If your family owns a beach house in a warm climate or simply a house on a lake, you know there are a lot of outdoor activities to enjoy together. The sun and water (and even sand) combine to give you unlimited choices in how you spend your family time. If you would like to increase both the fun factor and the value of your home, consider investing in a few outdoor water structures.
Winter is nearly upon us. Depending on where you live in the US, you could soon be dealing with freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. When it comes to removing the resulting ice and snow buildup from your car's windshield, you'll want to play it safe to avoid cracking or even breaking the windshield altogether. Here are a few tips to keep in mind this winter:
Use Plastic Scrapers Only
When dealing with ice and snow on your windshield, the last thing you need is a metal tool that could potentially leave scratches and other marks in your windshield.
While you may take great care to ensure that your home windows and other doors are as secure as possible, many Americans should put more time and effort into making their garages more secure. In recent years, a startling 50-percent of all home invasions of metropolitan homes were through the garage. While some may have welcomed themselves into garage doors left open by their owners, many likely manipulated electronic door openers and locks or simply used force to open them.
Thanksgiving is a time for feasting with friends and family, so the last thing you'd expect to be doing is wrestling with a clogged drain. Unfortunately, there are plenty of ways you can absentmindedly clog up your drains while preparing for or cleaning up after the meal. The following offers a few helpful tips you can use to avoid a plumbing catastrophe this Thanksgiving.
Beware of Turkey Drippings
Draining those turkey drippings from your pots and plates seems harmless, but it can actually do a number on your plumbing.
If you are laying your own patio, walkways, or driveway, or even pouring a foundation for a home you are constructing yourself, you have a big decision to make in regards to the concrete you use. You have the option of using a ready-mixed concrete or mixing your own on-site. There are pros and cons to using a ready-mixed concrete versus mixing your own. Learning about the pros and cons of each option will help you make an informed decision as to which is ideal for your situation.