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Snow Blower Safety Tips

If a big snowstorm has you dragging out your snow blower, make sure you follow these snow blower safety tips to make sure to keep safe while you use this amazing and fun machine!

  • FIX CLOGS CAREFULLY - If your snow blower becomes clogged, turn it off and remove the key before trying to...
Driveway Sealing and Repair:  Easy Tips for Great Results

Asphalt driveways take a beating from Mother Nature. UV, moisture and freeze-thaw cycles cause cracks, exposing the aggregate and deteriorating the binders that hold your driveway together. That’s why it’s important to repair driveway cracks or potholes and apply driveway sealer on a regular...

Chimneys

November is here, and that means the leaves have just about all left the trees, but hopefully are not still stuck in your gutters! The holidays are just around the corner and it's a terrific time to get your home ready for some company, too. Here's where to begin. 

Weekend #1:  Chimney and...

Landscaping

With low-voltage outdoor lighting, you can achieve a look that is natural, multidimensional and dramatic. A quick read-through of the following points will help you create designer-quality results when installing lighting yourself. But bear in mind that it is easier to add lighting than to...

Driveways and Walkways

Seasoning slippery sidewalks with sidewalk salt will cause ice to melt, but the wrong kind of salt can also cause sidewalk surfaces to disintegrate. When buying salt for sidewalks, always choose salt made from potassium chloride. This type of sidewalk salt will melt ice without damaging...

Contractor Fraud: How to Avoid

Avoiding contractor fraud largely depends on knowing when an offer is just too good to be true. Here are a few of the most common home repair scams and how to avoid them.

Free Inspection.  This is probably the biggest home repair scam around. A contractor advertises a "free, no-obligation"...