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5 Tips To Ensure A Solid Foundation For Your Home

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Tips To Ensure A Solid Foundation For Your Home

When you’re building your home, you know that the foundation must come first. It’s one of the most important aspects of your home. A poorly built foundation can cause major structural issues, including shifting, cracking in walls, and even collapse. To make sure your home has a good, solid foundation, here are five tips to follow: 1. Have your soil evaluated. Before starting construction, your soil needs to be evaluated for the presence of organic materials, clay, sand, and other elements. The composition of the soil where you build your home affects the strength of your foundation, since this is what your foundation sits on top of. The amount of water that the soil absorbs, as well as how much the soil expands and contracts, affects the durability of your foundation. 2. Hire grading contractors. Grading is an important...

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How High School Chemistry Will Help You Get More Out Of Your Propane Tank

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How High School Chemistry Will Help You Get More Out Of Your Propane Tank

These days, everybody is trying to stretch their propane tank a little farther, but one little-known way to do this can be taken right out of your high school chemistry class. Even if chem wasn’t your best subject, a couple of scientific laws can still help you get more out of your propane tank, saving you money and a visit from your gas company.  The Ideal Gas Law The ideal gas law says that pressure times volume is equal to the amount of gas, multiplied by a constant, times the temperature, which can be shortened as PV=nRT. How does this translate to more value from your propane tank, you might ask? The answer lies in the temperature, as the higher the temperature, the more volume of propane will be present in your tank, and therefore the more gas you...

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