Ensure Those Custom Home Dreams Become A Reality -- And Not A Nightmare

If you are planning to purchase a parcel of beautiful land and want to build a custom home, chances are you have taken great care to design a house that has everything you need. Be it extra rooms, a root cellar, an attic office, or something else, you've likely got your dream plans in your hands. However, before you get too starry-eyed, you need to ensure that land is suitable for building. [Read More]

Steps You Can Take To Initiate A Company Recycling Program

You may be considering company-wide recycling for your business. After all, recycling does not only save the environment. It helps your business save money. Recycling helps reduce the amount of waste that your company produces. Thus, the cost of your garbage collection is minimized. Additionally, you won't have to spend as much money on office supplies when you recycle used office items such as copy paper by printing on both sides of the paper or using paper scraps for note-taking. [Read More]

Three Reasons Why You Cannot Have A Large Well Opening Anymore

Once upon a time, you would dig a massive well all on your own. Usually, this means a square or rectangular hole that went ten or more feet down until you hit water and the bottom of the well would begin to fill with water from the aquifer underneath. Then someone would haul you up and out of the well, you would build a wooden platform over the top of the well or a stone well, and that would be that. [Read More]

Got A Bunch Of New Welding Apprentices? Why You Might Want Your Trainees To Have Hands-On Training A Lot Earlier

If you're training a bunch of new apprentices in welding, you know that there is a lot of information that they have to learn. Becoming a welder, especially when learning a newer technology like capacitor discharge pin welding, requires good knowledge of math, safety procedures, history, and general material information, much of which is just lecture-based and doesn't include the hands-on tool use until later in the course. But you may want to start having them learn about the tools and doing some minor welding early on in their training. [Read More]