October 2019

Found 4 blog entries for October 2019.

What You Need to Know About Different Foundation TypesEl Segundo homes can come with different foundations, and each of those foundation types function in different ways. If you're buying a home, you should be aware of the different types of foundations and how they affect your home's functionality. Understanding each kind can help you choose a home with the right kind of foundation for your needs.

Basement

Basement foundations are built on a hole in the ground that has been lined with cinder block walls. Basement foundations provide extra space for homeowners who need storage, and can also provide a safe place to go during a tornado. Some homeowners go the extra mile to finish their basement, turning their basement into a comfortable space for watching television, spending time with family, or

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Which Trees Are Bad for Yards? What to KnowWhen Hermosa Beach homeowners plant trees on their property, they often consider the looks of the tree without giving thought to the tree's growing patterns and other characteristics. Homeowners who educate themselves about these problem trees can avoid making a decision that could cause damage and incur costly repairs. Here's what you need to know.

Weeping Willow

Weeping willows are commonly spotted growing near ponds and lakes. They tolerate water well, and prefer to have "wet feet," meaning they like to be in saturated soil. These trees have unquenchable thirst and will spread their roots far and wide looking for water. If they don't find water in the soil, they'll push their roots through main lines, sewers and even foundations in search of

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A Simple Home Maintenance Calendar You Can Live WithHomes require upkeep year round, but El Segundo homeowners can ease many woes and prevent a number of breakdowns with essential preventive maintenance. Many duties are more relevant and essential to prepare for upcoming seasons, so here's a short checklist of home maintenance duties for fall, winter, spring and summer.

Fall Maintenance Checklist

As autumn arrives, there are a number of projects homeowners need to tend to or recruit professional services to handle for them including the following.

Autumn Lawn Prep—Clean out the gutters, rake the leaves, prepare biannual blooms and remember that the best time to aerate lawns is in the fall.

Check Heating Systems—Forced air systems, fireplaces and furnaces should have an inspection by a

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New Light Bulb Installation Guide for Homeowners Trying to SaveThe type of light bulb Westchester homeowners use in their home could have a big effect on how much energy their home uses. Choosing the right light bulbs can reduce your home's carbon footprint and can also improve your quality of life by reducing your utility bills. If you're a homeowner who is thinking about changing your light bulbs to add more energy efficient home improvements, here's what you need to know.

Choose the Right Kind

There are many different kinds of light bulbs homeowners can buy.

LED's

LED light bulbs are more efficient than traditional bulbs by about 80%, and they last up to 25 times longer. LED light bulbs can be finicky. This means the bulb must be purchased based on the type of light fixture it's being installed in.

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