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Protecting Your Property From Soil Erosion

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Most people are unaware of the complex role soil plays in the ecosystem. It's usually not until there is an obvious erosion problem that they give it any thought. Soil health is obviously important to growing high yield, nutritious crops to feed both humans and farm animals, but it goes deeper than that. Here is what you need to know about the role soil plays and how you can avoid erosion.

2 November 2016

3 Best And Worst Roofing Materials If Your Small Business Has A Hipped Roof

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Choosing the best roofing material for your small business requires a balance between managing budgets and enhancing the appearance of your building. Appearance is a particular concern if your business building has a hipped roof, which features four slightly sloping sides that rise up to a modest peak. The roof looks a bit like a raised, folding in box and creates a lot of visible surface area on the roof.

14 September 2016

2 Reasons To Install Window-Mounted Air Conditioners

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Window-mounted air conditioners are a good alternative to traditional central air conditioning systems and can benefit you and your home in a variety of ways. A window-mounted air conditioner is meant to be installed in a window within the room that it is intended to cool rather than utilizing your duct system to distribute the cool air. Listed below are two reasons to install a window-mounted air conditioner. Extremely Easy To Install

14 September 2016

Glass, Metal, and Leather: Transform Any Wood Item into Something New

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Refinishing wood does not always mean applying stain and polyurethane. There are an endless number of techniques and products available to help each piece fit perfectly with the design style of the home or room. There are many reasons why someone would want to transform wood to make it look like something else. The genuine material might be too expensive, too heavy, or impossible to find. Here are three projects that will help transform any type of wood into something new.

24 August 2016

3 Places To Use Access Control In A Factory

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In any factory setting, ensuring that the building is as secure as possible is important. This is essential to keep employees and others safe, and it can also help prevent crimes like theft and vandalism. Fortunately, an industrial locksmith who is accustomed to doing work in factories like yours can help, such as by installing access control systems that require a PIN code, a thumbprint or a badge. These are a few places where these systems should be installed.

4 August 2016

The Benefits Of Using Industrial Workbenches On Your Production Lines

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Companies that depend on production lines for profits should take steps to maximize production on every line. One way many business owners and department managers have found to save time on production lines is providing industrial workbenches on each one. Workbenches on lines provide safe storage for tools and other items line workers may need during a day's shift. Check out these reasons your production lines can benefit from industrial workbenches.

20 July 2016

Widening Your Existing Well: The Why and How

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Most of the time, you drill a well and then you leave it be because it sufficiently provides water for your home. However, if you are having problems with your current well, then you might want to widen your existing well. Here is what you can expect from this process and why you might choose to have the well widened. Why You Might Expand Your Well's Walls When the walls of a well are shifting, cracking or damaged, it may be a good idea just to pull out the old cement and start fresh with newly-sculpted walls.

4 July 2016

Can A Rotating Stage Benefit Your Community Theater?

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What can you do if the only space available for your community theater doesn't have a large stage that allows for lots of scenery changes and hidden assistance by the stage crew? Consider adding a rotating platform to the stage that allows for low-budget adaptations of your favorite theater shows and more. This is what you should know. Revolving platforms have a time-honored history. Early revolving platforms were used back in the 1700s in Japanese Kabuki performances.

15 June 2016

3 Easy Steps To Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater

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Your home's water heater doesn't require a lot of maintenance to function. However, performing the following tasks can extend the life of your water heater and keep it going for longer than if you had left the water heater alone. Maintain the Lowest Comfortable Setting The higher the setting on your water heater, the harder your appliance must work to maintain a good water temperature. If the setting is needlessly high, this can shorten the life of your heater by burning out the heating elements.

10 June 2016

Tips For Designing A Roof For Snowy Climates

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When choosing the design for the new roof on your home, it's important to consider the winter climate in your area. If snow is a common winter occurrence, make sure your new roof is made to deal with the white powdery stuff. The following design tips can help. Tip #1: Consider the pitch Flat roofs aren't usually recommended in snowy climates since they don't allow snow to slide off. If you must have a flat roof, there will be specific weight and load requirements it must meet per county code.

27 May 2016