Asphalt pavement does not age well. The UV rays of the sun will bake out any residual moisture left in the tar that holds the pavement together. Once this moisture is gone, your pavement will be brittle and prone to cracking. In fact, nothing more than a constant cycle of heating and cooling can cause cracking due to constant expansion and contraction. In order to keep your parking lot in good condition, you need to know the signs of asphalt fatigue so that you can then take the appropriate steps to deal with it.
24 August 2016
Do you own a restaurant? Perhaps you are about to open one. Either way, you need to be aware of a few things that are related to grease trap cleaning. A number of restaurant owners mistake some things pertaining to grease traps, and these misunderstandings could negatively impact their businesses. The consequences could be something as minimal as rancid odors from stale grease, or it may lead to a more serious situation such as grease build-up blocking sewer lines and causing a raw sewage spill.
20 July 2016
If you have a hot tub, you should know how to do some basic maintenance. Knowing how to do some basic maintenance will keep your hot tub ready for you whenever you want to soak. One of the things you need to do quite regularly is to check the chemical balance in your hot tub. The chemicals make sure that there is no algal growth or any other nasties lurking in the water.
16 June 2016
Managing a small farm without investing in heavy machinery can be tough. Whether you're a part-time farmer with a day job or a small farm owner trying to fill a niche, there's quite a few things that can be done to make life easier. To cut down on carrying heavy containers of water down acres of land or having to buy irrigation from someone else, take a look at a few ways to make a water well work harder and smarter for you.
11 May 2016
Not all furnace trouble is created equal. Most homeowners are equipped to change a filter or figure out and repair minor issues with the thermostat. The problem is when an electric furnace begins blowing fuses in your breaker box. The following can help you diagnose the cause of the electrical problem and decide whether it's time to bring out a professional. Issue #1: Overheating A clogged filter is the most common cause for overheating in your furnace.
20 April 2016
Your hot water heater is arguably one of the most important appliances in your home. However, some people don't pay very much attention to their hot water heater until they step into the shower, only to find that the water won't get hot. This is a mistake since it can cost more than $1,200 dollars to have your water heater replaced if it goes out. Don't wait until it's too late; use this information to learn more about what you can start doing right away to maintain your hot water heater for the long haul.
6 April 2016
If you would like to replace the builder grade laminate countertops in your home with quartz countertops but the high cost and professional-only installation requirements keep them out of your budget, then you will be happy to learn that you can install quartz tiles yourself instead. Quartz tiles have the same damage and heat resistant properties that you like in a quartz counter, but they are small enough to lift, cut, and install yourself using a rented wet masonry saw.
6 April 2016
Working construction in cold weather is rough work. You need to feel where pipes, wood and fasteners meet, but you cannot take your gloves off for very long to accomplish the task. In addition to these dangers, building boathouses and docks on the edges of and in frigid waters is a recipe for frostbite and/or hypothermia. If you have propane heaters (the kind you use for keeping concrete warm) on your job site, you may have exactly what you need to save someone's life or livelihood in the event of frostbite and hypothermia.
13 March 2016
Your furnace is a pretty expensive appliance in your home. You need to keep it well maintained if you want it to continue to work properly and efficiently year after year. Part of furnace maintenance is paying special attention to odd noises and other things that are out of the ordinary - ignoring warning signs can lead to bigger and costlier issues. See below for some warning signs you should look out for with your furnace.
17 February 2016
Medicine cabinets have been around for years, some of them being just plain wooden or metal boxes attached to the wall to serve the one purpose: to hold bottles of aspirin, boxes of bandages and other first aid items. In the past, a medicine box was more like a glorified first aid kit rather than a functional decorative addition. However, today, many styles of medicines are available for you to choose from, each one offering the same storage functionality.
28 January 2016