How to Advertise Your Construction Business Online for Free

How to Advertise Your Construction Business Online for Free

As an online marketing coach to thousands of residential contractors, one of the things I always stress to my clients is the importance of having a business identity online. Often times contractors will go to great lengths to ensure their physical space and offline marketing activities are top-notch, but it is all too common to…

What Is The Difference Between Recreational and Commercial Fishing?

What Is The Difference Between Recreational and Commercial Fishing?

In the early era, fishing is done primarily for food consumption but nowadays, it is practiced not only for consumption but also for fun, research work, and industrial purposes. Technological advancements had made it easy to catch fish, however, there are still many people who prefer the traditional way of catching for the purpose of…

Installing Enhanced Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles

Installing Enhanced Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles

Installing professional looking hip and ridge shingles takes matching up the hip and ridge cap to the shingles that are on the roof. Using the 3 tab shingles that do not match the main shingle is a disservice to the homeowner and also makes the roof look bad or not trimmed out. Using enhanced hip…

Roof Ice Dams – The Permanent Solution

Roof Ice Dams – The Permanent Solution

Most everyone here in New England knows why the ice dam leak occurs, so I won’t go into great detail on the anatomy of an ice dam leak. However, let me give you, the reader, a quick summary to refresh your memory. Snow accumulates on the roof. The exterior wall of the house at the…

How to Shingle a Roof – Don’t Rack Your Brain Or Your Shingles!

How to Shingle a Roof – Don’t Rack Your Brain Or Your Shingles!

If you’re looking for “how to shingle roof” information, you’ve come to the right place. One of your first decisions is which pattern to use. You basically have two choices… How to Shingle Roof – The Racking Method Running your shingles straight up the roof in columns, is called “racking”. It has been around as…

Solar Roof Mounts – 5 Things to Know

Solar Roof Mounts – 5 Things to Know

Solar roof mounts (a.k.a. solar panel systems mounted on the roof) are by far the most popular solar solution to high energy bills, and are backed by great rebates and 25 year warranties. However, your roof is pretty important, so you’ll want the full scoop on what a solar panel system means for you and…

Manufactured Roof Trusses Vs Conventional Roof Framing

Manufactured Roof Trusses Vs Conventional Roof Framing

Manufactured roof trusses are used in nearly 80 percent of all new homes constructed in America. The trusses are designed by structural engineers to ensure they meet roof load and building code requirements using a minimal amount of lumber, as opposed to conventional roof framing where choosing the size of rafters is often left to…

Design of Rain Gutter Systems For Home Construction

Design of Rain Gutter Systems For Home Construction

After I received the 2008 edition of the State of Michigan building code I eagerly looked through the table of contents for rain gutters only to find no mention of these troubling troughs that hang at the edges of a roof. So I looked to the index only to be disappointed again. There was no…

Double Wide Mobile Homes vs Single Wide Mobile Homes

Double Wide Mobile Homes vs Single Wide Mobile Homes

Over the past decade or so, manufactured homes (still commonly referred to as mobile homes) have become a great option for new homebuyers. Unlike the old shoddy mobile homes in trailer parks that people think of, manufactured homes now come as two-story homes or even town homes and include features like cathedral ceilings and fireplaces….

What You Need to Know About Chimney Sweep Certification

What You Need to Know About Chimney Sweep Certification

Whether you’re in the market for a chimney sweep or you’re thinking about becoming one yourself, you’ll need to understand the process through which a chimney sweep becomes certified. Such certification proves that these individuals have been properly trained to install, maintain, clean, and even repair chimneys. Chimney Sweep Association of America (CSIA) The CSIA…

Quantity Surveyor – Preparing Bills of Quantities

Quantity Surveyor – Preparing Bills of Quantities

The bill of quantities which is prepared by the quantity surveyor is designed primarily as a tendering document. Each contractor tendering for the project is able to price the work on exactly the same information with a minimum of effort. This therefore avoids duplication in quantifying the work, and allows for the fairest type of…

3 Popular Kinds of Construction Delivery Methods For Construction

3 Popular Kinds of Construction Delivery Methods For Construction

Among the many methods in construction delivery, there are three that are the most used and recommended in construction. These three methods are the design-bid-build method, the design-build method, and construction management. There are other methods that have also been used by many construction companies, methods like fast-track construction, multiple prime contractors, and other alternatives….

4 Types of Prefab Homes

4 Types of Prefab Homes

The range of prefab homes continues to grow. They are built using an assembly line type of construction and mostly seen as a low-cost alternative to the standard bricks and mortar home. Here are a few of the different types of prefab homes: Modular The modular home is built in multiple parts in a factory…

Visit Nocatee Florida

Visit Nocatee Florida

There is a small village or you might say a crossroads in southwestern Florida called Nocatee. It is not to be confused with the newly built master-planned community of the same name in northeast Florida. The original Nocatee is located in DeSoto County in southwest Florida. It is a Seminole Indian word that means, “What…

Pipe Welder Jobs: 6G Welders Are Making $12,000 And More A Month In The US Now, Demand Increasing

Pipe Welder Jobs: 6G Welders Are Making $12,000 And More A Month In The US Now, Demand Increasing

Isn’t it crazy? In the middle of a huge and nasty recession pipe welders are making crazy money. Sounds like fantasy land but it’s true. Why is it true? Where is it true? Like all good things worth having, it isn’t as easy as we would like to be.There are reasons why welders are being…

Homes in Oaxaca, Mexico: "Why Are So Many Houses Unfinished?"

Homes in Oaxaca, Mexico: "Why Are So Many Houses Unfinished?"

I’m asked the question at least once a month: Why are there so many houses in Oaxaca started and apparently not finished? It’s one of the most remarkable sights in this southern Mexico colonial city, as well as in the towns on its outskirts and further beyond. The phenomenon is clearly visible while traversing connecting…

Plastic Molded Tanks – What Kind Of Life Expectancy Do They Have?

Plastic Molded Tanks – What Kind Of Life Expectancy Do They Have?

General Rotationally Molded Polyethylene Tank Sizes: There are many sizes available for single walled vertical tanks, ranging from 5 gallons to 15,000 gallons, as well as hundreds of sizes for horizontal, rectangular and conical bottom configurations. There are in general two styles of double walled containment systems ranging in sizes from 15 to 10,500 gallons….

How to Find Blueprints of a Building

How to Find Blueprints of a Building

A blueprint is a map of a building. It ties the concept of design to the details required to erect a structure. Blueprints, otherwise known as architectural drawing sets, have been used since the 19th century and are a guide through the construction process. They are most commonly used by contractors to apply for building…