How to fix water drainage problems in a yard — and some causes of it
Water — similar to its fellow elements, earth, fire, air and space — is both critical to our survival and potentially deadly if located in the wrong space or otherwise beyond human control. While that is a bit overdramatic as it relates to one’s property, structure and yard, it is no exaggeration that [...]
Thinking of putting in that pool this summer? Be mindful of the excavation work
This time of year in the Ohio Valley, it’s a fool’s errand trying to predict tomorrow’s weather with any degree of certainty, much less that of next week. But, one way or another, before long, it figures to be time to work on your tan – either through laying out or yardwork. And [...]
Demolition done right — it’s certainly not pure chaos
The very term “demolition” could bring many different images or ideas to one’s mind. Generally speaking, the negative or more wild angles may have come from unsafe or amateur sources, as opposed to the professional service you might get from companies such as Little’s Excavating, and without taking into account that it is [...]
What needs to be done before excavation begins?
It’s been a common theme on this blog that excavation – done properly and professionally – is more than what it may seem, which is to say digging a hole, or worse, playing in the dirt. In order to do excavation right, which is an important step toward most any sort of construction, [...]
A few key things to know about foundation backfill for new homes
The importance of a solid foundation to any structure is well-known, dating back as far as the illustration in the Gospel of Matthew about building a house on the rock instead of sand. But what does that mean exactly? The foundation supports the entire building, so obviously, providing as much support for the [...]
Excavation tips if you are considering a gravel driveway
Installing a gravel driveway is a reasonably simple way to change or spruce up the look of your home and yard, or if you’re more of the function-over-form type, it’s just a good way to get your vehicles in and out of your property. Doing it properly is more than simply having the [...]
What to look for in your excavator
Generally speaking, no one hires an excavation service for a small, unimportant job. The stakes are high any time you’re having your property re-shaped. Mistakes could cause serious damage to your structure, your land, your finances or, worst-case, your person or your people. In other words – you need to get this right. [...]
Is it safe to operate a bobcat without experience?
Especially for generations who grew up with the mantra of Tim Taylor on “Home Improvement: – “More power!” – operating a bobcat might seem both simple and like a bucket-list item. However, for all the hijinks of Taylor as played by Tim Allen, which included routine destruction of property that never seemed to [...]
What is a drainage backfill?
Generally speaking, it’s best to know the nuts and bolts of what make your property tick, whether it’s an old structure you’ve purchased or inherited, or your own brand-new house. A critical feature of any building with a retaining wall is drainage backfill – something that is out of sight and, if it’s [...]
Are septic tanks bad for the environment? We have the answer
The modern environmentalist movement as we know it began in 1962 with the release of "Silent Spring," Rachel Carson's book covering harm caused to the environment by one-size-fits-all use of pesticides. Since then, the topic of environmentalism has rightly been a factor in policy decisions from global politics all the way down to [...]