Creating A Great Construction Environment

About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.

Learn How To Turn A Damaged Tree Into Useable Firewood

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If you have a tree that has recently been struck by lightning, you need to have it cut down or the damaged area removed right away so that the rest of the tree can thrive. If you leave the tree alone, it will rot and eventually could fall down and cause property damage or injure someone. Hire professionals like Woodland Tree Expert CO to cut down the tree and then you can use the tree as firewood. Once the tree has been chopped down, use the following guide to learn how to use it for firewood.

Section off the Wood

Use a chainsaw to section the tree into manageable pieces. Typically, sections that are a few feet in length are ideal for firewood. They are manageable in size and can usually fit into any fireplace with ease.

Split the Wood

Each section of wood may need to be split, depending on how wide the sections are. You want to split pieces that have a diameter that is six inches in width or larger. Stand a piece of wood on a flat surface. Hold a splitting maul with both hands and hold the point of it against the place where you want to split the wood. Lift the maul and slam it into the wood as hard as you can. The wood should split rather quickly.

Stack the Wood

You then need to take the pieces of wood and stack them on top of one another. It is best to stack them between two trees, because the trees will act similarly to bookends. They will keep the stack from falling over as it gets higher and higher.

Cover the Stack

After you stack the wood, you need to place a waterproof cover over the stack to keep the wood dry. As you use the wood, make sure that you replace the cover on the stack so that the wood does not get wet. Wet wood does not burn well, and keeping the wood covered ensures that you are able to use the wood when you need to use it.

It is best to allow the wood to sit for a few weeks before you attempt to use it in your wood stove or fireplace. The wood will have moisture in it directly after it has been chopped. Allowing it to sit for a few weeks gives it an opportunity to dry out so it will burn well.

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29 January 2015