Installing Foundations Close To Trees

Many houses share their plots with trees and plants that help boost the attractiveness (and subsequently the value) of a property. However, these same trees can also pose some very significant structural problems, particularly with foundations. The underlying problems are typically related to the tree's roots — if the root is compromised in any way, it will have some effect on the behavior of the underlying soil.  The Problems There are a number of problems that can arise from building foundations close to trees. [Read More]

2 Issues That Will Damage Your Water Tank's Heating Elements

Just like your car or phone, you use your electric water heater on a daily basis. For this reason, it's necessary you learn how your water tank's heating elements sustain damage and fail. By understanding how these vital components can be damaged, you can perform or arrange for preventative maintenance before it's too late. Here are the three issues that are most likely to damage your tank's heating elements: Corroded Anode Rod [Read More]

Concrete Versus Steel: How To Know Which Deck Material Is Best For Your Needs In A Truck Scale

Truck scales from places like Ancoma Scales come in a variety of configurations and sizes, but almost all of them can be broken down into one of two categories: steel decked and concrete decked. When considering which kind of truck scale to buy, the decision to go with either steel or concrete decks is important. There is no one right answer for every prospective buyer; each buyer must choose based on their own needs. [Read More]

2 Ways To Fix Fluctuating Water Problems In Your Shower

Does the water in your shower get ice cold or burning hot when someone in your home flushes the toilet or runs water in a sink? If so, this problem is likely because you live in an older home that does not contain pressurized temperature control valves. This problem is quite normal, but it can be a nuisance and a major problem. There are two ways to solve this problem, and you can hire a plumber to complete either of these. [Read More]