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How To Seal An Asphalt Driveway

February 24, 2017


Why spend thousands to pay for someone to repair your asphalt driveway when you can do it yourself. If you haven’t already cleaned and repaired your driveway visit http://youtu.be/FSrVEUaL7YE.

For this project you will need an asphalt sealer, paint brush and an asphalt driveway brush with squeegee. Apply two thin coats one that runs horizontally and then one that runs vertically from left to right. To begin sealing, after mixing the sealant thoroughly, use a brush to mark around the edges. Using the squeegee or the brush pour sealant and even out on the driveway. Be sure to apply the two thing coats first horizontally then vertically. Allow the sealer to dry according to the manufacturers instructions.

A once cracked driveway, now is cleaned, repaired and resealed. For more helpful videos visit https://www.Lowes.com/Videos.

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Our New Trane Heating and Air Conditioning Installation

February 20, 2017

Las Year we had an HVAC technician out to our home 4 times to make repairs to our AC. Each time the problem was different and for the most part it was not too expensive to fix. Fortunately we got through October before the compressor finally went out.
We bought our home about 4 years ago. In that time we have been lucky enough to have made no major repairs. So when the AC went out we were shocked at the cost to replace it.
We had 3 bids come in from $9,000 to $12,000. We were ready to take the lowest of those when we did a search online for the new air conditioning installers. To say the least, we are glad we did. We got bids that were much lower for the same brands offered before.
For us we had considered 3 brands, Amana, Lennox and Trane. In realty we thought Lennox was what we were going to go for. It was about $300 less than Trane and $200 more than Amana. With our second child heading off to school next year, every penny counts.

Lennox vs Trane

What sold us on the Trane was the man was our neighbor. About 5 years ago he installed a new Lennox. While we were having troubles with our AC so was he. His air conditioner was still under warranty but he was complete disappointed in how they were handling his repair.

Sometimes his AC wouldn’t work. Other times it was fine. He said it was like this for about 2 weeks and he had it looked at twice in that time. Neither time could they find the problem. Then the AC quit working all together. Over the 4th of July and for the week that followed he had no AC. All total, he thinks he was without air for 10 days.
The company that did the install and the warranty repair had told him that they were waiting for approval from Lennox to replace the part.
To spite of the extra expense, we had a Trane installed and we are very happy with the price. The install came with a 10 year parts warranty and a 3 year labor warranty. We spent just over $6700 and got a 4.9% interest rate for 7 years. While the company was doing the install they found duct leaks and fixed those too, at no charge.
Though I am not happy about the surprise expense, we are very pleased with the deal we got on the installation of the Trane Heating and Air Conditioner.

Simple Wood Gate Done Beautifully

January 24, 2017


This very simple wood gate looks very clean and modern. The iron is galvanized and the screws in the wood has been covered with plastic. The hinges are heavy duty. The whole project was done very well.

Gates Los Angeles is a division of Mulholland Security Centers, Inc. We have been in the security business for over 20 years and have fabricated and installed security gates for hundreds of Southland families and businesses. We now have offices in North Hollywood and in Malibu.

Many large co-operations, gated communities, management companies and neighborhoods rely on Mulholland’s expertise and education in the security arena. Mulholland is a security company that has earned a sterling reputation for quality work. Our tradition is one of excellence.

We have a A+ Better Business Bureau rating and have won every Angies List Superior Service Award for as long as the company has been in existence.

Our Automatic Gate Fabrication, Installation and Repair Company is made up of a dedicated individuals who are routinely produce gates that exceed the expectations of our customers. We are the longest running and most respected gate service in Southern California.

Our reputation has been developed years of quality driveway gate service.

Lots of people are interested in driveway gates and fences because they want to add curb appeal to their homes.
Others were looking for added security and safety. It does not matter why, whatever your reason, our fence/gate contractors can make your vision become true.

If you are looking for a reputable, driveway gate company that sets and achieves high standards; then look no further.

