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  • Tips for Using a Boom Pump to Create a Foundation Slab

    If you are completing an advanced DIY project, like the constructions of a new garage, barn, shed, or deck, then you probably know that you need to start with a solid foundation to build your structure. The foundation is best constructed out of a concrete slab, and you can create the slab in a variety of different ways. You will need to place the concrete in between forms, and the slab will need to be about four inches thick.
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  • Child Tested Positive For Lead Exposure? Here's What You Need To Do

    Lead based paint was commonly used in homes built before 1978, which is when the Environmental Protection Agency enacted strict laws preventing lead paint usage after it was determined that lead exposure could cause serious health implications, especially in young children. Because of this danger, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends lead testing for children between 1 and 2 years old, especially for those who live in older homes. Older children who have not been tested should also be screened due to the serious health risks.
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  • Toddlers & Fireplaces: Four Safe Options That Can Last For Years

    It's safe to say that toddlers and fire don't mix very well. Because of this idea, many parents may be hesitant to use or install a fireplace in the home. Just because you have a child in their toddler years does not mean that you should give up on the idea of having a fireplace. They are great for relaxing, reading, and enjoying family time together. The best way to manage a toddler and a fireplace is to choose one with options that can add extra safety and protection in your home.
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  • Aspiring DIY Landscaper? What You Need to Know About Topsoil & How to Choose the Right Type for Your Lawn

    While it will take some hard work, DIY landscaping is far from impossible. While you may be eagerly hunting for the beautiful plants and flowers you would like to plant in your lawn, it is important to learn about soil first, because those beautiful plants and flowers will not thrive without good soil providing them the nutrients they need.  A little bit of the right topsoil mixed in with the soil already present in your yard will create a great "
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  • Dealing With An AC Unit That Leaks Water

    If you live in Florida, Texas, or another southern state, then you may find your AC system invaluable. You likely run the system all year long and enjoy the cool air in your house for months on end. If you do this, then you may notice that the air conditioner leaks water sometimes. This can unfortunately cause a great deal of moisture to build in your home and mold to form in your basement.
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  • 2 Common DIY Landscaping Design Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

    If you just moved into a new home you love, yet you are not in love with the yard, then you may be eager to begin sprucing it up a bit. You may even be planning to embark on your first DIY landscaping venture to turn that dull yard into a plush, flower-filled paradise. Don't make the mistake that many first-time gardeners do and just run to the store, purchase a bunch of flowers, and begin planting them in your yard.
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  • Five Tips For Reducing Injuries From Pallets In Your Warehouse

    If you want to reduce injuries in your warehouse, you need to make sure that your pallets are dealt with safely. Unfortunately, big stacks of pallets or even improper shelving can result in pallets falling and hitting workers below. To reduce this risk, consider using the following tips: 1. Use Professionally Designed Pallet Racks If you only use pallets once in awhile, you can stack them in the corner or lean them against the wall.
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  • 5 Tips to Help You Design a Better Home for Any Life Stage

    Many aspects of home design really depend on your stage of life. For instance, someone with several kids is going to prioritize bedroom locations and safety features when designing their dream home. A retirement-age couple may want to ensure the doorways are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs in case they end up in one a few years down the road. But there are a few aspects of home design that penetrate through most every life stage.
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  • Tips To Help You Clean Up Your Hardwood Flooring After A Water Disaster

    Whether your home's water damage is from flooding, a leaking roof, or a broken water pipe, the clean-up and drying out of your home can consist of the same tasks. When your hardwood flooring is damaged by water, it is important to dry it out before mold can grow. Here are some tips to help you dry out, clean up, and remove mold and water stains from your hardwood flooring after a water disaster occurs in your home.
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  • Electrical Features You May Want to Upgrade Before You Sell Your Home

    If you live in an older home and are considering putting it up for sale, you may need to invest some money in it first. Making the right investments in a house can help you sell it more quickly and for a higher price, and electrical updates might be one of the things your home needs before you list it with a real-estate agent. Here are four electrical issues you might need to address in your home before you sell it.
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