Our Thoughts on Septic Systems

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Septic systems are commonly used in the West Texas areas not serviced by municipal sewage systems. When properly installed and maintained, septic systems can offer years of carefree service. While they are relatively maintenance free, the use of such systems does require some service by the home owner.

The tank should be inspected for blockage whenever a sewer stoppage occurs, and routinely about once a year. It is also recommended that the tank be pumped and cleaned about once every three years. The risk of blockage can be reduced by using toilet paper marked “septic safe”, and by never flushing facial tissue, feminine hygiene products, paper towels and other paper products which do not easily decompose.

Many customers use garbage disposal with septic systems, but this can contribute to more frequent stoppage. Products that should never be introduced to the system include coffee grounds, dental floss, grease, paint products and harsh chemicals.

Is LVT the Right Choice for Your New Home

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For several years now, we have been offering luxury vinyl tile (LVT) to our customers as a solid option for beautiful flooring.

The truth is, we are very picky when it comes to LVT. We recommend quality commercial grade flooring when we use such materials. EarthWerks is one of the brands we love using. Our customers are never disappointed because EarthWerks is an extremely durable product. We also find the flooring to look convincingly like real wood flooring, without some of the pitfalls of real wood.

The advantages to using LVT over some flooring are:

  • Waterproof
  • Low Maintenance
  • Acoustical Attributes
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Resilient
  • Highly Styled
  • Diverse Designs
  • Hygenic
Spalted Pecan Mantel

Hardwood from Texas’ Past

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Whenever possible, we like to usePecan Mantel natural materials for prominent features in our homes. Stone, granite or hardwoods add warmth and beauty to any decor.

Rocky and Patti Alburtis own Texas Pecan Wood located here in Lubbock, Texas. They have been harvesting spalted pecan from Central Texas, near Goldthwaite, for the past several years. Their woods are beautiful, and come from trees that lived over a hundred years ago. Rocky saw the possibilities where others never had. He and Patti’s business is sure to grow as more and more people are exposed to the possibilities.

The McGuire Family settled in Comanche County, just down the road from Goldthwaite, beginning in 1852. We have always been very proud of our family heritage. Perhaps that is why we were so drawn to the idea of bringing that lumber into our homes. We have used the pecan wood for mantels, counter tops, and barn doors. Everywhere we’ve used it, it’s been a hit. Customers can’t seem to get enough of the beautiful wood grains.

Parade of Homes 2016

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Going home should feel like a vacation. The McGuire’s 2016 Parade Home began with that inspiration.
You can’t help but love this magnificent home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 living areas, a basement and an oversized 3 car air conditioned garage. Clean white stucco, tall ceilings and open views abound with over 4,000 square feet. Shaker-style Knotty Alder cabinets and doors and Spalted Pecan accents, complete the atmosphere.

It’s not just the beauty that makes this home exceptional. This is one of the most energy efficient homes we’ve ever built, with gorgeous water-smart landscaping; foam insulation and a super high efficiency HVAC to keep the energy demands low.

When it comes to entertaining we have all the bases covered. The spacious kitchen opens to both living areas. The outdoor kitchen, tall pergola, cozy fire pit, and first-rate game room has something for everyone.

This home really makes going home seem like a vacation. We hope you can join us at the 2016 Parade of Homes!

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