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Asphalt Repairs

Asphalt Repairs

This One Most Likely Will Require A Professional

When you are in need of asphalt repair, it is essential that you find an expert asphalt contractor who you can trust will do the job right the first time.  This most likely is not a job you will want to tackle as a DIY.  Not only is it important for someone to do the job correctly, you also need someone who is highly knowledgeable in the different types of gravel, seal coating for proper paving maintenance, asphalt milling and asphalt repair that fits your specific needs.

 

It may seem overwhelming with a lot of options out there, whether you are in need of a new driveway tarring or asphalt repair of an old or damaged roadway.  At Tar and Chip Texas, they take pride in knowing that they are your number one asphalt contractor in Fort Worth.  They are Fort Worth’s leading asphalt repair, tar, and chip paving company, and proudly serve the entire state of Texas.  At Tar and Chip Texas, there is no job too small or too big for their clients, whether it is residential or commercial.  You can rest assured with us that you will get the best services, prices and the highest quality chip sealed driveway you could ask for.

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Pressure Washing Your Sidewalks

Pressure Washing Your Sidewalks

Are Your Sidewalks Dirty?

If the sidewalks outside your home are dirty and depressing, you may be wondering what to do. The first thing you need to consider is pressure washing your sidewalks. It is quite simple and not expensive but can make a huge difference.  We reached out to commercial pressure washing Houston expert Jeremy from ProTech to see if he could give us some good tips on how to do pressure washing yourself if you are not able to hire a professional.

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How To Clean Your Windows

How To Clean Your Windows

DIY Window Cleaning

Have you ever been to a beautiful home with a gorgeous view and the windows were dirty? It can detract from the whole experience. Having clean windows, on the other hand, will enhance the feel of any room. Clean windows let in more light, improve your view and makes the room feel fresher. The question arises, though; if you don’t want to hire a cleaning professional, how can you clean your own windows? Let’s find out.

The first thing you want to find out is how you will access your windows. This may sound simple, and depending on your home it could be. However, for some of you out there, this may appear to be a daunting task. So do you have a single story home with easy to access windows? If yes, proceed to the next section. If not, then first find out if you can clean both sides of the window from the inside. This will be the safest and easiest option. Depending on the type of window you have, you may be able to actually fold in the window so you can clean the outside from the inside. Check your window for some sort of latch towards the top and see if you can get it to pivot down. If you are able to use this method you will want some sort of drop cloth to protect your furniture and finishes during the cleaning process. If you need to clean your windows from the outside, are you going to use a ladder or a pole? If you use a ladder always be sure to maintain 3 points of contact while on the ladder and never overreach. Using an extension pole will be safer but may take a few tries to get comfortable with the technique.

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Step-By-Step Instructions On How To Change Door Locks

Step-By-Step Instructions On How To Change Door Locks

Secure Your Home

The first question you ask yourself once you’ve moved into your new home shouldn’t be where’s the kettle? But how many other people have keys to your new home?

This is a question many of us may take for granted and the truth is that unless you have the locks on your new home changed as soon as you move in, you may never know exactly how many others have copies of the keys.

door-handleThere are a wide variety of doors made of many different materials used within the home. Doors also vary with the kind of locks installed on them. But the truth is that if the locks on your property have not been changed in years there is the potential for there to be more copies of keys than just the ones in your possession. It may be that the former tenants had given a set to a family friend or even the next door neighbor, perhaps the estate agent has a set or even a variety of workmen and cleaners too. The list may be endless and while a few sets of keys may be lost, never to be found again, it doesn’t mean that changing locks shouldn’t be your first priority.

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