2015

  • Paving The Way: 4 Benefits Of Angled Parking Spaces

    Planning a parking lot for your business may seem like a simple task, but there are pros and cons to nearly every type of layout. Angled spaces are one of the most popular designs for commercial parking lots, and there are plenty of reasons why. Whether your customers park on the street or in a designated lot, angled spaces are more efficient and look more uniform. Consider these other benefits of angled parking when planning your lot.
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  • Reasons Why Renting Construction Equipment Is Better Than Purchasing

    Construction companies are one of the many companies that are learning to cope with the changes in economy, which is why many have turned to renting equipment. It offers more flexibility when the economy fluctuates without having to jeopardize the quality of equipment used. Here are a few of the other top reasons that construction companies have found renting equipment beneficial to their success. Allows for Testing With renting, you will have the ability to test out the equipment before making a purchase.
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  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Seal Your Driveway

    Sealing your driveway might seem like a chore that's not worth the work. Many people aren't aware of the extensive benefits a good seal coat job offers, and instead leave their driveway to the mercy of the elements. But your driveway is more important than you might think - after all, it's the very first thing people see when they pull up to your house. So check out the three reasons below why you shouldn't hesitate to contact your local contractor and have your driveway sealed today.
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  • Dealing With Pipe Leaks Using Probe Grouting

    Grouting is an effective and affordable way to seal pipe joints in all types of applications, and it is a viable option for enforcing the structural stability of a pipe network. Unfortunately, it's not invincible, so grouting failures are possible. Usually due to either grout failure or soil erosion problems, they need to be addressed. One of the best ways to repair damage like this is through a reapplication of grout directly to the affected area.
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  • Your Deck Railing: Prep The Wood Before You Paint

    Properly painting your deck railing can ensure that the wood will be protected for many years to come, however, proper painting starts with good prepping technique. Prepping the wood involves the removal of any old finishes and repair of old damage. To prepare your railing for painting, follow the tips below.      Sand and Repair as Necessary Sand the wood railings to strip away the old finish and expose the naked wood underneath.
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  • Three Unique Projects To Give Your Outdated Deck A Modern Makeover

    If you have an old deck with treated wood and simple decking, it may be time to give it a modern makeover. You can do things like replace decking with vinyl or metal systems, add new railings and many other things to give your deck more of a contemporary look. If you want to give your deck a new design, here are some things that you can do to make it look more modern:
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  • 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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