How I Came to Love Construction

  • Foundation Cracks Can Mean Big Trouble – Be Safe, Hire A Structural Expert

    20 December 2016

    If you have noticed any cracks in your foundation, it would be good advice to consult with a knowledgeable professional. Covering cracks or gaps in your foundation block may conveniently hide them, but it will not address the underlying problem. Cracks can be indicative of a serious foundation problem, so unless you are an expert, it is probably a good time to call one. Obtaining a structural foundation report from a certified structural engineer is the best way to guarantee that you fix the cause, not just put a cover over it.

  • Tips For Saving Money When Looking For Building Materials

    6 December 2016

    Whether you will be working on a big or small project in the near future, you may want to consider saving as much money as you can on the cost of the building materials. Do not make the mistake of assuming that you have no choice but to spend a lot of money. You can use the following tips to avoid spending too much. Look For People Selling Leftover Materials

  • 3 Things You Need To Know About Your Rotary Screw Compressor & Winter Weather

    25 October 2016

    If your business sues a rotary screw compressor, there are a few issues that you need to be aware of and vigilant about during the winter time even if your machine is located inside.  Cold weather can affect how your rotary screw compressor works and functions.  #1 High-Air Temperature Switch May Be Triggered More Frequently In The Winter All rotary screw compressors have high-air temperature switches built into them that are designed to turn off your compressor if the temperature of the air inside of the compressor reachers a specific temperature, which is usually quite high.

  • Industrial Plumbing Checklist You Should Be Following Regularly

    25 October 2016

    In an industrial setting, everything about the property is far more wide-scale than the average property. Therefore, when something goes wrong with an inner-working component, the situation can have massively detrimental effects on functionality and production of the business overall. This is especially true when it comes to the industrial plumbing components. If you are the owner of a large-scale industrial property, spotting issues with the plumbing early on will always mean it will be less likely for you to unexpectedly face a catastrophe.

  • Choosing Gravel For Your Paver Foundation

    25 August 2016

    When you're putting in permeable pavers in your yard, you need to build a solid foundation to support them. It's important that the foundation be porous, though. One of the best options for this kind of application is gravel, particularly mixtures made from crushed limestone and similar materials. This type of filler allows for sufficient drainage. Here are some of the different types of gravel you can choose from. Fine gravel is ideal for stability because it packs in fairly tightly.

  • Security Tips for Your Business Entry Door

    6 July 2016

    You want your business to be welcoming to customers during open hours yet secure against theft after closing time. One of the keys to security is creating a welcoming entrance that can be put on full lockdown once you go home for the evening. The following security tips can help you choose the right door or make the one you already have more secure. Tip #1: Choose the right type of glass

  • Four Things That Can Help Your Cooling System Stay In Working Order During The Off-Season

    6 July 2016

    You might not be giving your AC unit much thought over the winter months. As spring turns into summer and the first heat wave hits, the last thing you want to be stuck with is a malfunctioning AC unit. If you can be good to your cooling system year-round, then it will be ready when you need it and won't give you trouble at the start of the warm season. Here are four tips when it comes to keeping your AC unit in working order during the off-season.

  • How Can You Tell If Your Fireplace Needs To Be Cleaned?

    20 June 2016

    Fireplaces need to be cleaned periodically or they become a fire hazard. This is because smoke buildup inside a fireplace can lead to the development of a substance called "creosote." Creosote is a sticky, smelly, highly combustible substance that can easily catch fire when a fireplace is in use. How can you tell if your fireplace needs to be cleaned? You likely won't notice just by using it that your chimney needs to be cleaned.

  • Filling In A Dented Portion Of Your Wooden Garage Door Panel

    13 April 2016

    If one of your children accidentally hit your wooden garage door with a baseball, it most likely left a small dented area that put the wood in a flawed state. Making a repair to a wood panel in your garage door's exterior can be done on your own with the help of a few simple materials. Take a look at the following tips to fill in a dent in your wooden garage door yourself so it is no longer visible.

  • How To Clean A Furnace Blower Compartment

    8 April 2016

    Over its lifetime, your furnace is bound to lose some of its efficiency. Usually, decreased airflow is a result of a furnace that simply has not been serviced in a while. Most people call professional HVAC contractors to inspect and service their furnace. The motor and gas lines within the furnace should definitely be handled by licensed professionals. However, there are several components of a normal furnace that can be easily checked and often repaired to make it more efficient.