Building Tips from a Stagehand

5 Ways To Protect Your Yard From Excess Runoff

A beautiful yard can make your home look amazing, but when it begins to rain, if your yard doesn't have good drainage, your yard becomes a swamp. If you're tired of standing water in your yard after it rains, check out these five ways you can help improve drainage.  Add a Berm to Your Yard A berm is a barrier to protect a specific area from flooding, but when you incorporate one into your yard, it can also become an interesting and unique landscaping method. Read More 

The Drilling And Covering Process To Temporarily Repair A Windshield Crack

If you have a large crack in your car's windshield, then you may need to have the entire windscreen replaced. This depends on the size of the crack, the location, and the depth. If you are lucky enough to have windshield damage that falls into the category of cracks and chips that can be fixed, then you luckily will not even need to have a full replacement completed. A simple crack repair can be arranged instead, especially if the crack is not in the line of sight of the driver, less than 18 inches long, and shallow. Read More 

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