How to Build a Cobblestone House

He huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down – certainly not if the house was built with cobblestones. Building cobblestone houses was a folk art that flourished in upstate New York from 1825 until the Civil War in 1860. Many of the 700+ cobblestone homes that were built survive today, a testament…

Top 5 Dishwasher Failures

Dishwashers have become a necessary household item. If your dishwasher is working fine then you won’t have to worry about the stack of dirty dishes lying in your sink and can go about your other household chores. However, dishwashers can become a real pain for you if they keep on failing after every few uses.…

Brief History of Cement Mixers

When we look all around us we see huge buildings, little houses, bridges, sidewalks, roads, walls, offices etc. how often do we stop to think how these came about? They have not always been there, they evolved with mankind. There was a time when clay had to be baked in ovens made especially for this…

Concrete Radius Cutting

Concrete radius cutting for decorative purposes is an option that is available to homeowners, and when done properly, can transform a backyard into a more inviting space. Special care in regards to planing and layout can turn dull uninviting backyard, into your own backyard paradise. Quite often, I am contacted by homeowners who feel their…

Used Radiator Vs New Aftermarket Radiator

If your radiator has more holes than a slab of Swiss cheese and left you high and dry, then it’s time for a replacement. If you’re on a tight budget you might be considering a used radiator or an aftermarket radiator, but which is a better choice? Obviously buying used can have a huge cost…

Build Your Own Gymnastics Balance Beam

There are several methods to make a gymnastics balance beam for home use. They can run the gamut from the most basic wooden beam to one covered with carpet. Or you can make a more elaborate balance beam padded and wrapped in synthetic suede. However you decide, this project isn’t too difficult and can save…

Cleaning Your Wax Pot And Tools

Unfortunately some of the most important elements of any treatment can be the most boring. Cleaning is one of them, but it is essential to any professional treatment. This article aims to provide a summary of how best to keep your wax pot, tools and treatment area clean ready for action. The article is split…

A Short History Of Architectural Drawings

For hundreds of years architectural drawings were drawn up and reproduced by hand with ink on paper. These scale drawings were drawn according to standard conventions and used as building plans, working sketches, and as records. During the twentieth century technical advances changed the way draftsmen performed their job. The introduction of digital technology has…

A Guide to Managing Fallen Arches

If you have recently visited a podiatrist or chiropractor who has diagnosed you with fallen arches, you may be interested in learning about healthy lifestyle changes. The best way to prevent the pain from fallen arches or flat feet is to understand how balance and harmony between bones and muscles can be improved. When the…

The Six "Cs" of Team Building

Teambuilding is both an art and a science. As such, no “one size fits all.” There are, however, some fundamental principles of teambuilding which, when followed, will produce impressive results. Here are six I think you’ll find helpful. Establish a Clear Vision In order for any team to get where it wants to go or…