2016

When Your Chimney Or Foundation Needs Repair: A Masonry Specialist Can Get The Job Done Right

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While you may be able to fix small cracks in your foundation or chimney on your own, it's almost impossible to do the work right when bricks are crumbling out of place. Whether you have water coming in to your home because of decaying masonry, or you want to weatherproof your home, working with a mason is your best option. When you want to maintain the integrity of the structure of your home and there are problems with cracked or broken masonry, it's time to call for help.

7 November 2016

5 Things To Consider When Choosing A Company To Rent A Crane From

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The expense of things like maintenance, repairs, storage, fuel, and insurance can exceed 100 percent of the initial cost of large construction equipment. Because of this, renting that crane you need for an upcoming project can save you quite a bit of money, time, and stress overall. Here are five things to consider when choosing a rental company to work with:    1. Drop-off and Pick-up An important aspect to consider that is often overlooked when renting a crane is the drop-off and pick-up process.

18 August 2016

6-Step Junk Removal Plan

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If your house is getting overly cluttered, you know it's time to take the bull by the horns. But it's easy to feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. If you're ready to begin the process of ridding your home of junk, here is a simple 6-step plan to get the ball rolling, clear the junk, and keep your home clutter-free down the road. 1. Clear a Space Before getting started with anything, you'll need to have an area to put all your things that you want to get rid of.

9 August 2016

Three Ways to Extend the Life of Your Commercial Roof

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As a business owner, keeping your profits high has a lot to do with your ability to keep your costs low. You can work toward this goal by increasing the lifespan of your commercial roof. The longer the roof lasts, the less money you will likely have to spend. Make sure you know how to increase the lifespan of your roof. Keep the Roof Clean Work hard to keep the roof clean.

5 August 2016

Rats Keep Getting In Your House? Temporarily Repair The Vent Stack Pipes On Your Roof

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If rats keep getting into your home, and you can't find holes in the wall, flooring or attic, you may wonder if you can find the cause of the invasion and repair it until a professional can get to your home. Rats can find their way into your home through many places, including the plumbing pipes on your roof called vent stack pipes. If the right coverings aren't over your pipes, or if your plumbing pipes aren't structurally sound or repaired, rodents can use them to access your home.

12 July 2016

4 Window Upgrades Features That Are Ideal For Privacy

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Having a close-knit community with homes next to each other is great for socializing and building bonds, but there is also a need to protect your own privacy. When your house lot is located right next to a neighbor's, the windows on a home can act as a clear view into your everyday living. Instead of allowing your neighbor to have visuals of your daily activities, you can upgrade windows with increased privacy features.

23 May 2016

How To Unplug A Sump Pump Discharge Pipe

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If you have a sump pump in your basement, then your home is probably relatively dry thanks to the device. However, if you see your sump pump pit overflowing with water, then you may suddenly have a flood on your hands. This type of incident occurs when the discharge pipe leading out of your home becomes clogged with debris. Keep reading to learn how this type of problem happens and how it can be fixed.

22 April 2016

Can Your Roofing Help You Save On Energy Bills?

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As summer rapidly approaches, it is not uncommon for homeowners to look for ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Sometimes, the roof holds the answer to saving money on energy costs. If you are thinking of hiring a contractor for a new roof, here is what you need to consider to conserve on energy.  Are Dark or Light Shingles Best? Your shingles play an important role in keeping heat loss to a minimum.

19 April 2016

Don't Fall Prey To Construction Fall Accidents – 3 Must-Know Safety Tips

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As a new member of the construction industry workforce, it is important for you to realize that there are certain benefits and risks to the job. The benefits often entail traveling and creating useful structures for everyday use ranging from buildings to bridges. Unfortunately, the risks are often related to injury while on the job, particularly fall-related injuries. For your benefit and the benefit of your crew, there are a few safety tips you need to be aware of to help prevent fall accidents from occurring.

31 March 2016

Dented Your Aluminum-Bodied Truck? Can A Stud Welder Help?

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If you recently became the owner of a new aluminum-bodied truck, you're probably already enjoying the increased fuel efficiency and high-powered feel of the engine coupled with a lightweight frame and body. However, if (or often, when) you suffer the misfortune of a small dent or ding, having your truck repaired by a professional outfit could be pricey. Are there any DIY options that will help remove the telltale crease of an aluminum dent?

16 March 2016