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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.



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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Two Options for Fencing Off Your Yard

by Scott Gordon

If you have a large property and want to fence off part of it as a playyard for your kids or to protect your garden from your kids, there are several fencing options open to you. The important part is figuring out which one will work best for you and suit your needs. 

Stainless-Steel Cable Fencing

One option open to you when you want to fence off part of your property as a play area for your children to safely be in is stainless-steel cable railing. Basically, this fencing is made up of stainless-steel cables that are secured to a series of posts put around the area that you want fenced off. You can choose how many cables you want to have in your fence, but the more cables you have, the harder it will be for a young child to slip out in between the cables. However, if your child is a climber, they may still find a way to get up and over the fence. One benefit of using a stainless-steel cable fencing system is that the cables don't obscure your view of your child. You can let your children go outside to play while you are in the house doing things and just look out the window to make sure that they are okay because you can see right into their play area. You could also combine a stainless-steel cable fence in conjunction with a privacy fence. For example, you could have the cable fencing on the side facing your house and put the privacy fencing around the other sides so you don't have to worry about the neighbors or people on the street seeing into the play area.

Talk to a company like Cable Rail Direct to learn more about cable fencing. 

Privacy Fencing

Privacy fencing is a good idea for keeping children out of your garden. It's very difficult for your child to climb, and there are no gaps in between the boards that they can just slip through. You can also secure the gate so that it's hard for your children to get into the fenced-off area. A high enough privacy fence may also deter some animals from getting in and eating your produce as well. 

If you need to fence off part of your property, there are several fencing options available to you. You just need to choose the one that works best for you.