Did you know that there are actually three types of asphalt? Most people don't realize that the same substance that is found on roadways and on their driveway is actually created three different ways and are used for several different types of projects. What are the three different types of asphalt and what makes them different? Hot Mix The first type of asphalt is known as hot mix asphalt. Hot mix asphalt is a mix of coarse aggregate stone, sand, and petroleum-based cement that is heated and then poured at high temperatures to create your driveway, highways, interstates, and roads in your city or town.
30 January 2018
Trash is a normal part of just about any business operation. However, picking a dumpster for the first time can feel a little intimidating because there can be so many different choices. Here is a look at a few questions you should know the answers to in order to determine what type and size dumpster will work best for your business. How much space do you have available for the unit?
15 December 2017
Topsoil is a mixture of sand, clay, and silt that is dark in color and contains a high percentage of organic matter. It is typically used in garden beds and when planting trees or shrubs. Depending on how much topsoil you need, it can be purchased in large bags from a garden center, or you can arrange for bulk deliveries. Some people have confusion about topsoil and how to use it.
13 November 2017
You are planning a major change to your home with the addition of an extra room, and expanded space, or even a roofed outdoor living space. There are all kinds of things you will be thinking about with this home addition, from matching up the exterior cladding to ensuring the addition is perfectly on par with the rest of the home's interior. However, there is one other tricky thing that can pose some issues, and that is the roofing.
9 October 2017
Cooking for a large family can lead to frustration when there isn't an ample amount of space in the kitchen. The wrong type appliances and a lack of appeal can also interfere with the joy of cooking. It is possible for you to create a kitchen that is about to accommodate all of your needs. Depending on the current size and look of your kitchen, several changes should be considered if you want to achieve satisfactory results.
11 September 2017
If your home is in need of a new hot water heater, you will find that there are now more options than ever, such as the tankless water heater. Most people are used to seeing the big bulky water tanks so at first site, it might seem as though the small tankless heater will not be able to do what you need for it to do. However, it can heat your water just fine, as well as give you the following additional benefits:
24 July 2017
If you are in the process of upgrading an old craftsman-style home and are perplexed about how to cover the windows for your family's privacy, then you are not alone. The thick wood trim around craftsman-style windows looks great with some common window coverings and looks horrible if you try to use the wrong materials. For this reason, homeowners new to decorating this distinct style of home often become paralyzed by the various options and instead, end up leaving their windows bare or install plain draperies that end up looking out of place.
24 July 2017
Algae is a type of nonflowering plant that does not really resemble any type of plant that grows on the land. Most often made up of a single cell, algae contains chlorophyll but does not have stems, roots, or leaves. Algae will grow in any source of water, including your well or storage container, if the conditions are right. Since algae is tenacious and fast growing, you can find yourself with an uncontrollable algae bloom in a matter of hours or days.
1 February 2017
If your home relies on well water to meet its potable water needs, then it's important that you take the time to check the quality of your water supply on a regular basis. A well that isn't functioning properly could be pumping contaminated water into your home, and you need to be able to identify this contamination before it causes serious health problems. Here are three simple methods that you can use to determine the quality of your home's well-supplied water in the future.
1 February 2017
In most cases, a wet basement is completely curable, and waterproofing can be done by the homeowner to resolve the issue. There are some cases where that is not as easy, but there are contractors who can handle the job quickly and efficiently. Reclaim your basement and make it usable again with just a few steps. Whether you do it yourself or you hire a basement waterproofing contractor to take care of it, the benefit in resale value, usable space, and health benefits will make it worth the time and money.
24 January 2017