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]

Two Common Oil Furnace Issues To Be Aware Of

If you have an oil furnace that you run to keep your house warm during the cold Canadian winters, then you likely know that you need to schedule yearly maintenance to keep your heater running properly. This maintenance can be completed by a furnace repair specialist. The changing of oil filters and the inspection of oil tanks may not completely eliminate the need for future repairs though. This means that you should be well aware of the various signs that a repair needs to be completed. [Read More]