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]

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]