2015

Chlorine Maintenance: Sanitizing Your Pool

When trying to sanitize water, the two best options are chlorine and bromine. Chlorine tends to be the most common choice, but you will need to know how to add the proper amount to achieve the right results. Testing The Chlorine Water You must use a chlorine test kit to measure the amount of chlorine in the water. The chlorine residual should be between 1.0 ppm and 3.0 ppm. Make sure that your pool alkalinity is between 80 and 100 ppm.

How To Install Fiberboard Siding Anchor Pieces

Fiberboard siding is very popular because it is very cheap to install. In fact, many homeowners choose fiberboard because they can self-install it. This, of course, makes the remodel even more affordable. Fiberboard siding is not too hard to install because it is lightweight and modular. The most technical part of fiberboard installation is making sure you properly install the anchor pieces. This article explains how to best secure the fiberboard anchors.

Got Old Windows? Give Them New Life With These 3 Creative DIY Projects

If you're schedule to have your windows replaced, you may want to start thinking about what you can do what the old ones once they are taken out. That's right; they don't have to be thrown in the garbage, as there are ways to reuse them. Here are three DIY ideas: 1. Window Turned Chalkboard For this project, take the entire old window (assuming that the glass is not broken out of it) and cover the frame with painter's tape, or at least tape off the edges around the glass panes.

3 Things That Make Home Improvements Worth Their Cost

If you have money to invest in your home and you are looking for improvements that will add the most value to your home, then you may have come across a few charts listing the general resale value of common upgrades. Before you dig into one of thetop ten home improvements, it is important to assess why these types of home improvements are popular and how they increase your property's value.

Free At Last: Changes To Your Home That Help With Mobility Issues

If you or someone else in your household suffers from mobility issues, you may want to make some fairly big changes to some areas of your house to create a safer and more mobility friendly environment. The kitchen and the bathroom are two of the rooms that may need the most work. Learn about some changes you can make in the bathroom and a few other areas below: Install a walk-in shower or walk-in tub

What Is Drainage Tile, And What Are The Benefits Of Including It In Your Parking Lot Design?

If you're considering getting your parking lot redone or having a new one installed, one feature that your paving team may recommend is drainage tile. Understanding what this feature is and what benefits it offers when used in a parking lot design will help you make a more informed decision as to whether or not it is the best choice for you. What is drainage tile? Drainage tile is precisely what it sounds like.

Designing Your New Landscaping? Easy Steps For Creating A Rain Garden

If you live in a drought-plagued region, you might watch rain water flowing down the street and wish there was a way to save it. If you have rain gutters installed on your home, there is. While you can't use the rain water for human consumption, there are ways to keep it from being wasted. That's where a rain garden comes in. Rain gardens are a way to help rain water seep back into the underground aquifers instead of flowing down the street in the gutters.

Is Your Oil Furnace Giving You The Cold Shoulder? Quick Tips To Help Homeowners Continue A Warm Relationship With Their Furnace

Most modern homeowners view their furnace as one of the most dependable, hard-working appliances in their home. This is especially true for those who have oil furnaces, because their simple design has fewer components that could fail during use. In fact, most oil furnaces are usually capable of providing high quality heat for more than a decade, with minimal repairs or problems. Occasionally, however, even an oil furnace can fail to work properly.

3 Reasons To Replace Your Water Heater With A Tankless Option

Replacing your water heater can really provide you and your family with a wide range of benefits, particularly if you replace it with a tankless water heater. A tankless water heater is an interesting type of water heater because it gets rid of the bulky water tank in favor of providing on-demand hot water. This means that the tankless water heater begins heating water when a hot water faucet is turned on somewhere in the home.

Create A Small, Asphalt Play Area For Your Children To Enjoy

Create a small, asphalt play area in your yard for your children to spend time on with the following steps. Once you have completed the project, set up a portable basketball hoop, volleyball net, and hopscotch board for your children to enjoy when they spend time outside. Materials measuring tape wooden stakes spade  trowel tamping tool crushed gravel wooden beams cold asphalt mix wheelbarrow asphalt float portable basketball hoop volleyball net basketball and volleyball  exterior spray paint wooden blocks or small stones Mark And Dig The Ground