Buying Or Developing Property On The New Jersey Shore? Know Your Permits

Construction always requires a set of permits. Specialty construction or certain zones of the country require additional, extra-special permits. For all intents and purposes, the following examples show how one state, New Jersey, has and requires several different permits to build along the Jersey shore.  NJDEP/CAFRA Permitting No construction on the New Jersey shorelines occurs without first applying for and securing CAFRA permits. The acronym, CAFRA, stands for Coastal Areas Facilities Act, which doubles as both a specialty building permit and a coastal environment protection law. [Read More]

Three Edible Plants That Are Gorgeous Enough to Plant in Your Front Yard

One of today's top trends in residential landscape design is using edible plants outside of traditional backyard vegetable gardens. Although rows of corn and beans probably aren't aesthetically appealing enough to take center stage in your front yard, there are plenty of other plants that are both beautiful and tasty. The following are three of them.  Thyme Thyme makes an excellent ground cover for areas that need a tough pest- and disease-resistant plant that excels in areas that receive full sun. [Read More]

Seven Different Fire Woods That Aren't Worth Burning

Generally speaking, wood is a great fuel for fires. It is a plentiful, renewable resource, and many species release a lot of heat when burned. Good fire wood species – Osage orange, oak, hickory, persimmon, birch, holly and other dense hardwoods – excel at keeping living rooms warm and the temperature toasty. However, many other species fail to generate a significant amount of heat when burned; they just aren't worth the effort to cut, stack and season, when you could be using far more efficient species. [Read More]

3 Things To Know About Getting A Clear Span Structure Installation

No matter what industry you work in, there is a good chance that you can put a clear span structure to good use. These are buildings or structures that are created with a variety of materials and feature a wide spanning roof on top to protect the items inside or below. Many people use these buildings as a way to save money as they seek temporary or full-time use of the building. [Read More]