construction--contractors

  • Three High-Paying Jobs in the Oil Sands

    The Oil Sands of Fort McMurray, Alberta contain the third highest amount of crude oil reserves in the world. With 168 billion barrels of oil, only Saudi Arabia and Venezuela have more untapped underground oil. Because of energy exploration in the Oil Sands, there are many high paying jobs in the area. Here are three of them. Welder While the average hourly wage for welders in Canada is $22.80, welders in Edmonton, Alberta can make closer to $30 an hour.
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  • Making Repairs To Your Asphalt Basketball Court

    If you are on the recreational committee for your neighborhood park, you know the importance in making sure all playground equipment and sporting areas are kept maintained to keep guests safe from injury. Here are some instructions for you to use when doing routine maintenance on your park's basketball court, keeping it looking sharp for those who wish to play a game.  Do An Assessment Take a walk on the court to look at the asphalt surface in detail.
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  • Four Ways To Make Your Patio Safer For Your Elderly Loved One

    If you have an older family member who lives with you or comes over to visit often, they you'll want to take appropriate measures to make sure your living space is safe for that person. One of the most important areas to focus on is the patio. Follow these four tips to ensure your patio space is safe for your elderly loved one to spend time on. Make sure a raised patio is completely surrounded by railings.
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  • Landscape Ideas: Turning Your Backyard Into A Beautiful Private Garden

    Turning the average yard into a romantic and scenic garden starts with unique landscaping.  The best backyard garden includes additions like interlocking pathways and patios, ponds, unique fountains and your favorite foliage. No matter if your backyard is small and pinned in between two neighboring yards or if it is large and sprawling over an entire acre, creating a private garden starts with putting together a landscape plan. Choosing A Focal Point
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  • 3 Tips For Preparing Your Backyard For Summertime Gatherings

    Generally the summertime is full of backyard barbecues and family games, so having a backyard that is well-equipped for these events is a great idea. There are a few different things that you can do to prepare your backyard for all of these fun gatherings with family and friends. This article will include 3 specific tips that will help you to have the best backyard possible for the summertime gatherings. 
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  • 3 Reasons To Choose Concrete Over Asphalt For A Driveway

    Whenever someone considers building a new driveway, he or she will inevitably end up trying to decide between asphalt and concrete. While both materials have their uses, concrete has a few advantages that asphalt cannot match. Three reasons to utilize concrete instead of asphalt are heat resistance, strength, and aesthetic appeal. Heat Resistance Asphalt suffers from several issues during the hot summer months. One major issue is that hot days can cause the asphalt to actually soften, which can cause the driveway to deform and lose its original shape.
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  • 6 Ways To Prevent Your Home From Going Up In Smoke This Holiday

    When it comes time to start putting up holiday lights on the interior and exterior of your home, it is important that you ensure your lights are safe. This is because home fires are very common during the holiday season. If you aren't careful, your lighting display could contribute to that fire. Here are six tips to help ensure that your lighting display is installed safely: 1. Avoid Connecting Different Number Light Sets Together.
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  • Stay Warm And Secure - The Benefits Of Choosing Spray Foam Insulation

    Owning your own home can be a source of immense pride and accomplishment, but it is not without its challenges. Many people have very little baseline knowledge in some important aspects of home maintenance and damage prevention. Frequently, choosing the right insulation for your home is among those things that many people are stumped by. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the benefits for choosing spray foam insulation for your home.
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  • Unique Landscaping Materials: Paving Options

    When it comes to your landscaping project, you want your design and materials to be as unique and full of personality as you are. However, you may not know where to start in pursing this unique style aesthetic. One place that you can start is with the paving aspect of your project. Whether it be a new driveway, sidewalk, walking path, patio, or garden border, there are a variety of opportunities for you to customize the paving in your landscaping project.
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  • Building A Cabin? Building Packages And Important Upgrades

    Building a cabin or cottage with prepackaged designs makes picking the perfect layout easy, and there are a few different appliances you can choose that will help you save money over time. If you want to have another property but you are worried about the cost of maintaining a second home, make sure that you talk with a builder like Tech Home Ltd about getting a ductless air conditioning unit, a tankless water heater and an energy efficient furnace with a programmable thermostat.
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