Archive for February, 2015

Elderly Couple’s Wooden Fence Fails to Keep Tank Out of Yard

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Most homeowners put up wooden fences to protect their yards. They keep pests like rabbits, stray cats, or neighbors’ dogs out. Wood fences cannot, however, keep tanks out, as one elderly couple in Germany recently discovered.

At the beginning of February, the British army took one of its armored Warrior infantry fighting vehicle out for a spin, when, according to a spokeswoman, “something came loose.” The mechanical fault then caused the massive tank to veer off course, and plow through the wood fencing of Mr. Ulrich Tilsner, a 67-year-old man living in Paderborn, Germany.

Unless you count Mr. Tilsner’s wooden fences and one of his shrubs, no one was hurt. Although, suffice it to s

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The Best Flooring for Each Room

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When building a new home or renovating an existing one, a popular way to redecorate is to install a new floor. With so many flooring options to choose from, it can be difficult for a homeowner to decide which will fit their needs. The best flooring for the job depends on the room in which the flooring will be installed, as many flooring options are suited for some rooms and not others.

Kitchens and bathrooms can share the same flooring type, for a sense of unity in the house. Because these rooms’ floors are often exposed to water, carpeting, hardwoods, and laminate flooring are best left to other rooms in the house. Linoleum and vinyl flooring are both water-resistant and cost-effective, but many homeowne

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5 Reasons to Choose Concrete for Building Projects

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Whether you’re looking to pour a foundation, pave a driveway or lay a patio, one of the best materials you can choose for the project is concrete. Why should you consider one of your local concrete companies? Here are five benefits concrete offers:

  1. Concrete Is Durable

    Concrete is one of the most durable man-made materials on earth and can last for decades in the home. Even a concrete driveway that gets driven on every day can last for 30 years or longer. The Pantheon in Rome is made of concrete and has been standing since the second century CE.

  2. Concrete Is Versatile

    You might be surprised to know that many ancient structures are made of unreinforced concrete. But if you have any applications that need reinforcement due t

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Benefits of Buying Furniture Online

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Anyone who is trying to furnish a home knows how frustrating it can be to find the best home furnishings that aren’t out of your budget and also match your personal style. One thing anyone should consider is they are wondering where to find the best discount furniture is buying from online home stores. When you buy home products online, there are a raft of benefits that range from lower prices to a bigger selection, and you won’t regret your decision.

Whether you are finishing a home improvement remodeling project or you just moved into a new location, online retailers are often the best place to go for home furnishings. They are known to have upstanding business practices and they won’t let you do

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Who You Should Hire for Your Next Carpet Cleaning

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Imagine this: a kid on your block has a real entrepreneurial spirit. In the summers he mows your lawn. In the winters he’s shoveling your driveway. And all of a sudden, after his family buys a fancy power cleaner for the carpet, he approaches you about giving your floors a good washing. Maybe he even offers to take care of some of the apartment cleaning service on your rental property down the block. You may really want to foster this spirit he has going but thing again! When it comes to cleaning, you should only ever work with companies that are bonded and insured, just in case something happens.
For example, what if your renter has a red stain that just won’t quit? Timmy from down the street may know how to do a routine cleaning, but he certainly won’t have the knowhow of the Read more ...

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