Boat lifts and docks are often essential features of waterfront property that need to be resistant to decay. Traditional construction with treated wood materials will be susceptible to damage and can be the cause of hazards, which is why you may want to use modern materials that are designed to withstand harsh marine environments. Here are some tips to help plan the construction of docks and boat lifts with modern materials that last longer in a marine environment:
A wood-burning fireplace can bring lots of warmth and comfort to your home, but if it is not in great shape, it can also present the risk of fire or carbon monoxide accumulation. Each year, before you start using your fireplace, you should look it over for signs that it is unsafe. Here are four such signs:
1. Extensive chimney cracks
Take a look at any exposed portions of the chimney.