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Tackling Common Environmental Concerns

A few years ago, I realized that there were some serious problems with the way that my family handled trash. We threw away most things without a second thought, and it was obvious that our children had no concept of pollution or how our actions could affect the environment. To make things better, my wife and I decided that it would be smart to start talking to our kids about energy and environmental concerns. We worked hard to develop a system at home that addressed these issues. Our blog is all about tackling common environmental issues, such as littering and preventing excess waste.


Why Have a Vibration Site Evaluation Before You Buy Sensitive Machinery?

If you need to buy a new piece of equipment that is sensitive to environmental vibrations and noise, then you should consider running a vibration site evaluation before you buy the machine. Why? Check If Your Location Meets Manufacturer Specifications Sensitive machinery sometimes comes with set vibration or noise specifications. These specifications give a range of levels in which the machine will work to optimum capacity. If your facility doesn't meet these specifications, then the machine won't necessarily work correctly. Read More 

3 Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

If you have a crawl space under your home, you should think about encapsulating it. Here, you line the space's floors, walls, and sometimes ceiling with a strong sheeting material. You can also add extra access points to improve ventilation in the space if you need to. What are the advantages of crawl space encapsulation? 1. Prevent Structural Damage Your crawl space keeps your home away from direct contact with the ground. Read More 

Go Green! 5 Steps You Can Take To Have An Environmentally-Friendly Yard

When it comes to creating an environmentally-friendly living space, it's easy to forget about the extended space outdoors. If you're in the process of designing an eco-friendly home, don't forget about your yard. There are so many ways to help the environment through the landscaping choices you make. Here are five steps you can take to create an environmentally-friendly yard. Think Synthetic If you love the idea of a lush lawn, but you hate the idea of wasting water – or the lengthy maintenance it will require – it's time to think on a more synthetic level. Read More 

Live On A Sloped Lot Prone To Erosion? Check Out These Methods Of Erosion Control

You may love the fact that your home is nestled right against a hill and your property has a gentle slope to draw focus to the house, but in these property settings, erosion can be a real headache. Just with typical rainfall, the water will take the easiest routes down the slope of your land and can lead to all kinds of issues, from mud banking against your home to deep erosion trenches throughout. Read More 

Sewage Grinder Pumps: An Introduction For Unfamiliar Homeowners

When you move to a new home, it takes some time to get adjusted to all of the inner working components that are a part of that home, especially when it comes to the plumbing. While most homeowners are somewhat familiar with septic tanks and septic systems, one septic component which has a lot of homeowners in the dark is a sewage grinder pump. If you move to a new residence and find out your septic system includes a grinder pump, it is likely there will be things you want to know. Read More