not think of ever hiring a civil engineer, but they can be very useful when it comes to certain repairs and plans you have for renovation.…

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Ideal Mobile Cranes for Construction Projects

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The crane is an important piece of equipment in the construction industry. Therefore, if you are planning on starting a new building or general development project, it is imperative for you to understand your options. The crane is used in the work site to lift, lower and even move building materials during the construction process. There are different types of cranes to consider when looking for the best equipment for your project.…

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