22 June 2016
Gravel is often used for landscaping trim, but it also has benefits when it's hidden beneath the soil. Gravel can be used not just for drainage, but to keep pesky and hardy weeds from growing in your flower bed. Follow these steps to make a weed-free garden base. 1. Clear the weeds This is a surprisingly overlooked step. Weeds are resilient things, and if you let them start seeding, they'll find a way to poke through any ground cover.
2 June 2016
You want to use your attic, rather than just store everything there for it to never be seen again. It's time to tackle the clutter and get your room in order. Here are four steps to help you do just that. Keep, Donate, Trash Start with one section of your attic and work around it methodically. Have everything in three piles in the room for keeping, donating and trashing. The more you have in the donate and trash piles, the better it will be for storage.
14 May 2016
If you've decided to install an inground pool in your backyard, the first thing you need to do is locate any underground pipes that may be in the path where you need to excavate. If you're looking for a way to mark those pipes, you should consider a pipe locating service that uses ground penetrating radar. Here's a look at a few of the reasons why you should consider this type of service for pipe location.
28 April 2016
If your home is in need of a fresh coat of paint, it's time to call the professionals. This is particularly true if you'll be having your entire home painted. While painting one or two rooms is easy to tackle as a do-it-yourselfer, the whole house will require a lot more work and preparation. If you've never hired a painter before, you'll want to familiarize yourself with a few steps that will make the process go smoother.
23 March 2016
Your new metal roof could give you up to 80 years of protection. To make sure you get the most from your metal roof, have it inspected every year by a roofing company. There are also a number of routine maintenance tasks that you can do to keep your metal roof looking good and working efficiently. 1. Keep any debris cleaned off of the roof. Anything on the roof that prevents water from draining off can potentially allow rust to develop.
23 March 2016
Created usually by pooling water and erosion, potholes are an issue that will come along with having a parking lot on your business property. Even though potholes are a common occurrence, they should never be disregarded or left to further develop. Potholes can be a big deal for a lot of reasons when it comes to business property maintenance. There are a handful of benefits that you will reap by having potholes repaired as soon as they become apparent in your parking area.
22 February 2016
If you are like a lot of people, when someone mentions concrete to you, you conjure up an image in your head of a dull gray slab that doesn't boast a whole lot in the way of aesthetic appeal. However, the world of concrete has completely evolved from just an industrial-looking material. There are all kinds of cool things that concrete contractors can do with modern concrete materials. Some of these designs could be just what you need to glam up the look of your home's exterior.
3 February 2016
As snow melts during the end of the winter season, all that accumulated water can find its way into your basement and cause water damage. You may notice moisture on your walls or even water seeping into your basement carpeting, which can be devastating to your basement's structure and difficult to repair. Here are 3 ways you can better prepare your basement for the snow melt that can cause damage during the winter season.
13 January 2016
While flat roofs can be aesthetically pleasing and are typically cheaper to install than sloped roofs, they are more prone to ponding water issues. This is when water from rain or other sources settle into small pools rather than draining away to the ground, which can occur for a variety of reasons including poor roof pitch and clogged drains. Over time, ponding water can cause leaks and structural issues. If you roof tends to pond water, here are two possible treatment options.
23 December 2015
If you have been trying to figure out how to keep pigeons off your office building's window sills, you may have seen those strips of spikes that you place on the sill. Those are very effective, but they present some issues for window cleaners when they go to work on the windows in your building. An alternative is to use a wire arrangement sometimes called a trip wire. This is a lot safer for anyone trying to clean the windows, and it also makes the job easier, especially if you want the sills clean as well.