How Land Surveying Can Discover Anomalies On Your Property

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Most of the time, you do not recognize any changes in your property, so subtle are the everyday forces of nature. However, there may exist some anomalies in your property of which you are unaware. If you request land surveying, you may discover these anomalies, as well as whether or not you should be concerned about them. Here is how land surveying will uncover anything freaky about your property. Depressions in the Ground Depressions in the ground are very revealing to land surveyors. You would be surprised to learn what dips in the yard can mean. They could mean one of the following: Something was buried under the depression, and since it has now deteriorated, the earth above it has collapsed in on top of it. This includes bodies as well as wooden treasure chests, so be careful. There is a sinkhole of sorts under the depression. There was rock below, but the rock collapsed downward, allowing the earth and soil overhead to follow down after it. This could turn into a full-blown sinkhole, if you live in an area where there is soft loamy soil or sandy soil. Large rocks are shifting upward around the depression, creating a sort of natural “bowl.” As such, you could call in a geologist to test the soil and rock in these areas, or you could excavate the areas to make sure you have nothing untoward to worry about. You Cannot Grow Trees or Grass in Another Area of the Yard  If you have another area of your yard that just seems unable to support any sign of life, and everything from grass to trees refuses to flourish there, the surveyor will make note of that too. It could mean that the soil is completely devoid of plant nutrition. It could also mean that there is an excessive amount of natural gas pushing upward through the ground and choking the life out of everything you plant there. If you also tend to smell a rotten egg smell while standing on that spot, natural gas may just be the culprit. If that is the case, you may want to have an oil company extract it so that you can restore the soil to a natural balance. The Surveyor Notices Excess Water Collecting Another anomaly that a surveyor might notice is the collection of water on your property. Low-lying areas aside, if you have lots of water collecting in giant puddles on your property, and it seems to take forever to sink into the ground or evaporate, you may have very little actual soil there. Instead, you could have a couple inches of soil, and have rock or even a secret fall-out bunker hidden...

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2 Reasons to Have Double or Triple Glazed Windows

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you need to get new windows, there are all kinds of options out there that you can choose from. A couple of choices are to get windows that are double glazed or triple glazed. Here are two reasons to go with one of these options.  Heating/Cooling Costs One reason to go with windows that are double or triple glazed is because they will actually cut your heating and cooling costs down. That because in between the panes of glass there is an inert insulating gas. That gas keeps the temperature outside from affecting the temperature inside. When it’s hot outside, the hot air wants to get into your house to warm up the cooler air. When it’s cold outside, the hot air in your house wants to get out to heat up the outside. Heat likes to have a balance. Something warm will always move to a cooler area until the temperature has stabilized so that it’s the same all over. That is what the multiple panes of glass and the insulating gas prevents. The inner pane of glass will be the temperature inside your house, the outer pane of glass will be the temperature outside and the insulating gas in between will keep the different temperatures from touching and bleeding through.  Privacy Another good reason to get double or triple glazed windows is that they can help to give you more privacy. The additional panes of glass and the insulating gas help to deaden sound. That means neighbors aren’t going to hear what’s going on inside your house as much, and you aren’t going to hear what’s going on outside. You can also get coatings on the windows that will help keep people from seeing into your windows when they look in. It won’t keep you from having a good view out; it just prevents people seeing in. A side benefit of having a coating or film like that put on your window is that it can help to block UV rays. That will help your furniture and carpet last longer because the UV rays won’t be able to bleach the colors out or degrade the fibers.  If you need to replace the windows in your house, you may want to think about using windows that are double or triple glazed. They can make a lot of sense to have in your house and can save you money in the long run....

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