Rock excavation can be one of the most dangerous construction jobs, but it is necessary to prepare sites for supporting building structures. Fortunately, you can make rock excavation safe at your site by taking the necessary precautions and avoiding mistakes that compromise safety. The following are five safety mistakes that need to be avoided during rock excavation: 1. Failing to locate all utility lines before excavation work begins One of the most important first steps to planning for rock excavation or any other type of excavation is locating the utility lines.
21 May 2018
When many people think about fleet management services, they think about the companies that work with large-scale trucking operations to help with things like truck maintenance. However, even if you are an owner-operator who only has one rig to worry about, you might find that working with one of these companies is a good idea. These are a few reasons why. Ensure Your Rig is Properly Maintained First and foremost, it's probably important to you to make sure that your commercial truck is properly maintained.
3 April 2018
Building your own home has many benefits. For one thing, it allows you to completely customize to your needs both now and in the future. This is why it's important to not only think about the now, but think about the future, as well, especially if you are trying to build a home you can live in forever. Here are five tips to help you accomplish this: Keep Accessibility in Mind: Keeping accessibility in mind is important when building your forever home.
20 February 2018
Many homeowners look for fireplaces when evaluating potential properties to purchase. If you fall in love with a home despite the fact that it doesn't have any fireplaces, you can always add these architectural features in the future. Here are three things to consider when adding a fireplace to your new home. 1. Your desired location. Before you invest in a new fireplace for your home, it's important that you determine where you want the fireplace to be installed.
10 January 2018
Getting a flood elevation certificate is imperative for flood-prone areas, as it documents your building's elevation. This certificate is mandatory before you can obtain an accurate flood insurance policy quote. Your insurance agent needs the information contained in your flood elevation certificate to compare with base flood elevation(BFE), which determines how high the level of water will rise in the event of a base flood. The base flood elevation does have a bearing on flood insurance rates.
28 November 2017
When the electrical system in your home is outdated, updating it is an important task to ensure your home is safe from the potential hazards. Some of the problems that you may have in your home could include, outdated wiring, no GCFI outlets and the lack of grounded wiring. Here are some simple tips that will help you update the wiring in your home to ensure that your family is safe from the hazards of old electrical systems:
24 October 2017
Have you inherited an older home? Perhaps you have fallen in love with an older home and you have bought it with the intention of modernizing it. Either way, from replacing the siding to buying replacement windows, here are some ideas on how to successfully remodel an older home. Do Your Homework Before You Begin The Work - Take the time first to research the look you want and ask yourself some important questions, including the following ones.
24 September 2017
When you have finally opted to invest in a new deck for your home, one of the biggest decisions that you will need to make is the type of wood that you want it to be made of. Although there are numerous options to choose from, two popular choices in recent years have been cedar and redwood. Therefore, you will want to be aware of the following positive and negative aspects of both.
30 August 2017
If you have a well pump, then you know that problems with the well pump come with it. Hopefully, you will not have to experience that many problems with your well pump until it is exceedingly old. However, a more common problem with not-so-very-old well pumps is referred to as "farting" well pump. Here is more on what this means and why it may be happening. Gurgling and Stinking The reason why this well pump is given such a moniker is because the pump seems to make lots of gurgling and chugging noises.
30 July 2017
As someone who owns a construction company that is starting to pick up a steady stream of new clients, it's natural to reassess your need for new heavy equipment to make jobs easier. However, before you go through the process of purchasing these heavy machines, it's smart to ask yourself these questions first. Do I Really Need to Purchase New Machines? When you think about your needs for upcoming construction jobs, you'll think about the equipment you'll need to do the job.
14 February 2017