About Geoff Godfrey

  • How To Build A Secure Garden-Perimeter Chicken Run Fence

    4 August 2015

    Did you know your backyard chickens can help control the bugs and insects in your garden? A chicken run fence built around the perimeter of your vegetable garden can let your hens be a natural garden pest control without them eating your vegetables. Your chicken run fence should be made from the right materials to make it escape-proof and to keep your garden safe from vegetable-eating hens. Here are some tips to help you build a garden perimeter chicken run fence.

  • Pimp Out Your Patio: Simple Solutions To Clean And Protect Your Concrete Patio

    15 July 2015

    As a homeowner, you are most likely familiar with the importance of outdoor living. From added space to entertain friends and family members to an increase in your home's appeal and value, it is easy to see the benefits of an outdoor patio. Due to these amazing benefits, patios are one of the top items buyers want in a prospective home. While enjoying the increased space, appeal, and value of your patio is simple, ensuring your outdoor living space remains clean and in good condition can be difficult.

  • Repairing Broken Concrete Steps: 3 Important Tips To Remember

    2 July 2015

    Concrete is one of the most common construction materials used in Canada thanks to its versatility and durability. Concrete can withstand quite a lot of stress and pressure, depending on the concrete mixture ratio. 1 part cement, 3 parts sand and 3 parts aggregate will produce a concrete mix capable of tolerating approximately 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi). Despite being incredibly strong, daily traffic on concrete stairs can cause parts of the stairs to come apart.

  • Emerald Ash Borers: What To Know About Them And Why You Should Call An Arborist Now

    29 June 2015

    If emerald ash borers attacked and destroyed most of your beautiful Ash trees, you need to take action now. Emerald ash borers have been a widespread problem in Canada and many other areas of North America, including the United States. The insects can spread to other Ash trees in your yard and neighborhood very easily if you don't remove your damaged trees. In order to save your healthy trees, you should contact an arborist for tree removal services now.

  • 3 Ways Your Plumbing System Can Negatively Affect Your Well-Being

    19 June 2015

    Your home's plumbing system has operated without a hitch for the past several years. For this reason, you haven't bothered to spend much time or money on plumbing maintenance. However, even though your plumbing system isn't flooding your basement or losing water pressure, it may still be developing problems that affect your personal health. Here are three issues with your plumbing system that will affect your well-being: Mineral Content Although the majority of the minerals in your water supply are filtered at your local water treatment plant, magnesium, calcium, and limestone are still present in the water that flows through your faucets and shower heads.

  • Strangest Things Uncovered During Excavation And What You Can Do About It

    2 June 2015

    When you work on an excavation crew, you may think you job is as simple is performing basic excavation work to roadways and construction sites. However, the discovery of strange items can sometimes halt your progress. In fact, uncovering strange artifacts is not as uncommon as you might think. Fortunately, if you and your crew discover questionable items, there are a few things you can do to handle the situation properly.

  • How Soffits, Fascias And Roof Vents Help A Roof To Breathe

    8 May 2015

    Together soffits and fascias form a protective but breathable barrier around the edge of your roof. When combined with ridge line and other roof vents, they provide attic ventilation. The following is a description of soffits, fascias and the various roof vents, along with an explanation of how the most efficient combination provides attic ventilation. All About Soffits Soffits are the exposed areas underneath the overhanging roof eaves. Most modern soffits are made from wood, vinyl or aluminum, all of which withstand exposure to heat and moisture.