Maintain Your Pipes and Your Business

  • Dealing With A Damaged Asphalt Driveway? Fix It Instead Of Replacing It With Concrete

    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.

  • Business Owners: Helpful Ways To Keep Your Parking Lot In Pristine Condition

    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.

  • Regular Maintenance Can Help Keep Your Air Conditioner Cool And Efficient

    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.

  • Be-Leaf It Or Not, Gutters Affect Home Fire Risk

    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.

  • Common Questions New Homeowners Have About Masonry Work

    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.

  • Make A Portable Water Filter

    9 March 2015

    Treat contaminated water when you are hiking in the woods by making a portable water filter. Knowing how to make one of these items can also come in handy if your water supply at your home is deemed unsafe to drink. You only need some basic materials that don't cost much to complete this project. Use The Following Items clear plastic jug  sand small pebbles powdered charcoal large brick or rock hammer long-handled spoon piece of fabric scissors knife water pot  small fire or cooking source matches water collection containers Add The Layers To The Filter

  • Stabilize Your Yard And Enhance Your Look - Options In Retaining Wall Materials

    27 February 2015

    If you've recently purchased your first home, you'll soon find that one of the biggest challenges is finishing your landscaping in a way that highlights the look that you want for your property. One of the most difficult landscaping challenges can be building a retaining wall that's strong enough to stabilize your soil but attractive enough to keep your home looking inviting. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the materials available in retaining wall construction.