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Sep 18 2017
Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 established itself as the worst rainfall disaster in American history. It dumped some 33 trillion gallons of water along the Gulf of Mexico. The Washington Post illustrated
the enormity of the situation, plopping a giant cube... more ›
Sep 5 2017
It might be as simple as planting a tree or something a little more involved, such as building a deck. Whether you're a homeowner or professional contractor, if you're digging with powered equipment, you first must call 811. It's also not a bad idea (though... more ›
Jul 10 2017
Like the chirping of birds and the spinning of fan blades, the humming of lawnmower engines is part of the soundtrack of summer. We're a little obsessed with our lawns, yet sometimes to the detriment of their health and our leisure time. Here's a thought:... more ›
Jun 12 2017
A Google search of "dryer fire" readily yielded three incidents that occurred within one month of each other: In Lock Haven, Pa.
, a dryer fire destroyed the home of a 34-year-old man who had lived there most of his life; In Newport News, Va.
, a dryer left... more ›
Apr 19 2017
For home improvement return on investment, it's hard to beat the value that mulch delivers. For a little bit of labor and not a lot of money, you can revive your yard and beautify your home for months to come. Not only can mulch be attractive and sweet-... more ›
Apr 3 2017
In early 1963, The Drifters had a big hit with the song, "Up On The Roof,"
which began: When this old world starts getting me down
/And people are just too much for me to face/
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
/And all my cares just drift right into... more ›
Apr 18 2016
Just like morning dew and fireflies at night, the whirring of lawn mower blades is a staple of summer (not to mention much of spring and fall). We love our manicured lawns and take great pride in maintaining them. But it's important to consider just how... more ›
May 1 2014
Spring is a time of renewal in nature - and for our homes, which can take a beating from the cold and bluster of winter. So in addition to getting outside for leisure pursuits, it's important to set aside time this spring to tend to home-maintenance needs... more ›