How To Use A Chisel To Cut Pavers

If you plan on installing pavers on your own, you need to know how to cut or chisel pavers down to size. This skill will help you when you run into corners, curves, posts or pipes that you need to work around. Supplies In order to cut your pavers down to size, you will need to purchase a few different tools. You will need a cold chisel, a bolster or masonry chisel, and a two or three pound rubber-headed hammer. [Read More]

It's All Downhill From Here: How To Tell If Your Yard Is Properly Graded

Much of the country is forecast to get heavier rains this coming winter, so it's essential that you ensure your yard is properly graded. If you have recently bought a home, or if you live in an area where there hasn't been much rain for a few years, the soil might not be in as great shape grade-wise as you think. That can lead to flooding and ponding that can destroy your lawn and damage your house. [Read More]

Why You Should Have Your Gutters Cleaned Before Winter

If you are like so many other homeowners, the last thing that you might want to do is clean out your gutters. However, it is important to stop procrastinating and get the job done before the winter months. If you don't want to do it yourself, you can always hire someone who offers roofing services to help you. These are a few reasons why it needs to be done now rather than later. [Read More]

Three Reasons Why You Should Avoid Installing A Hot Water Heater Until You Have Soft Water

Hard water kills appliances by clogging them up and making them run less efficiently. The same holds true for water heaters. If you need water heater service or you need to replace your water heater, here are three reasons why you should avoid either until you have installed a water softener. Softened Water Will Extend the Life of Your Water Heater Without softened water, your water heater's projected six or nine years will be shortened and you will find that you replace your water heater much more frequently. [Read More]