5 Steps You Can Take With Your Trees To Slow Rural Wildfires

Posted on: 15 September 2017

For many rural homeowners, wildfires are a fact of life. And while you can't prevent most fires, you can take some preventative steps with your trees to help prevent danger to your home. Here are 5 steps any rural property owner can take to make their place safer. Space New Trees. It's important to plant trees enough of a distance from one another that they have room to grow according to their own species' requirements.
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How To Make A Kid-Friendly Backyard Without Sacrificing Appearance

Posted on: 2 September 2017

 I've you've recently purchased a home in which to raise your family, you're probably looking forward to having your own space where your children can play outside. However, you also envision your outdoor living space as somewhere that adults can enjoy as well, and you may be concerned that a kid-friendly backyard will come with aesthetic sacrifices. Fortunately, it's entirely possible to create and maintain a child-friendly backyard environment that still appeals to adults.
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Dewatering 101 For New Construction

Posted on: 1 September 2017

If you're planning new construction on a plot of land with a high water table, you'll want to talk with your construction contractors about the benefits of dewatering. The dewatering process can help you to minimize the risk of erosion, which protects the structural integrity of the building. One of the biggest decisions you need to make about your dewatering design is the discharge path. Here are some things you should consider when you choose the discharge area:
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6 Reasons For A Homeowner To Hire A Civil Engineer

Posted on: 13 July 2017

When people think about civil engineers, they often imagine professionals who work on large municipal and city projects. But in reality, there are a number of reasons for a homeowner to hire a civil engineer. Some of the most common residential projects that civil engineers are hired for include: Renovations or New Home Construction A civil engineer has the skills and experience to help a homeowner plan every detail of new home construction or a major home renovation.
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