Friday, February 15, 2019 / by Geoff Hoover
Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year and predicted an early spring. I’m certainly ready for the temperatures to rise and the sun to come back but is your home prepared? These are some easy preventative maintenance reminders I have come across that are easily ignored until they create a much bigger issue.
With all the rainfall in 2018 a common issue has been moisture. Weather.gov reports 72 inches of rainfall last year in Charlottesville, this is 2 feet more than the normal level of yearly rainfall for the area. This level of rain means that your roof fed roughly 50,000 gallons of rain water through your gutters last year.
I don’t know that I've met anyone who enjoys cleaning the gutters but the more frequently you bust out the ladder and make the climb the less of a chore it will become. Properly maintaining rain spouts and gutters saves you time and money in the long run. Making sure the gutters remain clear to allow water to run th. ...
Monday, February 4, 2019 / by Geoff Hoover
Have you ever wondered where Lego got its name? No, not the kids’ toys you grew up with. Lego, as in the road that snakes its way up the side of the 1,296 foot elevation of Trevillian Mountain. The land that the road gets its name from boasts a lineage that traces directly to Thomas Jefferson himself.
The land was once part of a large sprawling parcel that was divided into four more manageable sections and assigned to caretakers who cultivated and farmed the lands. The “Quarter Farm” known as Lego is where Jefferson chose to find a quiet spot in the area where he would get comfortable and read to relax in nature. This name, Lego, is a latin word meaning “to read.”
With such a rich history of natural beauty anyone in the area may be concerned how the construction at the top of the ridge could impact the pristine nature of the area or even their home value. First and foremost the hiking trails and beautiful views are ...