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  • Florida's Native Grasses Control Erosion Beautifully In Sloping Yards

    7 August 2017

    The Florida landscape is largely flat, but in North Florida, you will find areas with rolling hills. If your North Florida yard slopes, planting it requires more than just sticking some plants in the ground. Florida's soil and climate present a few special problems and native grasses provide a perfect solution. Planning Erosion Control Florida's soil is largely sand, and on a slope, that can make erosion control challenging. If your slope is steep enough, you may consider terracing to not only stop erosion but to create usable space.

  • Building A Home That Is Great For Parties

    17 July 2017

    You may find that your old home just wasn't that great for entertaining. There was just something missing that made you want to visit a different friend's home. If that was the case, and you are building a new house with a custom home builder--like David James Custom Homes--it is best to take the entertainment factor into consideration when building. Create A Good Flow One of the concerns is the amount of room that you have to throw a party.

  • Your Guide To Choosing And Using The Right Asphalt For Your Driveway And The Roads To It

    21 February 2017

    If you own some land in a rural area and the dust and grit of your driveway is frustrating to live with, it is time to consider the use of asphalt for the problem areas. Therefore, you are likely to find the following details about two different types of asphalt currently available to be quite useful. Cold Mix Asphalt For Your Driveway If you use your driveway as most people do and it is not subjected to constant use by particularly heavy vehicles or similarly weighted pieces of machinery, cold mix asphalt could be the perfect choice for your needs.

  • Bathroom Remodeling And The Plumbing Improvements To Update Your Home

    19 January 2017

    If your home needs renovations, the bathroom is one area where an investment will benefit you and the value of your home. In addition to making your bathroom more modern, plumbing improvements are also a major part of these types of renovations. Improving plumbing when remodeling your bathroom helps conserve energy and water, saving you money. Here are some of the plumbing and energy improvements you should consider for your bathroom remodeling project:

  • 3 Reasons Why Hiring A Scrubbing Service With A Scrubbing Machine Is Excellent For Cleaning A Parking Garage

    29 December 2016

    If you own a business that has a parking garage, or if you are otherwise in charge of caring for a parking garage, then you know just how important it is to keep it clean. Just as with any other area where people park, you are going to have spills, whether they be drink and food related, or if they are vehicle fluids, such as gasoline, oil, etc. They are also going to have a great deal of other kinds of debris, such as dirt, rocks, leaves, and other random trash that people leave behind.

  • 3 Buyers Who Should Look Into New Homes

    29 December 2016

    New homes are brand new builds that have never been lived in before. There are plenty of reasons to choose a new home over an existing home. In fact just over half of all home buyers prefer new homes to existing ones. However, newly constructed homes come at a cost. New homes for sale can go for up to 20 percent more than a similar home that has already been built.

  • 7 Tips For Creating A Paver Patio

    6 December 2016

    Although patios have been used for family gatherings in the past, they were not exactly seen as a sanctuary. Today's patios are a bit different. With the right design, your patio can be your own little oasis in your backyard. One popular material that is used for building those patios are pavers. If you are planning to use pavers, here are some tips to make sure your patio lives up to your dreams.

  • An Easy Pre-Season Electrical Safety Assessment You Can Do Yourself

    15 November 2016

    You likely know that electrical repairs should only be performed by an electrical contractor. However, some people do not realize that there are some things on their property that are in plain sight that could cause electrical problems. The following are a few things that you can note yourself and report to an electrician for servicing. Ensure that you make a list that is comprised of each room in your home.

  • Home Electric Safety Tip: Install A GFCI Electrical Outlet By Your Bathroom Sink

    9 November 2016

    A bathroom sink can be a busy area in many homes, with people cleaning up and using electrical devices like curling irons and hair dryers. The sink can also become a dangerous place if one of those devices falls into the sink while it is filled with water. People have been seriously injured or killed when they reach into the sink to grab the device without turning the electricity off first.

  • How Florida Residents Can Reduce The Cost Of Homeowners Insurance

    6 October 2016

    Residents in the state of Florida are no strangers when it comes to hurricanes. In fact on one particular top-ten list, six different areas of the Sunshine State are considered the worst places for hurricanes. This can make having homeowners insurance spendy for some, but thankfully Floridians can still reduce the cost of homeowners insurance. Install Impact Windows Since part of your homeowners insurance has to do with protecting your home from getting damaged, installing windows that can help reduce the amount of damage caused by a hurricane can help to decrease the amount you pay on your premium.