2015

Planting A Long-Lasting Garden

Gardens give a lot of enjoyment, so you want them to last year-round. Of course, many gardens look good for only a few short months before it's time for you to put them to bed for the winter. Below is a guide to designing a garden with plants and flowers that look attractive from spring until fall – and even into the winter months. Start with Ornamental Trees Ornamental trees look good in every season.

Making Small Repairs To Your Driveway

If you have an asphalt driveway as many homeowners do, you are most likely enjoying the smooth surface each time you drive your vehicle to and from your home. Asphalt is a great medium that lasts for years to come if it is properly maintained. Here are a few tips for taking care of your asphalt driveway. Do Frequent Checks If you use your driveway regularly, it is best to do an assessment of the entire surface every month or two to make sure there are no areas needing attention.

Taking A Closer Look At Residential Metal Roofing Systems

As a homeowner, choosing a type of roofing material for your home is one of the largest decisions you can ever make. After all, the roof of your home is one of the most crucial protective features for the rest of the structure. Metal roofing has been in in use for thousands of years, and it is highly likely that this roofing choice will come in somewhere close to the top when it comes to serious options to consider.

Guarantee Your Safety And Avoid Potential Slowdowns - Things To Check Before A Boiler Inspection

Despite all advances in modern technology, a high pressure boiler system remains one of the most effective ways for transmitting heat throughout a large facility. When it comes time to have a new boiler installed, however, there are a variety of steps you need to take in order to ensure the safety of those in the area and guarantee that you pass inspection from all relevant authorities. Below, you'll find a guide to some things you should be sure to check before you have your boiler inspected.

Common Fire Protection Myths Debunked

Protecting your home and business from the ravaging effects of a fire should be an important goal for anyone. However, there are many people that are unsure what this involves, and this can cause them to make critical mistakes when making fire protection plans. By dispelling these following two misconceptions about fire protection, you will be able to make more informed decisions when it comes to mitigating this potentially devastating threat.

Having A Tile Floor Installed? Use The Extra Tile For A Mirror Frame

If you're like most people, you have extra ceramic tiles when your new floor is put in. Not only do you have extra tile pieces, there are also scrap tiles the contractor cuts off so that they can create perfect corners and edges on your floor. While workers install your tile floor, you can use those extra pieces they can't use, or the whole ones they don't need to create a beautiful frame for a mirror.

How To Manually Unclog The Pop-Up Valve And Elbow In A Bathroom Sink Drain

Invariably over time, your bathroom sink drain will become filled with hair, soap, and other materials that will clog the drain and cause it to overflow. You can try to use harsh chemicals to clean the drain out, but some of those chemicals can also cause damage to the pipes (whether you use PVC piping or steel) that can cause a host of other problems. One of the better ways to clean out the drain is to take it apart and manually remove the debris causing the blockage.

Remove Clogs From You Window Unit's Condensate Line

If water is accumulating under your window air conditioning unit, there is a good chance that the condensate line is clogged. Some basic cleaning steps will resolve the problem.  Use The Following Materials bleach water plastic sheeting tube cleaning brush wet/dry vacuum cleaner face mask  rubber gloves water hose duct tape flashlight Add Bleach To The Line Turn off the air conditioning unit at the breaker box. Locate the end of the condensate pipe outdoors.

5 Reasons to Install French Doors for a Newly Built Patio

If you've recently put in a new patio space outdoors, it's likely that you'll want to enjoy it throughout the entire year. A great way to do this is by getting French patio doors installed since they will allow you to enjoy your patio, regardless of the temperature outside. If you're hesitant to get French doors installed due to the price or the complexity in their design, consider the following five reasons why these doors are best suited for an entrance to your patio.

The Five Things That Determine The Price Of Hardwood Flooring Installation

Many homeowners consider the installation of hardwood flooring for their homes because of its appeal. Hardwood flooring not only looks great, but it definitely increases the value of your home, which is a huge plus if you plan on selling in the near future. However, the number one concern before installing hardwood flooring is the price. You may be wondering what the exact cost is going to be, and that can be difficult to determine since there are many factors.