Autumn is the time to get your cottage ready for the winter season, but you should also spend some time getting your cottage road ready for spring. If floods from springtime snow melts and rain make your cottage road unusable, you should put culverts underneath to road. Culverts redirects the water to go under the road so you can get to your cottage in the spring. Installing a culvert is easier than you might think, and with a little help, you can install a culvert pipe under a typical dirt cottage road in an afternoon.
If your home relies on a septic system for waste treatment, the drain field is an important component of the system. This is where the affluent drains from the tank and filters through the soil. If you have an older system, a failing drain field can lead to problems with the tank and plumbing in your home. Here are some tips to help you deal with a failing septic drain field to prevent series plumbing problems:
It's that time of year when the leaves are beginning to change color and fall to the ground. That means it's also the end of swimming pool season and time to close it up for winter. Closing your pool doesn't have to be intimidating. It can be done with just a handful of tools and a couple of extra hands. See below for tips on how to close your above-ground pool.
Your windows perform more functions than simply providing a view. They must also provide security from intruders, protection against the elements, and add to the attractive veneer that is the exterior of your home. Determining when it's time to consider replacement windows can be difficult, but the following guide can help. #1: Check the Frames Frame damage can make your windows useless when it comes to security and insulation. Splintered, cracked, or rotting wooden frames are both unattractive and a safety hazard, since the wood can give out and drop the glass.
It's obviously important to worry about the effects of flooding on your house and the people living there, but one thing people can sometimes forget is the effect on your pets. Here are a few ways to mitigate potential damage to pets due to a flood disaster. Before the Flood As soon as you're given a flood warning, it's a good idea to find all small pets that are currently outside and bring them in.