• Mistakes DIY Homeowners Tend To Make During Tree-Trimming Efforts

    1 November 2016

    If you want the trees on your property to remain healthy and continue to be more of an asset than a hassle, keeping your trees trimmed up nice and tidy is a good start. Even though tree trimming sounds like a simple DIY project that pretty much any homeowner can tackle, this is one project that often lands well-meaning homeowners with problems. To make sure you get the most out of your tree trimming efforts, it is a good idea to gain some knowledge first.

  • Building A New Home? How To Choose The Right General Contractor

    14 October 2016

    When it comes to building a new home, few people are as important to the project as the general contractor.  They make so many of the most important decisions:  Hiring a team, buying the materials, and making sure that the house is built in a timely fashion.  Because of how pivotal they are to the project, it's important that you make a sound choice when selecting your general contractor.  Use this information to learn two tips that can help guide you into choosing the right general contractor for you.

  • Are You a Civil Engineer That Loves Riding Scary Rollercoasters? Consider Getting Paid to Build Theme-Park Rides

    27 September 2016

    If you love the adrenaline rush you get from riding a roller coaster, and you are a civil engineer ready to make a change in your career, you could combine those interests for a richly rewarding and adventurous career. When most people visit a theme park and get on a roller coaster or Ferris wheel, they never consider the design and planning that went into its creation. Many aspects of engineering come into play when a theme park and its rides are created.

  • Do You Want An Open Or Closed Floor Plan?

    29 July 2016

    When you get a modular home, the house is prefabricated and then transported to your location, the parts are connected, and then it's fastened down to your foundation. When you start looking at which house you want to get, there are going to be different kinds of floor plans that you can choose from.  Open Floor Plan An open floor plan is one in which there are very few walls defining living spaces, except for places like bedrooms and bathrooms.

  • What Are The Benefits Of Safety Consultations At Work?

    29 July 2016

    Choosing to hold a safety consultation at work is a great choice if you have a workplace with many associated risks. Even those environments in which you do not foresee major problems can be lurking with safety issues. Schools and office buildings may not be as dangerous as industrial buildings and factories based on appearance alone, but dangers are still present. This means that you should be holding regular safety consultations with your employees no matter where you work.

  • Thaw Outdoor Pipe Sections On Your Business Property And Add A Layer Of Insulation To Them

    29 July 2016

    If your business is located in a climate that remains cold throughout most of the year and you have encountered frozen plumbing outdoors on various occasions, learn how to thaw out the pipe sections by completing the steps below. Once water flows freely through the plumbing, you can ward off additional problems by adding a layer of thermal insulation to each of the pipe sections that are exposed. Supplies Needed

  • Compare More Than Just Price With Roofing Contractors' Itemized Quotes

    28 June 2016

    If you're having a new roof put on this summer, you'll want to get itemized quotes from multiple roofing contractors. Itemized quotes make it easy to compare different contractors' bids, and they go into more detail than just the price of a job. With itemized quotes, you can also compare the quality of the materials that will be used and the schedule that the work will be done on. Here's how.

  • Five Ways To Keep Your Home Cooler Without Spending A Dime

    28 June 2016

    Are you tired of searching for ways to keep your home cooler and reduce your AC costs, only to find that implementing the cost-saving tips you find will likely cost you more than you save? There are ways to keep your home cooler without spending a bundle. Here are some tips to get you started: Don't cook inside. When the temperature climbs, turn to cold dishes like salad and sandwiches for your meals.

  • Discover The Many Benefits Of Metal Buildings

    20 May 2016

    If you own a business and have been searching for a low-cost, sustainable option for storage and warehouse use, metal buildings are a viable option. Thanks to new materials and modes of construction, metal buildings are more affordable and sustainable than ever before. Read on to learn more about the many benefits associated with choosing metal buildings for your business needs. Roof Longevity Since metal buildings also have metal roofs, the need for replacing them is much less frequent than that of a standard roof.

  • Add Color To Your Xeriscape With These Flowering Plants And Shrubs

    20 May 2016

    If you live in an arid region, or simply want to conserve water in your garden, and want to have some colorful flowers, then here are 4 options to consider. Russian Sage This plant is native to Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran and areas in Central Asia. It has bright purple flowers and is very drought resistance. The plant will grow anywhere from three to five feet in height and blooms from the summer until October.