Three Infrastructure Considerations Before You Install A Rainwater Collection System At Home

Rainwater collection can be an excellent way to supplement your residential potable water supply by providing a source of water for flushing toilets, washing clothes and even consumption, in some areas. However, efficient, safe rainwater collection requires that collection, routing and distribution efforts be planned ahead of time. Below are a few physical infrastructure considerations you should keep in mind if you are interested in using a rainwater collection system: [Read More]

Spray Foam Insulation: Tips For Easy DIY Installation

If your home is not insulated or airtight, then you may be wasting hundreds of dollars every year on hot and cold air that escapes through the cracks of your home.  Old homes are likely to lose more energy than new ones, and you can save an average of 15% on your home heating and cooling costs by securing insulation in attics, ceilings, and in between walls.  Spray foam insulation is a good choice if you feel that you are losing far more energy than the average home. [Read More]

Three Fantastic, Affordable Ways To Clear A Clogged Drain Without Harsh Chemicals

Whether it's your kitchen drain your outtake pipe that's become clogged, it can be a time-consuming, expensive hassle to clear it. Calling in the pros is sometimes necessary, but there's plenty you can do right at home to safely clear out mild blockages. From manual removal to easy natural remedies you can mix up right in your kitchen, this list will help you to get rid of clogs both safely and quickly when they occur. [Read More]

Hitting Ground Water When Excavating: Problems It Causes And How To Combat It

When excavating your property in order to build a foundation for your new home, you are most likely not thinking about potential problems that could arise. After all, how hard could it be to dig a hole? Unfortunately, there are a number of issues you can run into when you are excavating your property, one of which is hitting ground water. High water tables plus excavation can equal disaster. There are a number of reasons why water entering your excavated area can equal disaster for your foundation, as well as a few ways to combat hitting water. [Read More]