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Is Your Basement Often Damp Or Wet? A French Drain May Be The Answer

If you frequently have problems with a wet basement, it's time to figure out the cause, so you can fix the situation once and for all. It's possible that poor drainage is to blame. If you take a look at the way your house is situated on your property, you might get a clue. Your property should slope away from your home. If your neighbor's property is higher than yours, or if you have a hill or slope in your backyard, then there's a good chance water can't drain properly. Read More 

How To Choose The Right Water Heater

Chances are you rely on your water heater more than you know. Everything from washing your hands to taking a shower to washing your clothes relies on your water heater being able to heat up your water to get these tasks done. When your water heater starts to break down over time, it may be more advantageous to replace it rather than fixing it. Speaking with your plumber (or a business like StateWide Mechanical II Inc. Read More 

Chain Link Fence: Effective, Economical And Trending

When you hear "chain link fence," your first thoughts are probably of dull gray metal twisted up in a diamond pattern and surrounding a ballpark or a yard with dogs. But chain link fencing has come a long way in the last 20 years. Today, chain link fence isn't just a cost-effective way to secure an area, its an aesthetically pleasing option for homeowners, business owners, and any other individual who is in need of a long-lasting fence system. Read More 

2 Window Replacement Options That Can Make Housework Easier

Cleaning your house it typically not going to be a fun experience, so anything that you can do to reduce the amount of housework you have to do is a great idea. One area in which you can cut down on your housework is your windows. Two window replacement options that can make housework easier are windows with built-in blinds and double-hinged windows: Built-In Blinds Dealing with your window blinds can be a major hassle, especially when you consider how many things can go wrong with them. Read More 

Four Things You Can Do To Make Your Asphalt Shingle Replacement More Durable And Energy Efficient

You may hear a lot about energy efficient roofing and alternatives to asphalt shingles, but these things can sometimes be more costly. With materials like tile and slate, it may not even be possible at all to have them installed on your home without doing major renovations to support the extra weight. There are some things that can be done with your asphalt shingle roofing to make it more durable and energy efficient when you have it replaced. Read More