Construction Contractors

  • Things You Need to Know About Gearbox Maintenance Before You Buy Heavy Construction Equipment

    Heavy construction equipment is a huge investment, and to reduce repairs and downtime, you need to keep an eye on the condition of your equipment. In particular, you may want to take special care of the gearbox. Here are some tips to help you. Examine Fluids When Buying Used Equipment If you're buying used construction equipment, take some time to look at the gearbox fluid. If possible, check under the equipment for leaks.
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  • Avoid These Mistakes When Applying Epoxy to Your Home's Concrete Floors

    If your home's garage or basement, or any other such space, has a concrete floor, it's often good to apply epoxy over that surface, to protect the concrete and to give the surface a nice colour and shine. Epoxy flooring can also add traction to the concrete, so there is less risk of sliding or falling, even if the concrete is wet and slick. If you're going to apply epoxy to a concrete floor yourself, note a few common mistakes to avoid, so you know the job gets done right and that the flooring surface is strong and durable, and lasts as long as possible.
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  • Selecting Awnings for Cold Weather

    Awnings add functionality and style to any type of outdoor space. From porches to balconies and decks, awnings provide shelter from the sun, rain, and wind. For people who live in warm areas all year round, selecting awnings can be easy. They can choose from the many designs that are available without having to worry about damages to their new investment. However, for people living in cold areas where rain, snow and ice are likely to fall, selecting an awning is more complicated.
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  • Residential Roof Construction: Prefabricated Trusses or Onsite Timber Frames

    If you are building a new roof for your house, you should be diligent in choosing your timber frames trusses. Your choice of roof frames will determine the strength and durability of the roof as well as the appearance of the structure. In general, there are two framing options to consider for your home: prefabricated trusses and onsite timber frames. The latter are frames which are built on top of the roofing structure by a contractor while ready-made alternatives are constructed in a factory and delivered as completed units.
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  • 5 Benefits of Concrete Slabs Over Pavers

    If you're putting in a patio, you have two main choices—concrete slabs or pavers. There are pros and cons to both options, but there are key benefits to choosing concrete. Here's a look at why you may want a concrete slab over pavers: 1. Easier to Transport With concrete, you can start with bags of mix and then add water. Because the mixture in the bags is dehydrated, they tend to be a lot lighter than the concrete itself.
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  • 4 Clear Tips to Consider When Hiring Demolition Contractors

    When people think of demolition, skyscrapers and explosions come to mind. But demolition contractors come in all scales and are more often employed by people doing renovation and repair. Whether you're remodelling your bathroom or hauling away an old mobile home left from the 70's in a lot on your property, a demolition contractor can make a big difference in the time and money you spend on your project. Because construction – particularly home construction – generally takes longer and costs more than initially planned, it's important to keep in mind a simple job like tearing down a bathroom can turn into a months-long endeavour.
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  • Architectural Details That Revive a Room

    Are you bored with your house? The fault could lie in the lack of architectural detail in your home. Four walls and a floor make a room, but it's the details that make it inviting. With some basic carpentry skills and tools (or a skilled hired architect) you can add a little "Wow!" to your home with these ideas. Replace Trim Survey your rooms: how tall is the baseboard? What kind of trim is around windows or doorways?
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  • 5 Ways to Use Built-In Shelves to Make a Room Feel Larger

    Built-in bookshelves look beautiful, and they can also affect how the room looks overall. If you're working with a residential carpenter to put built-in bookshelves in your home, there are a range of ideas that you may want to consider. If you want the shelves to make the room look bigger, here are some ideas to consider. 1. Opt for Light Colours Light colours always help to make spaces larger. Light bounces off of light colours, and that helps create the appearance of extra space.
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  • How a Trenchless Drilling Service Can Save You Money & Time

    If you want to install a pipe or a cable how do you do it? Do you dig a long trench, place the pipe into it and then fill the hole in? That approach works well for short distances if there are no obstacles in the way of the trench. What do you do if there are mature trees in the way? Perhaps there is a large concreted area in the path of your trench?
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  • Creating a House Design with a Period Home Theme

    There's no denying that period properties come with lots of charm, but it isn't always easy to find one. If you're about to renovate your home or you're struck on the idea of building one from the ground up, there are things to consider before starting your period property theme. Consider the era you want to reflect If you're aiming for consistency and an overall impressive finish, you'll need to give careful consideration to the era you want to reflect.
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