How-To Guides

How to Build an Epic Ninja-Style Obstacle Course in Your Backyard
How to Build an Epic Ninja-Style Obstacle Course in Your Backyard

Whether you’re a parent with active kids who need a challenge, a fitness enthusiast who loves watching “American Ninja Warrior,” or someone training for a career in the armed forces – building an epic obstacle course in your backyard is a great project that can take your workouts to an exciting new level and make your house the envy of the block.

How to Create a Safe and Inspiring Homeschool Environment
How to Create a Safe and Inspiring Homeschool Environment

Modifying your home to create a peaceful and inspiring environment can pay huge dividends in terms of productivity and learning. This is especially true if your child has special needs or requires a lot of encouragement to learn. Here are some tips to create a homeschooling environment where you and your child will thrive.

Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs
Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs

Most parents become empty nesters at some point, when their kids grow up and move out on their own. But when a child has special needs, there’s a chance that time will never come. That doesn’t mean parents can’t give young adults with disabilities more independence. With some thoughtful modifications, it’s possible to turn your home into a multigenerational space that provides adult children the opportunity to do more for themselves, while keeping them under the same roof.

The Best Time to Aerate a Lawn for Beautiful Landscaping
The Best Time to Aerate a Lawn for Beautiful Landscaping
How To Make The Best Mulch For A Vegetable Garden
How To Make The Best Mulch For A Vegetable Garden

Making mulch for your vegetable garden is one of the best things you can do for the health of your plants. Homemade mulch works better than store-bought mulch. It costs nothing and is a sustainable choice. It takes a little hard work, but a self-sufficient food producer like you isn’t the type to shy away from that.

Risks on a Construction Site – 3 Ways to Protect Your Job Site
Risks on a Construction Site – 3 Ways to Protect Your Job Site

Operating a construction job site is dangerous by nature, so the responsibility of protecting the site falls on the project managers, superintendents, and other leaders on the job. Some of the most common risks include fire, theft, and water damage. Should any of these issues strike, you could end up with damage that is expensive and time-consuming to fix. On many job sites, even just one of these problems could change the estimated completion date, putting your company at risk for lower customer satisfaction. Avoid these risks and protect your job site by following these simple tips.

From Minor to Major: The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling
From Minor to Major: The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

This guide is intended to help you evaluate the living environment for the seniors in your life, so you can create a space that is free from unnecessary fall risks. With the tips you will find here, you can protect your loved ones from falling, so they can age in place as safely as possible for as long as possible.

Natural Disaster Recovery Plan and Preparation
Natural Disaster Recovery Plan and Preparation

If a natural disaster hits, you need to be prepared. Construction companies are often needed to help out with cleaning up after a large weather event. If you own a construction company, your disaster recovery plan should focus on how you can help in a crisis. With your equipment and skilled workers, you could help clear debris or fix a damaged building. Think about what equipment you may need to do these jobs, such as cranes or dump trucks.

Is Your Construction Equipment the Right Size?
Is Your Construction Equipment the Right Size?

If your business wants to rent construction equipment for a new project, you need to make sure you use the correct equipment. Excavating and moving material around is easier with the right-sized equipment. You also need to consider equipment models and sizes. Discover what you need to know about size when renting equipment for your job site.

Found Bones on a Construction Site? Here’s What to Do
Found Bones on a Construction Site? Here’s What to Do

When construction crews enter a site with their earth-moving equipment such as excavators, they are mostly expecting a routine dig. However, when your crew discovers bones on a construction site, it’s not simply another day on the job. As a general contractor, you need to know what to do when bones get unearthed on your construction site.

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