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    How to Remove Snow from Decorative and Stamped Concrete Walkways and Driveways

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM

    One of the most attractive and impactful improvements you can make to enhance the curb appeal of your home is a decorative and stamped concrete walkway or driveway. The transformation of an entire driveway or walkway, or the outdoor living potential of a patio area covered in this material, can upgrade the appearance of your house and landscape perhaps like no other home improvement project. And unlike brick or paver stones, stamped concrete offers versatility in installation and is often a more cost-effective option than stone.

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    Best Snow Shovel Techniques for Seniors

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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    Topics: Snow, Shoveling

    All You Ever Wanted to Know About Heated Driveways: 5 Facts About Heated Driveways

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 15, 2017 12:00:00 AM

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    Topics: Heated Floor Mats, Heated Driveways, Driveway

    The Quick but Handy Guide to Buying a Snow Shovel

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Oct 31, 2017 8:18:16 AM

    In recent years, innovations in snow shovel technology have led to a wide range of new and unique shovel types. These innovations are a blessing, but they can also make finding your ideal snow shovel more difficult.

    Here are 3 tips for choosing the best snow shovel for you:

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    Topics: Shoveling, Snow and Ice Management

    What Does the Old Farmer’s Almanac Say About U.S. Winter 2017/18?

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Oct 31, 2017 7:56:44 AM

    As a homeowner, your life would be immeasurably easier if you could predict what type of weather conditions are headed your way with each incoming winter season. You’d know what kind of precautions to take, whether to invest in certain equipment, and how to plan for your snow removal efforts.

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    How to Drive in Snowy Weather: Five Tips for a Safer Commute

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Oct 24, 2017 4:30:00 AM


    Driving on our nation's highways is challenging enough during the springtime, summer, and fall, but when winter arrives, the dangers of the road increase dramatically. Learning how to handle the snow and ice is crucial when you need to commute on a daily basis, so it is important to follow winter driving tips, such as the five given below, to best understand how to drive in snowy weather, and minimize the risks of your winter drive.

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    Topics: Winter, Winter Driving, Winter Car

    Five Ways to Heat Your Deck This Winter

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Oct 9, 2017 4:31:00 AM

    In regions of the country that see cold and snowfall in winter, enjoying your deck, patio, or outdoor kitchen is an activity that usually remains off-limits until the arrival of warmer weather. 

    But with a little ingenuity and a modest investment, you can have year-round use out of these outdoor areas. Here are some things you can do to make your deck a great place for living and entertaining even in the winter months.

    Winter heating for your deck

    There are many types of outdoor heaters that work well in keeping you and your guests warm while on the deck. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so you might want to consider using a combination of options. 

    Here are five methods for heating your deck area during the winter months.

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    Helping Seniors Prevent Social Isolation During Winter Months

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 26, 2017 11:37:00 PM

    Helping Seniors Prevent Social Isolation During Winter Months

    Social isolation can be a major problem for seniors during the winter. With low temperatures and hazardous conditions, most elderly people stay indoors when the cold season hits. But, being alone and indoors for long periods can lead to depression, anxiety, and distress, which is why it’s important for senior caretakers to make sure social isolation doesn’t occur. 

    Follow these steps and you’ll ensure a pleasant and safe winter for your loved ones.

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    Topics: Senior Safety

    Which Entrance Mat Is Right for Your Home?

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 21, 2017 10:36:00 AM

    Which Entrance Mat Is Right for Your Home?

    Have you ever heard the adage, "Spend a little now to save a lot later?” Using entrance mats both inside and outside of your home is a great example of this advice in action. 

    Entrance mats keep dirt, debris, and salt from getting tracked through your home. With entrance mats, your interior flooring will be protected from the fading, scratching, and wear-and-tear caused by these damaging winter elements, and you will be spending less time keeping your floors and carpets clean.  

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    Topics: Snow Melting Mats, Snow and Ice Management

    Fact and Fiction About Heated Driveway Mats

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 20, 2017 3:01:00 PM

    Fact and Fiction About Heated Driveway Mats Snow-melting mats for walkways, outdoor stairways, and entry areas have been around for years. But HeatTrak, a pioneer in the industry, has recently introduced a new product line for driveways. Read on to see how it compares with in-pavement heated driveway systems.

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