Few things are as relaxing as sitting in front of a fireplace in your living room, enjoying the flicker of the flames and the faint smell of fire. But if you want your fireplace to keep providing a lovely ambiance without presenting a hazard to your family, you need to take good care of it. Here are four ways to take great care of your wood-burning fireplace. Remove ash regularly.
19 September 2017
Dry rot is a serious problem that can impact any wooden structure. While dry rot is one of the more common problems that wood can encounter, you might not be familiar with the details concerning this particular problem. If you are to protect your house against the dangers of dry rot, you must be well-informed. Is Moisture The Only Cause Of Dry Rot? One of the primary causes of dry rot will be prolonged exposure to moisture.
25 August 2017
A basement is one of the more neglected spaces in a home -- until there is a flood, that is. Do you know what to do? More than likely, the answer to that question is "no." Compared to other areas in a home, the basement typically has a more elevated risk, making a flood in this space a real threat. Be proactive and know how to protect your home by understanding what actions you need to take.
19 July 2017
If you've recently been hired by a road construction company, you're likely excited to head to work and get started. That said, it's important to keep in mind that working outside near any traffic-accessible road can be dangerous. You'll want to make sure you have the right work zone equipment for the job to make sure that drivers are aware of the construction site before they get there and that they can see you, the worker, as they drive through.
22 February 2017
If you are a horse lover, chances are good that you have stepped into quite a few horse barns over the years. Many of them might have had a traditional construction and may have been made of wood, and when you think about building your own barn, this might be the material that you think about the most. However, you may want to look into your other options first, such as a metal horse stable.
12 January 2017
There are many reasons for low water pressure in the shower or at the sink. If your whole home has low water pressure, then there's likely an issue with your pressure tank. Here's what you should know. Understanding Your Pressure Tank Pressure tanks hold the water that's pumped out of your well. The tank has both water and air inside it, which is what creates the pressure. Sometimes, that ratio of water-to-air can become one-sided.
30 December 2016
If you have little experience, the world of welding can look like a complex thing, especially with so many different welding tools and equipment to choose from and so many rules and processes to follow. CD stud welding, often also called capacitor discharge welding or simply stud welding, is one form of welding often preferred by novice welder just starting out because the process is simplified in comparison to arc or mig welding.
8 December 2016