At Gates Los Angeles Automatic Gate Repair Company we have designers and experienced iron, wood and stainless steel craftsmen who make gates and fences that are functioning pieces of art.
You will get all the help you need to design your own custom made gate. You might want a swinging gate or, possibly, a sliding gate.

Our Driveway Gates Service repairs and installs all the different types of gates and gate openers.
We offer different gates for different purposes and for both commercial and residential:

  • wrought iron gates
  • sliding gates
  • swing gates
  • overhead gates
  • barrier arm gates
  • automatic driveway gates
  • electric gates
  • parking garage gates
  • driveway gates
  • pedestrian gates
  • walk through gates

We offer a Gate Repair & Install Service better than any other in Southern California. As a customer service oriented driveway gate company we know how vital a quality repair and installation is to our clients.
We understand that our typical Southern California resident wants to know they can get gate repair service at any time they might need it.

Our emergency gate repair service is on call twenty four/seven.
You can’t predict when you will need driveway gate repair.
Our gate repair service can address these issues and more:

  • gate opener repair/installation
  • exit loop installation/repair
  • safety gate sensor repair/install
  • gate motor installation
  • broken hinge repair
  • post repair
  • gate wheels repair
  • hinges welding

We can repair or install every individual part of a gate or fence and when it comes to costs; our price will be very good.

We also have an excellent intercom Installation Service.

Having intercom and phone systems mounted on the gates brings a significant increase in your family security and safety measures. We install a telephone entry systems and keypad telephone entry systems for both residential and commercial projects.

The rationale of having a intercom service on your gate is to be able to easily identify those who want to enter your property.

You don’t want people getting all the way to your door before you can identify them!

Our keypad systems can be set up to require people to enter a code for entrance. We also offer voice identification or visual identification systems.

There are many options for driveway gates and our Automatic Gate Repair Company experts will be more than happy to walk you through the possibilities and the process step by step.

If you have never visually experienced a wrought iron fence or gate then your eyes are missing out on something unique and appealing.

We only use the finest quality materials in creating our gates. Besides just fences and gates, we also make

  • retaining walls
  • security doors
  • window guards
  • railings
  • pool enclosures
  • dog runs
  • pipe corrals
  • cages

Front Landscaping Ideas – Driveway Landscaping Ideas

December 24, 2016


The do it yourself landscaping ideas you will find here are all about giving you, the proud do it yourself home owner, guidance into the different aspects of gardening and landscape design. I want to make sure that the investment you make today, will result in a beautiful landscaped area and give you enjoyment for many years to come.

From landscaping tips and hardscape ideas to help selecting plants, learn how to beautify your yard. Focus is on low-maintenance, year-round color.

Landscape design is easy when you break it down into individual ideas. Check out some of favorite landscape ideas and strategies for making a beautiful yard.

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DIY Ideas – 51 Backyard Craft Ideas For Home Improvement

November 24, 2016


Home improvement is one of those terms that covers just about anything. Do it yourself home improvement is the process of renovating, remodeling or making additions to one’s home without the use of a contractor. Do it yourself improvements are often performed to raise the asking price of a house before it is sold. Home remodeling can be a costly affair that necessitates some type of financing, however, do it yourself house improvement can often be achieved quite inexpensively.

Remodeling

Do it yourself improvements can include remodeling of a room, a garden or an entire house. A remodeling project, regardless of the size, requires planning and some major decisions so if you’re not up to d-i-y structural remodeling, consider a smaller project such as building a flowerbed out of railroad ties or stacked flagstones. Another easy remodeling project could be to build a garden pond. These small improvements can make a huge visual impact and improve the overall amenity and living space in your garden.

Do It Yourself Kitchen Renovations

A thoughtfully planned, well decorated kitchen is a sound investment in your home. Obviously, kitchen remodeling can be a major renovation project, however there are many do-it-yourself improvements that can be done in the kitchen. Do-it-yourself kitchen remodeling can encompass kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances. Upgrading cabinets, fixtures, and sinks in the kitchen can be daunting but can often be tackled by the home handyman, with a bit of expert advice. And, remember, kitchen (and bathroom) remodeling usually brings greater returns than modifying or adding leisure amenities.

