Mailboxes are an important part of all neighborhoods and residential communities. Without them, residents won't be able to send or receive mail -- at least not without visiting a local post office. If you're developing a neighborhood or residential community, though, you might be wondering whether wall-mounted mailboxes are allowed. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has rules regarding the use of mailboxes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they prohibit the use wall-mounted mailboxes.
When working to improve a residential community, you might be wondering whether to replace or refurbish the damaged curbside mailboxes. Curbside mailboxes can become damaged over time. When exposed to rain, wind and ultraviolet (UV) sunlight, they'll degrade. There's also the possibility of motorists striking them, resulting in even more severe damage. The United Postal Service (USPS) won't deliver mail to damaged curbside mailboxes. Fortunately, you can either replace or refurbish them. Which option should you choose when renovating a residential community?
Not all forms of outdoor lighting are made equal. Whether you're developing a neighborhood, an apartment complex or a commercial shopping center, you should consider light-emitting diode (LED) outdoor lighting. It will illuminate the surrounding space just like incandescent and other lighting technologies, but LED offers several key benefits over its counterparts.
Guide signs are one of several types of traffic control devices recognized by the U.S. Federal Highway Transportation Authority (FHWA). They are found on conventional roads as well as freeways and expressways. Guide signs live up to their namesake by guiding motorists through the respective area. While there are dozens of types of guide signs, many of them display arrows. Some guide signs have arrows pointing up, whereas others have arrows pointing down or to the side. What do these arrows mean exactly?