Micropile 101 – How Do Micropiles Work?

Cracks and settlement are facts of life when it comes to construction using concrete foundations. There have been many methods of repairing structures once they have settled, including helical piles, push piers and Micropiles. Each has it’s own uniqueness and applications where they should or should not be used. Helical piles are a simple and…

A Brief History of Sleeping Bags

Early records of sleeping bags involve French customs officers who watched the passes of the Pyrenees mountains between Spain and France. These early bags were made of sheepskin, for the water resistant properties, and lined with wool. The bags had five buckles so that they could be rolled. In the 1850’s, Arctic explorers made beds…

Cork Flooring Vs Carpet – Which Is Better?

When it comes to choosing the right flooring solution for your household it can be a daunting task. There are some many different types of flooring it can make your head spin. Generally, most people end up going with carpet in rooms such as the living room and bedrooms. However, we’d like to compare another…

Pain After The Removal Of The Gallbladder

At present, approximately 750,000 people will get their gallbladder removed this year in America alone. Thanks to popularity of laparoscopic surgeries, many people think that removing their gallbladder is a simple procedure. Though the procedure itself is not very risky, complications after gallbladder removal surgery affect about 10-15% of patients and it is known as…