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Use Fabric & Cardboard To Take Your Bedroom From Boring To Beautiful!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Use Fabric & Cardboard To Take Your Bedroom From Boring To Beautiful!

If you find yourself dreading to turn on your bedroom light or dressing in the dark because of ugly or drab décor, it might be time to consider adding visual interest in the form of a new headboard. If purchasing one is not in the budget, however, the following directions will show you how to use simple, inexpensive and recycled materials to make a great headboard in just one afternoon. Here is what you will need to get started.   From the Fabric Store: 2 yards of fabric, 58-60 inches wide (in the color or pattern you prefer) 1 spray can of fabric adhesive 2 yards of quilt batting (to create a padded look) Additional Materials & Tools one piece of sturdy cardboard large enough for the headboard scissors string thumbtacks masking tape a pencil or crayon yardstick old newspapers Determine the Size You Want the Finished Headboard to Be Use the yardstick to carefully measure the width of your bed to determine the finished size your headboard will need to be. It is best to either use the actual width of the bed or choose to let the finished headboard extend a few inches on both sides of the mattress. Next, measure the wall behind the head of the bed, from the surface of the mattress to the height you want the headboard to extend up the wall. The height must not exceed 48″ inches, so that you will have enough fabric to fold over and cover the edges of the cardboard. Shaping the Headboard Spread a layer of newspapers on a hard, smooth surface, such as a concrete or vinyl floor. Place the cardboard on the newspapers and use the yardstick to mark and trim the edges of the cardboard to ensure they are even and smooth. Once the bottom and side edges are trimmed, you are ready to form the arched upper edge. Using the yardstick, measure the cardboard from top to bottom and from side to side, to determine the center point. Using the tape or thumbtack, attach one end of the string to the center point and then extend the string tautly toward the upper right corner of the cardboard and then cut the string at the corner. Tape the string to the pencil or crayon, then use it to mark the arc it makes as it travels from corner to corner. Using the scissors, carefully cut along the line you have drawn. Because the finished headboard will have a covering of quilt batting and fabric, this crude method of drawing the arc is usually sufficient. However, if you would prefer to be more exacting, or create a different type of arc, consider using one of these easy methods.     Finishing the Headboard Next, unfold the fabric you purchased from the fabric store and spread it, wrong side up, on the newspapers, smoothing away any folds or wrinkles. Lay the cardboard on top of the fabric, lining up the straight bottom edge of the cardboard with the bottom edge of the fabric, then adjust the cardboard carefully to leave approximately four inches of excess fabric along the entire bottom edge. Continue to adjust the position of the cardboard until you have four inches of excess at both sides, as well. Then using the pencil,...

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6 Benefits Of Window Shutters Beyond Aesthetics

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 6 Benefits Of Window Shutters Beyond Aesthetics

Window shutters can truly bring your house together in a way that is coherent, pleasant and gives it a cozy, sometimes even rural, aesthetic. Nothing quite says “Little House On The Prairie” like a quaint home with shutters. Having said that, did you know that there are benefits of window shutters that go beyond the aesthetic? It’s true. Window shutters can provide you with a litany of benefits that go beyond looking nice and into the realm of the practical. This brief article will touch on 6 practical benefits of window shutters. Adjustability Although some shutters are immobile, most shutters are easily adjustable. This contributes to their practicality. Shutters can be used in almost any weather condition. Is the weather condition excessively windy where you live? Close your shutters to help protect your windows from receiving any damage. Is it a particularly bright and sunny day, but you just care for a bit of shade? Shutter your shutters to prevent light from entering your home. Heat Your Home Although it is largely recommended that you use a central heating device to heat your home during the winter months, during seasons like autumn or spring, shutters can be used to adequately control the temperature in your house. Quality shutters, when they are closed, can actually help to prevent heat from escaping your house and can also block cool air from entering. This is an inexpensive way to keep your home warm, and shutters work significantly better than blinds and drapes. Best Of Both Worlds Are there times during sunny days where you want to block the sun and heat, but you still want a nice sense of airflow circulating throughout your home? This can easily be accomplished with the help of shutters. Simply close the shutters to prevent heat and light from entering your home, but keep the louvres or slats of the shutters open. This will ensure that your house is shady but still receiving an ample amount of air circulating from the outside world. Adjustable Sunlight One of the biggest problems with blinds is that they are “all or nothing,” so to speak. If you want the blinds down, they tend to have to be all the way down, likewise for their resting up position. You can raise them halfway of course, but shutters are much more dynamic. Shutters, due to the fact that they are folding dyptichs, can be adjusted so you can receive sunlight from certain angles, creating the ability to light and heat certain areas of a specific room while keeping other areas shady and cool. Durability Another large problem with blinds and drapes is that they are largely disposable. Most blinds are made of plastic, and drapes are generally made out of cloth. Quality shutters are generally made out of quality timber and, as such, are made to last. While blinds and drapes tend to fall into disarray after a few years of use, shutters are made to withstand the changing seasons and a variety of weather changes. Easily Replaced Although shutters are built for wear and tear, there may be times where they have seen better days and are in need of a replacement. If this is the case, rest easy knowing that shutters can actually be replaced almost as easily as blinds or...

