Building Tips from a Stagehand

Tips For Turning Your Home’s Gutters Into A Rainwater Collection System

As more people become environmentally aware and seek sustainability, rainwater collection has become increasingly popular. If you've been thinking about setting up a rainwater collection system, you'll want to be sure that your gutter system is designed so that it will work for you, not against you. Here are some tips to help you optimize your home's rain gutters so you can collect rainwater on your property. Rainwater Harvesting Basics Read More 

2 Important Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Service

Properly maintaining a septic tank system can provide the homeowner with a reliable service for a long time. So, how will you know when the septic system needs to be serviced? Here are some important tell-tale signs. The Grass is Extra Green Everyone wants to have that perfectly green and lush lawn, and there are plenty of legitimate ways to get this. However, overfilling your septic certainly isn't one of them. Read More 

How To Bury An Underground Electrical Cable In Your Yard

There are many reasons for extending the electrical supply from a home to an outdoor location or building: lighting a utility shed, installing a freestanding outlet or powering a swimming pool filtration system are just a few possibilities. While electrical cable can be elevated, burying the cable is a simpler and neater option in most cases. Burying electrical cable is a straightforward project for the average do-it-yourself homeowner and can be accomplished easily with proper planning and technique. Read More 

6 Signs Of Animals In Your Garage & Ways To Prevent It

The garage door is an important entry point to your home, but unfortunately, a lot of animals will see that same opening as well. Whether the garage door is left open or closed, a variety of animals can find their way inside. By contacting a garage door repair specialist, you have the ability to fix damaged doors and prevent animals from returning to the area. The next time you head into your garage, look for the following six signs of animal activity and learn about repairs or upgrades that can be made to stop it. Read More 

Being Proactive About Roof Maintenance Can Benefit Your Building

With rising costs and shrinking budgets, building owners and facility managers are looking to reduce costs and maximize their assets. But when it comes to roof maintenance, it's all too common for them to forget about roof maintenance until something noticeable or even catastrophic occurs. When it comes to roof maintenance, an ounce of prevention is more than worth a pound in cure. Adopting a proactive approach to maintaining roofing systems not only benefits your buildings, but also your bottom line. Read More