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Wind Screen Tips For Construction Fencing

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A windy day can ruin your newest project, whether you’re building a new home or just adding some new hardscaping to the backyard. Either the wind will kick up dust and make it difficult to work onsite, or it will blow dust out of the work site where it can pose a hazard to passing motorists and pedestrians. The right kind of fencing can manage the wind so work can continue, and it may provide a few additional benefits, too. Determine Your Full Fencing Needs Wind protection is usually just one aspect of protecting your construction site....

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5 Unique Ways To Repurpose Your Old Window Frames

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are a homeowner, you already know the extensive time, work, and money that goes into keeping your home updated and functioning.  Once that hard work is over, though, you can be left with pieces that any DIY thinker would die to get their hands on.  Old window frames are definitely no exception.  There is a plethora of unique and fun ways to repurpose your old window frames that will not only give you a fun project to do, but will also save you from throwing away the old frames you invested so much time and money...

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3 Steps To Prepare Your Jobsite For Potable Water Delivery

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you are setting up a construction area far from a municipal or private water source, you must rely on the delivery of potable water to your remote site. You can make the process of water delivery far easier by following these 3 preparation tips. 1) Place cisterns and portable water tanks properly. A trained geotechnical engineer must examine the site of any future water tanks to be certain that the soil can bear the load. Water weighs 1 kg per litre, so large tanks will need to have ground underneath them that can handle the pressure....

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4 Unconventional Areas Of Your Home That Can Be Insulated To Improve Energy Performance

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The insulation of your home is an important part that reduces your energy costs. There are common areas that are often insulated, such as exterior walls, the attic and the areas between windows and doors. These are only some of the areas of your home that leak air and cause you to lose energy. You can also insulated places that are less conventional, such as rafters, crawlspaces and unfinished walls. If you want to improve your home’s energy performance with insulation, here are four areas that you will want to consider adding...

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4 Ways To Spice Up Concrete Finishes

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you associate concrete with the traditional, grey finish found on many sidewalks and roads, you might be surprised to learn just how much this material has changed in recent years. Modern concrete allows installers to create truly unbelievable finishes, all using an extremely durable material that’s designed to last for decades. Instead of dismissing concrete as boring, think outside the box with these unique finishes and features. A Splash of Color Ask almost anyone what color they associate with concrete, and you’ll...

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5 Hidden Hazards To Consider Before You Demo

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Budget-conscious homeowners are often told that doing their own demo work can help reduce home improvement and remodeling costs. While taking on a DIY approach to demo can certainly cut the costs of a new kitchen or home addition, it’s not necessarily as easy as some sources make it out to be. In fact, hidden hazards in the home can make demo downright dangerous for those without significant construction experience. Before you swing that sledgehammer, take a look at these potential demolition disasters that lie hidden in your home....

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Tips To Help Keep Your Roof Safe From Damage

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home to keep maintained. If this part of the house is allowed to fall into disrepair, it can result in the need for major repairs. Sadly, some homeowners make this mistake because they assume there is little that they can do to help the roof avoid issues. Luckily, you can avoid these issues by following these two simple tips.   Regularly Inspect The Attic Inspecting the roof for signs of damage is one of the most important things that you can do. By having roof problems repaired early,...

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Follow These Tips When Paving Your New Driveway

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re like most homeowners, you might get your asphalt driveway paved once per year. But if you’ve been neglecting this task and your driveway has degraded to the point that you need a brand new one installed, you’ll obviously want to make sure you get it right the second time around. The best solution might be to hire a paving contractor, such as K-W Cornerstone Paving Ltd, to do the job for you. But if you insist on attempting the task yourself, here are a few tips you’ll want to follow. Draw Up A Plan If you are...

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Dealing With Mold Damage On A Cedar Roof

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cedar shingles have been used as a roofing material for centuries. Prized for their ability to resist rot, cedar shingles can last for 50 years in ideal conditions. However, if you have to use cedar shingles in wet conditions, moss can set in and undermine the integrity of your shingles. Thus, if you notice moss starting to grow on your shingles, you will want to take steps to remove the mold and prevent it from growing.  How to Kill Moss As long as moss is alive, it will stay rooted to your roof and will be hard to remove. Thus,...

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Demolition Companies Who Offer Reuse And Salvage Services Help You Save Money

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you planning to have a structure on your property demolished, but you want to somehow retain some of the materials for a new building project? If so, you’ll want to specifically ask for the demolition company to do something called reuse and salvage. Demolition often brings to mind total destruction and removal of a structure, but in reality, the demolition crew can separate out materials and either return them to you or hold them for sale to other parties. Using the reuse and salvage option saves you the trouble of having to find...

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