The history and future of heavy industry

Strut cushion clamps

We live in a far more complex and intricate world than we give ourselves credit for. Things that seem incredibly simple to us are actually technical and marvelous works of art with thousands of parts that move in simultaneous motion. Everything from air compressor tubes to strut cushion clamps to compressor piping to cell phones to the engines of our cars are pieces of machinery that actually extend far back in time. Put another way, these machines actually have their routes far back in the distant past, in places we don’t essentially give them credit for. We often forget that things we love and take for granted didn’t actually exist before about a hundred years ago and things we really love, li Continue reading

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Bamboo Flooring and Accessories With Different Styles and Colors from Which to Choose

Natural bamboo flooring

If you’re looking for a sustainable alternative to traditional wood flooring, have you considered natural bamboo? Since only 16% to 20% of the bamboo crop is harvested every year, this leaves over 80% remaining. Furthermore, given its consistency, strength, and density, it is an excellent choice for homeowners that want to have a warm, natural look and feel throughout their house.

There are several advantages of natural bamboo flooring. At the top of the list is its Janka rating. It’s important to note that when woods are harder and denser, they are less likely to become dented. This can make a significant difference in homes where there is a lot of foot traffic, furniture moving, and other activities that may cause floors to become dented.

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Don’t Want to Use Pesticides? Here are Some Alternatives

Organic lawn care barrington

There’s nothing quite like the sight of a well-manicured lawn. However, many homeowners struggle to keep their lawn healthy and employ pesticides or other chemicals to enhance its appearance. Indeed, almost 70 million pounds of pesticides are put on lawns in the United States annually — that’s ten times the amount that our farmland receives, if you compare acre to acre. Unfortunately, all those pesticides and chemicals can take a serious negative toll on the environment — for example, between 60-70 million birds are killed due to pesticide poisoning every year in just the United States. Turning to organic lawn careContinue reading

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From Window Installation to Siding Popular Home Improvements

Chicago window companies

A recent survey showed that nearly 2/3 of homeowners in the United States are planning to renovate their houses. In some cases, these home improvements may consist of repairs, while in others they may be substantial upgrades.

Whether these homeowners are renovating to improve the quality of their homes or because they want to improve their chances of selling, home windows and doors are both excellent projects with which to begin.

The National Association of Home Builders 2012 Remodeling Market Index indicated that window and door replacements were a common choice for home improvements during that year. These projects comprised 44% of all requested renovation jobs.

When they are constructed of high-quality materials and properly-maintained, windows tend to last 20 years or longer. You Continue reading

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