Holiday Security Tips for Your Home
20 December 2016
The holiday season is a great time to enjoy and relax. While that might be the case, burglary rates tend to rise during this time of the year. Many factors contribute to the rise in crime during the holidays. For instance, people bring home expensive gifts such as jewelry and electronics. Others travel out of town leaving no one at home.
To protect your home during the holidays, do the following:
How to Avoid Soil Contamination in Your New School Garden
2 December 2016
Setting up a garden on your school grounds is a great way to enhance learning. Gardening can help children learn leadership and teamwork skills, and it can be used as a tool in every lesson, from maths to art. Being around plants can improve students' wellbeing and lifestyle choices too. However, gardens in urban areas aren't without their problems. Gardens set up in areas that have played host to industrial activity are unfortunately at risk of having contaminated soil.
Different Soil Tests for Building Construction Sites and Why They Are Important
16 November 2016
Laying the foundation is the most critical part of any building construction job. The foundation passes on the weight of the whole structure to the ground. If it is not made strong and stable, therefore, all other construction work may be in vain. The soil below which your building is supposed to be erected plays a big role in the success of the construction project.
For that reason, you need to know the qualities of soil at your planned construction site so you can determine if it is suitable to support your building.
4 Important Features a Pet Door Should Have
15 November 2016
It can be difficult for the inexperienced pet owner to select the best pet door that he or she would like to install in a newly acquired home. This article discusses some of the key features that you should look out for as you narrow down your options for a pet door to install for your dog.
Select a pet door that has two flaps. Such a door has several advantages, such as providing better insulation as your dog moves in or out of the home to the yard.