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Moving Your Cranes Long Distance When You Relocate Your Business

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As a contractor, it is typical to follow the work where it leads you. Sometimes that involves relocating to an entirely different province and area of the country. Your heaviest of construction and demolition equipment is going to be your biggest relocation challenge. Here is how you can simplify the process and manage to settle in your new space. Break Down the Cranes When you move a crane, you can remove the cab portion and telescopically shorten the boom itself.…

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How To Refinish Your Concrete Driveway

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Is your concrete driveway beginning to look worn or develop cracks and potholes? Is so, you should know that restoring your driveway to its former glory may be much easier than you would imagine. In fact, this task can often be completed on a do-it-yourself basis by following the simple steps outlined below. What You Will Need Pressure Washer Masonry Cleaner Concrete Resurfacer Bucket Mixing Paddle Flat Edge Trowel Rubber Squeegee With Extended Handle Step #1: Clear All Debris From Driveway…

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Boosting The Efficiency Of Your Furnace

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In the quest for lower heating bills, all is not done when you buy yourself a highly efficient condensing furnace. A furnace is only one element involved in efficiently heating your home. You also have to consider your air delivery system and the insulation of your home. Leaky HVAC ducts and poor weatherstripping around windows and doors can lead to a loss in efficiency and an uptick in the price for heating your home.…

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How To Install A Hardwood Floor Medallion Inlay

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A wood medallion inlay, from a company like A B Cushing Mills Ltd, in the center of a hardwood floor adds a sophisticated focal point to almost any room. When selecting medallions, look to other hardwood elements in the room to come up with an attractive but contrasting color to the floor. For example, using the same stain colors for the medallion that you see in a nearby stair banister or the room’s trim can help pull all the different wood elements together.…

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3 Must Have Items For Any Construction Contract

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When it comes to hiring a contractor to perform work on your house, nothing is as important as the contract itself. Yet many people fail to understand all of the points that a contract should address. If you will soon be hiring a contractor to work on your house, read on. This article will present three essential items to include in your contract.  1. Payment Clause It is vital that your contract include a fully itemized breakdown of all payments you will be making to the contractor.…

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How Can I Fix Damaged Brick On My House?

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Brick exteriors on homes can provide a timeless, elegant look. However, brick is like any other housing material in that it can decay with time. But the repair process isn’t as easy as slapping on a new coat of paint. There are a few methods for repairing brick depending on the severity of the damage. Mortar Loose Bricks If the bricks themselves are sturdy, but a few have come loose, you can simply take the loose bricks out and apply new mortar.…

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3 Ways To Fit An Inground Pool Into A Small Yard

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You’ve always dreamed of having an inground pool, but your home has a yard that seems too small for the large pool you always wanted. Luckily, pool contractors deal with this scenario often enough to have designed some solutions. Note that these solutions won’t work if your yard is truly tiny, but space-saving options do exist for yards that seem a little short on space. Lap Pool A lap pool is essentially one lane of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.…

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3 Surprising Reasons You Should Hire A Commercial Painting Service

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If you own a commercial business of any sort or are renovating your home, you may assume you can handle your own painting work. However there are many good reasons to consider hiring a commercial painting service even for smaller jobs. Consider three of those reasons here: 1. Your safety is at risk Reaching vaulted ceilings or certain nooks and crannies in rooms can mean getting up on ladders and scaffolding, and these are more dangerous than you may realize.…

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What Are Low-Cost Roofing Options?

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If the roof on your house is allowing in moisture in several areas, you need to replace that roof immediately. A new roof is one of the most costly home improvement tasks. However, there are a few roofing materials that can minimize the costs as much as possible without sacrificing quality. Asphalt Shingles Asphalt is extremely popular due to its low cost and relative durability. Different grades or levels of asphalt shingles exist with the price going up alongside the quality.…

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Ask Your Electrician For These Additions To Help Keep You Safe

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Whether you’re building a house or adding on a room, a good electrical contractor will sit down with you before the job begins and plan out exactly what’s going to take place. He’ll map out where the outlets will be positioned for the most convenience, and ask about your task lighting needs and electric usage habits. Before you shut down the plans and let him begin the work, take a few minutes to look at safety considerations for your home.…

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