Four Off-Grid Solutions To Get Water From The Source To Your Home
10 June 2015
If you have a rural property, getting water from a source to your home can be a difficult problem to solve. This usually is done with a well pump if you use a water well, but if you want your home to also have sustainable off-grid solutions, you may want other systems. Some of the things that you can do include using ram pumps, cisterns and wind powered pumps. Here are some off-grid solutions to back up your well pump when you go off-grid:
New Building Contractor's Guide To Grading Plans For Custom Home Construction
28 May 2015
If you are a newly licensed building contractor who just signed a contract to oversee the building of your first custom home, then you need to understand the importance of a formal grading plan for your building site. A grading plan can save your project time, money, and a lot of frustration.
Here are some considerations for you to think about while working on your grading plan with your grading trade contracting company:
Driveway Paving Materials And Prep Work
14 May 2015
If you're planning on having a driveway built on your property, make sure to understand the materials used and the unique properties of your land. Pre-existing driveways, sands, soil types or debris may cost extra or require a different approach once the paving team arrives, so it's better to discuss the conditions beforehand. Consider a few traits and exceptions that could have an impact on your driveway build.
Remove Or Keep: Updating With An Existing Driveway
When Thermostats Attack: Troubleshooting Your Furnace
27 April 2015
Your thermostat is more than just a box on the wall, it's the entire control center for your furnace. When it fails, your entire heating system may stop working properly. This can leave you chilly on cold nights. Fortunately, thermostat issues are typically quick and inexpensive repairs. If any of the following is the problem, chances are it's your thermostat.
Failure to Cycle
You know it's colder in the house than the current thermostat setting, but yet there is still no heat.