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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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    How to Install Stone Veneers on Preformed Concrete Walls

    A stone veneer is a great addition to any home or business. They can be placed in a living room area to accent the family room, in a master bedroom or for modern stone showers as part of the overall décor. Stone veneer panels are beautiful and can be any type of rock or stone you would like to use. They are easy to do it yourself, especia... Read More

    by lge77 on July 27, 2018Comments (0)
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    3 Benefits of Steel Log Siding to Mobile Homes

    When it comes to mobile home log siding, steel siding is receiving plenty of attention from design experts and mobile home owners alike. It is a great way to get an incredible log home look. However, many folks do not really know a lot about this revolutionary and fantastic siding product that could transform or revamp the lo... Read More

    by lge77 on July 26, 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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    Why Glazing Is So Effective In Traditional & Historic Buildings

    For contractors working on historical or traditional buildings, particularly those in the UK, choosing the right materials can be a real challenge. Building regulations and the scrupulous eyes of local conservation officers can present stumbling blocks in both the design and construction process: you’ll usually be instructed to only use ma... Read More

    by Cantifix on August 06, 2018Comments (0)
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    Fear No Website

    Dear Builder's Engineer, I know every small  business is supposed to have a website but I have not taken the plunge yet.  My business is down like everyone’s in this recession. Do you think a website really matters – is it time I bit the bullet and put one up? In a word, absolutely. I’ve said it before and here it ... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on September 01, 2012Comments (3)
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    What do you specialize in?

    Can you answer this question in one simple sentence? It's a very difficult question. I'm not asking what you do for a living, I'm asking you what you specialize in? If a customer finds you on google and clicks on your website for the first time what do they see in the first few seconds? What do they feel? Do they just see a company that does r... Read More

    by Oconomowoc on November 14, 2011Comments (16)
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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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