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Tips To Help You Vote Politician Bugs Out Of Your Home, Your Yard, And Your Life

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips To Help You Vote Politician Bugs Out Of Your Home, Your Yard, And Your Life

Boxelder bugs, can be quite a nuisance. Although they are not quite as damaging or even dangerous as other bugs, such as spider, bedbugs, bees, cockroaches, and termites, they can create problems within your home. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to help rid these bugs from your life. Plan a Solid Campaign: Know Your Enemy The first step to voting boxelder bugs out of your home starts with knowing your enemy. The boxelder elder bug has many nicknames, including the politician bug. Depending on the area in which you live, they may also be referred to as the Democrat bug or the Republican bug. It is said that these bugs typically swarm in the month of October, which is the time of the year when many political events take place, such as elections. Boxelder bugs swarm in areas populated with boxelder trees, maple trees, and ash trees. They tend to feed on the foliage of the trees. Although their damage to trees is minimal in most cases, it can still be unsightly. In order to vote these bugs out of your life, you need to know how to identify them properly. Adult boxelder bugs are typically about 12 millimeters in length. They are brownish-black with red or orange lines along their thorax (the section of the body located directly behind the head) and their wings. Boxelder bugs do not bite and they are not poisonous. However, these bugs can swarm trees and gardens in your yard. While that may not seem problematic, it is important to note that boxelder bugs will enter your home in droves. Their feces can stain walls, carpet, furniture and other fabrics and surfaces. Rise Up and Take Action: Force Them Out When it comes to political campaigns, you often see politicians attacking each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The political bug is no different. You already know that they prefer areas with certain species of trees. One way to oust your enemy is to expose them. The removal of boxelder, maple, and ash trees from around your home is one way to force boxelder bugs out. They will move in search of other areas containing their preference of trees. Of course, not everyone is keen on the idea of removing trees for environmental issues. If you have environmental concerns, plant new trees, such as willows and oaks, in place of the ones you remove. Be Ruthless: Protect Yourself against Attack Smart politicians protect themselves against attacks from the opposing party. In this case, you need to protect yourself from attack against the politician bug. If the removal of trees is simply not an option, you need to ensure these bugs cannot enter your home. Seal your home properly with silicone and latex, particularly around doors, windows, chimneys, and the foundation. Seal any cracks you find along the outside of your home to minimize the invasion of boxelder bugs. If sealing your home is not an option, you may have to call in reinforcements. Every good politician has a team to assist him or her, and your case is no different. You will need a team of professionals to help you defend yourself, so you can win this fight. A pest control professional can help you defend against an invasion of politician...

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Do It Yourself! How To Remove And Replace Broken Window Blind Slats

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do It Yourself! How To Remove And Replace Broken Window Blind Slats

