21 April 2015
If you have a driveway that is constructed out of hard and solid asphalt materials, then you should know maintenance is required to ensure the longevity of your driveway. Inspecting the driveway for cracks and scheduling timely sealing appointments are two things you should do. You also need to clear away substances that can eat through the asphalt paving. Gasoline is one of these materials and you can follow the tips below to deal with spills that have sat for a short period of time.
6 April 2015
Dampness in residential properties is an issue that attracts a lot of attention in the surveying world. If the problem is severe, it can be highly destructive and can lead to significant damage to a property. The presence of moisture causes degradation to structural materials, particularly timber and other types of structural wood. As such, it's important you go to sites and understand the problem and are able to take steps to prevent it.
20 March 2015
Are you the romantic type, given to rooms filled with shabby chic accessories? Or are you more minimalist and modern -- valuing sleek and serene over cluttered? Whatever feel it is that you're trying to evoke in your custom cabinetry, the hardware you choose goes a long way toward creating it. If you're new to the world of choosing door and cabinet hardware, there's a ton of it out there, and navigating entire warehouses filled with nothing but hinges, drawer pulls, and screw plates can be immensely intimidating.
9 March 2015
Adding or replacing insulation in your home is one of the best ways to lower your heating and cooling bills without building a brand new house. Unfortunately, many types of insulation end up causing problems for sensitive residents, including asthmatic children. Consider how spray foam insulation improves your interior air quality to decide if it's worth your investment. Managing Mold It's not the fungi known as mold themselves triggering asthma attacks, but rather the tiny particles known as spores that they use to reproduce.
24 February 2015
When is the last time you heard a song about the sound of rain on an asphalt roof? The answer is likely "never," and that's because it's not just the name asphalt that sounds ridiculous. This type of roof absorbs the sound of rain, robbing you of one of life's best experiences. If you're looking at replacing a roof as the weather warms up, you should consider a metal roofing material, and not just because it sounds great.
10 February 2015
From washing windows and painting shutters to staining a fence and cleaning gutters, the challenges of maintaining your home are easy to see. Unfortunately, many homeowners are not placing enough time and effort on their outdoor living areas. Considering a traditional wood deck offers you an 80 percent return, the addition is a great investment. However, without proper cleaning and maintenance, your outdoor living space will lose appeal, value, and function.
4 February 2015
Driveways, concrete patios, and park-style walkways look gorgeous when they are first installed. However, landscape design blunders can mean that your beautiful pavement will have not-so-beautiful cracks in it in just a few years. One of the most common causes of pavement damage is tree roots. Soon, your pavement will no longer be smooth, but riddled with heaves as the roots have determinedly pushed the paltry pavement aside in their search for life-sustaining nutrients.
2 February 2015
Deciding to remodel your home can be exciting, but it can also be nerve-wracking. You're going to be putting a lot of time and money into the project, and it's going to disrupt your life to some degree while the work is in progress. Finding a good general contractor is a great start, but there are other things that you can do while the remodel is in progress to help your contractor and builders along.
27 January 2015
Whether you own or rent your excavator, it's important to keep it in the best shape possible. After all, a well-maintained machine is one that'll give you top-notch service throughout its working lifespan. That means looking at just about every aspect of your machine, from top to bottom. The bottom is especially important, as it contains much of the hardware critical for forward motion. The following discusses the importance of undercarriage inspection and maintenance, as well as several tips for checking and repairing worn or defective components.
21 January 2015
In today's modern era, one of the most hotly discussed issues is regarding 'green' initiatives. Typically, this means large energy companies making an effort to develop renewable technologies; however, as a consumer you can also make a big difference. Rather than buying all of your energy from suppliers, you can actually install small-scale renewable energy technologies around your home. Why Install Renewables? If you're considering installing renewables within your property, you are likely doing so to reduce your dependency on electricity suppliers.