Owning a Victorian house is a special opportunity to care for a piece of history and have a unique place to call home. But it can come with its own design challenges. Victorian homes, for example, feature interesting interior and exterior designs that cry out for a careful hand in painting them. If you're considering how to paint a house of this era, here are 3 must-know tips. Historic Palettes. Many paint companies offer a line of "
29 December 2016
Many homes need to have a septic system, which acts as a sewage treatment plant for plumbing in your home. The conventional septic system consists of a tank and a drainage field. The conventional design is not always the best solution and can sometimes have a negative impact on the environment. Here are some septic system solutions that can reduce environmental impact, as well as reduce water consumption: 1. Mound Systems That Help Raise the Drain Field Above the Water Table
6 December 2016
The changing of the seasons means that it is time for homeowners to get their homes prepared for cooler weather. Of course, one of the main elements of your home that will need to be transitioned is your air conditioning and heating system. If winter is soon approaching, you may be wondering what, if anything, you should do to prepare your air conditioning for the upcoming cold weather. Get to know some of the air conditioning maintenance steps that you should take to ensure that your air conditioner is ready for the winter so that you can get started as soon as possible.
6 October 2016
If you have been keeping up with the news for the first week of October 2016, you undoubtedly are aware of the presence of hurricane Matthew, which is posing a risk to many people, homes, and buildings in Florida and the surrounding states. Unfortunately, the presence of La Niña following a particularly active El Nino, which is the pattern in effect now, will often result in severe weather like hurricanes. That is substantiated by the number of early or severe hurricanes already experienced in 2016 and the correlated damage.
6 October 2016
Do you live in a house without an air conditioner? Do you wish that you could get your home to cool down at least at night, but you don't want the added expense of a large air conditioning unit? While many modern homes have air conditioners installed, older homes that were built before air conditioners became popular and commonplace can seem to be out of luck. Fortunately, there are other methods of cooling your home that don't involve an expensive air conditioning unit.
16 September 2016
Intelligent compaction, also known as simply IC, is a revolutionary way of finishing an asphalt surface, whether a driveway, parking lot, or roadway. Yet, even within the asphalt industry, many people fail to understand the advantages of intelligent compaction. If you would like to learn more about this exciting new technique, here are four distinct advantages of intelligent compaction. Even Density At the heart of an intelligent compaction system is a sophisticated array of instrumentation, whose job it is to measure and analyze the behavior of the asphalt as it is being compacted.
31 August 2016
Are you the new owner of a house? Are you making a list of things that need to be done regularly in order to keep everything running smoothly? While you may already know about changing air filters or putting up storm shutters to protect your windows, there are other tasks that are less obvious. One of these things that should be done is to have your sewers inspected and cleaned out every year.
26 August 2016