Keeping Your Family Safe During Home Construction

4 Tips For Working Safely In A Trench

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If you are planning on digging a trench on your property, you first need to be aware of the implications. Digging trenches can be a dangerous job, whether you are doing the digging yourself or plan to work near the trenches dug by an excavation company like Berry & Vale Contracting. Here are some tips for working in or around trenches. The Dangers of Trenches First of all, you should be aware of the dangers of trenches and why safety precautions are so important. When a trench is dug, it is a narrow type of excavation. It can be any...

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Three Tips For Keeping Buffalo Fenced In

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With the increase in popularity of people consuming bison meat, there is a lot of potential for success in raising buffalo. If you are thinking about raising buffalo, one of the first things you will want to keep in mind is adequate fencing. Here are three tips for keeping buffalo fenced in when planning your farm fencing system. Make Sure It’s High Enough One of the first things you’ll want to make sure of is that the fence is high enough. While buffalo appear to be slow-moving and not very agile, it is possible for them to jump...

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Increase Your Home’s Value by Finishing Your Attic

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If you want to improve your home’s value for selling it, you should start with spaces that aren’t used often. You might not use your attic for much more than holiday storage, but this space can be finished and converted to a small room. Consider what a potential homeowner can use a finished attic for. Here are some tips for finishing the attic into a bonus room. Have the Attic Inspected Before you start working on the design and layout of your attic, have it inspected by a contractor to make sure it can be turned into a bonus...

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4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Cut-Off Machine

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A cut-off machine is a type tool that can be used to cut concrete. It is best for amateur concrete workers who need to cut long lines or large sections of concrete quickly because it does not require repetitive motion, which will often create lines that are not perfectly straight. Instead, it uses a wheel that is usually tipped with diamond or some other strong material that a person can simply roll slowly down the line of concrete that needs to be cut. Because the cut-off machine is handheld, you can use it for a variety of applications....

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Planning For Your Outdoor Fireplace

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If you recently added a patio to your backyard, you are likely interested in finding the right furnishings to really make it stand out. One way you could accomplish this goal is to add an outdoor fireplace. An outdoor fireplace is a great feature to add to any home and it will encourage your family to spend more time outdoors. Before you get started on your new project, you will want to make sure you have the right materials and the right contractor for the job. Here are some tips to get you started. Size Is the new fireplace one that only...

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Closing The Gap: Dealing With The Open Space Between The Cabinets And The Ceiling

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If your older kitchen cabinets have a gap between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling, it doesn’t have to be wasted space. Most commercially available cabinets only come in a few sizes, and they fall slightly short of the typical ceiling height. Those open spaces can be hard to use, difficult to dust and frustrating. Here are a few great tips for dealing with that gap. Eliminate it With Custom Cabinets This is probably the easiest method to eliminate that space, though arguably the most expensive. Work with a local custom cabinet...

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5 Helpful Tips For Maintaining Your Fireplace

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A fireplace can provide your house with warmth and reduce your heating costs. However, it is imperative to keep it in tip-top condition. If you take good care of your fireplace, it will stay in good shape for a long time. Here are five helpful tips for maintaining your fireplace. Clean the Interior One of the most important things you can do for your fireplace is clean the interior at least a few times a month. Keeping the interior clean will not just make your fireplace more presentable; it will also help the fireplace burn more efficiently....

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3 Things To Remember About Snow Loads When Replacing Your Roof

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This winter saw the destruction of many roofs on homes, barns and businesses. Older roofs just weren’t designed to stand up to heavy snow loads, like the ones recently dumped from the skies across the eastern part of North America. If you’re replacing a roof to ensure you’ve got good snow support, bear these 3 things in mind: 1) Every dollar you spend now will ultimately save you money. This is one area of your home improvement budget you should not mind exceeding. Getting the strongest, most insulated, most...

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3 Ways To Spruce Up Your Old And Tired Kitchen Cabinets

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If you are tired of looking at your old and tired kitchen cabinets but do not have it in your budget to install new ones, there are ways you can spruce them up. When you are finished, it will seem like you spent a lot of money on brand new cabinets. Paint the Cabinets One great way to spruce up kitchen cabinets is by painting them. This can instantly bring life back into them again, and you can choose bright colors to brighten up your kitchen. You can also choose white paint to give your kitchen a new clean and crisp feel. Your current...

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For Proper Well Placement, Know The Land

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Since the earliest times of human civilization, people have been digging through the dirt and sand to reach water. Luckily, unlike people thousands of years ago, the modern landowner doesn’t have to rely on their two hands to dig themselves a well. Nor do they have to rely on a dowsing rod to determine where the best spot to dig a well is – by conducting a groundwater survey, they can be assured of digging the right well in the right spot. Well Placement Considerations Water It goes without saying – a well without water isn’t much...

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