Retaining Walls

When you picture a retaining wall, do you imagine it holding back dirt? That’s the most common use for retaining walls – to address elevation changes and prevent erosion. But concrete segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are multi-purpose landscaping tools with many more uses. Site planners, engineers, landscape architects, designers, developers and builders have long…

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Selling Your Home?

No wonder you’re thinking of selling your home – it’s a “seller’s market” right now. The housing supply has dwindled, creating more demand for fewer homes. At the same time, according to Realtor Tammy Reinke, buyers’ expectations are higher than ever. They’ve become accustomed to model-perfect homes.   What’s the upshot? “Sellers have a choice,”…

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Hardwood Flooring

After months of online browsing, you’ve found the perfect, wide plank hardwood flooring. Or so you think! You absolutely love the look, but how can you be sure it’s the right product for you? Ask the pros. In order to make an informed, purchasing decision, Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center, (www.hardwoodinfo.com) suggests…

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Custom Curb Appeal

When it comes to home exteriors, the beauty is in the details. Custom homes have rich, unique exterior elements, including decorative moulding and trim, which enhance architectural aesthetics and create captivating curb appeal. But you don’t need a custom home to enjoy custom looks. With eye-catching details tastefully placed – from the front porch and…

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Simplify Fall Beauty Routine

Fall is all about turning over a new leaf. As the season turns, it’s the perfect time for you to update your beauty routine. Feeling time-crunched? Don’t worry. Even though days are short and schedules are long, you can still create a head-turning style with a few tips and tricks from the experts. EcoTools Beauty…

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Larger Corn Harvest

Some bake with it. Some decorate with it. Some wander around for hours in it. We’re talking about corn: the edible, ornamental and downright a-maze-ing homegrown staple. Corn takes center stage in U.S. tradition, especially during the holidays. But for all the corn mazes (800 at last count) traveled and cornbread baked, only 1 percent…

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Protect Yourself From Cybercrime

Travel season is upon us, and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics says the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is among the busiest of the year, with more than 98 million people traveling throughout the season last year. These busy, unassuming travelers could be a hacker’s ideal target, as more than half of respondents…

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Employee Benefits

Many Americans start the New Year by resolving to improve their lives by exercising more, losing weight or making other changes. Based on research findings, one in five should resolve to put their financial house in order. Research by MassMutual shows that many Americans struggle with their personal finances, especially when it comes to making…

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Kitchen Design Trends

Some kitchen design trends fade as quickly as they come in – tile countertops, naked windows or avocado-hued appliances may come to mind. Other trends, however, are so deeply rooted in good design that they’re destined to become timeless style statements – and enhance your kitchen with a look you’ll love as much in a…

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