Your plumbing system hasn't always met your expectations. Although your system hasn't required several repairs over the past few years, it has caused a noticeable drop in your water quality. For this reason, you're debating whether or not it's worth your money to finally install a water treatment system. Although whole-house treatment systems have a steep initial price, you'll end up saving money in the long run if you choose to install one. [Read More]
Should My Home Have An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) Or Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)?
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly way to restore fresh air into your home, or transfer stale air out of your home and replace it with fresh air, you may want to look into having an air conditioning contractor install either an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) or a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV). Both are solid ways to restore fresh air or stabilize the climate inside of your home. However, which one is right for you? [Read More]
2 Creative Ways To Use Tall Grasses In Your Backyard
Clumps of tall grasses are commonly used in bedding landscapes to vary the heights of the vegetation and add visual interest. But, this is not the only way you can use ornamental grasses in your yard. Here are two creative ways you can grow some tall grass in your backyard to be decorative and also to serve a functional purpose. Grass Privacy Fence Tall grasses, such as some types of bamboo can grow from 15 to 50 feet tall. [Read More]
Sump Pump Vs. Gravity: How To Get The Water Out Of Your Drain Tile
Whether you are building a new home or updating the foundation waterproofing on an older building, you may be wondering whether your exterior drain tile will require the assistance of a motorized pump or if it can depend on gravity. Unlike interior drain tiles, most exterior drain tiles can rely solely on gravity to clear the drainage pipe into a dedicated sump or garden area. However, there are instances when you will need the assistance of a pump to clear the water from your system. [Read More]