Building Classes And Construction Types

Roadway Repair: Is It Your Responsibility?

You may not spend a lot of time thinking about the condition of the roads that surround your home. But if you've recently purchased property that contains access roads or private drives that aren't maintained by the county or the township, you might be surprised to realize that maintaining them is your responsibility. What do you do when the little country lane that leads back to your dream home is need of asphalt repair? Read More 

Boiler Not Heating Up? Ways To Attempt To Fix The Problem Yourself

No one wants their heating source to stop working in the dead of winter. Unfortunately, this is a situation many people face. If your boiler has stopped heating up, your home may be cold and you may be looking for a fast fix. Fortunately, there are a few things that can occur that are relatively easy to fix that would cause your boiler to stop producing heat. Here's how to try to solve the problem yourself. Read More 

Two Fireplace Chimeny Maintenance Tips To Reduce Safety Concerns

If you have a fireplace designed by a company like Alpine Fireplaces in your home that you use for heat, then you are likely getting ready to start using it as the weather starts to turn cold. However, you should not start using your fireplace without doing a few things first. This is essential to make sure your fireplace both works properly and safely. Keep reading to find out what you need to do before starting your first fire that will help to prevent chimney fire incidents. Read More 

Using Simple Hand Tools To Determine If Your Do-It-Yourself Carpentry Work Is Square And In-Plane

In major home improvement or other carpentry-intensive projects, determining if something is square or in-plane is critical to the overall integrity of what you are building. A relatively small error in these relative measurements can make a huge negative difference in the finished product, so that is why it is important to know how to test them. Below is how a do-it-yourselfer can use a few common hand tools to determine if something is square or in-plane: Read More 

5 Reasons To Have A Professional Blow Out Your Drip Irrigation System

If you have a drip irrigation system and live in a cold climate, then you will have to winterize your system. While most of the steps to winterize your system, such as insulating or removing your pumps and timers, blowing out your system requires extra precautions. Blowing out a drip irrigation system involves sending compressed air through your system to ensure that all of the excess water has been removed. This prevents the water from freezing and cracking your system over the winter. Read More