Building a House on a Hill: An Overview

You've probably seen pictures of homes nestled into hillsides, with beautiful landscapes stretching up the hills behind them. There's something comforting and serene about homes that are built into hills, so it's only natural to want one for yourself. However, the process of building a home into a hill is pretty involved, and the expenses can quickly add up. Before you commit to this process, it's important to have at least a basic understanding of what's involved. Read More 

Tips For Optimizing Your Dumpster Rental For Your Remodeling Project

If you're planning a pre-summer remodel, one of the best ways to manage all of the debris from the project is by renting a dumpster. Before you do, though, it's important to understand how to make the most of that unit. For example, for those new to using dumpsters for projects like these, you need to know how to fill the dumpster safely. Otherwise, you risk having a dumpster that's overflowing, unbalanced or possibly unstable. Read More 

How Can You Minimize Your Home Salon’s Effect On Your Septic Tank?

If you're a beautician or hairdresser by trade, you may be tired of giving up a portion of your profits to a salon in exchange for chair rental -- particularly if your rental terms are subject to the unpredictable whims of the salon owner, causing you to have to reschedule appointments or turn down new clients. In some cases, paying to construct your own home salon can boost your business in the long run, helping you privately serve your loyal clientele and maintain flexibility. Read More 

Colder Temperatures: Improving The Efficiency And Safety Of Propane Use In Your Business

If you have several industrial propane tanks on your work site, whether they are used as heating fuel or to power any industrial vehicles, you need to prevent your tanks from freezing during the winter months if they are stored outside. Preventing freezing helps to improve efficiency and keep your employees safe. Here are some things to consider: 1. Propane tank heaters. Propane heaters are like specially fitted electric blankets for your tanks that will help to keep the internal content at an optimum temperature. Read More 

Sewer Line Snag Or Drain Dilemma? Here’s How To Tell The Difference

If your home's wastewater is outstaying its welcome, you can be forgiven for wishing for the "good old days" of outhouses, wash buckets and chamber pots. You're most likely looking at one of two problems -- a clogged drain (which you may be able to fix yourself) or a malfunctioning sewer line (which requires the aid of a professional plumber). Here are some ways to tell which problem is plaguing your home. Read More