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How Much is a Cord of Wood?

October 12, 2017

Back in the 1600’s, wood was sold in bundles and tied with a cord. As such, the unit of measurement called a cord came into being. However, cords were smaller back then, due to the limit of how much a single person could carry. These days, the cord has changed in its specifications. Because wood […]

Ellicott City Fireplace Repair Service

September 8, 2017

Whether you’re looking to update your fireplace or repair a chimney that’s seen better days, getting professional help is vital. Your fireplace and chimney need to be structurally sound and in good shape. It might not seem important, but having repairs done when problems arise helps to prevent fires and damage to your home or […]

How to Clean Your Fire Pit

August 31, 2017

It takes no time at all to realize your attractive patio fire pit—so warm and welcoming—also gets dirty quick. Which means you will eventually have to clean your fire pit. Fire pits are so welcoming, so lovely, so romantic. And yet, they are like contained industrial furnaces that certainly do not click with the modern […]

Should I Build an Outdoor Fire-pit or Fireplace?

July 13, 2017

Adding a fire-pit or fireplace to your outdoor space can provide hours of enjoyment during the spring, summer, and fall months. By adding a heat source to your patio, you can extend the amount of time you can enjoy it every year. But how do you decide whether a fire-pit, or fireplace, is the best […]

Patio Must-Haves for Summer Parties

May 18, 2017

Summer is right around the corner here in Maryland and that means a few things, longer days, kids on vacation, and endless hours enjoying the great outdoors. If you’ve recently added a patio to your home, or you’ve just never given it the love and attention it deserves, we’ve got some ideas for you to […]

Outdoor Fireplace Maintenance

April 7, 2017

With spring in full-bloom, home-owners are starting the transition from using their indoor fireplaces to using an outdoor fireplace. Before you make the transition yourself, here are some tips to maintaining your outdoor fireplace and getting it ready for the outdoor seasons. Foundation Issues Your outdoor fireplace is placed on a foundation which itself rests […]