Construction Contractors

  • Three Tips To Consider When Buying Power Tools

    New contractors can often get their start in the business by using hand-me-down tools, but when your business begins to grow and you find yourself busier, it's time to give your toolbox a makeover and treat yourself to some new gear. Correctly buying tools, whether you're a professional contractor or a weekend warrior who often finds him or herself getting called to friends' houses, isn't as simple as visiting a big box retailer and buying the house brand.
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  • Landscaping Tips For A Smaller Outdoor Space

    If you have a smaller yard or patio that you are hoping to landscape, making the most of this space is key. There are elements that landscapers (such as those from Randles Landscape & Design) can help you source to make a smaller outdoor space feel inviting and spacious. Here are four space saving ideas to keep in mind when it comes to landscaping a small outdoor area. 1. Focus on Your Needs
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  • 5 Tips To Keep Your Work Site Safe While A Crane Is In Use

    If you are lifting large or heavy objects on your construction site, you probably already know that a crane can be one of the most helpful pieces of equipment for the job. Although cranes can be handy, they can also be dangerous. Luckily, there are ways that you can help keep your work site safe while cranes are in use. 1. Hire a Crane Operator If no one who is working on your work site currently is certified to use a crane, then it's best to hire a crane operator temporarily to help with this project.
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  • 3 Signs Your AC Needs A Repair Soon

    No one likes that moment during the summer where the heat is simply unbearable. In fact, the only thing between you and scorching heat at that point is your air conditioning. However, if it's not working, it can't do anything to keep you cool. It can be difficult to tell when you need a repair, so consulting a professional is always the best course of action. Even so, there are some common signs that let you know it's definitely time for a repair:
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  • 2 Fire Hazards You Should Avoid During An Electrical Outage

    Electricity may have not always been a necessity, but in the modern home an electrical issue that causes an outage can make you feel like you are living in little more than a tent. While you are waiting on the residential electrician to arrive for repairs, you may be tempted to do a lot of things just to make your home feel more functional. While using a flashlight and firing up the grill out back is fine, there are definitely some things you could do that can put you and your family in danger.
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  • What To Do When Carpenter Bees Are Eating Your Log Home

    Log Home's are beautiful and strong. They are a great example of a house that can withstand years of weather and still look gorgeous. There is one problem: carpenter bees. These bees can wreck havoc on a log home and make it look like Swiss cheese. It's not just a cosmetic problem; it's a structural one. These bees will turn solid logs into hollowed out timber. It won't happen overnight, but if left alone, the bees will destroy the house.
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  • Frozen Roads And Nowhere To Go: How To Handle A Heating Emergency

    With more than one city in the United States seeing snowfall amounts far beyond normal, it is not inconceivable that you could get trapped in your home with a furnace that is over-stressed and in need of repair. If you happen to get stuck in a home with no heat and cannot get out because of the weather, it can get a bit scary for sure. However, with a little critical thinking and some ingenuity, you can keep your family warm in spite of the fact that your furnace has stopped heating your home.
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  • Correcting Leaks In Well Pumps

    One of the challenges of submersible residential pumps is that they can be very hard to access. This is because the pump and motor assembly is assembled high above the well pump. Another challenge of diagnosing well pumps is that they often have symptoms that can overlap with each other. This can make it difficult to diagnose the cause of the malfunctioning pump. However, one of the most common problems is a leaking tank.
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  • The Best Ways To Keep Iron Fences From Corroding

    Wrought iron fences are vulnerable to moisture. However, if they are constructed in areas that are not prone to moisture problems, such as in Arizona, they are not as likely to rust. Still, iron fences will need some care and maintenance so that they can last longer. Remove Rust Use a wire brush to remove the rust from the surface. After you have removed as much rust as you can with the wire brush, use sandpaper to remove the remainder of the rust.
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  • Are Your Elevators Ready For An Anime Convention?

    Anime conventions are fun and profitable events for attendees and bystanders alike. Attendees don't just stand around in costume: they spend money and help to boost the local economy. Fanimecon attendees created an economic impact of $10.5 million dollars in San Jose in 2014. Attendees also bring a huge boost to nearby hotels by booking rooms and purchasing food, toiletries, and using valet services. Before your hotel can start raking in these profits, however, you should consider the functionality of one thing in your hotel that will affect every convention attendee that stays in your hotel: your elevators.
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