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3 Benefits Of The Screw Pile Foundation For A Commercial Property

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Benefits Of The Screw Pile Foundation For A Commercial Property

If you are planning to build a commercial property in the future, it is a good idea to consider the screw pile foundation. It offers several unique benefits, including increased environmental responsibility and fewer costs. Before making your final decision, it is a good idea to learn more about this way of providing a secure base for your next building project.   #1-Screw Pile Foundations Are Eco-friendly It is first important to understand that screw pile foundations are literally screwed into the ground. When installed by experienced...

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Boiler Safety Tips

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Boiler Safety Tips

Proper care of your boiler is a must, not just to ensure that it remains working, but also to ensure your and your family’s safety. The following are some must-know tips on ensuring the safe operation of the boiler in your home. Tip #1: Watch the water level The water level in your boiler is typically managed automatically by the system, or it should be completely static if you have a closed boiler system. Unfortunately, sometimes there are leaks or other problems that cause the water level to drop. If the level drops too low, the...

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How To Remove Tile Floors

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Remove Tile Floors

Are you looking to replace your tile floor with a new, more modern tile? Some homeowners are able to easily handle the installation with just a few basic tools and helpers. It is a time consuming process, but the labor is relatively simple. The hardest part of the job is removing your existing floor and preparing the subfloor for the installation. This is especially difficult if you have thicker tile floors. This article explains how to remove tile floors in preparation for you new tile. Removing Tile and Mortar With a Jackhammer An electric...

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How To Patch A Damaged Vinyl Deck

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Patch A Damaged Vinyl Deck

Vinyl has become a popular material used for decking thanks to its durability and ease of maintenance. Although vinyl holds up well to wear and tear, there are times when it could become damaged due to heavy use or weather related damages. If you have a hole or crack in your vinyl deck, you can repair it yourself by patching it. Here’s how to patch a piece of vinyl deck so it looks as good as new. Gather Your Tools Before you begin your patch job, gather together everything you need. You should have a tape measure, utility knife,...

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Chimney Fires: Best Practices For Chimney Safety

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chimney Fires: Best Practices For Chimney Safety

About 20 chimney fire deaths occur every year. Chimneys can be very safe when they are properly repaired, cleaned and cared for. Inspect your chimney to make sure you are doing everything possible to keep your home safe. Create A Safe Space Around The Fireplace For anything that might catch fire near the fireplace, keep it about three feet away. Keep any children from entering this three-foot zone. Teach your children that the fire is hot and is not safe. Install A Screen Or Door The fireplace needs to have a screen or glass door that can...

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How To Fix Up An Old Metal Swing Set For Your Child

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Fix Up An Old Metal Swing Set For Your Child

You may have always wanted to buy a swing set for your child, but the price of a swing set might have held you back. Therefore, if you have found an old one for free or cheap, you might be pretty excited. Before your little one can play on it, however, you will have to fix it up and get it ready. These are a few steps that you can take to do so. Check the Screws and Bolts First of all, you should check all of the screws and bolts on the swing set to make sure that they are secure and not rusty. Tighten up screws and bolts as needed, and head...

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Taking A Closer Look At The Effectiveness Of Having A Steam Truck In The Oilfield

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Taking A Closer Look At The Effectiveness Of Having A Steam Truck In The Oilfield

One piece of equipment that not every oilfield manager uses, but could is a steam truck. Even though steam trucks are commonly associated with other applications, such as industrial cleaning or temporary heating, they can serve an array of purposes in the oilfield just the same. To better understand just how beneficial it could be to your mining project to have a steam truck on site, it is a good idea to get to know the different tasks that can be accomplished with this one piece of construction equipment. Ground Heating and Thawing –...

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Adding A Family Room To A House: How A Renovation Contractor Can Help

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Adding A Family Room To A House: How A Renovation Contractor Can Help

Has the size of your family grown since first purchasing your house and you need more space? If you intend on adding an addition like a family room, it is a good idea to leave it in the hands of a renovation contractor. Find out in this article why hiring a renovation contractor for your home addition is beneficial, as well as what you are estimated to be charged. Why Should a Renovation Contractor Be Hired for a Home Addition? There is a lot of work involved with constructing a home addition, and going about it in the wrong way can lead to...

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3 Tips To Help With Proper Concrete Cutting

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips To Help With Proper Concrete Cutting

If you have some concrete on your property that needs to be removed, you might want to review the following tips. This way, you will be able to complete this task with as little trouble and mess as possible.  Wear The Appropriate Protective Gear You might already have your eye goggles ready to go, but you need a little more than that. If you are working in an enclosed area, or on a day with little wind, you might want a face mask or ventilator in order to prevent yourself from breathing in the concrete dust. It is also important to make...

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Top Four Reasons To Choose Hydrovac Services For Your Next Excavation Project

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Four Reasons To Choose Hydrovac Services For Your Next Excavation Project

Are you a contractor who usually relies on traditional hand digging for excavation projects? If so, you are likely familiar with the many things that can go wrong. Perhaps you have tried air vacuum excavations, which are a step above hand digging, yet still time consuming and not ideal for all weather and conditions. Hydrovac services are an innovative way to bypass some of the challenges that come along with other excavation methods. Safety  As a contractor, you should be fully aware of the complex network of pipes that are located...

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