Hilti held its second annual media event in its new home state of Texas, and I was there to cover it for Home Fixated. Hilti moved much of its North American operations to the suburbs of Dallas a few years ago, including its corporate headquarters and testing facilities. Some of its offices remain in Tulsa, Oklahoma where they’ve been since 1979. As they approach 40 years in the US and we look back at the tools of then versus now, it’s astounding to note how high tech digital development has become such an important component in the latest Hilti tools offered today. Along with the tools covered here, we also got a sneak peak at a few exciting models being polished up for their upcoming preview at the World of Concrete show next winter. So we know even more good stuff from Hilti is on the horizon. Ready to hear what’s new in the world of Hilti tools? Read More
Unlike California and much of the southwestern United States, here in western Pennsylvania we have no issues with drought. Actually, with abundant rainfall and rivers up the wazoo, we tend toward the opposite end of the moisture spectrum: flooding. Our home is at an elevation where we’re safe from floods (brief pause to knock on head), but frequently the rainfall is so heavy that all the gutters do is slow the water down. This results in much of the water spilling over the edge of the gutters, and ending up right by the foundation, usually followed by a minor lake in the basement. After a recent episode of sogginess, I decided it was time to add a downspout, to try and divert some of that agua somewhere it would be less harmful and more useful – Texas, perhaps?