4 Crucial Excavation Safety Tips For Homeowners

Posted on: 17 November 2015

Excavating your yard for a pool, a deck or simply to run some underground plumbing lines might seem like a simple task, but it's actually a major project with some potentially disastrous pitfalls. In fact, industry safety experts call excavation and trenching one of the most hazardous construction operations, which means that extreme care and caution should be used every time you dig. Reduce your risk and follow these safety tips every time you excavate, and don't hesitate to call in the pros, such as Gerard Excavation LLC, if you don't think you can't complete the job safely.
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Does Your Garage Door's Chain Need Adjusting? Learn How To Do It Yourself

Posted on: 29 October 2015

At some point, the chain for your home's garage door will need adjusting. This is because the chain becomes slightly stretched, or the door's mechanics change due to wear and tear. That's why it's so important to know how the chain can be adjusted to help the garage door move smoothly when in use. Step 1 – Safety First Start by putting your garage door in the closed position and unplugging the opener.
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Is Cement Fiber Or Vinyl Best? It All Depends On What You're Seeking In Your New Home Siding

Posted on: 14 October 2015

Vinyl siding is made with PVC while hardiplank products are made of cement fibers. There are pros and cons with each style of siding, but in the end, you should choose a product based on the attributes you are seeking in a home siding product. Some features of each include:  Weather-resistance Both vinyl siding and hardiplank products are manufactured to take a beating from sun, precipitation, and wind. They are both structurally engineered to handle deep freezes.
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Tips for Optimizing an Outdoor Kitchen

Posted on: 22 September 2015

If you dine or entertain outside a lot, you may be finding out that just having an indoor kitchen is inconvenient. Outdoor kitchens facilitate food-based activities better. An outdoor kitchen can be a simple food preparation area around a grill to a fully-equipped second kitchen. Consider how much food preparation you'll be doing outside, and optimize your kitchen for maximum convenience. Visualize Work Zones Any kitchen includes four work zones. The hot zone is the cooking area, the cold zone the refrigeration area, the wet zone the sink, and the dry zone the food preparation space.
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