A wet swampy lawn isn't just a deterrent to things like croquet games and barbecues--it can also represent a serious threat to the foundation of your home. Some form of water management, therefore, is essential to protect against unwanted water damage. If you have a lawn that soaks up and retains water like a sponge, read on. This article will introduce two long-term solutions to the problem. French Drains Water-logged lawns are generally caused by the convergence of two factors: a high water table and poor drainage.
16 June 2016
Roof leaks have been the cause of untold amounts of stress and expense. Yet many people still fail to understand some of the basic ways that roof leaks develop. If you would like to protect your home by reducing the risk of costly roof leaks, read on. This article will outline how to address one of the most common causes of a leaky roof--bad flashing around plumbing vents. The Problem
27 May 2016
If you have a well on your property or are considering having one drilled, they may seem complicated. Unless you're an expert, it's likely that much of the maintenance and repair will be done by professionals rather than as a do-it-yourself job. But there are four important steps every well owner should perform annually as preventative maintenance, and these can be done regardless of how much you know about plumbing or how your specific well works.
11 May 2016
If you are opening a new business, it takes a lot of work, such as hiring employees, financing your business, and more. Because of this, it is easy to forget about one very important part and that is advertisements. One type of advertisement you can use is signs. Using them in the right way can make a big difference in how many customers walk through your door. Below are some signs you can use for your business.
25 April 2016
Because many garage doors are made of metal and have metal components that rust or corrode, they are susceptible to grating and squeaking noises. Part of your garage door maintenance should include addressing these issues so that you are not disturbing any of your neighbors when you open your garage door. Here are a few helpful ways in which a garage door service can help keep the moving parts free of rust and/or corrosion and keep the door as quiet as any garage door can be.
6 April 2016
Ensuring that your home's bathroom is in the best condition possible is important for making your home as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible. Unfortunately, many homes have less-than-desirable bathrooms, and if this is the case for your house, you will want to consider a remodeling project. To make sure that you get the most from these renovations, you should use the following two tips to reduce the odds of making common oversights.
14 March 2016
If you find that your home has a lingering odor you can't quite place your finger on, it might not have anything to do with your daily cleaning tasks. Some odors are in certain areas of your home that don't often get included in regular cleaning routines. Here are some tips for identifying and removing these household odors. Clean the Trash Can While you might take out your trash promptly, the can itself can pick up a lot of stinky odors.
17 February 2016
A fall protection harness is critical if you are in the construction business and are going to be working at higher heights. However, simply putting the harness on is not enough. Next time that you put on one of these harnesses, make sure that you check these three things. 1. Check for Tears Fall protection harnesses are designed to be strong enough to hold your entire weight -- and then some -- but it is possible for them to become torn or otherwise damaged while being used on a construction site.
28 January 2016
The year 2015 was the warmest on record so far, and wildfires ran rampant over many parts of the American West. Homeowners everywhere would be wise to learn various ways to protect their homes from being damaged or destroyed by wildfires. Following are three things about wildfires that you need to know in order to help keep your property and family as safe as possible. Wildfires Often Travel By Airborne Sparks
21 January 2016
One of the first things someone sees about your home is the roof. Furthermore, the roof protects you from the elements and keeps your family safe. Don't skimp on roofing materials. Instead, see what your budget can afford and pick the best material for your specific climate, price needs, and visual preferences. 1. Asphalt shingles This is the classic shingle that you are probably already familiar with if you live in North America at the moment.
18 December 2015