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How To Repair Spalling Stairs

How To Repair Spalling Stairs

Spalling occurs on concrete stairs for a variety of reasons including improper mixing and curing methods, or salt and ice-melting chemical exposure. Overworking or overtroweling wet concrete causes watery cement to rise to the top and coarse aggregate to fall to the bottom rather than remain consist......[Read More]
Installing Laminate Flooring On Stairs

Installing Laminate Flooring On Stairs

I have seen a lot of requests for information on how to install laminate flooring on stairs. As an installer I have written this this article to explain to folks that may want to take on this task as a DIY installation. It isn't as easy as doing floors but with a little patience and persistence......[Read More]
Outdoor Lighting To Improve Aesthetics And Fuctionality

Outdoor Lighting To Improve Aesthetics And Fuctionality

All too often people forget to consider outdoor lighting in their home upgrades or home beautification plans, but don't underestimate this valuable element when you are considering an upgrade to your home. Adding the right type of lighting can give provide a cozy feel but it can also make your ......[Read More]
Inspecting Older Homes Requires a Different Skill Set

Inspecting Older Homes Requires a Different Skill Set

A different set of standards is usually required when performing a home inspection on older houses as opposed to new construction. Risks that do not apply to newer structures are often found lurking around older properties. Changes over time can result in many threats to the integrity of the propert......[Read More]
How to Clear Ice From a Concrete Driveway

How to Clear Ice From a Concrete Driveway

Winter weather brings snow and ice, which can be dangerous. Snow and ice accumulate on driveways, sidewalks and roadways. You need to remove ice from your concrete driveway to prevent injuries resulting from someone slipping and falling. You also need to remove the ice so that your vehicles can get......[Read More]
How To Use Fluorescent Lighting In Your Home

How To Use Fluorescent Lighting In Your Home

If you worry about your electric bill, start using fluorescent lamps. There is one item that can lower your bill. Many energy conservationists are using this lighting fixture. Fluorescent lighting produces a lot of light. Business buildings always use fluorescent lighting. These lighting fixtures ar......[Read More]
Trend Watch: Top 8 Kitchen Designs That Will Rule In 2015

Trend Watch: Top 8 Kitchen Designs That Will Rule In 2015

Thinking of redoing your kitchen with a new look come the new year? Read on to learn about kitchen designs, elements and finishes, decorating ideas, and other kitchen trends that are expected to be big in 2015.......[Read More]
Toilet Installation Guide

Toilet Installation Guide

There's nothing particularly challenging about installing a toilet. It's not like working with electricity, so there's no worry about harming yourself. The worst that can happen is that you'll get a little wet. The guidelines for installing a toilet, no matter the manufacturer, are fairly standard. ......[Read More]
Types of Steam Radiators

Types of Steam Radiators

Steam radiators can be a great source of heat.cpu radiator image by saied shahinkiya from Fotolia.comA steam radiator, usually found in older homes, is a pressurized steam unit that produces heat by conducting steam through the supply pipes and into the radiator's chamber. Steam radiators.........[Read More]
How to Repaint a Boat Hull Every Year

How to Repaint a Boat Hull Every Year

The use of bottom paint, also known as anti-fouling paint, on a boat's hull is necessary for two reasons: For metal hulls, it acts as a defense against rust and corrosion; for fiberglass, wood and other composite materials, it aids in slowing the growth of marine life such as barnacles that might at......[Read More]
How to Stop a Water Pipe Leak

How to Stop a Water Pipe Leak

Water pipe leaks have the potential to cause major problems is they are not promptly dealt with. Water stains on a ceiling, pools of water and dripping noises are all symptoms of a leaking pipe. The leak may be caused by a small hole in the pipe or by loose joint fittings. The two methods that work ......[Read More]
How to Use Rawl Bolts

How to Use Rawl Bolts

Rawl is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality anchor bolts used for construction, industrial maintenance and renovation projects. Rawl anchor bolts are used primarily to install structures to concrete, brick, block and stone. Whether you need to anchor a road sign to a concrete bl......[Read More]
How to Fix a Delta Waterfall Faucet

How to Fix a Delta Waterfall Faucet

The Delta Waterfall faucets have a long faucet head, which is where the name comes from. These faucets are elegant in style and robust in design. Most have a double handle style. They are not immune to leaks, however. The handles spring leaks after extended use. Repairing one of these faucets requir......[Read More]
How do I Compare Impact Pile Hammers?

How do I Compare Impact Pile Hammers?

In the world of heavy duty construction projects, pile hammers have many varied applications. Whether needed for driving, compaction, extraction or any of the other applications of massive construction, pile hammers are the impact tool of choice. Any comparison of these construction super tools inva......[Read More]
Bathroom Water Damage Prevention Part 2

Bathroom Water Damage Prevention Part 2

At Able Restoration, we understand just how water damage can occur which makes us experts when it comes to preventing it or the need for mold remediation. To help prevent water damage in your bathroom ... ......[Read More]
Superior Quality Upholstery For Commercial Furniture

Superior Quality Upholstery For Commercial Furniture

You need good furniture to create a nice type of ambience and feel at any place. But buying new furniture can be pretty costly and you can go for re-upholstering your furniture.......[Read More]
What Tools Do You Need to Fix a Leaking Faucet in the Kitchen?

What Tools Do You Need to Fix a Leaking Faucet in the Kitchen?

Despite universally easy operation, kitchen faucets vary widely in complexity. Whereas some old-style faucets have few internal components and are easy to remove and repair, the newest, state-of-the-art faucets often consist of a confusing multitude of moving parts and pieces. Fortunately, with a se......[Read More]
Take the Chill Out of Your Home Heating Bills with Energy Star-Rated New Replacement Windows

Take the Chill Out of Your Home Heating Bills with Energy Star-Rated New Replacement Windows

Fed up with the rising cost of your home energy bills? Then maybe it's time to consider replacing your old, leaky single pane windows with today's high-performance Energy Star-certified windows. Sure, new windows are one ... ......[Read More]
Middle Aged Woman Pay More Attention On Furniture Quality

Middle Aged Woman Pay More Attention On Furniture Quality

As for middle aged women, they are likely to get some achievement at this age stage, therefore when choosing furniture, they will pay more attention on furniture quality, including both materials and workmanship.......[Read More]