Projects

Often a simple remodeling project can make an ordinary room beautiful. Do it yourself home improvement projects can be as simple as a small repair or repainting a room. Another small, or inexpensive project can be replacing the linoleum or carpet. Generally people categorize home improvement projects by the area where the improvement is located. Remember many projects require a permit from local planning authority. You may need to advise your home insurance company know about your renovations.

Flooring

Home improvements can cover adding new flooring such as carpets, tiling, linoleum, wood flooring, or solid hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is a popular option as a do it yourself home improvement as it is durable, cost effective and easy to install. Vinyl or ceramic tile flooring can cost from $10 dollars to $40 dollars per square yard. Vinyl laminate flooring is ideal for a small budget home improvement job.

Loan

A small do-it-yourself house improvement plan usually does not require financing, however, larger projects often necessitate additional financing, or a house improvement loan. Refinancing refers to paying off the old loans and taking out a new mortgage on your home. The cost of obtaining unsecured loans is comparatively lower than secured loans and an unsecured loan is often advised for small home improvement projects with expenditures of less than $10,000. Secured home improvement loans are usually secured against your home.

Work to a Plan

Remember the old adage, “if you fail to plan you’re planning to fail”? Well, it applies to do it yourself home improvements as much as any other area of life. So take the time to draw up plans and a timetable to achieve your goals. If you find that you need to engage a contractor for any of the remodeling work review the plans and specifications prior to signing any contract. Get formal bids from a short list of three contractors on the same plans and specifications.

Do-it-yourself house improvement is more than just a new coat of paint and can have long term benefits for you and your family. Home improvements are a real investment, producing both a better house in which to live and an increase in the potential resale and value of your home.

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Building Simple Box Columns – DIY Front Porch Home Improvement!

October 24, 2016


Changing the Exterior look and adding a little curb appeal is easier than you think! Here’s just one of many One day projects that can bring your dated or lackluster house a little style. Box columns are easily constructed using tools many homeowners already have or can be borrowed from your handy neighbor. I’m using everyday, dimensional lumber from lowes and home depot. The particular boards are 2X8’s and 2X6’s.

These columns are sitting on top of brick posts with concrete caps. The base block for the wood column, made from pressure treated lumber, is attached with an expanding masonry bolt to the concrete cap. Everything else is constructed with exterior grade decking screws. All screws are recessed into the wood with a special bit that drills a pilot and counter sink hole, it also keeps the wood from splitting.

Check back for more videos soon, this is the first of many. And if you’d like to see more, I also have two other YouTube channels. One, “The Homestead Craftsman” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWs… is all about being a craftsman, tools, wood, metal, leather, making, fixing and doing.

The second channel is “Square Inch” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1lT… is specifically on the topic of another TINY house on wheels that I’m building. Check them both out and see what you think.

Thanks for watching.

Overhaul Your Cleaning Set

March 5, 2014

No pro cleaner such as to carry around too many supplies. Their 3 must-haves:

1. A 20-pack of microfiber towels (clean ’em as required). “I have actually saved countless dollars on paper towels and home window cleaner since I started using microfiber. Make certain to get good-quality towels, often around $1 each cloth from a janitorial supply establishment, and never wash with dryer sheets or fabric conditioner. Pro pointer: Prior to making use of a cleaning product for dusting, attempt merely cozy water and the microfiber.

2. A synthetic variation of the traditional chamois fabric, this rubbery, hyper-absorbent towel is fantastic for saturating up water and quickly buffing counters and furniture. Pro pointer: Run a dry Shammy over a couch or flooring to select up pet hair.
Specialist cleaners like backpack-style vacuums since they’re delicate on back muscular tissues and make it easy to relocate quickly from area to area.

