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4 Ways To Reinforce Your Brick Retaining Wall Without Compromising Its Appearance

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Reinforce Your Brick Retaining Wall Without Compromising Its Appearance

From standard red to sandy brown or distinguished gray, bricks offer a lot of beauty and variety for outdoor building projects like a retaining wall. However, even the strongest mortar is unlikely to be enough to hold a soil retaining wall together since a basic 4-foot tall wall holds back multiple tons of weight when soil becomes saturated by water. Make sure your wall can handle the weight without changing how the exterior looks by picking at least one of these four reinforcement methods.  Filling with Concrete Standard bricks are designed as solid blocks, but choosing two or three-hole bricks gives you a chance to put the reinforcement power of concrete to good use. If the wall is constructed so that the holes line up to create vertical tubes that run from the top to the bottom of the...

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Is It Time To Drill A New Water Well For Your Rural Home?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is It Time To Drill A New Water Well For Your Rural Home?

When you live in a rural area away from the municipal water systems of big cities, you likely rely on you well for your household water supply. However, water wells do not last forever. If you are wondering if it is time to drill a new well for your home, get to know some of the common problems that occur with a failing well and what you can do to resolve the problem. Then, you can better determine if you have reached the point where new water well drilling is necessary. Your Well May Be Getting Old Wells do not have an infinite lifespan. In fact, most do not remain functional for more than a few decades. If your well is more than a few decades old, you may find yourself concerned that it will stop producing the quality...

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