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No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
It’s time to bring long sleeves and long pants out of storage, prep your home and car, and contact the cool weather home/yard contractors.
hi my name is Debbie and I live and run in moreno valley,well I run 2 sometimes 3 times a week and I read the Reveiw on this massage shop that I run by and never noticed before so last Sunday I went there and when I walk in the place was cool and very soothing, so I walk up to counter and was greeted by chinise lady named ce ce and first thing she did was bring me a cup of cold water before I asked her anything, anyway after I drank water I asked if I could get 1 hr body massage from franka so she went back and sent him up front when he ask me how I was doing and if I was in for relaxation massage or specific problem areas so I told him a little of both mostly my legs so he led me back to the massage room and he gave me a full explanation of how massage was going to be done how he was going to do my legs last and he even showed me how he wanted me to cover myself with sheet and that I only needed to take off as much clothing as I was comfortable with well I have had massages at spas and resorts before and I felt very comfortable with franka so I had no problem takeing all my clothes off so after I got in the table a few mins later franka knock on the door well to make long story short the body massage was great and when he was doing my back he did deep tissue with his thumbs then he did this stuff with his forarms omg ! I just melted on the table then I thought to myself he hasn't even got to my legs yet and when he did he dose this stuff with his thumbs and fingers on the bottom of my feet with presure points it was unbelieving well I could tell you more but ladys you have got to go experience the massage for yourself you'll be glad you did I know I will be back :-)
I've been going to J's for many years. The first experience I had with them was my 99 dodge neon died on me. Being female, I know how mechanics will try to finagle anything for a buck. I talked to the owner, told him what I've looked at, and he said I needed a new head gasket. Most places I would have paid lots of money for it and they would have had it out forever. I paid him a decent price and I had my baby in my possession that day. About 2 years ago I had bought a Dodge Avenger (yes.. I love dodges) and within six months my transmission went out on me. I had it towed to J's just so he could take a look at it while I worked with the dealership. Needless to say the dealership wanted me to tow it from Moreno Valley to Fontana and then they would look into it and I would have to pay at least 1/2 of what it cost. No guarantee on how soon I would have my car back. When I told the owner's son, Junior, he said I would just have to pay a really good price (less than what the dealership wanted) and he would fix it in a few days. I gave him the okay and brought him half the money. The next day at work I get a call from Junior saying my car was ready. They are amazing, they work quickly, and they give excellent prices that help a single mom like myself be able to afford getting their car fixed. I won't let anyone else touch my car and I will always depend and trust them to not screw me over when it comes to taking care of my car.
I was bowling last Sunday at Brunswick bowl and I must have trew my back out a little bit but on my way home I saw this massage shop just as I past Indian st on sunnymead blvd it was called asain body care on 2nd floor so I thought what the hell so I go in and was greeted by this big somoan guy named franka I explain what had happened to me at the bowling alley and he explaned what had probably happened to me and he sugested that I have cece give me a deep tissue massage she was a pretty chinise lady that spoke pretty good english and explaned how the massage was going to relive the pain and I thought to myself she was just blowing smoke but to my suprise she gave a great massage and ever thing she said what durning the massage happen and when massage was over I went back to bowing alley and bowled a couple more games so I will make this massage shop a part of my bowling rutine I highly recomened franka and cece to get a great massage :-)
Mr. Espinoza is grade A work all around. Being a female there is this stigma when getting your car work done. Him and his team work fast, there honest and very reliable. I have my PT Cruiser brought in a year ago, never had any problems. My motor mount went bad and he put a new on one for me and did a tune up, it ran like new. I've also taken my 2005 Mustang GT there to get the oil changed in it, again fast reliable and good service. I recently took in my sister 1999 Ford escort because the fluid levels kept going down. He replaced the fuel pump and replenished and flushed all the fluids and gave me an oil change. Car ran great afterwards!! I'm due to take her car in again for a full inspection because I trust him!
Mr. Espinosa is not only a great mechanic but also an honest man. I was in his shop one day and a lady came in saying that she needed new brakes because she heard a noise every time that she braked. When she returned to pick her car up, Mr. Espinosa informed her that she did not need new brakes. He told her that there was dust on the brakes and it was causing the squealing sound. He told her that he had cleaned them off and he didn't charge her. Mr. Espinosa could have replaced the brakes but instead chose to do the right thing. I take my car there any time that I need work done. I have also sent several relatives and friends to Mr. Espinosa and they are all very happy with his work.
