Mark Your Calendar, the Crud Cruiser is Coming!

One of the easiest ways you can do your part to keep our community clean and beautiful is to properly dispose of recyclables and waste. Once a month, the city of Arlington provides a hazardous waste collection event at a local park. The city’s mobile collection unit, known as the “Crud Cruiser” makes monthly visits to collect dangerous household chemicals such as old paint, antifreeze, batteries, and motor oil. Best of all – It is free, convenient and good for the environment!

Here’s the answers to a few common questions about the event, provided by the City of Arlington’s website: Read more

7 Signs Your Gas Furnace Needs Replacing

This time of year, it’s important to make sure your gas furnace is working safely and efficiently. Here are some warning signs that may indicate your home heating system needs replacing:

  1. Your system does not effectively warm your home
  2. Your system is more than 12-15 years old
  3. It requires frequent repairs
  4. There’s noticeably poor air quality in your home, such as irregular smells or increased respiratory irritation of tenants
  5. Your heater cycles on and off irregularly
  6. Your energy bills are significantly increasing
  7. Your unit makes consistent or unusual noises when running

Benefits of a new furnace:
One of the most obvious benefits of replacing an old furnace with a new one is energy efficiency. Higher efficiency means you can save energy and money on your monthly electricity bill, and put less stress on the environment. New furnaces also have more safety controls and sensors than older furnaces. Read more

North Texas Toy Run 2014

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the 22nd Annual North Texas Toy Run is taking place on Saturday, December 13th. The event is purposed to benefit the hundreds of children at the Salvation Army Shelter in Fort Worth, providing them with gifts and food for this Christmas. It is open to all motorcyclists and will take place no matter what the weather. Registration begins at 8 AM, followed by an auction at 9 AM, and then the ride starts at 10 AM. The 21-mile route begins at the Main Event located at 407 W. State Hwy 114, Grapevine, Texas and ends at the Salvation Army, 1855 East Lancaster Avenue, in Fort Worth. Participating bikers are encouraged to bring as many unwrapped toy donations as possible. Read more

Designing and Installing a Backyard Putting Green

We recently had the pleasure of designing and installing a custom putting green in a client’s backyard. The client loves golf, and wanted to be able to practice putting in the convenience of his own back yard. This project was a lot of fun, and really turned out great!

Before getting started, we talked to the client about what he had in mind and then created a rough sketch of the design.

Once the design was approved on paper, we laid down the outline on the grass to make sure we had the shape just right, while allowing plenty of space for traffic and surrounding landscaping. Read more