A broken window blind slat, often caused by a curious pet or child, is unsightly and can lead you to think about replacing the entire set. However, broken slats aren’t difficult to remove and replace; in fact, it is something you can do yourself with only a bare minimum of household tools and at zero cost. Below is what you need to know about fixing broken slats: Tools and materials you will need Needle nose pliers Screwdriver Scissors What you need to do 1. Understand how blinds are assembled – all kinds of blinds, whether plantation-style, mini-blinds, or venetian blinds, are put together in a similar manner. Before working on them, you need to understand a few basics of their assembly so you can visualize your final results. Here are a few of the parts explained: Ladder cords – each ladder cord consists of  two vertical, parallel strings with evenly distributed horizontal strings that tie them together. They get their name due to their distinct ladder-like appearance. Ladder cords are placed at each side of the blind assembly. The horizontal cords serve as “rungs” on the “ladder”, and the slats rest upon them, one slat per horizontal cord. The ladder cords are attached to the blind shuttering mechanism at the top end. Lift cords – the lift cords consist of single strings that run vertically between the ladder cords; The lift cords are attached to the blind lifting mechanism at the top, and are also fastened to the bottom rail. Bottom rail – the bottom rail serves to provide weight for the blinds so they hang properly and is also a base of support for both shuttering and lifting of blinds. 2. Fully open the blinds and lower them to their maximum extent – open the blind slats so they are horizontal, and release the lifting mechanism to permit all the slats to all hang freely. If necessary, pull the blinds away from the window sill so they can hang without any interference. 3. Remove the bottom cord fasteners – turn the bottom rail up so you can view its underside. At each end of the rail, there will be a plug that holds both the lift cords and ladder cords in-place. Carefully pry this plug free from its position using a flat-bladed screwdriver or a pair of needle nose pliers. 4. Remove the bottom rail – examine the lift cord and its relationship to the plugs. In some blinds, the lift cords are routed through the center of the plugs and tied with stopper knots to hold them in position. In other sets, the lift cords will be knotted inside the bottom rail. In either situation, push the rail up to give yourself sufficient slack to access the knots and untie them. The ladder cord “rungs” should have been released when you pulled the plugs from the rail. Carefully slide the bottom rail free from its position. 5. Remove slats beneath and including the broken slat – take a close look at how the lift cord is routed through the blind slats and between the ladder cord. It is commonly woven in-and-out of the ladder cord “rungs”; if so, remember that when reassembling the blinds later. Next, pull the lift cords up and out of the slats; this...

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What Are Your Environmentally-Friendly Weed Control Options?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The pursuit of a lush, green, weed-free lawn is one shared by many homeowners — some of whom will seemingly stop at nothing to achieve the lawn of their dreams. However, toxic runoff from certain common pesticides can cause problems for your soil and nearby waterways, while certain types of weed control sprays can require you to keep your children and furry family members inside for hours as these sprays dry. Are there any gentle and environmentally-friendly ways to keep weeds at bay? Read on to learn more about your “green” weed control options. Why worry about the environmental impact of weed control?  Even if you live in a cookie-cutter subdivision, far away from the nearest water source, the potential harm resulting from weed-killer run-off can be high. Many water treatment plants must invest in additional equipment to help remove these contaminants from wastewater, raising your community’s water prices.  The use of these chemicals can also harm wildlife in the area and even pets. If you have dogs or cats who like to run across your lawn and then come inside, by licking their paws, they may unintentionally ingest a harmful dose of weed-killer solution. Pollinators like bees and butterflies are often the gentlest victims of these chemicals — and over time, a reduction in the bee population in a certain area can virtually eliminate homeowners’ and farmers’ ability to grow crops. What are the best gentle weed-killing options? In an ironic twist, the ultimate weed-control solution is often your end goal — a thick green lawn. If you have a solid turf structure, the interweaving of grass blades and roots will effectively resist most common weeds. For this reason, gentle weed killers are often best, as they combat weeds specifically without harming the surrounding grass. As your grass is given more room to grow as the weeds die away, it becomes thicker and stronger — eventually allowing it to resist weed growth without additional intervention.  Before you’ve reached this point, there are a few common household ingredients you can use to control weeds without harming pets or the environment.   Vinegar and water Vinegar is the darling of all household DIY-ers — it can be used to make cleaning solutions, laundry detergent, and even weed-control spray. By mixing together equal parts vinegar and water and applying them to the surface of weeds, you can kill off most stubborn weeds in just a week or so. Vinegar is particularly effective on weeds that have an extensive root structure emanating from a single central root, or taproot. This is good news for your lawn, as it ensures that you can dump copious quantities of your vinegar-and-water mixture while only “weeding out” the unwanted intruders. Vinegar and dish soap If your vinegar-and-water mixture didn’t quite eradicate all the weeds in your yard, you can also concoct a mixture of vinegar and regular dish soap. This interesting-smelling concoction is a bit stronger than vinegar and water alone, and can help take out the more stubborn weeds you find yourself facing. Although it’s highly effective against errant weeds, it’s still gentle enough to use on your turf grass — and best of all, it poses zero threat to kids or outdoor pets. (In fact, the unpleasant taste of vinegar and dish soap together...

