Treat Carpenter Ants With Boric Acid

By Robert Robillard

Boric Acid a Favorite Weapon Against Ants This article is about a simple chemical free way to treat carpenter ants with Boric Acid. . Carpenter ant colonies expand ever outward, producing what are called satellite colonies.  These satellite colonies will eventually mature into hundreds of members and will seek to create more satellite colonies.  Learn…

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Clapboard Siding: Paint or Replace?

By Robert Robillard

Old Clapboard Siding I have a 124 year old house with clapboard siding and the paint is starting to peel. One contractor says I should strip and paint when the time comes. He also said I shouldn’t replace the siding because the newer wood is not as good as the old wood on my house.…

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Preventing Ice Dams

By Robert Robillard

How To Prevent Ice Dams What is an ice dam? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings,…

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How To Prepare Your Lawn For Winter

By Phil Benevides

Fall lawn care tips from A Concord Carpenter The overall beauty of your home can be impacted by your landscaping, and your lawn is probably the largest part of your yard. So regardless of how well maintained and beautiful your home is, you can’t ignore the look and condition of your lawn, since both you…

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How To Use A Pressure Washer

By Phil Benevides

Tips and Important considerations when using a Pressure Washer Here at A Concord Carpenter we love tools and believe the right tool for the job can save you time and money, but ultimately you’ll get better results when you use the BEST tool for the job. When it comes to cleaning outdoors, nothing does a…

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Tips on Installing A Dry Well

By Robert Robillard

    How To Install A Dry Well Dry wells give downspout water a place to go if existing grading does not allow for water run off or if there are hard scape issues. [patios, driveways, walk ways] If installed correctly they will also work in freezing temperatures. Installing a dry well is not hard but…

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Chimney Cleaning

By Robert Robillard

Fireplace Safety  If you have a fireplace, make sure you schedule a chimney cleaning and have you chimney and fireplace checked out by a professional chimney cleaner before starting the first fire.  Chimney Fires – Good To Know! Chimney fires are a reality and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage every year. Indication that…

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Solar Water Heaters

By Robert Robillard

 Hot Water Systems   Solar water heaters—also called solar domestic hot water systems—can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use—sunshine—is free. How They Work Solar water heating systems include storage tanks and solar collectors. There are two types of…

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