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    Why You Should Use Board and Batten Siding for Your Home

    When it comes to siding, not a lot of people know about board and batten. Commonly used as a siding technique on barns, board and batten has since come into popularity for residential homes as well. Let’s have a look at what makes board and batten such an interesting option, and why you should use it for your home. Board and Batten is Lon... Read More

    by lge77 on March 18, 2019Comments (0)
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    Why You Should Use ICF for Your Storm Shelter

    Having a structurally sound storm shelter is crucial to ensuring the survival of any who decide to use it during an emergency. A storm shelter can be constructed from a variety of different materials, but ICF is the best. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why insulated concrete forms (ICF) make the most effective and efficient mater... Read More

    by lge77 on March 04, 2019Comments (1)
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    Guide for Choosing Roofing Materials

    Most homeowners only think about their roof when it is in dire need of repairs. The small leaks are easily ignored and regular roof inspection is not something most homeowners think about. What most people fail to understand is that by properly maintaining the roof and replacing it at the end of its lifespan, you ensure it does its job of protec... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on February 20, 2019Comments (0)
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    Asbestos in Construction

    During my time in construction I have worked on a number of jobs that have asbestos containing material (ACM). The safe removal and treatment of this material often involves alot of extra work. In this article I will cover basics of identification, removal and shed some light on different disposal methods.Asbestos Identification Asbestos has be... Read More

    by buildercn on February 18, 2019Comments (0)
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    5 Building Design Trends That Are Small, But Mighty

    Not every home renovation or project needs to require a vast amount of time and resources to upgrade your home.  instead, sometimes tiny both cost-effective can make all the difference. In this article, we will take a look at four small but mighty building-design trends. Let’s begin! 1. Doors & Windows While the installation of... Read More

    by lge77 on February 15, 2019Comments (0)
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    Choosing The Right Level For Your Workplace

    Probably the most unsung tool in a carpenter or handymans arsenal is a level. Ensuring that something is plumb is an essential part of any job, large or small, which makes a level an indispensable part of their toolbox. In this article, we’ll take a look at a number of tips on choosing the best level. Evaluating Accuracy The most importa... Read More

    by lge77 on February 15, 2019Comments (0)
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    Energy Efficient Home Improvement Solutions

    When undertaking a new home improvement project, energy efficiency may not be at the top of your priorities, especially if your budget does not stretch particularly far. However, with many of us aiming to cut back on day-to-day expenses, and environmental issues becoming more important than ever, it is worthwhile to factor energy efficiency into... Read More

    by James Stedman on February 14, 2019Comments (0)
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    The Benefits of Frameless Glazing

    The modern worlds of architecture and construction look starkly different from the way they did even a few short years ago. Trends, styles, and techniques shift and change in popularity and prominence - which has been the case for centuries. But what’s particularly exciting in the world of 21st century construction is the technology we now... Read More

    by Cantifix on February 12, 2019Comments (0)
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    Commercial Landscape Trends

    Landscaping for businesses involves more maintenance than residential due to the number of individuals who share the same space. Business owners must accommodate their patrons with enough space and present an eloquent plant design to better suit their investment. These landscapes are commonly known as commercial properties, or in this case, comm... Read More

    by lge77 on November 28, 2018Comments (0)
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    Understanding and Preventing Construction Injuries

    Construction Falls: Understanding And Ensuring Safety   By. Thomas M Hester   Falls from height (FFH) are the leading causes of serious and fatal injuries for construction workers. Almost all of these injuries and fatalities were preventable. There are many different factors that increase the risk of FFH injuries. Getting a underst... Read More

    by FarmerBrown on November 14, 2018Comments (0)
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