Three Problems That May Interfere With The Effectiveness Of Roof Coatings

Apart from protecting the roof from weather-related damage, roof coatings also contribute to energy efficiency by reflecting sunlight. However, both of these benefits are only possible if the coatings are properly applied. Here are some of the application problems that may render a roof coating ineffective: Poor Surface Preparation If the roof's surface isn't properly prepared, the coating won't stick to it. If the coating doesn't adhere to the roof as well as it should, it may start peeling off prematurely. Read More 

Keeping Trash in Your Garbage Can When Wildlife Is Prevalent

If you are moving to a rural area in the near future, you are likely to see an abundance of wild creatures in and around your property. While it will be entertaining to observe these creatures in their natural habitat, it will not be very fun should they knock down or get into your garbage cans while you await trash removal. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your trash can provides a protective enclosure for your trash instead of becoming a target for obtaining food to wildlife in the area. Read More 

How to Refinish Maple Cabinets

If you discover faded maple kitchen cabinets during a remodel or find the color no longer matches your decor, you don't have to replace the cabinets. A refinish job will give them an updated look without your having to go to the hassle of replacement. Luckily, maple is easy to refinish, since it reacts well to sanding, paint, or staining. You should be able to refinish maple cabinets yourself. Follow these tips to refinish maple cabinets. Read More 

5 Tips To Help You Be A Better Crane Operator

If you don't operate a crane on a regular basis, it helps to stay on top of the latest safety tips within the industry. Here are five tips that will help you be a better crane operator the next time you have to operate one.  #1 Always Check The Ground Before Setting Up Your Crane Before you bring in your crane and set it up for a job, you should always check the ground conditions. Read More 

Don’t Step On A Crack Or You’ll Fall And Break Your Back…This And Other Crack-Related Hazards

You've probably heard the old saying, "Don't step on a crack or you'll fall and break your back," but how much truth is there to that statement? Actually, there's a lot more truth to it than you'd think. Cracks in the roads and sidewalks can present a real hazard if left unfilled for a significant amount of time. Indeed, people can walk over these cracks and trip and fall, breaking their backs or other parts of their bodies, or significant damage can be caused to their vehicles. Read More