Water has been in the news and on our minds for the past few days. The news that some municipalities are planning for catastrophic water shortages wasn’t surprising, especially for southern or desert locations. What did get my attention was that our big city to the south, Boston, was finishing up construction of its first desalination plant and planning another. The potential water crisis came to a head over the May 1 weekend, when one of the metro region’s primary water tunnels broke open. More than 2 million Boston residents suddenly found themselves boiling their tap water for five days.
Many of our customers are savvy about water because they rely on private water wells in the rural areas where many log homes are built. This month we have two articles covering water. The first one is a primer on wells, including information about well location, drilling, hydrologists, and even the ancient art of dowsing to locate a good water source. The second article is our Green Tip this month covering household water filtration and testing.
It’s also officially time for spring maintenance. Log homes, like other homes, need inspection and touch up after the harsher months of winter. And we also discover how adding just a few colorful accents can transform and brighten your home for the warmer months.
Well Primer – Drilled, Dug or Dowsed?
For most log home owners who build in rural areas, the water well is an essential element to the planning for a new log home. Wells can be an expensive part of a home’s infrastructure, so it pays to understand the process. Click here to learn more.
Spring Maintenance – Tips for Log Home Owners
Washing windows, spreading mulch and raking the lawn-all regular parts of your spring-cleaning routine. When you start your spring projects, don’t forget the exterior of your cedar log home. Read More.
Color accents can enliven any décor on a budget
With household budgets feeling the pinch, adding color accents is one way to refresh and brighten any area, inside or out. Try these tips for a new look. Read More.
Green Tip: Water Filters
Most people have become avid water consumers, but environmentalists are now bemoaning the effect of millions of empty water bottles in the waste stream. The solution? Click here.
Survey Results: Log Cabin or Log Home?
How many of you thought there was a difference? Click here to learn more.