Patricia's Construction and Contracting Blog: Tips for Novices to Experts

  • Some Questions Frequently Asked About Crane Hire

    26 April 2016

    People often have questions about industrial crane hire, and the answers given never really bring the point out. This article focuses in creating awareness to anyone interested in hiring a crane. What kind of crane do I hire? Probably, you are a professional in this field and you are looking forward to hire a crane through a Crane Hire Agreement. If not, you will require the services of an experienced hiring company to help you identify what crane suits the task at hand through a crane lift contract.

  • How to Drain Stormwater From Your Property

    25 April 2016

    Proper stormwater drainage is important both for your well-being as well as for the environment. A storm water draining system prevents flooding, which also prevents illnesses carried by water to spread, while it also prevents erosion and other damaging effects on the environment. The best storm water drainage solution is the one that targets all possible sources of trouble on your property. In order to provide your property with a drainage solution that suits it as well as possible, there are a few things you need to think about.

  • How to Choose Eco-Friendly Timber Supplies for Home Projects

    25 April 2016

    Choosing timber supplies for your home project can be a challenge if you've never visited a lumberyard before and have never had to choose your own timber. It can be even more challenging if you're very eco-conscious and want to ensure you have as little impact on the environment with your choice as possible. However, it's not impossible to choose timber that is actually eco-friendly and to make responsible choices when buying wood of any sort.

  • Choosing Materials for an Eco-Friendly Home Renovation

    25 April 2016

    When it comes time to renovate your home, you may want to think about the materials you choose and how they impact the environment. Many homeowners know to choose energy efficient appliances and to install a solar panel when they can in order to cut down on pollution created by power plants, but the materials you choose for your home renovation can also have an environmental impact. Note a few eco-friendly choices for materials for a home and keep these in mind when you're ready to remodel.

  • Three Ways to Remove Blood Stains From Area Rugs

    25 April 2016

    If someone in your household gets a cut or scrape, the blood often ends up on the area rugs. While this can be a frustrating stain to have, it is not impossible to remove. Keep in mind that if you can blot it up while it's still wet, it is a lot easier to clean. However, if it has dried, the following methods should help you remove the stain from the area rugs.

  • Factors to consider before designing heavy duty drainage systems

    23 March 2016

    If you are a plumber working for a company that plans to install a heavy duty drainage system, it is important to realize that there are a number of factors that should be considered before installing the system. A Proper grasp of these parameters spells the difference between the heavy duty drainage system functioning efficiently or failing altogether. The following are the major factors to be considered. Traffic loading – Traffic is the number one reason why plumbers and engineers prefer heavy duty drainage systems over conventional drainage systems.

  • Follow These Easy Plumbing Tips This Winter

    22 March 2016

    When winter arrives, you need to get certain areas of your home ready for it. One area of your home that tends to worsen during the cold season is your plumbing system. Whether you intend to remain home during winter or go on an extended vacation somewhere warmer, the following tips will be helpful. Don't Put Excess Grease and Oil Down the Drain  One thing you might not have thought of is how much more stress the holidays puts on your plumbing system.