Sunday, May 28, 2017

A landscape project could kill you !

     Yes, Your next landscape project could kill you, and you could have avoid death if you wanted.  What would your loved ones say to your family and friends when they ask how did you die and when they hear  your death could have been avoided if you called for a utility mark out BEFORE you put that big box store shovel into the ground.

     The grounds under our feet almost everywhere are filled with Gas, Water, Electric, Oil, Steam or Sewer lines, That when hit, can cause a very, very painful death to all around. Not a good way to pass and a very easy one to avoid.

     What should any educated homeowner or land owner do?

Call for a Utility Mark Out, and make sure where your next landscape project is will be a good memory and not a nightmare for your family and friends.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rain and why you must know the location of your drywells

     Rain, We have no control of it and it comes and goes when it pleases and can cause major damage to your home and property. We can not control Mother Nature but we can help her do what she wants to do. We can beg all we want but Mother Nature plays by her rules.

     How can we make her happy and not control her but offer her "Advice"  to direct her unlimited power away from our homes?

     Here is the answer: We can't !
There are things we can do to move water away from our homes and keep her happy at the same time. One of the best piece of advice is to know where your gutters, drain lines and drywells are and where they go, and have them easy to get to at all times for emergency repairs. Drywells can hold alot of rainwater BUT Mother Nature calls ths shots and can fill them up fast at will. Having a secondary outlet that comes out of the last drywell from the Inspection Port that runs away and down hill and above the ground will keep water moving away from your home. This will water from backing up by your home if properly installed and give a unlimited amount of rainwater a place to go when your drywells are full. There are even fittings that will automatically open and close when your drywells are full to release rainwater away from your home that work well and blend in with any landscape !

     Knowing where all your drywells are located and drainlines will help keep your home rain free and water tight!