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How To Mount A Metal Sign On Concrete

How To Mount A Metal Sign On Concrete

Metal Signage

Keeping your parking area compliant means that you may need specific signs mounted in an already existing parking lot.  You may find that you can mount the signs in the dirt right beside the parking lot, but you may also be faced with needing to mount signs on existing concrete.

It is important to use the right tools and kit. Only that way it is possible to the job in the right way.

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Asphalt Paving Technology

Asphalt Paving Technology

Know Your Asphalt

Over the years, there has been a lot of research and resources applied to make asphalt pavements more sustainable, stronger and more economical. Some research has focused on specialty mixes, such as the porous asphalts or stone-matrix asphalt for the application. Various universities and some public research centers are the ones championing this research. The outcome of their work makes roadway quitter when plying on roads, to have a safer and smoother surface.  We asked expert Mike Berrey from Asphalt Paving Nashville, to share with us some of the latest technology around the asphalt.

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Bollard Installation Procedures

Bollard Installation Procedures

What The Heck Is A Bollard?

A bollard refers to short post designed to direct traffic and guard from vehicle intrusions. It can be manufactured and set up for withstanding significant vehicle impacts, besides they can be utilized as visual barriers. In many cases, bollards are contributed as a decorative element for buildings and landscape designs.

We called on a professional David from Parking Lot Striping Austin to share with us the steps used to install bollards properly.

How to install bollards.

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Pro Tips on How To Softwash A Roof

Pro Tips on How To Softwash A Roof

Cleaning The Rooftops

Soft washing your roof is a great way to remove algae, mold, mildew, and moss from roofs without causing damage.  Roof cleaning can extend the longevity of your roof which will save you money in the long-run.  We reached out to professional commercial pressure washing Zach to give us the low-down on the process of soft washing a roof.

 

Roof Softwash became developed by AC Lockyer along with his knowledge and revel in in plant sciences.  AC knew that the microorganism, molds, fungus and algae developing on the exterior of buildings have been greater closely associated with an infection than a stain.  Algae frequently start forming on the north and west components of roofs that are shaded or acquire much less the sun and may reduce a roof’s lifetime expectancy.  The presence of algae, dirt, or biomass can affect how solar energy is absorbed through a roof and consequently the amount of heat a structure absorbs

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Maintaining Your Gutters

Maintaining Your Gutters

Time For A Good Cleaning

Maintaining gutters is not tough as you think, except for the part where you have to climb the ladder.  If you fear for heights, leave the job to the professionals.  Otherwise, this easy DIY can save you at least money every year.  Fall is the best time to clean your gutters making way for the snowy season ahead.  Timely maintenance of your gutter can save several thousand dollars from making costly repairs.  We reached out to Ryan from Parking Lot Striping Fort Worth to give us some tips on pressure washing gutters.  Ryan is a great DIYer, and for him, it doesn’t hurt that he already has some of the equipment on hand.  Still, we know great tips from a professional is always beneficial

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More DIY Home Repair Ideas

More DIY Home Repair Ideas

Great Home Repair Ideas

Sometimes our houses just need a little freshening up. If you find yourself with a free weekend and a bit of creative inspiration on your hands, why not give yourself the gift of some DIY home repair projects? While these range slightly in terms of difficulty, you’ll be proud of yourself for tackling these challenges — and you’ll probably save a lot of money as well! Below are a few ideas to get you started. Your home will thank you!

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Give Your House A Facelift: DIY Home Repainting

Give Your House A Facelift: DIY Home Repainting

Change Up The Color

A clean and neat home is a reflection of our mind. It is next to impossible to keep it that way especially if we have kids and pets around. Repainting your home or a room could be an unwanted expense in your monthly budget. But if you just know the tricks, patchwork can be easily done in no time saving both time and money. It could be a fun project too. Here are a few tips to get you started.

 
Equipment
It could be a one-time investment, but it’s worth it. Get a set of quality paint brushes or rollers. A typical paint kit will have all the necessary items to get started. The leftover paint from the last paint job will just do great. Plan for a weekend when you have absolutely no other work as repainting can take up w whole day.

 

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Fixing A Light Switch

Fixing A Light Switch

I See The Light

For most homeowners, replacing a light bulb is easy. Replacing a light switch, on the other hand, is an entirely different story. Suddenly, it’s no longer just the twisting of a bulb, you’re dealing with the electrical wiring of the house. This is enough to scare off most people–and perhaps rightfully so–but believe it or not, replacing a light switch does not need to cost the average homeowner upwards of a hundred dollars.

DISCLAIMER:  If you are ever unsure of a home improvement call a professional to assist.  Be Careful With Electricity.  It Can Kill You.  Be Cautious and Be Safe. 

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DIY Home Repair Ideas

DIY Home Repair Ideas

Home Repairs Your Can Do Yourself

Do not be frightened by home repairs. With a little investigation and confidence, most home repairs are less difficult than they seem.  With all of the free information available on the Internet, in the library, local home improvement centers and friends even difficult home repairs can be accomplished without the need of hiring a professional.  The problem is that many of these home repairs can seem unapproachable to an inexperienced homeowner.

toilet repairMost homeowners have no idea how the inside of a toilet tank works, how to shut the gas off to their water heater, how to relight a pilot light, how to install a thermostat for your heating & cooling system.  But most people do have the ability to fix their toilet, change the thermocouple on their water heater, relight a pilot light, caulk around the tub, and replace a light switch.  The first thing that is needed has to be the willingness to try. There is a great sense of accomplishment to be had when you take care of these things yourself without spending the money to call a service person.

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