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All About Sealcoating a Driveway

Driveway sealcoating creates a membrane that protects the concrete or other substrate from the damaging effects of the sun, gasoline, rock salt, oil, and ice. How Long Does it Take to Sealcoat a Driveway? Sealing a driveway should be no more than a weekend affair—with dry weather and temperatures above 50 degrees required. Steps for Sealcoating a Driveway Park in the street before starting this job, because you’ll have to wait a period of time while the sealant sets up, whether that’s an hour for foot traffic on a quick-dry or up to 48-hours with two coat system. Step 1:…


Researchers Warn of Tsunami of Obsolete Solar Panels

A boom in photovoltaic modules has vastly increased global power output, but the industry now faces the prospect of an 80-million-ton waste problem by the middle of the century. Photo courtesy Dennis Schroeder / National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Discarded solar panels could add up to 80 million metric tons of waste globally by mid-century yet there currently is no common plan for managing the problem or recycling the valuable materials that the modules contain, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have found. NREL said the report, which was published at Nature Energy earlier this month, is the first global…


How to Remove Mold From Wood

The good news is that if the affected area is no larger than ten square feet and you aren’t dealing with toxic black mold, you can eliminate the mold yourself using everyday household cleaners. But don’t delay—holding off on this project will give the mold colony a chance to expand, and prolonged exposure can be bad for your health. What if you’re dealing with black mold? It can be difficult to distinguish toxic black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum) from other species that are black in color, so it’s best to call in a professional in this situation. Toxic black mold is…


Object of Desire: The Indoor/Outdoor Desert Chair from Ferm Living

Object of Desire: The Indoor/Outdoor Desert Chair from Ferm Living - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to…


Steal This Look: A Bungalow Bedroom in Malibu, California

A while back we featured the Native Hotel in Malibu, California, designed by creative agency Folklor, who gave the renovated bungalow hotel a modern Californian look. Case in point: the guest bedrooms, where midcentury lighting and overdyed vintage rugs stand out against an off-white backdrop. Here, we’ve re-created the look with the bedroom’s key elements. Above: Guest rooms are kept simple and kitted out with bedroom storage solutions like wall-mounted bedside table stands. Photograph by Dylan + Jeni from Native Hotel: A Laid-Back Malibu Retreat. Above: Robes made of deadstock African Yara fabric hang from a custom copper pipe wall-mounted clothes hanger with wood…


Does Your Insulation Have Low Embodied Carbon?

Building low- or zero-carbon homes and buildings is the next step for zero-energy homes. To get on the path to zero carbon, reducing the embodied carbon in homes is an important step. Insulation materials can be a significant source of embodied carbon so builders need to choose those materials carefully. One way of comparing the global warming effects of different building materials, including insulation, is to compare their global warming potential (GWP).The global warming potential GWP allows comparisons of the global warming impact of different gases. It is a measure of how much energy the emissions of one ton of…

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