Spring Cleaning Time—Spalling May Cause You Squalling If You Don't Take Care of Your Concrete and Brick Surfaces
22 February 2016
The winter months can be very harsh on the exterior surfaces of your home. Freezing and thawing can be especially brutal on your concrete sidewalks, pool and patio decks, and driveways. Then there are the de-icing chemicals, which can potentially save your bones from a nasty fall but also wreak havoc on concrete. Severe winter weather can also take its toll on your brick surfaces, including your chimney. Unfortunately, ignoring damage caused during the winter months could end up costing you a lot of money in expensive repairs down the road.
5 Tips For Preparing For The Arrival Of Your Ready-Mix Concrete
1 February 2016
If you areordering ready-mix concrete for a large DIY project, such as installing a new walkway or driveway, it is important that you are fully prepared when the concrete arrives. This is because concrete, even with additives meant to slow the hardening process, needs to be placed and set soon after it is mixed. Also, most companies charge an extra fee if their concrete mixer stays at your site for longer than a half hour or hour.
Protect Your Home By Having A Locksmith Install Specialized Locks On Your Back Door And Inside Garage Door
13 January 2016
Without strong locks, doors give thieves easy access to your home. Most homes' front doors have deadbolts that provide good protection, but the locks installed on back doors and doors that lead into the garage are often inferior. If your home has only basic locks on these latter two doors, here's how having a locksmith install specialized, higher-quality deadbolt locks on these doors could better protect your home and family.
Blanket Tank Heater Buying Tips
19 December 2015
If you own a business that stores chemicals, resins, epoxies, or other materials that have strict temperature storage requirements, then you likely will need to invest in some sort of heating for the drums or barrels that hold the materials. Blanket tank heaters are a good option to heat your containers from the exterior. This way, you do not have to worry about the corrosion of anode heaters inside the tanks. If you have never used blanket heaters before, keep reading to learn about a few tips about buying the heaters.