4 Tips For Working With PVC Pipe

At one point or other, most every home owner feels the urge to take on a DIY plumbing project in their home. Whether you're installing a new sink or a whole new bathroom, chances are that any such project will involve joining PVC pipe. If you'd like to brush up on your PVC knowledge before you get started, read on. This article will provide four tips for ensuring a stable, lasting bond: Read More 

Why Is Site Investigation So Important For Large Buildings?

Although you might have heard of simple soil testing and inspections for building residential properties and small businesses, you might have never heard of in-depth site investigation. However, if you are planning on building a very large commercial or industrial building, you might want to look into hiring a geotechnical drilling contractor to help you do a more in-depth site investigation of the land where you are planning on starting your project. Read More 

Comparing Heat Pumps And Central Air Conditioning Units

Heat pumps and central air conditioners both provide your home with climate control, and allow you to alter the interior temperature of your house to fit your needs. However, despite functional similarities, heat pumps and central air conditioners operate in different ways and as such have a number of different benefits over each other. Understanding the differences between heat pumps and central air conditioning units can help you choose which one is the best fit for your home: Read More 

How To Maintain A Salt-Water Pool

There is a myth that salt-water pools are "maintenance free". Salt-water pools require maintenance like any other pool. Just as with a traditional chlorine pool, you need to test the pH of your pool and perform basic checks and maintenance. What is Salt Water Chlorination? To understand why you still have to monitor and adjust your pool's pH levels, it is good to know how salt-water pools work. Salt-water chlorination uses dissolved salt to produce hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite to keep your pool clean. Read More 

What Should You Do If Your Neighbor’s Building Is Encroaching On Your Property?

If you've recently had your property boundaries mapped by a land surveyor, you may be surprised to find out that a neighbor's home, garage, or other structure is encroaching on a portion of your property. If left unresolved, this situation can cause legal and financial problems -- in fact, in many states, if an individual has "openly and notoriously" encroached upon a neighbor's property, after a certain period of time the encroaching individual can actually legally own this piece of land. Read More