Unexplained Headaches And Stomach Problems: How Safe Is Your Potable Water?

If you suffer from unexplained headaches, stomach problems and other symptoms, you may want to examine the quality of your potable water — even if it looks clean and safe. Sometimes, unsafe drinking water looks clear to the visible eye. However, your home's water could contain colorless contaminants, such as nitrates, that make you feel sick. The contaminants enter your water supply from the outside of your home and can build up in your plumbing over time. Read More 

5 Tips For Using Pervious Concrete Successfully In Your Home Landscape

Traditional concrete is treated to prevent water from soaking into it and through the material. This leads to erosion and soil loss when water drains off a patio, driveway, or other concrete structure in your yard. Installing pervious concrete lets the moisture flow through and soak into the soil below, and these five tips will help you get the most out of a slab made with this type of material. Read More 

3 Reasons To Ditch Your Drapes For Window Film

When it comes to covering up your windows, curtains, drapes, and blinds can all do the trick. But have you ever stopped to consider why you would want to cover up your windows in the first place? Sure, you need privacy in your home, and you may want to make sure the glare from the sun doesn't disrupt your sleep or obstruct your television or computer screen – but what if you could have the privacy and block the sun and the heat without sacrificing your view of the outside world? Read More 

How To Mulch And Make A Weed Barrier With Recycled Items

You know springtime is just around the corner when the ground begins to thaw and the temperature warms up. This also means you need to start planning for which new garden plants and flowers you want in your yard. This year you can make an easy garden mulch and weed barrier with old carpeting and shredded paper. These two common household items make surprisingly good landscaping supplies. Old Carpeting As A Weed Barrier Read More 

4 Reasons Cedar Roofing Should Be Your Choice For Earth Homes

If you are designing your own earth home, you may spend countless hours considering materials, techniques, and layouts. However, the roof is often left out of your calculations until the end and many home builders find they face issues when looking for an eco-friendly, durable roof. One solution you should definitely consider is cedar.  Insulating Properties Add To Passive Solar Heating  If you are building an earth home, then you are probably well aware of the thermal properties of various materials that you will use for your walls. Read More