2016

What To Know About Getting A Video Sewer Inspection Before Buying A House

If you're planning to buy an older house with several trees in the backyard, you may want to consider having a sewer inspection done first, especially if the home has a septic tank. The biggest enemies of sewer pipes are tree roots, and since the pipe is hidden under the ground, you have no way of knowing what kind of shape it is in unless you hire someone to do a camera inspection.

The Many Super Properties Of Steel

They don't call him the Man of Steel for nothing. With great abilities comes great preparation, and sure -- he may have hailed from another planet -- but odds are good that Superman did his share of push-ups back in the day. He earned that nickname, Man of Steel, through a process known as tempering. Tempering is a method of making something (or someone) stronger by subjecting it to hardship. In Superman's case, he lost his family, lost his planet and found himself alone without instructions in a foreign world.

The Dangers of Compacting a Drainfield and the Common Causes of Compaction

The soil in the septic drainfield should not be compacted because doing so will reduce the drainfield's efficiency. To understand why this happens, you first need to understand how the septic drainfield works. How the Drainfield Works The drainfield is responsible for actually getting rid of the wastes in your septic system. It does this by evaporating and biodegrading the wastes. Evaporation takes place best when the soil is loose, allowing the wastes to be exposed to the air and/or sunlight.

Tips for Priming an Above-Ground Well Pump

If you've recently purchased a home with a well and an above-ground pump, it's important that you keep the pump primed for it to continue pumping water. If the pump loses the prime, then the suction that's necessary for water flow will be disrupted. In that case, you'll have to prime the pump to get the water flowing again. Get Some Water Together In order to restore the prime, you need to fill the pump with water.

Repair Tips To Fix Minor Fiber Cement Damage

If you want to remove the old siding from your home and replace it with new siding, then you should know that you have several different options available to you. If you like the look of wood but do not want to pay the high price for cedar shakes or clapboard siding, then you can choose fiber cement siding instead. The siding looks a lot like wood, but the cost of the material is cheaper and more comparable to vinyl siding.