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Furnishing Your Toddler’s Bedroom? Here’s How To Make Sure It’s Perfect

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shopping for a toddler’s bedroom tends to be a lot of fun, because there are so many quirky and unique options to choose from that bring out the kid in people of all ages. From colorful art tables to indoor slides, there is something out there for imaginations of all types. But all of those choices can be pretty overwhelming if you aren’t armed with a design plan. Here’s how to prep before your shopping trip to ensure that your toddler’s bedroom is perfect for their needs and wants: Separate The Room Into Sections It can be tempting to make purchases by imagining how the room will look with the furnishings that interest you, but assuming that a table will fit in the middle of the room or that an art desk can squeeze into the corner somewhere may very well result in a disorganized and cluttered space. The best way to avoid this problem is to separate the room into sections, so that each section can be designed with organization in mind. Consider designating a separate space for sleeping, playing, and learning, and decorate them accordingly. Measure each area so you know exactly how much space you’re working with so it’s easy to determine what will and won’t fit in said space while you shop. You may even want to visit the furniture store after you’ve measured the room so you can measure several options you’re interested in and head back home to see which will fit the best before making a final purchase. Put Some Focus On Color Color is what brings a toddler’s room to life, and depending on which colors you choose, you can inspire their creativity and encourage calmness, or create lots of excitement and maybe even a little aggression. For example, a room full of red hues tends to evoke powerful emotions such as passion and anger. That’s not to say you cannot use a little in the space, but you’ll probably want to balance things out with a few of these other color options: Blue brings on a sense of tranquility and can even lower blood pressure rates. Green highlights the adventures of nature and brings out the playful side in people. Yellow offers an open and inviting atmosphere and encourages joyous energy. These considerations will help you build a solid color base for your room through the pieces of furniture you choose. Add accents of color with throw pillows, area rugs, and vibrant trim. Artwork and posters are also an effective source of color accents that are subtle enough that they won’t take the spotlight, yet vibrant enough to catch your eye as you enter the room. Colorful frames around photos, watercolors, and cartoon characters all make great choices. Don’t Forget About The Walls The walls provide an awesome tool for incorporating furniture and features into your toddler’s bedroom. Instead of implementing an art easel that takes up precious floor space in the room, you can paint a chalkboard on the wall. It’s also possible to save space by attaching a hinged table against the wall that can be folded down for use. Installing floating shelves in the room will allow you to forgo bulky bookshelves and entertainment stations as well. To round out your toddler’s bedroom theme, consider painting murals...

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How To Make Live Mouse Trap With A Two-Liter Bottle

