Is Ice Melt on Pavers Safe to Use During Winter?

Is Ice Melt on Pavers Safe to Use During Winter?

Whether you’re ready or not, cold weather is here. That means ice and snow aren’t too far behind. Although it can create some pretty scenery, winter weather also causes slippery sidewalks and pathways. As you are gathering your winter supplies, remember the shovels and snow blowers. But there is another helpful tool: ice melt. Is it safe to use ice melt on pavers?

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Deck and Large Patio With Fire Pit

Deck and Large Patio With Fire Pit

Usually, we list out materials for our recent projects, the homeowner’s wishes, and how it went. But, for this one, we will let the pictures and the customer do the talking. While we are always happy with satisfied customers, it’s great to get testimonials of our hard work. For this deck and large patio, we worked with the Callows. They had a vision, and we had the skills to make it happen. Here are some of the after photos and the client’s review.

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Planning a Home Addition? How 7th State Builders Can Help You

Planning a Home Addition? How 7th State Builders Can Help You

Your home is your haven — it should feel like it. When you’re ready to add an addition to your home — whether it’s a second-story deck, master bedroom, sunroom, or extended kitchen — 7th State Builders is the contractor Maryland residents know they can trust.

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Screened-In Room vs. 3-4 Seasons Room vs. Sunroom

Screened-In Room vs. 3-4 Seasons Room vs. Sunroom

With summer just on the horizon, many homeowners are looking forward to spending more time in the sunshine and beautiful weather. While some homeowners may enjoy spending time in their yard, others would instead prefer the comfort of being indoors, with only a touch of the outdoors. If you’re looking to expand your indoor/outdoor living space, adding a screened-in room, 3-4 season room, or a sunroom to your home may be the perfect solution. Though, how do you choose between the three? Aren’t all indoor/outdoor living spaces the same?

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New Deck and Patio in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

New Deck and Patio in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

When a project finishes and people think the addition was already apart of the existing house, that is an awesome compliment. That is what we kept hearing about this new deck and patio we built in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The homeowner wanted an open deck to walk out on and an underneath patio area and fire pit. We ended up creating a two-tier patio to link the two spaces. In all, this project blended the three areas in a way that was stunning and looked like it was always there.

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Best Ways to Winterize Your Home This Year

Best Ways to Winterize Your Home This Year

It’s not this year but every year. Living in Maryland, our weather is unpredictable. We can go from a beautiful 70 degrees fall day to ice-rain in 24 hours. Now, the past few winters haven’t been as bad compared to past snowmageddons but we just might be due for one. That is why no matter what, you should winterize your home. It is usually the largest investment we make and therefore should protect it. To help you get started, we have broken down a few lists of what you can do, what you should probably get a professional for, and bigger considerations. Here are some of the best ways to keep your home safe this winter season.

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How to Tell You Need to Replace Gutters

How to Tell You Need to Replace Gutters

Fall is upon us in Maryland. It is a great time to take a walk outside and enjoy the brisk air. While you are at it, take a look at the exterior of your home. Take particular care to inspect gutters. ‘Tis the time to clean them. Not only is the weather quite nice, but you can also flush them out before putting up the hose for the season. Remove all debris and give them a spray down. Best if at higher pressure to ensure it wipes away remaining debris. Once you are done, take a look at your gutters for any damage. You may need to repair or replace gutters, and fall is a perfect time to do it. Not sure what to look for? We can help. Here is a low-down on how to inspect and tell if they are damaged.

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New Front Door and Landing Before and After

New Front Door and Landing Before and After

It’s easy to overlook a space we pass through daily. However, your front door is of vital importance. This is the ultimate space where form meets function. Not only does it need to keep the weather out and unwanted visitors, but it is also the center of your home’s curb appeal. It’s no surprise that front door replacements provide the highest rate of return on any home upgrade investments. That is why we want to show you how drastically a new front door and landing can look with this before and after.

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