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What you really need in your car emergency kit

We’ve all seen the scenario: a lone car spins off a remote mountain road and lands in a ravine; the passengers must fight to stay alive. Car emergency kits are a good idea. Jumper cables, flares, a distress flag, Fix-a-Flat, etc. are the car kit standards. These are all good things to have if you

Dealing With a Winter Wonderland

It looks like the Northeast is going to get treated to yet another long, cold, wet winter this year. While no one can deny that the first snowfall of the season is somehow always magical, once the reality of icy sidewalks, snow covered driveways, and slippery roadways hits, some of us start to consider a

New snow removal tools and tricks

Whether its manual labor or with a machine of some sort, snow removal is a winter necessity for many of us. The “why” is pretty obvious: Life and work must go on. The “how” tends to get highly personal. It’s the age-old problem with a severe-weather twist: how to clear the walkway, the cars, and

Salt and your pavers – what you need to know

Winter is here. Snow and sleet are coming. Before you scatter the de-icing salt on your Hardscape, read up on how to best care for your pavers during these cold months. The most important thing to do for Hardscape throughout the winter is to quickly clear it of as much snow as possible using gentle

Paver Maintenance 101: Tips to Keeping your Patio Looking Good

In the same way you might polish your floors or wax your car, patio pavers can benefit from some routine maintenance in order to remove any stains and moss and to restore their original beauty. Check out these frequently asked questions on how to keep your Hardscaping™ looking its best. What are the advantages of

Stormwater Management: 3 Things You Need to Know Now

The unofficial start to winter has begun with snowfalls and freezing temperatures reaching much of the nation. Though it’s not at the top of everyone’s mind, this time of year it’s important to be aware of stormwater management.  Stormwater can not only cause flooding, but it often contains pollutants that end up in local rivers,