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]

The Hazards Associated With Directional Drilling: What To Look For And How To Stay Safe

Horizontal directional drilling has greatly increased the ease of performing underground utility installations by reducing the need for time-consuming, labor-intensive and disruptive trenching. It has also increased the safety of the process for workers involved in utility installations by eliminating potential trench wall collapses and other deadly mishaps. However, as with any process used by builders and others involved in utility work, there are still, quite literally, hidden dangers when performing directional drilling. [Read More]

4 Imperfections To Watch Out When Choosing Lumber

When using lumber for your interior or exterior home remodel, it's important to take the time to handpick each piece. After all, the finished project can only look as good as the material you use to build it. Whether you obtain a whole shipment of lumber at your doorstep or go to the hardware store yourself to pick out each board, you must cast away pieces with any of the following faults. [Read More]

Ground Cover Battle Royal: Picking The Right Mulches When Gardening With Pets

Gardens overflowing with flowers or keeping the refrigerator full of vegetables take a lot of work, especially when it comes to weeding. Laying down a nice thick layer of mulch from a landscaping materials supplier is a smart way to avoid the backache after a day's worth of weed pulling. While you may have already compared various organic and inorganic mulches for their benefits for the plants, don't forget to consider how they can affect your pets when they wander into the garden. [Read More]