Top Paving Trends For A Perfect Pathway
26 January 2015
One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make when remodeling your yard is where and how you want to pave your driveway, pathway, or patio. There are a lot of different styles and materials out there, so it can be a daunting task. Take a look at these top paving trends to make you decision a little easier.
1. Slate Slabs
A popular new trend is utilizing large, angular pieces of slate to draw attention to a patio or walkway.
Tips When Buying Commercial Glass Doors
22 January 2015
Several varieties of commercial glass doors exist to meet the needs of different climates, building orientations, and door use and placement. For example, it's common for northern buildings to have two sets of exterior doors at each entrance to lower heating costs. However, these doors are not installed in the same manner.
Apartments and businesses have a key pass system to restrict access to the building. Decide which set of doors will open automatically when someone approaches and which will only open when you swipe an access card.
How To Thaw Outside Pipes
20 January 2015
If you have exterior plumbing, whether it's the pipes going into your home or a faucet for a garden hose, it's relatively easy for these pipes to freeze when the temperatures drop. This is particularly true if you haven't properly insulated them. If your pipes are frozen, it's vital to thaw them immediately. Otherwise they might burst, resulting in a massive leak and serious damage. It's important to note that the following instructions relate to thawing a pipe to keep it from bursting.
What's A Gabion? If You Want A Rock Wall, Here's What You Should Know
13 January 2015
Gabions are baskets that contain rocks. They are normally rectangular wire mesh "boxes" that are filled with rocks and sewn up with wire so no rocks can escape. They are used as retaining walls, as erosion control along roads and waterways and as garden walls. If you are intrigued by these structures and their uses, here's what you should know about gabions:
Gabions are very effective for erosion control.
Gabions have been used since ancient times for erosion control.