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mice enter the home in the fall and winter to seek shelter from the cold and to avoid natural predators like owls, hawks and foxes. They don’t mean any harm, of course, but sharing your home with rodents puts your family at risk of a host of diseases, like salmonella and Leptospirosii. Getting rid of mice as soon as they are discovered—and before they have time to breed—is important. You can accomplish this quickly and easily with a homemade live trap made from a recycled two-liter soda bottle. Making The Trap Wash and dry a two-liter soda bottle and remove the label Cut the neck of the soda bottle about 1-2 inches from the mouth and remove it from the bottle.  Make another cut on the bottle slightly below the curve to form a funnel. Place the funnel on the table with the smaller end pointing upward. Make several 1-inch cuts around the top of the funnel, shaping them into a pointed or spiked end. This should look like a spiked crown. Bend every other spike inward so they are perpendicular to the outside of the funnel. This deters mice from leaving the trap once they are inside. Position the funnel inside the bottom section of the bottle, so that the rim of the funnel aligns with the top edge of the bottom section. The funnel will be facing downward into the bottle. Tape the rims with packing tape or other sturdy tape. Adding Bait Mice are not picky eaters and will gladly devour bits of leftover food and crumbs found on the counter. Contrary to popular opinion, they are not particularly partial to cheese, but will eat it. They are more likely to be attracted to peanut butter, seeds or nuts, or even a little kibble from your dog’s or cat’s dish.  Select the desired food for bait. Drop the food through the hole in your trap. Setting The Trap Unlike complicated commercial traps that work with springs and trip wires, these traps are ready to go. Simply place them in the desired location and wait for the mouse to visit for his nightly meal. Here are some tips for picking a good spot: Choose an area where mice are known to frequent, such as behind kitchen appliances or in cabinets. Tuck the bottle into corners or between storage boxes if mice frequent your attic or storage room. Place the trap in an area that is dark during the night. Checking Your Traps Even though this is a live trap, they must be checked often, as trapped mice cannot live indefinitely in the bottle. They may also panic when they discover they cannot escape through the hole at the mouth of the funnel. Some mice may chew the plastic or figure out how to avoid the spikes to make their escape. Disposing of them as soon after catching them causes the mice less stress and avoids dealing with possible escapees. Releasing The Mice The whole idea behind using a live trap is to spare the mouse his life. This means you need to be ready to transport him to a new area where he can set up residence. But beware! Unless you relocate the trapped mouse at least 3 to 5 miles from your home, he may return. The...

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Five Moving Tips For Cat Owners

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Moving to a new place is a big change for you, and you understand exactly what is going on! Imagine how hard moving must be for your cat, who has no idea why he or she is being relocated. Moving with a cat also presents some logistical challenges. For instance, you can’t just prop the back door open as the movers carry your boxes out to the truck — the cat might get outside. Here are a few tips to make moving easier on your cat, yourself, and the movers. Tip #1: Keep your cat in one room as you pack up the contents of other rooms. Cats don’t like change. They tend to become stressed out when you start packing everything in their environment into boxes. To make the packing process easier on your cat, lock the cat in one familiar room with everything that he or she needs (food, water, litter box, and toys) while you pack up the rest of the home. Your cat will still suspect that something is going on, but won’t have to endure the stress of seeing his or her world being packed up. The less stressed your cat is on the day you actually move, the better. Don’t pack the items in the room you’re keeping the cat in until the last minute. Keep the cat in this room while the movers carry boxes out, so he or she does not escape. Tip #2: Get your cat used to the car before moving day. Many cats don’t travel well. It doesn’t help that when your cat gets in the car, he or she is probably usually headed to the vet. You can make the move a little easier on your cat by taking practice car rides in the weeks leading up to the move. Put your cat in his or her crate, and then drive around the block for a few minutes. Bring the cat home, and offer a treat. Your cat will learn that rides lead to treats and will be less apt to panic in the car on moving day. Tip #3: Use your cat’s old bowls and litter box at the new place. Some cat owners see moving as a good reason to replace the food bowls and litter box that they’ve been using for years. However, this will just make the move harder on your cat. Use his or her old bowls in the new home. Even leave the old litter in the box, so it smells familiar to your cat. If you want to replace these items, wait until your cat is completely settled into the new home. Tip #4: Let your cat explore the new place slowly. Cats tend to hide when they are first brought into a new home. This is normal. Do not force your cat out of hiding. He or she will come out to eat, drink and use the litter box when it’s comfortable to do so. You can help make your cat more comfortable by only allowing him or her access to part of the home at first. Once the cat is confident in one room, you can open the door and allow access to more spaces. Tip #5: Consider anti-anxiety medications for nervous cats. If you’ve moved your cat...