My Car was smoking on the 60 freeway and found myself desperate to find a location that my car can be taken care of. Off The freeway on Heacock Street to Sunnymead Blvd. I found myself at Mikes Automotive. I had spoken to the Manager Mr. Hernandez Miguel and to my surprise found it very comforting that he would take care of my car. The excellent service from a mechanic is hard to find, but not at this location. This gentleman was kind and very helpful to my car needs, also very reasonable. Within hours I found myself driving safely back home. I reccommend this shop in this area highly to all with any car problems.
I came here with a lot of problems with my car but not much money. Paul and Ramsey made me feel at ease, checked out my car, and fixed the main problem to at least get me back on the road. They went over all the other things wrong with my car and discussed options and what was important and what was not. They were never pushy. Just gave me the facts and let me make my own decision. They were really honest about what it would take to fix my break down so I can continue to drive the car and put some of the other things off. It's really hard to find an honest mechanic but I found my place here.
From the minute I walked in, these guys treated me with respect and courtesy. I came in here with a pretty bad oil leak and oil underneath my car. They explained exactly what they had to do to find the problem and called me back later to tell me what they found. I needed my car the next day to drive out of town. The mechanic stayed late finishing my car. When I came to pick it up the manager introduced me to the mechanic that worked on it. So I got a really good explanation of everything that was done. I was very happy and will be recommending this mechanic.
When I had my 99 Mustang GT that had a broken radiator these guys where the cheapest around town. I took my Mustang to them and they had all the parts in and the car ready that same day. I then had an encounter with some debris on the freeway that ended underneath my car and pushed my modified exhaust and misaligned the mufflers. After it would just rattle underneath the car and I took it to them just so I can use their lift and they ended up fixing the exhaust for free. They've become real good family friends now and I trust them with the family cars.
gas tank was leaking, had to tow it to mike who found and fixed the leak. on pick up, the car would start once then not start again. he spent some time looking for this problem but eventually found it and replaced the faulty part. and i thought the price was reasonable for the work he did. i wouldnt hesitate to bring my car back for repair. and he tells you what he can and cant/wont do. since i couldnt get home, he offered to have me dropped off. i am glad i found his shop through the yellow pages and i think i can trust his work.
A concrete contractor is a professional who places, colors, finishes, repairs, and maintains concrete, whether for interior, exterior, residential, or commercial use. Many homeowners use contractors for projects like driveways, pools, and patios.
Concrete is a durable, sustainable substance that can be colored, shaped, and stamped into almost any design. It's more energy efficient to produce and allows less heat and cold to escape than other materials. When working with a skilled contractor, homeowners can use concrete to significantly increase the value of their property.
Concrete driveways are a popular choice because of their durability - they can last up to 30 years - and low maintenance requirements. A basic concrete driveway runs between $3 to $10 per square foot, while a customized or decorative driveway costs between $15 and $25 per square foot. While they're durable overall, concrete driveways are more susceptible to cracks, and harder to repair than asphalt or other alternatives. In addition, patch jobs and stains from gas and oil on concrete are more obvious.
Patching a concrete driveway costs between $6 and $10 per square foot, while resurfacing costs about $2.25 per square foot. Resurfacing is a nice middle ground between multiple patch jobs and a complete replacement. During the process, a contractor removes and replaces the top layer of concrete.
Concrete patios run anywhere from $6 to $17 per square foot, depending on customization and the intricacy of the design. Like driveways, they last for several years and require minimal maintenance, making them a nice alternative to wood. Homeowners don't have to deal with termites, splintering or wood rot. In addition, because concrete patios are a single, solid surface, there are no cracks through which weeds can grow. What's more, concrete patios can be made to fit any area, so owners don't have to worry about curves or hard corners. Many homeowners choose to stamp or stain their concrete patios to mimic brick or stone, getting the same look as these materials for a much cheaper price.
While concrete driveways and patios are cost efficient in the long term, concrete pools require frequent maintenance and expensive renovations. They need to be resurfaced and retiled every 10 to 20 years, which can set owners back $10,000 or more. In addition, it takes anywhere from two to four months to install a pool. That said, concrete pools are more flexible than any other option. Unlike fiberglass pools, they aren't built from a mold nor are they limited to shipping restrictions. In addition, concrete pools do not depreciate in value the way vinyl liner ones do.
Alternatively, concrete pool decks provide a safe, slip-resistant area that adds to the beauty and atmosphere of the pool area. They are faster and cheaper to install than other materials, costing about the same price per square foot as a concrete patio. When it comes to the coping, the material used to cap the edge of the pool, owners of a concrete deck can use stone, precast concrete or poured concrete. Stone is the most expensive option, while precast concrete is the cheapest and easiest to install. Poured concrete, meanwhile, provides the most even finish.
