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Concrete Care and Maintenance

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Concrete is an extremely durable building material. It is often used for constructing patios and other types of hardscaped areas for outdoor entertaining, including the areas around swimming pools. Proper concrete maintenance will ensure that these areas last for many years. Keep Concrete Clean You should thoroughly clean concrete at least once, if not twice, a year. Use a pressure washer to …

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Outdoor Spaces

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A yard is no longer considered just a piece of property surrounding a house, the scene of an occasional barbecue, or a place to send the kids to play. Instead, Outdoor Spaces have become almost as important as the inside. Today, Outdoor Spaces are designed and executed just as carefully as any room in the house. If you don’t have a …

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Summertime Spray Tan (For Your Fence)

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First impressions are important. When someone visits your home, you want them to see a beautiful, well-kept place. But before visitors step through the front door, your yard sets the stage! The landscaping and fencing you choose say a lot about you and the pride you take in your home. There is absolutely no reason, however, that the pride you take in …

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YOU make us great!

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The time has come! The Best of Denton County Nominations have begun! How can you help? Nominate TEXAS BEST FENCE – all you need is a valid email address. Nominations will take place through July 12th, 2017.   Here’s how it works… Go to: http://bestofdentoncounty.com/voting/ Enter: Your first & last name, your email address & city Select: Fence Builders Enter: …

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What Insects Do the Most Damage to Wood Fences

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Installing a new wood fence on your property is an investment in the value of your home. It improves your home’s curb appeal, and with proper care a good fence can last for years. However, your fence could be targeted by insects that damage wood fences and cause structural damage that will ruin the appearance of your fence. These insects could …

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How to Paint Your Wrought Iron Fence

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A wrought-iron fence can add elegance and style to any property. But a chipped and rusted fence can make your property look neglected. Fresh paint can make all the difference in the world, as long as you know how to paint your wrought iron fence properly. Here are a few tips to get you started. Preparations Before you begin painting, you …

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How High is Too High

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A fence around your yard is aesthetically pleasing and gives you security and privacy. It can also increase the value of your property. If you’ve decided to fence your yard, make sure that you know the fence height rules for your area. Fence Height Rules and Other General Rules  If you live in a subdivision or a development, check the covenants before …

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Cut your Grass Without Damaging the Fence

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If you have a fence around all or part of your property, you want to be sure not to cause any damage when mowing your lawn. A few simple techniques will ensure your investment lasts as long as possible and your landscaping remains pristine.  Set Your Blades to the Proper Height Begin by setting your mower’s blades to the proper …

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Nine Ways to Care for Composite Decking

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Composite decks, made from plastic and wood fibers, are the most popular alternative to wood decks. If you have a composite deck, you know how it has enhanced your outdoor living space. Composite decking is long lasting, beautiful, and easy to maintain. Tips to Care For Composite Decking Care for composite decking is much less labor intensive than care for wood decking. …