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Want To Know What Your Hearing Aid Would Say If It Could Talk?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In the United States, 25% of people between the ages of 65 and 74 have disabling hearing loss, and the number increases with age. Half of people aged 75 and older have hearing loss that is disabling, but only 1 in 3 people with hearing loss who are at least 70 years old use hearing aids. If you have a hearing aid or are considering getting one, you’ll need to take proper care of the device so it will last. As with nearly everything, improper care can make the hearing aid break down or wear out faster, especially since you’ll likely be wearing your hearing aid during all of your waking hours. You may be surprised at what your hearing aid would tell you if it could talk. Here’s what it would say.  “Stop taking me into the bathroom when you bathe, please.” Moisture and humidity can corrode and damage the small metal parts of hearing aids. Droplets of water can block the microphone and speaker, making it nearly impossible to hear anything but static. While it’s obvious to not wear your hearing aid when you bathe, it’s a good idea to remove the hearing aid before you enter the bathroom and keep it in a safe place in another room. Even if the ventilation system is working full-blast, the humidity in the bathroom from the steam of the hot water can damage your hearing aid. “Hey, I need a good cleaning to get rid of these tiny creatures growing on me.” Your body has good and bad bacterial and fungal flora, including in your ears. The good flora helps to take care of the bad flora naturally. When you insert your hearing aid into your ear, the device can pick up some of the flora. Conversely, bacteria and fungus on your hearing aid can be transferred into your ear when you insert it. You can be at risk of ear infections if there is more bad flora than good, or if debris and/or other microorganisms enter your ear canal. Therefore, it’s important to clean your hearing aid properly with antimicrobial products to reduce the risk of developing an ear infection. “Running… out… of… energy… need… new… battery….” At first, you may not have any idea of how often you’ll need to change the battery for your hearing aid. It’s a good idea to carry a replacement battery with you, such as in your wallet, so you will be able to replace the battery when necessary. To get the most power out of the battery, be sure to wait one minute after you pull the tab off of the battery before you insert it into your hearing aid. Also, you can extend the life of your battery if you remove it from the hearing aid every night before you go to bed. “I’m getting old and ready to retire. It’s time to find a replacement.” Due to the small size and fragile parts, as well as the wear and tear that comes part and parcel to constant usage, hearing aids don’t last forever. There will come a time when your hearing aid will need to be replaced. Fortunately, your hearing specialist can help you determine when to replace the device by giving you a series of hearing tests to...

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How Foundation Cracks Can Hurt Your Wallet & Your Health

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Everyone knows that foundation cracks can cause dampness or flooding in basements, but those aren’t the only problems foundation cracks can cause. Cracks in foundations can cause your heating bill to be higher than it should, and they can also cause dangerous radon gas to permeate into your home. Here’s what every homeowner needs to understand about how foundation cracks can impact their wallets and their health. How your home’s stack effect and negative air pressure causes problems Every home and building has a stack effect. In the winter, it happens because the inside of the structure is warmer than the air outside. This causes the heat inside to rise, which suctions cooler air into the structure at the lower levels. This phenomenon is caused by negative air pressure inside of the home due to the stack effect. Along with air being suctioned into the home, radon can also enter through the foundation cracks. The opposite happens in the summer. When the interior is cooler than the exterior, the cool interior air sinks low and suctions hot air into the home from the upper levels. Drafts from foundation cracks make your heating system work harder Problem: The stack effect and negative air pressure phenomena in the winter pulls cool air into your home through cracks in your foundation. This causes your heating system to work harder to keep your home heated. This additional heat rises and causes more drafts from the foundation and the need for more heat. It’s a never-ending cycle which can seriously impact your heating bill. Pre-construction prevention: Vents should be built into the foundation and attic to control the stack effect and negative air pressure. The attic vents are often incorporated into the soffits and fascia. In the foundation, vents are often placed at regular intervals directly into the tops of the foundation walls. Post-construction solution: Seal all foundation cracks to keep the drafts from your basement to a minimum. Improve your home’s ventilation system to keep the air pressure equal so the stack effect doesn’t cause negative air pressure inside your home. The hot air that escapes the vents at the top of your house will be replaced by an equal amount of cool air through vents in your foundation. Foundation cracks allow dangerous radon gas to enter your home Problem: Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is naturally found in soil. This gas can permeate through cracks in foundations and enter the home. Radon in homes causes as many as 21,000 cases of lung cancer each year. It is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Pre-construction prevention: Radon vent stacks installed in your foundation can control the radon. These stacks are a system of pipes that draw in and collect the radon from the soil underneath the foundation. It directs the radon up the stacks and out vents on the roof. In some areas, these radon vent stacks are required by local building codes due to the high radon levels found in those areas. Post-construction solution: Of course, the foundation cracks will need to be repaired. However, it’s a good idea to install a radon vent stack system in case of future cracks. A foundation repair service, like SafeGuard Waterproofing, can install a radon vent stack system. Depending on your home,...

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