Enemies of Asphalt

Enemies of Asphalt

You just invested in paving an area of your property and the results improve both the looks and value of your property. There are a few items to keep in mind in order to preserve the longevity and beauty of your paved area. Keep heavy vehicles off your asphalt Minimize heavy truck traffic through your property. Heavy vehicles like garbage …

Backyard Ponds

Tips for Healthy Backyard Ponds

Say No to Neat A backyard pond is more than just a hole in the ground with water in it. The best looking ponds maintain a good habitat for wildlife to live. A mixture of mud, leaves, twigs, stones and plants are key to providing plenty of places for wildlife to flourish which will enhance the environment. A lush backyard …

How Septic Tanks & Leach Fields Work

Tips to keep your septic system in tip top shape.

If you live in a rural area of Central New York chances are that your home or business may have it’s own septic system. A septic system is generally pretty easy to maintain as long as you keep a few rules in mind. A standard septic system works by holding wastewater in a septic tank, solid debris will settle in …

Sealcoating

Why Sealcoat Your Asphalt?

There are many reasons to sealcoat your driveway or parking lot but the main thing to consider is to think of sealcoating as a preventive and protective maintenance step for your asphalt surface. Sealcoating your parking lot or driveway is comparable to painting your home to prevent wood surfaces from deteriorating. Seal small cracks to protect your asphalt Sealcoating the …

pond construction

Build A Pond: Where and Why

Why Build A Pond? So you want to build a pond? What for? All jokes aside, you’ll want to know the purpose of your pond. The inspiration or reason for building a pond will have a big impact on the design and implementation of the pond excavation. You may want to build a pond to: Provide water for livestock Irrigation …

Drainfield

Maintaining Your Drainfield

If you’ve ever had a backed up septic system, you know it’s not pretty. While we’re here to help you out of these murky situations, we don’t want to see you waste money when you don’t have to. One way to keep your septic system working properly is with proper Drainfield Maintenance. What’s A Drainfield? Your drainfield is the part of …

Kitchen’s Top 4 Tips for Flooded Basements

Flooded basements can be highly hazardous, so before you dive in to save that floating picture of your Aunt, take a moment to prepare. Keep in mind, damage may occur by pumping flooded basements too soon or too quickly. Water in the basement helps brace the walls against the extra pressure of water logged soil outside. If water is pumped …