In 12,000,000 BC, spontaneous eruption caused reactions between limestone and oil shale, creating cement deposits in what is now Israel. The first incidence of man purposefully mixing early forms of concrete for building occurred with the creation of Egypt’s pyramids. The existence and use of concrete, the most widely used material in the world, has a longer history than most people have ever contemplated, a complex web of discoveries and individual experiences that eventually led to the material and processes employed by today’ s professional concrete contractors. What follows is a glance at two ancient civilizations, one famous and the other generally unknown, that made
Archive for January, 2016
During the cold days of winter, you may be dreaming of balmy summer evenings spent relaxing outside with family, friends and perhaps a cold drink. While you are ready for warmer months, is your home ready? If you’re planning on Fourth of July and Memorial Day cookouts or simply grilling up dinner for the kids after work, you should probably consider investing in a deck or patio. It sounds expensive but with a little bit of time and effort, you can easily build DIY brick patios. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Have a plan before you start.
Don’t just dive in without being prepared. Gather up your materials (you’ll need brick pavers, sand, a spade, gravel, etc.) You a
Water damage to homes can be very expensive to deal with. You do not have to live in an area that is prone to flooding to experience damage from water. Your water heater can burst, this is more likely to happen if your water heater is over five years old. If your home is more than 20 years old, your chances from having damage from water from a shower problem increases by at least 37%.
Tips for Dealing with Damage from Water
- Never mix water and electricity. That may seem like a no brainer but people are seriously hurt every year because they do not take the right precautions. Turn off the circuits leading to any areas that have been impacted by a flood or where there is a leak. The consequences are just to high to not take this simple step.