Wooden windows are susceptible to water damage if they are not properly cared for. Despite this, wood is a great material for residential windows. It has great insulating capabilities and can be painted any color. Of course, if you have wooden windows, you will need to commit to frequent maintenance, particular in keeping the frames waterproof. This article explains how to refinish and waterproof wooden window sashes with basic tools. [Read More]
Breathe New Life Into An Old, Wooden Counter With Wood Stain And A Painted Design
Instead of replacing your old, wooden kitchen countertops, breathe some new life into it by adding a coat of stain to its surface and enhancing its edges with a painted design. The following steps will describe how to do this with some basic materials. Once you have finished, the counter will look newer and will complement the other decor in your kitchen. Materials wood cleaner cleaning cloths electric sanding machine sandpaper (various grits) tack cloth wood stain mixing stick paint tray paintbrushes (various sizes) stencils two-sided tape acrylic or latex paint Clean And Sand The Counter's Surface [Read More]
Four Differences Between Boom Pumps And Line Pumps
When it comes to concrete pumping, there are two types of pumps that are generally used - boom pumps and line pumps. Here are four differences between these two types of concrete pumping. Attachment and Portability One of the primary differences between a boom pump and line pump are the attachments and how the pump gets transferred from one location to another. For instance, a boom pump is attached directly to a truck or semi-trailer while a line pump gets mounted onto a truck or trailer. [Read More]
Do You Need To Seal Your Concrete Or Asphalt Driveway?
In the United States, approximately 90 percent of driveways are either concrete or asphalt, which, over time, can crack or fade. Applying a chemical sealcoat to your driveway helps it retain its color, and protects it from elements, such as rain and snow, that cause driveways to crack over time. However, sealcoating a driveway is a huge project. So, before you attempt to complete the process on your own, take the time to learn more about when you should sealcoat your driveway, and why you should hire a professional to complete the job. [Read More]