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Porch Repair, Maintenance and Inspection

There's nothing nicer than kicking back on your front porch with a fresh breeze and cool drink to help you watch the world go by.  And today, the front porch is back in vogue as families look to reconnect with each other and their neighbors.  But maintaining a porch is anything but relaxing,...

Pool Safety Tips for Children

For much of the country, Memorial Day marks the start of outdoor summer fun, like backyard barbecues, beaches and parties. Unfortunately, this holiday also marks the riskiest time of year for pool drownings. Drowning is the leading cause of death to young children and can occur quickly, often...

Deck and Patio Planning and Building

This spring and summer, thousands of homeowners will perform the necessary maintenance for their wood decks. They'll strip, sand and stain their decking and railing to help revive the looks and preserve the structural integrity of the deck.
 
For Will Spivey, a homeowner in western North...

Fences and Gates

Building a fence is a great way to improve your home's curb appeal, home value and stylish definition of your yard and garden.

But you aren't the only one who has to live with the fence after it's built. The rest of the neighborhood, particularly the folks next door to you, will likewise...

Deck and Patio Repair

How often do you think about deck care and maintenance? If you’re like most Americans, over the past few weeks you threw away the moldy deck chair cushions from last year, put out some fresh blooms and are eagerly anticipating a summer filled with barbeques, birthday parties and lazy Sunday...

Mosquitoes

Mosquito bites can quickly ruin a backyard barbeque, and place your family and friends at risk of diseases like the West Nile Virus. The good news is that there are many things you can do to make your back yard less inviting for a mosquito infestation.

Mosquitoes need only two things to...

Get ideas for transforming your yard into an outdoor living area, with tips on building decks and patios, designing outdoor kitchens and outdoor theaters, and mosquito-proofing outdoor living areas. Find out how to maintain and repair porches and decks, and learn how to clean outdoor furniture.