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Excellent tips for renovating your drainage system

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Got a couple of clogged pipes, wet patches on walls, and an annoying smell from your sewer? That’s a sign that your water and sewer system needs help. Repairing a drainage system can be really frustrating and difficult to deal with at times. Below are some great tips that can help you. Upgrade the pipes You’ll have to agree that the main part of any home’s drainage system is the pipes, so it is important to deal with them first. Read More»

How to Dress Up Timber Roof Trusses and Add Style to Your Home

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Timber roof trusses are thick, heavy beams that are used in place of standard roof beams and joists. These trusses help to hold up the weight of the home, dispersing it across the span of the beams. You can use these beams to avoid the need for load-bearing walls in the lower levels and for when you want to keep the ceiling open and exposed. If you’re looking for a unique touch in your home, note a few ways to use and dress up timber roof trusses for added style, and then discuss your choices with your building contractor as needed. Read More»

Studying Construction? Here's How To Get Top Marks In Site Analysis.

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Construction and contracting is a great deal more technical than many people imagine, and it’s becoming almost essential that you qualify by studying the subject at a university or a technical college. One thing that stumps many students new to these courses is site analysis. So what do you need to do to really knock the ball out of the park for these assignments? Choose your site carefully and get in touch before you visit. Read More»

How to Hone in on the Best Home Builder for Your Needs

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If you’re trying to find the best home builders, you don’t necessarily need the most popular home builder. Instead, you need to hone in on the professional who is the best match for your personal style and preferences. Here are some tips on how to find that individual: 1. Keep a Folder of the Homes That Inspire You To find the best builder for your needs, start by creating a collection of the homes that inspire you. Read More»

Six Strategies to Reduce Consumption and Save Money on Electricity in Your Restaurant

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If you run a restaurant, you likely spend a lot of money on your electrical bills every month. To cut down on costs, there are a number of things you can do. Try incorporating these energy-efficient tips into your eatery: 1. Turn Off Everything at Night Make sure that all electronics are off at the end of the night. That includes kitchen appliances as well as office computers and point-of-sale systems. Read More»

The "Shoulds" and "Coulds" of Wetwood: What it Means When Your Tree Bleeds Sap

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Much like humans, when trees experience bouts of stress, they weaken and become susceptible to infection. Stress comes in many forms. In Australia, summer droughts can deprive trees of water and nutrients and the resulting stress can leave the tree vulnerable for months. Likewise, injuries to roots, poorly carried out pruning cuts and injuries caused by nearby construction work can leave a tree vulnerable to bacteria. When stressed, some tree species such as elms, poplars, cottonwoods and ash will begin to bleed sap. Read More»

It's Easy Being Green: How Screw Piles Can Reduce Your Site's Environmental Impact

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It would be easy to assume that being environmentally friendly is costly and impractical. Luckily for both business owners and the earth itself, that’s not always the case.  Sometimes, the environmentally friendly option is also the economic one - and that’s certainly the case with steel screw piles.  You might not expect it.  After all, screw piles have been an industry stalwart for a long time; they are one of the fundamental techniques for securing foundations in place. Read More»

The Various Types of Carport Construction Plans you Should Know

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You probably need a carport in your home to offer your car a nice shade and protection from harsh weather conditions. They also contribute largely to the overall outlook of your home. Therefore, when planning construction of a carport, you have to first consider a design that is compatible and makes a perfect fit with your house. Carports may range from combinations of tarpaulin roofs and steel poles to other sturdier cement counterparts covered with metal sheet roofs. Read More»

Avoid These Materials and Styles When Choosing Pool Fencing

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Secure pool fencing is very important for any home, as this will keep the pool area secure against unsupervised toddlers and pets and keep out unwelcome visitors who might be tempted to use your pool when you’re away. Most cities have legal requirements as to pool fencing when it comes to height and other factors but may still allow you to choose from a variety of styles and materials; however, there are a few designs of fencing you might want to avoid for around a pool in particular. Read More»