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    Stone Accent Wall Installation Tips

    Typically, when you buy a home you live there for many years. It could be ten years or even 40 years depending on where you’re at and what happens. As you live in your home and spend a lot of time there, you can start to get bored with the décor or style you currently have. What you like now will change and you may be considering in... Read More

    by lge77 on May 11, 2018Comments (0)
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    Disposing Construction Waste After Kitchen Renovation

    Every modern kitchen renovation project results in the production of a wide range of waste. Dealing with this rubbish is cumbersome if you do not utilize the appropriate steps that will ensure effective and safe disposal. Failing to completely deal with all types of debris might cause your family or neighbors a lot of trouble later. Whether you... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on April 13, 2018Comments (0)
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    5 Important Considerations When Installing Slot Drains in Industrial Buildings

    It is a given that a proper, well-functioning drainage system is an essential part of any commercial business. Whether you are doing contract work for a meat processing facility, a brewery, or even a farm, you want to give your client the best drainage system you can. Without a doubt, you should be considering a Slot Drain drainage system. The u... Read More

    by lge77 on May 17, 2018Comments (0)
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    Turning Away Work

    I turned down a job yesterday. The potential client was explaining his project and as soon as he mentioned the name of the architect, I stopped him. "Sorry, Frank," I said, "I will not work with that architect. I've worked with him on several jobs in the past and each time it was an unpleasant, money-losing experience. The man has no sense of "t... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on January 12, 2012Comments (15)
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    5 Common House Wrap Mistakes Contractors Make

     One of the main factors in eco-friendly construction nowadays is to make sure that moisture buildup is taken care of. That is done through the utilization of a building wrap. Every year, homes are having to get new siding, replacing doors or windows, etc. and this is the prime time for you as a construction leader to check the areas behind... Read More

    by lge77 on May 11, 2018Comments (0)
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    Top 5 Benefits of an ICF Home

    In today’s world of rising energy costs, natural disasters, and an increased focus on sustainable construction, ICF homes are getting a lot of attention in the construction industry. Built of insulated concrete forms, these homes meet the needs of today’s homeowners and today’s builders. If you’ve been wondering what the... Read More

    by lge77 on May 07, 2018Comments (0)
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    Are You a Stupid Contractor or a Craftsman?

    If you follow me on C.T., you know that I have a reputation for picking on the “stupid contractors” so the rest of us good contractors can have a good laugh. But the truth is (at least over here in Connecticut) many homeowners, business owners, and our potential clients fear that they will be stuck working with a stupid contractor. ... Read More

    by Brian MainMan on August 09, 2011Comments (19)
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    The Seven Deadly Endorsements - General Liability Exclusions That Are Bad For Contractors

    Endorsement #1 – The Sunset Clause A general contractor completes a new home in 2008.  He carried a $1,000,000 general liability policy at the time the house was built and has continued to renew his coverage ever since.  In 2011, the contractor is sued for a construction defect on the 2008 home.  He files a claim with his i... Read More

    by TarahGruber on January 04, 2012Comments (9)
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    The Minimum You Should Know About SEO - Part 1

    Few marketing strategies (uh, none) can rival search engine optimization or SEO when it comes to long-term return on investment (ROI). Whether you choose to do your own SEO or hire an SEO company to do it for you, there are a few things you need to know in order to maximize your success. Let's start with the basics. What is "SEO"? Simply put... Read More

    by BenLanders on December 18, 2011Comments (13)
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    7 Reasons Why You Should Install Your Hardwood Floor Before Cabinets

    When remodelling your kitchen, you can install hardwood flooring before or after the cabinets. Most contractors will advise you to install hardwood flooring first. There are several reasons for this.  1.     Flexibility When Changing Cabinet Footprint Cabinet styles change everyday and you may need to make several chan... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 08, 2017Comments (1)
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