3 Potential Threats to the Life of Your Maple Tree

If you're like many Canadians, you love the look of mature maple trees in your outdoor living space. However, even though sugar maples are strong trees that can withstand many adverse conditions, certain pests and pathogens can turn your thriving maple tree into a potentially hazardous eyesore that may have to be removed. Following are three potential pathogen threats to the life of your maple tree. Ganoderma Root Rot Maple trees are particularly susceptible to ganoderma root rot, so you should inspect your tree periodically for the following symptoms: [Read More]

Deck Cleaning Tips For Homeowners

Keeping your wood deck clean can require some significant time and effort, particularly if you aren't diligent about the more elaborate cleaning methods. The more attentive you are to your deck, the quicker and easier it should come clean. Here are a few tips to help you clean your deck. Wood Deck Cleaning Basics Your home's deck is constantly exposed to the elements, so it's vulnerable to damage if you aren't attentive to keeping it clean and maintained. [Read More]

Digging Your Own Trench? 2 Reasons to Hire an Excavation Expert Instead

If you plan to dig a trench in your property to repair a damaged sewer line or remove tree roots, you should reconsider and hire an excavation expert instead. Although there are many DIY sites that provide tips on how to dig a trench, the sites may not list the dangers involved by doing so. Excavation projects aren't always cut and dry when it comes to safety. A number of things happen if you don't follow the correct protocols for excavating, or if you don't know exactly how and where to dig on your property. [Read More]

Pool Excavation: 4 Questions To Ask Your Pool Excavating Contractor

Pool excavation can be rather – pardon the pun – deep work. There's a lot of technical know how that goes into excavating the land that will be used as the base for your swimming pool. There's also a large gap of knowledge that exists between the excavating contractor and the client. Although a contractor is more than willing to discuss any matter regarding the excavation process that you might have, he or she might forget that the average person knows nothing about the process of pool excavation whatsoever. [Read More]