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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...

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...

Decks, Patios and Porches

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...

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"...