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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1095 on: April 14, 2018, 04:13:52 PM »

We want/need to get the yard on one side of the house regraded, but googling contractors in the area is mostly a bust. Is HomeAdvisor a good way to find good people to do the work? Never used it before.

I don't think so, but I live in podunk Peoria. Ask around for referrals from people you trust
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1096 on: April 14, 2018, 08:15:18 PM »

Ask around for referrals from people you trust

This is the way to go.

Do you know a good plumber?  Ask him.  He knows everyone.


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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1097 on: April 04, 2019, 10:42:46 AM »

When I bought my house the previous owners had already moved out and didnt dewinterize the house so a pipe burst and flooded the downstairs. Pipe was fixed and they replaced the carpet with a cheap neutral colored carpet so they could sell the place. I already restored 90% of the house. I really wanted hardwood, bought some really nice laminate (pergo) thatís scratch resistant because my dog is nuts. Spent the last two days installing it, my god it looks amazing.
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1098 on: April 04, 2019, 10:51:28 AM »

When I bought my house the previous owners had already moved out and didnt dewinterize the house so a pipe burst and flooded the downstairs. Pipe was fixed and they replaced the carpet with a cheap neutral colored carpet so they could sell the place. I already restored 90% of the house. I really wanted hardwood, bought some really nice laminate (pergo) thatís scratch resistant because my dog is nuts. Spent the last two days installing it, my god it looks amazing.

did you get the water resistant/proof ?
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1099 on: April 04, 2019, 12:15:57 PM »

Don't believe the hype.  There is no such thing as water proof.  Water destroys everything.
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1100 on: April 04, 2019, 12:27:41 PM »

Don't believe the hype.  There is no such thing as water proof.  Water destroys everything.

yeah true, if there is a flood everything under the flooring has to be replaced anyway.

the main thing is not needing new flooring because a spill is left on it over night.
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1101 on: April 04, 2019, 01:46:41 PM »

When I bought my house the previous owners had already moved out and didnt dewinterize the house so a pipe burst and flooded the downstairs. Pipe was fixed and they replaced the carpet with a cheap neutral colored carpet so they could sell the place. I already restored 90% of the house. I really wanted hardwood, bought some really nice laminate (pergo) thatís scratch resistant because my dog is nuts. Spent the last two days installing it, my god it looks amazing.

did you get the water resistant/proof ?

Yeah itís the good stuff.
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1102 on: April 06, 2019, 10:23:03 AM »

Anyone have any experience with planting Zoysia grass seed? Our back yard is more or less a mess, but prob canít afford to do sod for a few years, I was thinking of maybe just planting some seeds out there and hoping for the best. Literally any growth would be better than what we have now, so Iím not even looking for a perfect lawn, just some grass coverage on otherwise barren areas.
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1103 on: April 06, 2019, 10:39:33 AM »

Buy a tiller. Plant seeds. Water regularly.
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Re: Home Improvements
« Reply #1104 on: April 06, 2019, 11:36:07 AM »

Or make some little garden beds. Less watering, looks nicer for less effort.
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