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2008 

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Have you ever wondered how a pool works? Do you know the major types of pools and filtration systems out there? What maintenence is need to keep the water clean and clear? Do you know how to backwash and inspect a pool? In this video by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC...
08/31/2008
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Almost half of the toilets in the United States use 3.5 gallons of water per flush, even after a federal mandate in 1992 limited all new toilets to 1.6 gallons. Which means Americans are wasting water. But there are ways to cut back on the waste, not only per toilet flush, but every time the show...
08/25/2008
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Fall is the time to repair summer-damaged, lackluster lawns and prepare for the winter season. The time you invest in your lawn this fall will earn you lush, healthier grass next spring. Follow these four fast, simple fall lawn-care steps to promote a greener, better-looking, lush lawn next seaso...
08/25/2008
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How would you like to inspect this thin?  Oh lets see in our state you have to identify the foundation.  Let see block, no brick, no pier and beam, no slab wrong again.  No this foundation would be er oh tree truck.  I think there is more than "4 between those rails.  Probly the "4 inches betwee...
08/25/2008
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Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? Will a sealed crawl space fix it? Yes it will but how does it work. A “normal vented” crawl space actually pulls in more moisture if there are air conditioning ducts there. By sealing off the vents you are preventing new moisture from coming into th...
08/25/2008
The latest rage in home improvement is an "outrage" - the new a.k.a. for the still-booming trend of expanding outdoor living spaces. Long gone are the days when homeowners were satisfied with a simple deck, a beat-up grill and some basic patio furniture. The "Outrage" trend brings living rooms, b...
08/20/2008
Cold weather is on the horizon, threatening to leak into your home and send a chill up your spine. With skyrocketing energy costs and a global movement to "go green," now's the time to help keep precious energy from going right out the window. For many energy-conscious home and business owners, "...
08/20/2008
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It's a common basement renovation scenario: You want a new bathroom and your plumber recommends a sewage ejection system. That requires digging through the concrete: a messy and time-consuming job with a high price tag. Mike Sikorski says that scenario was turning off his customers. Today, the Ea...
08/20/2008
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