Wait! Replace Warped Subflooring Before Installing Hardwoods
Are you about to install new hardwood flooring? Did you know that if your subflooring is warped, the new wood flooring will not install perfectly and could end up warping? This is due to the lack of level support and the gaps that will allow moisture to build up below the wood planks. Before you start laying your new hardwoods, replace those sections of warped subflooring. Start with the Baseboards
What To Do When Your Plants Are Just Not Growing
When you plant seeds, you may discover that the seeds just won't sprout. It might be that you simply have bad seeds. However, another option is that there is something wrong with your topsoil and that this is causing you to be unable to get anything to grow. Topsoil is where your plants retrieve nutrients and moisture from, but if there is something wrong with the soil, your plants will not grow.
Are Your Rain Gutters Begging For Repairs Or Replacements? Here Are 4 Signs To Look For
Rain gutters are just as an important component of your home as the foundation and walls are. Without properly functioning gutters in place, you may end up having to deal with more than your fair share of things like mold buildup, mosquito infestations, and structural rotting. Here are four things to look out for that could tell you whether your rain gutters should be repaired or replaced: Sagging, Cracking, and Rusting
Maintaining And Repairing Your Parking Lot Area
Parking lots often see a lot of traffic and over time they can begin to deteriorate. Maintaining the parking lot so that people can use it safely and comfortably is important. If the parking area outside your business looks bad, it can make the business in general look less professional, so keeping it up is important. Here are some common problems you might find and solutions to them. Filling Cracks To Avoid Bigger Problems
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.
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.
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.
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.
Building A Home? It's Important To Be Honest With Your Contractor About Your Budget
If you are planning on building a home of your own, you probably have a budget that you want to stick within. The problem is that many people are nervous or embarrassed to talk about such matters with their general contractor, so they may provide a "range" or tell the contractor that going slightly over budget isn't a big deal. However, it really is important to talk to your contractor about how much you can realistically afford to spend.
Understanding Your Restaurant Kitchen's Plumbing System
Most restaurant owners and managers seldom think about their kitchen plumbing—until there is a problem. Unfortunately, when a commercial kitchen has a plumbing problem, it's usually not a small problem. When you factor in that an issue could potentially shut you down and cost you revenue, you can see that it's important to pay attention to your plumbing. The Plumbing System Basics Every building will have at least two water supplies, one for hot water and one for cold water.