Orangeburg Pipe: Determine Whether Your Home Has It, Why It Fails, and How You Can Replace It

Posted on: 24 January 2017

Dealing with a clogged sewer line is never fun, and neither is replacing your home's entire sewer line. Here is some information to help you determine whether your home was installed with Orangeburg, a commonly-failed sewer line, how its failure may have occurred, and what you can do to remedy the problem. Determine Whether You Have Orangeburg Pipe Orangeburg pipe was used as a sewer pipe starting in the late 1800s, during World War II in the 1940s, and until the 1970s. [Read More]

Five Tips And Ideas For Building A Fire Pit On A Wooden Deck

Posted on: 19 January 2017

An outdoor fire pit is great for entertaining, relaxing, or even doing a bit of fireside cooking. In many cases, homeowners dig fire pits into the ground or put them on stone patios. However, if you have a wood deck, you may be wondering if there is a safe way to put a fire pit on your deck. Although you have to be careful, the answer is yes. Here are some ideas to explore as you create your design. [Read More]

Combatting Asphalt Pavement Oxidation

Posted on: 12 January 2017

Just as human hair eventually starts graying, your freshly-laid parking lot will eventually lose its rich, dark color over time. What will be left behind is a grayish surface that can make your parking lot and its surroundings appear much older. The culprit behind this inevitable phenomenon is oxidation of the bitumen binder used to keep the asphalt aggregate together. The following explains why this process happens and what you can do to keep it from happening. [Read More]

Need A Garage Door? Consider Wood Composite Models

Posted on: 5 January 2017

Has the time come to replace your garage door? Any new garage door will give your home a fresh, attractive look; you can choose from vinyl, aluminum, wood, steel, and even fiberglass doors. But there's one material that really stands out from the rest: wood composite. Wood composite is a material made from natural wood fibers and a plastic or cement binder. It offers a number of benefits over other garage door materials. [Read More]