Posts Tagged ‘maintenance’

5 Paving Projects You Should Finish Before Summer is Over

Friday, September 1st, 2017
5 Paving Projects You Should Finish Before Summer is Over

Before colder, harsh temperatures force you indoors for the season, here are five paving projects you should finish while the weather is still in your favor.

Before colder, harsh temperatures force you indoors for the season, here are five paving projects you should finish while the weather is still in your favor. Take advantage of the clear skies and mild weather by finally getting to those projects you’ve been putting off for months or even years. (more…)

The Importance of Repairing Broken Steps

Friday, April 8th, 2016
Damaged stairs should be repaired immediately to avoid injury and further damage.

Damaged stairs should be repaired immediately to avoid injury and further damage.

Steps and staircases exist in different styles and are made from different materials, but their purpose – helping us travel between different points of elevation – is a constant. Some creaks and groans are commonplace after an amount of time even in the most well-built stairs, but stairs in any state of damage should be addressed urgently for several reasons.

According to the National Safety Council, there are roughly 12,000 deaths related to steps a year, with an estimated half of these deaths occurring within the home. Injuries which occur on steps are even more common. Caring for your steps and related hardscaping is key to maintaining a safe home, particularly if young children or the elderly frequent your home. Let’s talk more about the importance of repairing broken steps.  (more…)

Patio Winterization: Now, Not Later!

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Garden patio bench with snow

Ice exposure can be damaging to wooden patio furniture and wood-handled garden tools.

Last week, we talked about using the fall to catch-up on driveway maintenance. This week, let’s take a look at making sure your patio is ready for the coming winter! Patio winterization today will prevent costly repairs in the spring.

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