Ponding Water: The Downside Of Low-Slope Roofs

Many commercial buildings have flat or low-slope roofs, which are often easier to build and cheaper to install. But more and more homeowners are moving toward low-slope roofs as well, both for the convenience and cost, and because they offer benefits for easy installation of solar panels and other heating and cooling functionality. One issue with low-slope roofs is that water can more easily accumulate on them. Called "ponding," this standing water can destroy roofing materials and lead to growth of mold and mildew. [Read More]

Types Of Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire sprinklers are one of those inventions that everyone takes for granted. They sit out of sight, and stay out of the way until they're needed—at which point they douse any potential inferno, saving lives and property with an incredibly-high success rate. In fact, over 99% of all indoor fires are extinguished by fire sprinkler systems alone. Due to the variety of materials and property being protected, there's a large variety of systems and methods in use to cater to various applications. [Read More]

Valuable Tips For Taking Care Of Your Concrete

Whether you are looking to take care of a driveway, patio or commercial parking lot, you will need to be sure that you understand some tips to take care of your concrete. In order to do this, you'll need to internalize some tips that will allow you to maximize on the use of your concrete. In doing this, you'll get better performance out of the concrete and will keep more money in your pocket, since you won't have to replace or resurface it prematurely. [Read More]

A Quick Guide On How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Furnace

So you just purchased a new furnace, or are one of the many homeowners who just spent a fortune getting someone else replaced in the home. You might find yourself asking how you can extend the lifespan of your furnace. Luckily, there are quite a few simple things you can do to keep your furnace humming along for many years to come: Make Sure That It's Installed Correctly First things first, when your unit is put in make sure only a licensed contractor handles the job. [Read More]