14 April 2016
Producing an attractive residential landscape design in a wet climate can be a challenge. Many plants can't tolerate permanently wet soil, because of a condition known as "wet feet." Knowing how to choose plants that can handle the wet soil and how to reduce the amount of water in the soil can help you design a beautiful residential landscape. Garden with Native Plants You almost can't go wrong by gardening with native plants, because you know they'll be suited to your climate regardless of how wet it happens to be.
30 March 2016
As a homeowner, having a heating system is essential. Without heating, your family can become extremely uncomfortable in your own home during the winter season. However, having the heater running can increase your electricity bill. But, if you run your heater efficiently, you can avoid this. In order to efficiently run the heater in your home, here are four things you should know about it: Closing Off a Room Doesn't Save on Electricity Costs: Many homeowners believe that by shutting the vents off in the rooms that aren't being used in the house, they will save money on heating costs.
4 March 2016
Faulty stove burners can be a daily inconvenience, even for someone who doesn't love to cook. If your stove's burner is acting up, you might be surprised just how simple it is to diagnose what's causing the issue. Here are the steps you can take to figure out the problem without professional help. Do The Burner Shuffle Before you open up your stove and have a look around to find the cause of the problem, you first need to find out if the issue is with your burner.
10 February 2016
Many homes have wood shingles or siding panels for its exterior décor, and they require maintenance in order to look as good as possible. Follow these tips for how to maintain the aesthetically pleasing look of wood siding all year-round. Paint The Siding In order to make wood last a long time, it will need occasional painting or staining. This is because wood that is untreated can easily decay, form mildew, or have a pest infestation.
19 January 2016
Whether you are planning on building an addition to your home, installing an in-ground swimming pool, or simply leveling out the ground on your property, an excavating contractor is going to be one of the best resources at your disposal. Listed below are just two of the many reasons to utilize an excavating contractor. Rock Removal One of the most frustrating parts about excavating your property can be the abundance of large rocks that can often be located several feet under the surface.
31 December 2015
Dating back to 2700BC when the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt were being constructed, land surveying is one of the oldest professions in the world. Its long history can be attributed to its significance in determining landownership and delineating boundaries. With the support of the major strides made in technology, land surveying has evolved tremendously over the past two decades. Of course, most of these technologies have brought about major impacts to the industry, some of which will be discussed below.
14 December 2015
Storms with high winds, heavy rains or dense snow can bring a devastating situation to woodland areas. Tall trees--especially those with wide, sprawling branches--can become broad targets for disaster as lightning strikes and heavy burdens from precipitation threaten to bring everything down near your home. After the storm, you may have a lot of debris on the ground in the form of logs or entirely felled trees, but you need to consider the looming threats of weakened trees that are still standing.
24 November 2015
The kitchen should be a warm and cheerful space, right? Perhaps your kitchen has been feeling a little dull lately, though. If you're planning a kitchen remodel to add space or storage, consider also updating some surfaces in your kitchen. Updating items such as the cabinets or countertops can brighten your kitchen right up. Paint the Cabinets One of the quickest fixes for a bland kitchen is to paint the cabinets.
8 November 2015
A business idea is great. However, without the right space to bring the business alive, it is nothing more than a thought. For this reason, both finding a great location and having a successful buildout is critical. A successful buildout process will help transform the space from an empty canvas to something especially designed for you. In order to make the buildout process as smooth as possible, make sure you know what mistakes to avoid.
21 October 2015
If you've ever had to deal with sudden water damage, such as from a burst pipe, then you proabably know how much of a relief it was to find that your homeowner's insurance would cover at least part of the costs of repair and restoration. But water damage from a slow leak is a different animal, and depending on your actions, you could find yourself footing the whole bill. At issue is the amount of time that you knew about the leak and what you did to stop it.