If you’re looking to maximize the life of your new deck, Resisto Joist Guard is a product you should definitely familiarize yourself with. Manufactured using an asphalt mastic adhesive, Resisto Joist Guard is designed to self-seal itself around screws and nails, blocking pathways for water to infiltrate into your decking. Designed to be applied to the top of deck joists, this unique formula acts as a waterproof membrane, preventing wood from rotting or decaying, while simultaneously denying water accumulation under your decking boards.
How it works
The key to this product is the corrosion barrier created upon application. If you … Read the rest
Many reasons to hide exist. In the animal kingdom, concealment—crypsis—is the ability to avoid detection using visual, olefactory (smell), or auditory techniques. While the tactics vary greatly, the strategic purpose is generally either an antipredator adaptation (what animal wants to be eaten?) or a predation strategy (what predator wants its hunting to be detected?).
Camouflage—the visual form of crypsis—is accomplished in several ways: a creature can modify its appearance to resemble its surroundings; it can use disruptive coloration (employing strongly contrasting patterns or colors to hide edges or distinguishing characteristics); it can eliminate shadows by fitting and flattening to its… Read the rest
People have always prized “the real thing” over copies. This is why there is only one Mona Lisa. Extremely accurate copies can be made, but they are not prized nearly as highly as the priceless original. The idea that the copy is inferior to the original goes back at least as far as Plato’s “Republic”, where the ideas of “imitation” and “copy” are discussed in philosophical terms.
Other commonplace expressions convey this similar concept: we say “It’s the real McCoy” and “It’s the genuine article”.
But favoritism for originals is not an absolute rule: sometimes the copy is good enough.… Read the rest