Posts by Tom Torocco

It’s Time to Get Ready for Spring

Had enough of this winter, even though we’ve gotten through with minimal snowfall and relatively warm temps? If you’re like most, the beginning of March instantly has you thinking about the upcoming spring season and the opportunity to enjoy being outdoors. Homeowners in the Northeast usually start to also think about the laundry list of…

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Are You Prepared for This Coming Winter?

Although Thanksgiving is right around the corner, it won’t be long before winter is here. Winter officially arrives on December 21st, but weather forecasters around the region are already starting to share their weather predictions for the upcoming season. Forecasters are predicting a relatively average winter season in the Northeast. But that will equate to…

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3 Things You Should Do To Your Home Now

The weather is finally showing signs that summer is ending and winter will soon be here. Temperatures are beginning to cool and the leaves are about to transform into vibrant reds, oranges and yellows before dropping to the ground. Before this happens and the cold, snow and ice sets in throughout our area, homeowners should…

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Planning on Redoing Your Driveway This Fall?

If your driveway looks like it needs some tender loving care, you may be wondering if it’s time to replace the driveway completely, or whether you can just repair it or refinish it. Many homeowners will try to do whatever they can to avoid having to replace their driveways, since driveways can be very expensive…

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Taking Advantage of the Final Weeks of Summer

As the August weeks tick by and summer winds down before school begins and the routine of the year gets back into full-swing, we hope you’re having some fun.  If you’re like many homeowners, you’re probably also taking advantage of the more low-key schedule of the season and the warm days to finish up some…

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The Pros and Cons of Using Recycled Construction Materials

Crushed Stone

If you are planning out the types of materials that you will use on your next construction or landscaping project, you may be wondering if you can use recycled construction materials in place of some other types of materials, such as crushed stone.  Here are some of the pros and cons of recycling these materials:…

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Prep Tips for Summer Landscaping Projects

landscaping projects for family

Looking to get some projects done around your house this summer?  If your to-do list is filled with outdoor landscaping projects, it’s important to know what you need before you start digging or building. There’s nothing worse than getting started with a project, only to find out that one essential material or tool you need…

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Memorial Day Has Many Homeowners Thinking About Sand

Summer has homeowners thinking about sand

With Memorial Day ringing in the unofficial start of summer, many people in the Northeast flock to area beaches to enjoy their first few carefree days of the season.  But not everyone spends their holiday weekend lazing on the sand or staring off into the still-chilly surf.  For quite a few homeowners, the chance to…

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Does Spring Have You Turning Your Sights Outdoors?

Spring landscaping

We can all agree that Mother Nature has been playing a few tricks on us these last few weeks, getting us excited with the possibility of warm and sunny days followed by forecasts of April snow.  But no matter how changeable the weather may be this time of year, there’s no doubt that the arrival…

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DIY Planning Checklist

DIY summer planning

Spring is right around the corner, and with warmer temperatures and longer days finally in sight, many do-it-yourselfers are chomping at the bit to get outside to tackle repairs and new projects that may have been put on the back burner due to the season or that they’ve only recently decided to move forward with. …

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It’s Time To Start Planning For Spring Projects

plan for spring projects

If the recent warm-up in temperatures has you thinking about the fact that spring will soon be upon us, you might be chomping at the bit to start some of the projects sitting at the top of your to-do list for the upcoming season.  Now is a good time to begin to plan for the…

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Do You Have Enough Rock Salt?

Do you have enough rock salt

The winter of 2015-2016 certainly started off on the mild side, with many predicting that temperatures would be higher than normal and snowfall would be lower than is typically seen in the Northeast thanks to an El Nino winter.  However, it’s easy to see how just a single storm can leave municipalities, businesses and residents…

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