Picking The Right Type Of Asphalt For The Job

If you need to lay down asphalt, either for a personal project or for a business venture, then it is important that you understand the major differences between the most common types of asphalt. Here is an introduction to help you get started: Background First, you should have a basic understanding of what asphalt is composed of. All asphalt is a combination of a semi-solid petroleum product and minerals. It is usually laid down in several layers, and then compacted by applying a great deal of pressure from above. [Read More]

Drain And Sewer Cleaning- The Tools Of The Trade

Drain and sewer cleaning is an important part of all water systems. Whether you have a large or small system, without making sure that the drains are clean and cleared you run the risk of damaging the system and causing many problems down the line. Here are some common tools that are used to clean out sewers and their drains in order to keep a clean system. One of the most common tools to use when cleaning drains is a sewer jetter. [Read More]

Becoming A Lifeguard: What You Need To Know

Working as a lifeguard can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience--especially for those who love helping others and enjoy spending time at the pool or beach. However, not just anybody can be a lifeguard. In the United States, lifeguards must be at least 15 years of age and be certified in order to have legal working status. If you're considering a job as a lifeguard, there are also some other things you'll need to know and do before you can don your whistle. [Read More]

Tips For Turning Your Dead Tree Into Garden Mulch

Wood chips are used to cover flower gardens for both a better appearance and to help keep down weeds and conserve moisture. If you need to get a dead or diseased tree removed, you have access to a low cost source of durable and attractive wood mulch. Know the basics of using your removed trees in the garden so you can avoid any problems. Have a Plan A single dead tree will likely produce more wood chips than you can use in your garden alone. [Read More]