16 January 2015
Rough winter weather can pose a variety of challenges to the average septic system. Knowing how to maintain and manage your septic tank and soil treatment components throughout the winter can help your system last longer and reduce the possibility of expensive repairs. Here's what you should know about the effects of winter on your septic tank system: An Unlikely Insulator Believe it or not, snow cover actually provides an insulating layer for septic tanks and drainfields.
13 January 2015
"Green building" is a commonly used term these days, but just what does it mean? Generally, "green building" refers to using materials that are produced through methods that cause less harm to the environment than their conventional counterparts. Fewer petroleum products, less water and fewer toxic compounds may be used in their production, and fewer waste products are generated. There are a wide array of green building products from which to choose, ranging from reclaimed wood from demolished structures, to insulation made from recycled cotton.
8 January 2015
After binge-watching your favorite home renovation show, you might be ready to rip out that dated wallpaper and move forward with your own kitchen or bathroom remodel. Although it might seem simple to swing around a few sledgehammers and put up some new paint, your renovation could prove to be trickier than you bargained for. Here are three reasons you shouldn't attempt your own renovation demolition, and what might happen if you do.