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2017

Five Types Of Gravel And What They Are Typically Used For

When you hear the word gravel, what do you typically think of? Large jagged chunks of rock? Pea gravel? Actually, if you ask enough people on the street, you might be surprised by the varying answers. Why is that? Probably because there are at least five types of gravel, and each type has a very different use. Here are five types and their typical uses, in case you have need of gravel in your yard or driveway very soon.

Preparing For Storm Season Means Understanding The Aftermath

Storm preparation isn't just about boarding up windows and trying to prevent every fathomable form of damage to the best of your abilities. Nature can make a joke out of human engineering, and there's always a chance that your property will be the punchline. Along with protective methods, consider a few plans to put into action after hurricane winds or tornado-launched projectiles damage your home, vehicle, and other property. Weatherproofing And Glass Protection

Using Crushed Limestone For Gravel Driveway Construction

A driveway is one of the most convenient things for a homeowner to have. The reason why is because it prevents the need for parking away from the house, which means that you can can keep a closer watch on your vehicle. If you currently have a driveway that is never used due to it being made of dirt and causing your vehicle to look appealing, consider getting a paving material to cover the surface.

Four Ways To Protect Your Business From Burglars

If you own commercial property, there are probably times there is no one on the premises, which means there is a chance unwanted visitors can come onto your property, and even break into your building. If you want to ensure something like this never happens, here are four ways to protect your business from burglars. Security System Installation It's popular these days to get a security system for your home, but while you're at it, you might as well get one for your business, too.

The Pros And Cons Of Having A Swimming Pool Built In Fall

If you love to swim or hang out in the water, you may be thinking about having a swimming pool built in your backyard. Most people think about having a pool installed in late winter and then have it constructed in the spring months, allowing them to enjoy their pool during the summer. However, instead of waiting until spring, fall may be the perfect time to have your pool constructed. Learning the pros and cons can help you decide.

A Quick Guide To Managing Erosion Control Caused By Water At A Construction Site

In the construction field, one of the most common concerns is erosion control. Since erosion control is necessary to prevent damage to the soil and address both safety and functionality issues for humans, plant life, and nearby wildlife, it's essential to implement the most appropriate preventive measures. As a result, it's a good idea to be aware of the following options for providing the necessary erosion control: Articulated Concrete Blocks Articulated concrete blocks are useful for erosion control because they can be made in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses.

3 Things The Burner Flame Can Tell You About Your Boiler's Health

When your business's building does not seem to stay warm on cold days, you may start to suspect there is a problem with the boiler. If so, look at the burner flame. There are three things it can tell you about your boiler's health. Uneven Burning The first thing to look at when inspecting your boiler's flame is its consistency. When the boiler is operating normally, the flame will create a solid circle of fire around the burner's ring.

Why You Should Leave Common Asphalt Repairs To The Pros

Are you having issues with your driveway? Are cracks and buckling becoming a problem? If issues keep recurring, it's definitely time to call in the professionals. An underlying issue could be a part of a more advanced matter that needs direct, professional attention. Here are just a few problems that you could encounter and why you should pick up the phone and call a paving contractor instead. Tree Root Growth If you've been noticing that your asphalt driveway has large cracks or breaks in specific areas, it could be due to tree root over growth and invasion.

Two Signs That The Springs In Your Garage Door Are About To Malfunction

When it comes to your house the garage door may be the last thing on your mind. You need to make sure that the rain gutters are functioning properly and the sinks don't have pooling water. However, your garage door puts in quite a bit of work. It opens and closes on command to let you place your car in a safe environment that is away from the elements. That's why it's important for you to pay close attention to it.

Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

Do you have a roof that just started leaking? Do you need to get it fixed, but this is the first time that you've handled anything similar? Having a leaky roof can be extremely concerning, especially when you don't know enough about roofs and roofing to know what questions to ask potential roofing contractors. Fortunately, you don't need to know much about roofing in order to ask the right questions. Here are a few that you should consider before you hire anyone to fix your roof: