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Drywall Maintenance Tips

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

drywallA fantastic and incredibly useful material, drywall is both durable and highly affordable, and can be customized to match any decorating or visual aesthetic. It’s not surprising then, that it’s become one of America’s most commonly used construction materials. Despite its any advantages, drywall will occasionally require strengthening and repairs. The Atlantic Maintenance Group, Maryland’s premiere landscaping and home repair company, is here with a few standard drywall repair issues, including the methods a drywall professional will use to resolve them.

Damp Ceiling

Damp/ moisture damaged ceilings can result from something as benign as a little too much rainfall or as serious as a burst piece of plumbing. To adequately address this common drywall repair issue, a professional will typically use a sander on the wet area, and then paint a layer of stain-resistant primer on to head off any potential water damage in the future, following up with a concealing drywall compound.

Popped Nails

The ceiling joists and wall studs that are used in drywall can occasionally pop out of the wall. If they do, a drywall repair professional usually first removes the popped nails entirely, replacing them with two brand-new screws each, before applying several layers of joint and drywall compound.

Small Holes

Small holes are usually a fairly easy drywall issue to repair. The quickest solution is to adhere a drywall maintenance plate, which sticks to drywall via an adhesive backing. A drywall professional will then conceal the plate with a layer of paint.

Large Holes

Obviously a little more difficult to repair than small holes, large drywall holes must be completely excised from a wall by cutting out the surrounding section of drywall entirely. After removing the damaged section, a new piece of drywall will be attached with screws that are then covered in a layer of joint compound and drywall tape, and finished with painting and sanding to make the area match the rest of the wall.

Need Professional Drywall Repair?

Call The Atlantic Maintenance Group. We know how important it is to keep your drywall functional and in peak condition. We’re a Maryland based landscaping and home repair company we offer complete drywall installation services or tenant renovations. In addition we can patch or replace damaged drywall to make your walls look good as new again.To get your free quote on drywall repair services or landscaping now, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

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Winter Storm Bozeman Highlights Importance of Snow Removal

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Snow removalWhile much of Pennsylvania was spared the harsher effects of Winter Storm Bozeman, much of the country was not so lucky, and the upcoming forecast seems to offer little reprieve for these beleaguered areas. Our hearts go out to the families affected by this devastating winter disaster. It’s times like these that highlight the importance of having a snow removal service available to make sure snow doesn’t stop your daily life cold.

Winter Storm Bozeman Damage

Some of the most severe property and automobile damage come at the icy hands of winter storms like Winter Storm Bozeman, even in places where extreme winter weather is rare. The Lubbock, Texas police department rushed to the aid of more than 100 automobile accidents during a measly 12 hour window on Sunday while temperatures dove into the single digits. At least 4 people died as a result of icy roadways, only a half-hour from the normally arid Texas-New Mexico border.

Importance of Commercial Snow Removal

With weather this unpredictable, it’s important to have a plan to manage any unexpected winter damage. While you’ll have to rely on government services to clear most of the roadways, they may not be able to take care of the areas outside of your Pennsylvania business or home for quite some time, costing you time and energy, spending valuable working hours waiting or shoveling out the snow yourself.

Atlantic Maintenance Snow Removal

At Atlantic Maintenance we know just how important it is to keep your Pennsylvania business or home accessible even during the most brutal weather conditions, that’s why we provide expert commercial snow removal services for clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware. Make managing your property stress free and let our team of snow removal experts take care of everything from shoveling to plowing. We’re experienced in removing snow from parking lots, roads, sidewalks, as well as salting and ice melting.

We can handle properties of any size, and will respond immediately when a winter or snowstorm strikes. To get your free quote on snow removal services now, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

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How Not To Landscape in Maryland: Part 2.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Continuing our series from last week on common landscaping mistakes, The Atlantic Maintenance Group is here with some more tips on how to steer-clear of easily avoidable landscaping mistakes.landscaping

Poor Plant Positioning

While this is a pretty broad topic that can get into some advanced landscaping, you’d be surprised how many Maryland homeowners ignore some of the most basic principles of plant placement when designing their lawn. Often this is a result of design over time, placing plants as their purchased rather than working from a blueprint, which is why it pays to have a plan and a landscaping company with experience in designing them. It’s important to think about any plant in terms of when and where you’ll be looking at it, it’s fully grown size, and to remember the general principle that large groupings always have more visual payoff than  dispersing plants evenly across a yard.

Premature Pruning

Many amateur Maryland landscapers take great pride in keeping ahead of their bushes and shrubs, running out, shears in hand, when they get the pruning itch. This can often cause plant death or prevent blooming. Make sure to research when the best time to prune your shrubs is and adhere to a schedule, or consider calling a professional landscaping company.

Want to Avoid the Hassle and Mistakes of DIY Landscaping?

Call the Atlantic Maintenance Group. Don’t waste money making costly mistakes over and over again while still failing to achieve your perfect landscape, call a professional that can get the job done affordably and right the first time.

We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.

To get your free quote today, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

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Remember to check back next week for Part 3 in our series on How Not to Landscape!

How Not To Landscape in Maryland: Part 1.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

landscapeThere’s thousands of online guides on how to perform specific landscaping procedures, many with conflicting information or details that only pertain to certain types of lawns. While your best bet is almost assuredly hiring a professional who will know exactly how to treat your Maryland lawn, there’s definitely a litany of things you should avoid when landscaping for your property. The Atlantic Maintenance Group is here with a series on some common mistakes homeowners make when attempting to landscape for themselves.

Installing Plants Around a Foundation That will Outgrow It

Foundation plantings are a popular and simple way to begin decorating your yard. It’s easy to come up with a symmetrical design and provides a classic look. However many overzealous Maryland homeowners plant quickly growing shrubs, trees, and plants that ultimately outgrow the foundation, requiring constant pruning. Homeowners should be sure to research a plant’s final dimensions before planting. A professional landscaping company can find plants that will look great without outgrowing their allotted space.

Planting Overenthusiastic Ground Covers

Ground covers are plants that stay low and fill out a landscape that would otherwise be full of weeds. It’s best to select a relatively aggressive ground cover that will spread out and cover any potential problem areas on its own. However, in reality it’s not so simple. Landscaping with a ground cover that’s too aggressive (English Ivy often has this problem) can result in you having to battle the ground cover in place of weeds. A professional landscaping company can find the right ground cover that works for your Maryland yard’s ecosystem.

Buying Mulch On a Whim

To the untrained eye, mulch is mulch. Many first time landscapers will often just by the cheapest or best advertised mulch they see at the store. The truth is that mulches can have worlds of difference between them and choosing the wrong mulch can kill your yard or at the very least cause you a lot of unnecessary work. There’s no catchall mulch that works for every yard or every plant, so before purchasing make sure to do your research and find a mulch that works with your Maryland properties soil and the plants you want.

Want to Avoid the Hassle and Mistakes of DIY Landscaping?

Call the Atlantic Maintenance Group. The Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design and construction, as well as snow removal, asphalt and concrete services.

We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.

To get your free quote today, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to see how we’re growing!

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