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4 Issues That Could Cause a Basement Sewer Backup in Your Cabin

A sewer backup is not something that any of us wants to deal with. This holds especially true when the backup happens in your cabin basement. Here are four main causes of sewer backups in the basement that you should be aware of so you can take steps to prevent them from ever happening at your log home.

Clog in the Main Sewer Trap

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Added by Emma Sturgis on November 14, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Building a Cabin? 4 Things to Remember During the Process

If you’ve decided to undertake the task of building your very own log cabin, it can be a very exciting time. You probably want to jump in a soon as possible to get the construction underway. As you start to build, here are four things that you must keep in mind throughout the process.

Insulating Is Key

Log cabins are harder to insulate than…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 12, 2019 at 5:17pm — No Comments

How to Protect and Insulate Your Home From the Harsh Winter Weather

Protecting your home against the harsh winter weather is a significant task. The better your home’s insulation, the lower your heating bills for the season. Here are a few things that you need to do before ‘Old Man Winter’ comes knocking at your door.

Seal Windows and Doors

One of the easiest things you can do to have a dramatic impact…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 12, 2019 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Furnishing a New Cabin: 4 Options for Smart Owners

Buying a new cabin allows you to spend time in nature without having to pitch a tent, and you’ll feel better staying in your cabin with the right furnishings. The best furnishings can give you all the comforts of home and provide additional conveniences that will make your time in the woods more enjoyable. These four furnishing options are perfect for…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 12, 2019 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Read Honest Abe Living’s November 2019 Issue

The November 2019 issue of Honest Abe Living features an…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on November 5, 2019 at 9:04am — No Comments

How To Handle A Home Plumbing Emergency Like A Pro

A plumbing emergency can happen at any time. Do you know what to do if water suddenly starts flowing or spurting out of a place that it shouldn’t? What about how to fix a clogged or weeping toilet? Most homeowners would say no to that, but it’s not as hard as you may think to take care of smaller problems like a pro.

 

Water from a leak or flood can be extremely damaging to your home, especially if you have…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on November 5, 2019 at 8:16am — No Comments

How to Know if Your Chosen Lot is a Good Space to Build On

Building your own home comes with many advantages, such as energy efficiency, monetary savings and the ability to customize everything, but there are also many pitfalls to watch out for. One potential hazard to avoid is building your home in a bad location. How do you know if your chosen lot is a good space to build on or not? Here are five questions to consider before breaking ground.

What Utilities Are Available?

Utilities like electricity, water and natural gas are…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 30, 2019 at 5:38pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Installing a Wireless Intercom System

We don’t want to be rude to strangers calling on our doorstep. But the rampant stories of crimes flooding the news these days make it a bit challenging to trust strangers and be friendly to them. How many times have you heard burglars breaking in a house without difficulty just because the homeowner was too trusting, she opened the door for them when they knocked without even asking who’s out there? Speaking of which,…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on October 30, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

4 Green Secrets to Maintaining an Energy Efficient Cabin

There are four secrets for maintaining an energy efficient home so that you don’t have expensive utility bills each month. By taking the time to make a few changes to your home, you can have a warmer home in the winter and a cooler home in the summer.

Installation of a Digital…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 29, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Improve Your Cabin’s Insulation for the Winter

Properly insulating your cabin is going to improve your comfort and protect some of the key mechanical systems during the coldest months of the year. If you are tired of staying in a drafty cabin, then it is time to come up with a comprehensive plan for improving the building’s insulation and overall efficiency.

Install Double-Pane…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 28, 2019 at 11:02am — No Comments

Secure Your Safe Haven: 4 Tips for Protecting Your Log Home

Many people dream of owning a cabin out in the woods, but keeping those buildings safe and secure is easier said than done. If you feel as if your cabin isn’t as protected as you would like it to be, then you need to come up with a comprehensive plan for keeping unwanted individuals off your property.

Reinforce the Entry Points

One of…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 28, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

How to Soundproof Your Cabin From the Outdoors

A cabin in the woods can be the perfect permanent or seasonal retreat. However, these structures are not known for being soundproof at their most basic, and owners may be interested in finding ways to reduce noise coming in from the outside. Here are just a few methods for soundproofing you may want to use.

Design With Buffers in…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 25, 2019 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Got Sinking Concrete? 4 Solutions for the Inexperienced Cabin Owner

Sinking concrete can be a huge hassle for any and all homeowners. It can be particularly frustrating to homeowners who simply do not have a lot of experience. If you have a concrete sinking dilemma on your hands, however, there are a number of options that may be able to turn your anxiety-inducing situation around right away. Don’t be too intimidated…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 22, 2019 at 10:49am — No Comments

How to Successfully Manage a Rental Cabin Remotely

There are many reasons why people invest in real estate. For some, a home will be brought early on in life with the intentions of raising a family and living there for many happy decades. However, real estate investing does not have to only involve your primary residence. You might want to branch out and buy…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 22, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

Patio Cover Project: Choosing One for Your Desired Aesthetic

A patio can increase the perception of your home’s size by creating an outdoor living space. This is why it's probably a new favorite project in the latest home improvement trends. Like a living room, it allows you to spend family time and entertain guests outdoors during the warm, sunny months.

The way a patio is designed is based on the residents’ activities and lifestyle. For example, if your like…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on October 21, 2019 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Why More Millennials Are Looking Into Owning Summer Ranch Homes

 

While looking for properties to buy, more millennials are looking for summer ranch homes rather than only searching for a beachfront home. Real estate experts are trying to understand this trend, and they believe that it is occurring for these reasons.

Celebrities Are Buying Ranch Properties

Many celebrities want to own vacation homes, and…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 21, 2019 at 6:15pm — No Comments

4 Preventative Tips to Avoid a Winter Basement Flood

When it comes to home emergencies, very few situations are as serious as a flooded basement. That type of catastrophe is going to bring your life to a grinding halt, and that is why you must make sure that your basement isn’t going to flood when the winter storms blow through.

Grade Your Yards

Trying to keep water out of your basement is going…

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Added by Kara Masterson on October 21, 2019 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Live a Little: 4 Luxury Items to Add to Your Log Home

Having a log cabin home can be a big dream come true for you and your family. While you may feel like you’re living a life of luxury already, there are still more upgrades you should be considering. Here are four of the most luxurious upgrades you can make today to your log cabin home.

Huge Stone Fireplace

When people think of log…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 17, 2019 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Your Heating System Requires Attention!! Check for these 4 Signs

Your home heating system plays a great role in the chilled days of winter. It provides you and your family with the cozy feel of warmth. However, to expect the best out of their performance, you must check that they are working optimally or not. Avoiding doing so may cost you a lot.

So, it’s always better to keep an eye on your heating system and if you notice anything unusual, call a professional for heating repair…

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Added by Tom Clark on October 17, 2019 at 7:28am — No Comments

Basement Flooded? Here’s What To Do First

You never know when a pipe could burst or a bad storm can hit and unexpectedly turn your basement into a swimming pool. The damage caused by a basement flood can be devastating and damaging to your home and wallet. The stress of seeing your home filled with water can be overwhelming and it can be tough to know where to start the cleanup process.

 

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Added by Jitender Sharma on October 17, 2019 at 5:23am — No Comments

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