174 – Video: Siting Your Home on Your Lot

The next installment of the, “Build your Dream Home” series talks about where to install your home on your lot. We look at the 5 criteria to consider, Water Access Drainage (anti-water access…) Ease of Construction Esthetics Future Land Use Enjoy! Listen here, or Watch on You-Tube HERE!! http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///HouseLocation.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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173 – Video : All About Driveways

Part of the Build Your Dream Home series, this video looks at how factors to consider when installing a driveway.  From closing a location, to calculating site lines, to grades and materials, we hit it all.  enjoy! Listen to the audio on this site or view video on You Tube HERE! http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///Driveways.mp3 Podcast: Play in […]

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160 – Video: Installing Pavers

This video looks at how to install pavers.  It covers the variety of pavers available and the many things you can do with pavers, how to lay out your patio and make it square, how to install your base, the sand top-coat and how to lay the pavers and compact them properly, and finally how […]

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127 – Invasive Plants

A show explaining what invasive plants are, why they are a problem, and how to look out for them.   http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///hof-127-Invasives.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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119 – Protecting Water Quality

A show explaining how development affects water quality and quantity and some ways you can mitigate these effects and protect your water quality. Some additional info on Rain Gardens from Wikipedia http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-119-Protecting_Water_Quality.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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115 – Wet basements

A show on wet basements and how to dry them out as requested from some email questions.   We look at gutters, grading, footing drains, french drains, waterproofing and sub-pumps to name a few! http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//115-Wetbasements.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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112 – Helping to fight inflation

Just an extra post to talk about inflation and how everything is getting real expensive!  This show will talk about a few things you can do to fight the increasing prices you have to pay. The just of the show is that by planting some apple, pear, plum or other fruit or nut trees instead […]

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111-Spring Money Saving Tips

A few tips that came to me while doing some gardening this weekend including purchasing garden supplies in bulk, making your own compost, getting and using manure, and using grass clippings and leaves from your own yard.   I also speak of my Mantis Tiller and Snapper mower – two great tools!  Click below for more […]

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107 – A Spring Checklist

A look at some things to do in the spring time including checking your roof and gutters, your drainage, electrical and plumbing systems and more!  Remember, an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure! http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-107-spring.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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92 – Gutters, Contracts and Mobile Homes

A show to discuss the importance of gutters and how to install them, a look into contracts and why you really should really read them, and lastly, a brief discussion on mobile homes and double-wides. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-92-guttersetc.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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