Archive for August, 2017
Gutter cleaning is an important job, and should be done at least twice a year. An inch of rainfall doesn’t sound like much. But when it falls on an average size roof, it adds up to a 1,900-gallon torrent sluicing off the eaves. Preventing serious blockages in your gutters is simply a matter of cleaning your gutters and downspouts semiannually.
A typical 5 inch K style gutter comes with two x three inch downspouts. A larger residential gutter system would consist of six inch K style gutter using a three x four inch downspout. In general, K style gutters have twice the capacity of their half round cousins of the same width, and cost up to 50% more per linear foot. You need one downspout for about every 30 to 40 linear feet of gutter. To increase the capacity of your gutter system, add more downspo
Many homeowners see the benefit in having a fenced in yard. Fences keep small children and pets in and prevent unwanted people or animals from coming into the yard. Fences can also provide privacy, shade, and noise reduction. Vinyl fences are being used more often, over the build of traditional fencing materials. Vinyl fences are expected to become even more popular for the following reasons.
Easier to installVinyl fences are usually easier to install. Although they come in many different fencing materials, including bamboo, iron, and vinyl, they are already assembled products. The two types of vinyl fencing include Virgin Vinyl and Recycled Vinyl. The yard simply needs to be dug to
You are doing what you can do, but there really is no saving a tree that is having this many problems.
The report from the arborist who visited you home was a little disheartening, but at least she had a plan for saving the two trees that were still healthy, and she also had advice about removing the tree that was no longer salvageable.
Even though you tried to correct some of the root problems that your trees were experiencing two years ago, those efforts were not enough to improve the stability of the nine year old trees that separate your property from the street. As the arborist explained, in fact, it was that these street trees were planted in the first place that has lead to these problems. Without enough room for the roots to grow because of the surrounding concrete sidewalk a