Exposing The Skeletons In Your Closet: Finding And Using Old Skeleton Keys In Original Art

Most people secretly fear exposing the skeletons in their closet, but those who love the vintage look have different ideas. Skeletons in the closet are a treasure trove – skeleton keys, that is. These keys speak of a simpler life and are often prized for adding to original art. Learn how to find and identify skeleton keys and turn them into a unique work of art. What are skeleton keys? Read More 

Tips To Help You Keep Your Garbage Disposal Clean And Clog-Free

When you turn on your garbage disposal you will immediately detect a problem when the water begins to bubble upwards instead of going down. This is a problem that happens when the drain line of the disposal is plugged. You may need to call a drain cleaning company to unplug it for you, and afterwards you should learn what to do and what not to do to avoid problems like this in the future. Read More 

2 Ways To Protect Your Trees From Foreign Invaders

Landscaping can be emotional work. After spending hours at your local nursery tracking down the perfect tree variety for your yard, you might painstakingly water your investment and track its growth. Unfortunately, pests and unwanted animals can damage your tree—eventually leading to its early demise. Fortunately, you might be able to protect your trees from foreign invaders by doing these two things: 1: Having Your Trees Injected With Pesticide Chewing insects, such as beetles and caterpillars, can infest a tree, munch away the leaves, and leave your tree without a way to make its own food. Read More 

What You Need To Know About Balloon Framing Before You Install Impact Windows In Your Old House

If your house is more than 75 years old and you are considering installing impact windows, there are a few important things to understand. Older houses, like yours, were usually built with balloon framing. This type of structural framing presents several problems when it comes to making home improvements like installing new windows. And, impact window installation in a balloon framed house is even more challenging. Here's what you need to know before you get started on your home renovation project. Read More 

3 Reasons Cracks Form In Your Asphalt Parking Lot

As a property manager, you have a responsibility to not only maintain the infrastructure of your buildings, but their parking lots as well. However, without any construction experience, you're wondering why your asphalt lot seems to require seal coating or crack sealing much more often than it should. Instead of continuing to pay hundreds of dollars every few years, take a moment to learn how these three problems damage your lot. Read More