Expanding Your Facility’s Operations? How Can You Reduce Downtime Due To Plumbing Mishaps?

28 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you're planning to expand your business's current manufacturing or production operations into a larger facility -- whether by relocating to a vacant building or expanding on your existing real estate -- you may be anxious to break ground and hasten the arrival of your new space. However, hurrying this process along without taking time to fully evaluate the impact of your business on your new space could lead to expensive and disruptive plumbing issues. Read More 

A Brief History Of Pavement Traffic Markings

14 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you have a driver's license and drive on public roads in the United States, you probably take pavement markings for granted. They direct traffic, alert you to changes in the road and even tell your where you can park. It may seem strange to you to think that nearly a 100 years ago they didn't exist. While the first gas powered automobile in the United States went on sale in 1896 and sold a whopping 13 automobiles before the Duryea Motor Wagon Company closed it doors, it was another 15 years before the first pavement markings appeared. Read More 

Don’t Be A Turkey When It Comes To Your Drains This Thanksgiving

23 November 2015
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Thanksgiving is a time for feasting with friends and family, so the last thing you'd expect to be doing is wrestling with a clogged drain. Unfortunately, there are plenty of ways you can absentmindedly clog up your drains while preparing for or cleaning up after the meal. The following offers a few helpful tips you can use to avoid a plumbing catastrophe this Thanksgiving. Beware of Turkey Drippings Draining those turkey drippings from your pots and plates seems harmless, but it can actually do a number on your plumbing. Read More 

The Pros And Cons Of Using Ready-Mixed Concrete

2 November 2015
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If you are laying your own patio, walkways, or driveway, or even pouring a foundation for a home you are constructing yourself, you have a big decision to make in regards to the concrete you use. You have the option of using a ready-mixed concrete or mixing your own on-site. There are pros and cons to using a ready-mixed concrete versus mixing your own. Learning about the pros and cons of each option will help you make an informed decision as to which is ideal for your situation. Read More 

6 Reasons to Prune a Deciduous Tree Within a Few Years of Planting

13 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Many property owners don't bother to get their young deciduous trees trimmed, figuring it's pointless to do it before the trees are several years old. However, for various reasons, arborists recommend pruning these leafy shade trees within a couple years of planting. Read on to learn a few reasons why. 1. Helps Maintain Balance & Strength Pruning young trees encourages strength, since weak branches are removed. In addition, trees sometimes grow asymmetrically in response to other trees, buildings and natural forces. Read More