Concrete is the most popular material used to construct basements because of its versatility and moisture resistance. Additionally, poured concrete is resistant to fires and cave-ins. Masonry walls - where the walls are constructed with concrete blocks - have several joints that can undermine their structural integrity. These walls must be properly waterproofed to prevent seepage from soil outside. Homeowners can also choose precast panel basements, where the concrete walls are poured ahead of time and lifted into place with a crane. A single concrete wall costs about $5,000, most of which goes to labor.
Removing concrete costs about $1 to $3 per square foot, but there are several factors that push a demolition job into the thousands. The contractor might charge additional fees if the concrete is hard to access - for example, if it's surrounded by fences or large trees that block construction equipment. They might also charge extra for thicker concrete, complex installations, or if the homeowner wants to preserve part of the original design.
Concrete countertops are custom designed and handcrafted by a designer or architect. Most of their cost comes from the design process itself, but the material runs between $65 and $135 per square foot. Installation costs approximately $40 to $50 per hour. Traditionally, concrete countertops are viewed on the same level as luxurious materials like marble and granite. They provide a seamless, long-lasting surface and can take any form or edge design, making them more customizable than other options.
Costing between $10 and $20 per square foot, concrete floors add a modern, stylish element to interiors. They require minimal maintenance, are easy to clean, and resist scratches from pets. They're also odor resistant, so any spills or accidents won't leave long-lasting smells behind. Because concrete absorbs heat, the floors can even reduce heating bills. They're uncomfortable to stand on for long periods of time, however, and they can create an echo. While concrete floors last longer than carpet or laminate, areas with heavy traffic are known to develop hairline cracks.
Stamped concrete is textured to replicate other materials, such as stone, slate, brick, tile, and even wood. In fact, stamping is generally preferable to using these other materials because it provides the same look as stone and brick at a much cheaper cost. In addition, stamped concrete is more durable than other options, especially wood. Prices range between $8 and $18 per square foot. More realistic designs require multiple patterns and colors, increasing the cost.
Acid-based stains mix a water-and-acid solution with inorganic metallic salts to create a chemical reaction that permanently alters the color of concrete. The result is a beautiful, marble-like look. Unlike tinted sealers or coatings, acid stains penetrate the concrete itself and leave no film behind. Although they provide the richest colors of any stain, they're limited to a handful of earth-toned options. Many manufacturers only offer acid stains in eight different colors.
Non-reactive stains offer unlimited color options but lack the depth of acid stains. These aren't exactly true stains - rather, they're coatings, dyes or sealers that sit on top of the concrete, filling the pores with pigment. These treatments are called non-reactive stains because they do not create a chemical reaction like acid stains.
Colored concrete is created by blending liquid, granular or powdered iron oxide pigments with natural concrete. These pigments are either mined directly from the earth or manufactured in a chemical plant. Iron oxide particles are about 10 times smaller than those of concrete. Therefore, when mixed together, the pigment masks some of the natural concrete color. Gray concrete is harder to color than white, so most manufacturers will only mix in dark pigments. White concrete accepts any color but is more expensive than gray.
Decorative, colored, stamped, and stained concrete must be cured to minimize efflorescence, a powdery, white substance that forms on concrete surfaces. This occurs as water in the concrete evaporates, carrying calcium hydroxide with it. When the calcium hydroxide mixes with the carbon dioxide in the air, it becomes calcium carbonate, which remains on top of the concrete. Efflorescence isn't visible on gray surfaces, nor is it damaging, but it ruins the look of color-treated designs. Wet curing is the best way to cure concrete and prevent efflorescence, but it's hard to do so evenly. As such, most people choose liquid curing compounds instead.
Wet concrete can irritate the skin or cause first-, second-, or third-degree chemical burns. Cement dust contains silica, which damages the lungs and can lead to cancer or silicosis. Many concrete mixtures contain cement, so homeowners should be careful if contractors create the concrete on site. Anyone who touches wet concrete or dust should wash their skin with soap and cold water.
As with any home improvement project, it's best to shop around before hiring a professional. Homeowners should ask questions while vetting potential contractors to find one whose terms suit both need and budget.
Homeowners should work with a concrete contractor who is either certified by or a member of one or more trade organizations for high-quality results. These individuals adhere to professional guidelines and are versed in industry and safety standards.