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Drainage

If you think a few leaves and twigs in your gutters are harmless, think again. Regular gutter cleaning is the single most important key to avoiding major and expensive home repairs.

Gutters perform one duty: controlling the water around your home. If debris keeps gutters from doing their...

Cheap Home Improvements: More Affordable Home Upgrades

In an uncertain housing market, dropping big bucks on complex home improvement projects isn’t always the way to go.  However, with a little DIY know-how and a conservative amount of cash, there is a lot you can do to enhance both the value and enjoyment of your home.

Here are seven cheap...

Wood Deck Construction Vs. Brick Patio Paving

Creating an outdoor living space beyond the four walls of your home is gaining ground as one of the most popular home improvement projects of all. Whether your outdoor room will be a brick paving patio or a wood or composite deck, creating an outdoor room is the least expensive way to extend...

Holiday Home Improvements: Bathrooms, Childproofing, Painting and More

Expecting a crowd this holiday season?  Here are some holiday home improvements to make sure your guests stay safe and happy and have fun!

Flooring.  Installing new carpeting or redoing your hardwood floors will make a good impression on guests.

Paint.  Painting is an easy holiday home...

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"...

Landscaping

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...