Proper Maintenance for Asphalt Pavement

Asphalt is among the most popular commercial paving materials used today due to its water-resilience, flexibility, aesthetic appeal, and excellent adhesive abilities. All of these properties and more make asphalt pavement an asset that requires a structured level of preservation and care. Otherwise, it is prone to fading, damage, instability, and various other negative implications.…

Are All Vapor Barriers Created Equal?

This is an excellent question. It is important to know that not all plastics are created equal. For instance, that 4 mil and 6 mil Construction grade polyethylene sheeting in the construction aisle is the lowest grade of polyethylene sheeting available on the market at any given time. It is made from up to 25%…

Mounting Your Pictures Into Your Photo Album

The type of photo album that requires an additional product to place the pictures are the simple traditional style photo albums with plain sheets of paper inside, often there are glassine or tissue sheets in between each page. These kind of albums are often called “traditional style” or “classic style” photo albums. These photo albums…

The Correlation Curve Of A Rebound Hammer

A rebound hammer is primarily used to assess the uniformity of concrete strength within a structure and to localize areas of inferior quality. When using a rebound hammer to estimate in-situ compression strength, the reference curves provided by the manufacturer must be used with some caution. The correlation between rebound number and compressive strength is…

Mosaics Ideas For Your Bathroom

Mosaics are an age-old wall and floor design popularized by the Romans and used lavishly in the Byzantine area to depict mythical scenes and pay tribute to gods and emperors. Materials as luxurious as gold, silver and marble were used to bring out a colorful scene pieced together like a puzzle. In the twenty-first century…

Use The Right Plastering Tools For The Job

Plastering Tools include a variety of trowels, stainless steel trowels, bucket trowels, plasterers buckets, tool bags, mixing paddles, power mixers and many more. They are available on many online sites and can be ordered online or by telephone. Some trowels have been specifically designed for the professional craftsman. The plastering trowel with the pre-worn shape…

Marquise Diamonds – Full of History

If you're looking for a diamond that is versatile, dynamic, and is steeped in history, then a Marquise-cut diamond could be perfect for you. Here we discover all the particulars about this diamond and how it has become a much-loved cut by many. The Beginning of the Marquise-Cut Diamond Back in the 1400's, diamonds became…

Sir Winston Churchill – The Painter

It was the summer of 1927. King George V was in Scotland at his northern home, Balmoral Castle. Staying with him for a few days was his Finance Minister (or "Chancellor of the Exchequer"). While most visitors enjoyed the outdoor life of the Scottish countryside, during this visit the minister spent much of his time…

How to Choose a Long Lasting Shovel Or Spade

Most people, myself included, buy a $ 10 shovel at a big home improvement store. Six months later, the shove is dull, rusted and digging becomes a chore. Selecting the right shovel can make your Garden Chores almost fun. Weather you are a home improvement expert, handyman, master gardener, or professional, take some time, do…

Natural Ways To Firm Up Facial Skin

As we age, our facial skin begins to lose its elasticity and starts to sag and droop. The lack of elasticity as we age is due to our skin's reduced collagen production as we age. Other factors that can be taken into consideration include too much sun exposure, smoking and stress, but even if you've…

The Insurance Agency Elevator Pitch

An insurance agency elevator pitch is a succinct summary used to quickly describe your insurance agency, products and services. It should include your unique agency value proposition, and must be delivered within the time span of an elevator ride, in about 30 to 60 seconds. This can be much harder than many agents might initially…