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Recycling for a Cleaner Australia

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Reducing the amount of waste the average household produces is a key component of Australia’s Clean Land Plan; a scheme started by the government’s Department of the Environment. By controlling waste management and by contributing to the revegetation of urban environments, everyone can help to create a cleaner and more sustainable community. Following these tips will help you to minimise your own waste at home and contribute greatly to environmental welfare, particularly if you are busy with work or children and are unable to...

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Four Tips to Extend the Life of Pine Sleepers Used in Raised Garden Beds

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you are making a garden bed out of treated pine sleepers, you may be wondering how to get them to last as long as possible. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do. Check out these ideas: 1. Insist on treated wood. When looking for pine sleepers, you may find both treated and untreated options. In the interest of longevity, always choose treated wood. The treatments are designed to keep bugs at bay, and they also improve the lifespan of the timber, protecting it from water, sun and other potentially corrosive elements. 2. Look for...

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Some Tips and Reminders When Choosing a Solar Power System for the Home

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A solar power system can reduce your electric bill and also reduce the amount of pollution for which you’re responsible; power plants create fumes and emissions as they create electricity, so the less electricity you use from these plants, the less pollution they will create. Solar power is also good in areas where city-supplied power is spotty or unreliable. Whatever your reasons for choosing a solar powered system for the home, note a few simple but very important tips and reminders for making your choice. Note the mounting If your...

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Choosing a covering for your patio

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Covering your patio is a great way to keep your patio protected from many types of weather than otherwise can make the time you spend relaxing on your patio less comfortable. A cover prevents puddles of rainwater from forming on your patio floor while also offering protection against wind and the debris carried by that wind. Getting a cover for your patio can be a complicated process, as the choice you make need to live up to your expectations while also suit your patio aesthetically. However, knowing a little bit about the different options...

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3 Special Conditions You Must Remedy Before Sealing Asphalt Driveways

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Some asphalt surface conditions may not be talked about in the literature of asphalt sealer manufacturers. Consequently, you may not cater for those conditions when you are preparing your asphalt driveway for sealing. The result is that the sealer may degrade sooner than you had expected. This article discusses three of those uncommon conditions that you should be on the lookout for as you prepare to seal the driveway of your home. Polished Aggregate Prolonged use can make the aggregate on some parts of the driveway (such as around your...

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The Safety Aspect of Hydro Excavation Services

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Hydro excavation employs the use of streams of high pressurized water to excavate into the earth while a deep vacuum removes and transfers both the soil and water into a debris tank, which is located at a safer distance away from the job site. When discussing the benefits of hydro excavation, people mainly focus on the protection of underground utilities, pipes among other infrastructure. While this is certainly a valid reason to use hydro excavation technology as opposed to traditional excavating technologies, there’s also another...

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4 Common Skirting Options for Mobile Homes

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The basal foundation of your house provides the support needed to keep the structure standing strong and stable. Over time, however, your house will need to be underpinned to fix damages that may have occurred to its basal foundation. For many modern mobile homes, skirting is the preferred method of underpinning a house. There are various types of skirting products available, depending on the materials used to manufacture them. Here is a discussion of the different varieties of skirting options you can find on today’s market: Vinyl...

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3 Considerations for Selecting Window Roller Shutters

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you are planning on remodelling your home, you should consider reviewing and improving the window treatments in your space. This is an important element because it will affect the aesthetics and even functionality of your space. One of the ideal types of window coverings that you should consider selecting to improve your home is the roller shutter. The advantages of installing roller shutters include easy operation, minimal maintenance requirements and diverse aesthetic options to consider depending on the residential design. Here is a...

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Essential Tips for Maintaining a Cooling Tower

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you are in charge of a cooling tower, which is a tall concrete tower that cools water for industrial purposes, you need to keep up with cleaning and maintenance. By maintaining it on a regular basis, you will be able to catch early problems to get them repaired, as well as improve the overall efficiency of the cooling tower. Here is more information about cleaning and maintaining a cooling tower. Inspect the System Regularly The first part of maintaining a cooling tower is the simple act of inspecting the cylinder. This lets you look for...

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Important Questions to Consider Before You Hire a Crane

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Hiring a crane can be as simple as renting a small, truck-mounted arm that helps you lift materials to the roof of your home for renovation or repair projects, or it can mean something as complicated as a heavy-duty crane that is meant for large construction sites. If you’re a contractor or just a homeowner considering a crane rental or hire, you want to consider a few important questions about how the entire process works and the types of cranes available, and be sure to ask these of a rental agency. Note the following. 1. Ask the...

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