Whether you operate your produce- or flower-growing operation on a community-supported agricultural model (CSA), sell to area restaurants and markets, or use your harvests to create another retail product, preserving the vegetables, herbs, fruit, or flowers you grow is sure to be a prime concern. Unfortunately, the costs involved in purchasing commercial refrigeration equipment, such as walk-in cooler units, may not be affordable for the small grower. Luckily, there are some things you can do very affordably that will allow you to extend the shelf life of your harvests without wrecking your small produce budget.
18 September 2018
If you live in a relatively flat part of the Midwest, then there is a chance that you live in a high-risk flood area. These areas are prone to flash flooding as well as more sustained incidents when rainfall levels are relatively high. In this scenario, you may be forced to purchase relatively expensive flood insurance coverage. However, if your home is on an elevated plot of land, then you may be able to receive a flood elevation certificate.
4 August 2018
You may not know your roof has a problem until rainwater starts pouring through the new hole in your ceiling. A leak might not even represent the worst scenario. Imagine coming home to discover the roof outright collapsed. How can you stop a growing problem, however, if you don't know the signs of roof wear and tear? Hire a roofing contractor capable of performing a full inspection. Move quickly on contacting the contractor if many years have passed without an inspection.
24 June 2018
The installation of a fence is straightforward, but it can create a temporary upheaval (no pun intended) in your yard. Preparing your yard and ensuring the work will not affect others is essential. Your existing plants and property boundaries, as well as yard security, all deserve attention before the work starts. Property Lines You have to be absolutely sure that the new fence will not encroach on your neighbor's property. Your house's deed or property plans kept on file with your city or county building permit office (or a similar office -- the name can vary from place to place) should show property boundaries.
5 May 2018
Working on a large scale construction project like a road or bridge can sometimes require the contractor to remove a large amount of road from the site. In some cases, the rock can be dug up and removed, but when you are dealing with a large area of solid rock, there needs to be a way to remove it from your path -- and digging it up is not an option.
24 March 2018
If your asphalt driveway is looking worse-for-wear, it might be time to have it repaved. One of the benefits of repaving is that it's less expensive than paying for a whole new driveway. In most cases, your driveway can be repaved in just a day or two, which means you won't need to deal with a lengthy inconvenience. Once you have your driveway repaved, you want to make sure you take steps to prevent premature wear-and-tear.
12 February 2018
The extra space that the basement has in your home can be very useful if you are looking for a way to make increase the square footage in your home without the cost of an addition or hassle of construction. But if you have water seeping in through the foundation, that added space may not be much of an asset, making the space usable may not be as difficult as you think and there are many contractors that specialize in this kind of work that can take care of the issue pretty quickly.
3 January 2018
Submersible pumps are extremely common ways of extracting the water from a well. When one of these pumps encounters a serious problem, it could cause your home to lose its source of water. Unfortunately, there can be a number of problems that these pumps will experience that can prevent them from being able to provide your home with water, and you will want to know more about some of the more common reasons that the pump may fail.
25 November 2017
If your gutters keep filling up with leaves, this can be frustrating as it will take up a lot of your time. These leaves can also damage your roof if not cleaned out. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep the leaves out, including installing gutter guards. Below is more information about this so you can get started. Gutter Guards These guards snap over your current gutter to cover them up.
24 October 2017
Painting a room in your home can be an easy way to change the look of the room. But applying paint onto the wall is not simply a process of slapping paint onto the wall, but requires some proper steps and techniques to make it look nice. Here are some tips to help you successfully paint the interior of your home. Prepare the Area One of the first things you should do in preparation for painting a room is to remove the furniture from the room or at least away from the walls, and also remove pictures and wall decor.
20 September 2017