Sandbags – How To Fill Them and What Types to Use

When filling a sandbag at least two people, ideally three should take part in the process. All people should wear gloves to protect their hands as some sandbags are treated with chemicals to make them last longer. One member of the team should place the empty bag between or slightly in front of their extensive…

Do You Need an Elevator Speech?

The term “Elevator Speech” has come in for some criticism over the years, especially as it relates to the small business owner. Before examining the case for the elevator speech, it is worth considering why there is a debate about whether it is a “good thing”. Much of the criticism to beĀ found in the blogging…

How to Manage a Vacation Home

Do you need it Absolutely. I have a friend with a second home in Idaho. They have a beautiful home on a small ranch that is for Christmas and summers. Its a short hop from northern California and its a beautiful state with inexpensive land values. They got a lot of land, great views and…

How to Meet UK Staircase Building Regulations

Whether you are planning a whole new staircase or just a refurbishment of your existing stair balustrade, you need to make sure that your stairs comply with current UK building regulations. Many older staircases may not meet today’s standards, so installing new handrails, spindles and newel posts will give you a chance to bring your…

Building Stairs

Ideally a stairway should be enough to allow two persons to pass each other, a minimum of 36 "wide, 34" high. The newel is the main post where the stairs begin and end also where the landing junctions occur. The balusters, also called spindles, connect the tread to the handrail. Make sure that the distance…

Painters Scaffolding

This is a piece of equipment that painters use while painting places that normally are out of reach, like tall objects or high walls. The painter uses this as support to stand on while they work. There are also different types of scaffolding that the painters can use. What type they use depends on what…

Carpeting Vs Hardwood or Laminate Flooring

When it comes to flooring or carpet, most people go with the flow and install what is in style at the time they purchase their floor or carpet. This is the most common mistake that people do. What is good for one home or family is not necessary good for another home or family. When…

Sprinkled, Not Painted Pictures – Japanese Lacquer

Before I describe these unique and beautiful works of art, exclusively Japanese, I feel that you need to know more about lacquer, the extraordinary medium that was used. Only then will you fully appreciate these brilliant creations. For readers who are unfamiliar with old Japanese lacquer, I suspect you will be thinking of the typical…

How to Maintain Your RV Air Conditioner Unit

An air conditioner unit plays a crucial part in a home, office and even vehicles, particularly during summer months. Maintaining its first-class condition should be one of your top concerns. This is especially true if your unit is an RV air conditioner. This type of air conditioner unit should be maintained regularly and consistently since…

Hints For Putting in Integral Pad Carpeting

Integral pad carpet is a kind of carpeting that has its own cushioned backing attached and attached to the backside of the carpeting, thereby eliminating the need for installing separate carpet padding. Integral pad carpet is also referred to as cushion-backed carpet and is the idyllic flooring solution for concrete flooring because you do not…

Formal Updo Hairstyles

Special occasions such as weddings, business parties and certain social functions require that you sow up with a formal hairstyle. Updo hairstyles are always acceptable in formal settings. Brushing your hair to the back or piling it neatly on top of your head, gives your neck an elongated look, and focuses attention to your shoulders.…

Weaknesses and Strengths of Masonry

It is important to note that masonry is not just the pouring of concrete to make a foundation of an edging mortar around the cracks of bricks. Materials commonly used by masons include brick, travertine, granite, limestone, glass, tile, concrete, and stucco. Masonry is highly regarded as a backbone of construction and its two commonly…

Steps for Cleaning Eaves Trough and Gutters

Water, leaves and dirt trapped in wood and metal gutters and eaves troughs can cause major damage to your roof and exterior siding. Maintaining clean gutters helps keep your home top condition for resale, or to maintain the lifespan of your investment. Steps for Cleaning Gutters and Eaves Troughs 1. Before cleaning your gutters, make…