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  • Why Fall is the Best Time to Install a Deck

    What better way to enjoy the beautiful views that come with fall in Maryland than on your new deck? If you don’t have one now, this season is the perfect time for such an addition! Take it from our experts,… Read More

  • Leaf Blowing Basics

    Watching the leaves change colors is one of our favorite parts of fall! But having to clean them up afterward—not so much. Fortunately, we have access to technology like leaf blowers to make this task a little easier. If you’ve… Read More

  • The Best Way to Clean Your Windows

    Sometimes, all your windows need to look brand new is a thorough cleaning. Especially after a hot, humid summer, the glass can get a little dingy. Or, perhaps seriously dingy, depending on your circumstances. When the typical combination of spray… Read More

  • When to Close Your Pool

    Labor Day is only two weeks away, which means public pools across the state will be closing soon! When you have your own pool, though, you can choose to keep it open or close it even earlier—it all depends. So,… Read More

  • Do I Need Handrails?

    Whether you’re building a new deck, or you bought a house that already has one, don’t forget one of the most important details:  handrails.  When it comes to this safety feature, there are a lot of guidelines.  From construction codes… Read More

  • Repair or Reseal Your Driveway

    Remember how good your driveway looked when you first had it paved?  All sleek, modern, and smooth.  Over time, even durable asphalt loses its rich, dark color.  Constant use and exposure to the elements can a take a toll on… Read More

  • Adding Privacy to Your Outdoor Space

    Now that you’re able to enjoy your outdoor space a little more, you may find yourself looking into your neighbor’s backyard more than you would like.  Regardless of the proximity, it’s possible to add certain features that enhance your privacy…. Read More

  • Will Adding a Deck Increase My Home’s Value?

    As far as home improvements go, some are better investments than others.  Adding a deck is actually a great project that creates an extra selling point, without breaking the budget.  While you may want to incorporate features in line with… Read More

  • Fire Pit 101: The Basics of Safety and Maintenance

    What’s better than sitting around a crackling fire with your friends on a cool summer night?  Sharing this experience at your own fire pit!  This time of year, it’s great for outdoor entertaining since it provides a little extra warmth… Read More

  • A Brief Gazebo Q & A

    Some outdoor spaces are more common than others, so where do gazebos fall?  They’re actually quite common in public venues like parks, gardens, and event spaces, but less so on private property.  Even so, that doesn’t mean you can’t add… Read More

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Phone: 410-803-9499