15 June 2015
While fireproofing your home primarily means using items such as fire extinguishers, fire detectors and sprinkler systems, it also means using some common sense fire protection techniques as well. Many people know, theoretically at least, that a fire could happen to them someday. However, most people think it will happen to someone else, until the day that you are someone else. Here are some little things you can do that can go a long way toward keeping you and your belongings safer in the event of a fire.
1 June 2015
Building a new home is a significant investment, but one that can be well worth it, if done right. While there are a number of energy efficient materials to choose from, listed below are three with some of the highest energy efficiency and return on investment. Learn more about these materials and the benefits you'll receive by using them in your new home construction. Steel Frames Your home needs a strong frame, which is why it's important to carefully consider all frame options available to you.
18 May 2015
If you're considering replacing your damaged and stained asphalt driveway with poured concrete, but you don't want to spend a lot of money, repair the current asphalt instead. There are many advantages to repairing the asphalt, instead of replacing the driveway completely and pouring concrete. Asphalt is great for a driveway because it's quiet, it expands in the heat and constricts in the cold to prevent damages, and it's hard to notice stains from automobiles or oil or gas from other tools.
29 April 2015
As a business owner, a vital part of your property is the parking lot. This is where customers drive and park, so it needs to be in pristine condition. You can keep the parking lot maintained with ease by taking these steps: Sealcoat Surface In order to ensure your parking lot holds up for as long as possible, you can sealcoat the surface. This essentially puts an invisible, protective coating on the surface, safeguarding your parking lot from many things.
14 April 2015
A properly running air conditioner can mean the difference between comfort and misery in hot weather. And beyond that, in extreme conditions, an air conditioner can help prevent serious conditions like heatstroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using an air conditioner is the best way to prevent heat-induced illness and death. To keep your air conditioner from going out when you need it most, maintenance is key.
1 April 2015
Cleaning out roof gutters has never been a favorite chore of homeowners, but it is a necessary one. Not only does cleaning out the gutters allow water to flow unimpeded, but it can also help improve the chances of your home avoiding a fire. Clogged gutters can catch fire if sparks are flying, increasing the chances of the house itself catching on fire. Rather than taking the chance of something happening because you don't want to clean out the gutters on your home, hire a gutter-cleaning or repair company to do the job for you.
19 March 2015
Masonry is a highly durable material that is found in a variety of structures, but despite its prevalence, there are many people that do not know much about this building material. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge can cause these individuals to not get the most from their home's masonry, and this can lead to an unsightly exterior and higher repair costs. Fortunately, knowing the answers to a couple of basic questions may help you find it easier to make sound and practical decisions when it comes to this part of your home.