Four Tips To Consider If You Want Concrete Under Your New Deck


If you're putting in a new deck, you may want to add concrete underneath it. Depending on the height of your deck, the concrete slab can serve as a ground floor patio under the deck, or it can provide a stable spot to store items without worrying about mud or dirt. If you are building a deck over an existing slab of concrete, you can even anchor the deck directly to the concrete.

1 February 2017

4 Categories of Essential Roofing Supplies


Depending on the nature of your DIY roofing project, there are several different tools that you may find a need for. Roofing supplies can generally be divided into four categories based on how they are used when working on a roof. Here is an overview of commonly used roofing supplies to help you find the right tool for the project at hand. General Tools Many of the basic tools that any DIY-oriented homeowner will have in their toolbox will also come in handy for roof repairs.

17 November 2016

3 Simple Deer Fence Enhancements That May Prevent Deer From Attempting To Jump Over Or Run Through


Although seeing a deer can be exciting, seeing a deer in your garden can be devastating news for you if you are a gardener and spend a significant amount of time caring for your crops. Erecting a fence may not be enough to deter deer from trying to get into your yard, especially when you consider the fact that white-tailed deer can jump up to 15 feet high. If you find that some deer are making it past the fence you have erected, here are 3 simple enhancements you can do to your fence that might change their minds the next time around.

26 September 2016

Daycare Owners: 4 Automatic-Gate Features to Help Increase Security and Safety


Running a daycare involves the responsibility of caring for small children. Having proper safety and access measures in place is an ideal way to protect children and reassure parents. One of the biggest areas of safety that daycare owners should be concerned about is the point of entry. Instead of just allowing anyone to pull up to the daycare, you can increase the safety and access control by installing an automatic gate.

16 September 2016

Fencing Considerations For Creating An Authentic Historical Garden


If you're hoping to recreate a period authentic garden to match your historic home, there are plenty of variables to consider. For example, brick patios and rose bushes are common in English country or Victorian gardens, while manicured shrubs are more common for tudor-style homes. One of the key components of your garden is choosing the right type of fencing. The best fencing type for period gardens depends on your home's style and what your personal needs are.

15 September 2016

Have a Backyard Slope? Aluminum Fencing Options to Keep Dogs in the Yard


A number of families install aluminum fencing to help keep dogs contained and to prevent them from easily running away. If your backyard is sloped, then this can be more of a challenge. By hiring the services of a fence contractor, you can choose a variety of aluminum fencing options that add style to your backyard area and provide protection for your dog. One of the biggest ways to help with this is by eliminating the gaps that can occur on fencing slopes.

13 September 2016

The Pros And Cons Of Installing An Electric Gate


If you are looking to secure your property, you may be considering installing a fence. However, if you need to drive your car in and out of the area where the fence is installed, it can be a hassle to get in and out of your car to open and close the fence manually. As such, you may be thinking of installing an electric gate on the portion of the fence where your car enters or exits.

25 August 2016