Category Archives: Construction

Step-by-Step Guide to Finishing Your Basement

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You’re ready to make your basement a more useable space, but you really have no idea how to get started. Should you take on the project yourself or hire some help? The answer really lies within you and your personal skill level and the time you have to complete the project, but you will likely need to hire an expert ... Read More »

How to be Safe When Renovating Your Home

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Home renovations can be a nightmare when the contractor you’ve hired suddenly realizes that uncovering a wall also uncovered decades of dust and dirt. Or pulling up the carpet revealed more than what you were expecting to see. Contractors know the hazards in major home renovations and know how to work safely.  But when you are the one doing the ... Read More »

Choosing the right garage door for your home

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Your garage door is a very important part of your home, both for aesthetic and security reasons. A good garage door will provide security for the vehicle or other items stored inside, while maintaining the pleasant looks of your home’s façade. If you have never had to order a new or replacement door before, you might find the thought of ... Read More »

Farming Drones Could Become As Vital As the Tractor

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This past holiday, there was a lot of buzzing to be heard, and it wasn’t coming from new colonies of bees. It was coming from all of the drones that were found under the Christmas tree. Clearly, those drones didn’t stay under that tree for long as drone pilots of all ages launched their unmanned aircraft system to see what ... Read More »

Renting vs. Buying Your Construction Equipment

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When you’re in the construction industry, one of the biggest decisions you need to make is whether to rent or to buy your equipment. There are pros and cons to each approach, and you may also make your choice on a case-by-case basis as you consider each piece of equipment you need. Making the right choice for your business can ... Read More »

10 Tips Before You Start that Home Improvements Project

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Construction can be messy, and sometimes there’s just no planning for the unexpected. But with a little preparation, you can make your construction project run more smoothly. Here are ten things to do before you start: Know this: There will be obstacles. Let’s just get this one clear. No matter how much planning you do, there is a pretty good ... Read More »

Tips for Maintaining Your Air Compressor


Whether you operate a whole-shop compressor system with multiple hoses or several portable workhorses to take with you to construction sites, you’ll need to inspect and maintain your air compressors regularly to keep them in good working condition. Follow the schedule below to catch any minor issues before they become serious — and expensive! — problems. Some maintenance work should ... Read More »

How to Take Care of Your Water Tank

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A quality water tank is an important investment. Unfortunately, just owning a water tank doesn’t guarantee safe, potable water when you need it most. Proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure the water in the tank is pure and ready for use when needed. Below are four steps to help you take care of your water tank: Your Maintenance ... Read More »

How to Detect a Solid Foundation


Whether historic or new construction, recently renovated or in need of rehab — the key to a great house is a good foundation. Foundations rarely draw homeowners’ or homebuyers’ attention. A healthy foundation does its job quietly, supporting your home and freeing you to focus on other upgrades and aesthetic details. But a bad foundation affects your whole house like ... Read More »

Yard Club: Construction Industry Meets the Future

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It’s been awhile since I posted about construction and since this news is both applicable to DIYers and my fellow construction workers I thought it would make the perfect post! The construction business has always been one of boom and bust. Everyone from independent contractors to multi-national heavy-equipment distributors know the perils of being in a business that waxes and ... Read More »

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