3. Expert cleaning experts love backpack-style vacuums due to the fact that they’re gentle on back muscles and make it simple to move swiftly from area to space. Pro idea: Look beyond the flooring.

Make a Driveway Stunning Above All

February 25, 2014

A stunning driveway is something that will thrill the visitors as soon as possible. Even prior to they enter you residence, they will be excited by the way you embellish your house and will speak highly of your taste. There are a few things that you need to think about when you are trying to enhance the driveway. It is extremely important that you make sure that the driveway has an appropriate paving. You can go with planters if you have a very long driveway.

How to make the driveway stunning?

There are many decoration devices that you can choose. If they are out of your budget, you can opt for the yard gnomes. You can make the location appear gorgeous with a bunch of pebbles. You can adorn the two sides of the driveway with tubs of flowering plants. You need to install great lights as well so that the driveway looks alright throughout the evening. These are some of the things to think about when you are doing up the driveway.

How to stay clean at home?

February 18, 2014

There’s absolutely nothing like having family that works as a group to acquire things done. Make no blunder– everybody has a task!

Sit down as a family members with a big calendar and listing every little thing that should be done on an once a week basis. Turn responsibilities weekly to make sure that everyone pitches in and adds their reasonable share. Would like to make it fun? Have a raffle! Put each job on a piece of paper and have each person pick their tasks for the week (besides Mama’s cooking, that is). This will certainly guarantee everybody obtains a chance to do the “not so great” jobs too.

How to make your home clean?

Have a listing on the fridge for groceries. When something is done, the person that utilized it last in charges of putting it on the list. That makes the whole family members liable.
Simplify your laundry by revolving the days each member of the family to avoid pile-up.
Throughout mid-year tidy up, inspect the appliances or call Long Island refrigerator repair work to see to it the coils are brushed for maximum performance.

Award your synergy with everyday family members time. It’s the exhilaration that goes along with early morning insanity at morning meal and the comfort at the end of a long day.

There’s nothing like having household that works as a group to obtain points done. Rest down as a family with a big calendar and checklist every little thing that needs to be done on a weekly basis. That makes the entire family members answerable.

Different Types Of House Cleaning Services

February 16, 2014

The house cleaning companies offer several different and supple regularities in their services. A cleaning service is one opportunity you might consider in opening a business for your own. Having a beautiful, well-kept and clean home is always a plus point. Today, there are several types of house cleaning services being offered. Some of the notable major types of house cleaning services include agencies, companies, local independently working cleaners, “mother’s helper”, freelancer, franchise, maid service companies and apart from the types, house cleaning services can also be categorized as domestic and commercial cleaning services.

Domestic cleaning agencies are where you act as a manager and you take on board local cleaners to carry out the cleaning for you. I think that professional home cleaning companies are the finest of the lot. You do all the cleaning, advertising and appointment bookings yourself. But the cleaning is done by the local individual or helpers. Mother’s helper or commonly referred as house helper is actually a group of people – unlike the name – this group consists of men and women who offer different house cleaning solutions. You can get your job done and pay a usually feasible hourly rate.

A freelancer means referring to those individuals actually who are generally not insured or licensed or who are busy in doing several private jobs at once. The advantage of using this type of service for house cleaning is that you get the choice of suitable time for the job to be done. Several unemployed as well as employed individuals do freelancing jobs on a part time basis. There are many franchises offering cleaning solutions of the big companies but their staff is local and all the resources are of the person locally in-charge of the franchise. Maid services companies are the preferred ones when it comes down to house cleaning. When you are hiring the maid service then you are making sure that quality is going to be the excellent one as such organizations are insured and have proper license, which means they are very reliable.

If we talk about the other types: commercial cleaning and consumer house cleaning, then all the services such as window cleaner, residential maid services, carpet cleaner or any other relevant cleaning solutions comes under the category of consumer cleaning. While the other services such as janitorial services that offer more range of services including giant cleaning companies related to every type of cleaning services comes under the category of commercial cleaning. Whatever services you go for always do your homework.

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