How I Came to Love Construction

  • Essential Forklift Safety Tips

    29 October 2015

    Ways to Use a Forklift Wrong (and How to Do It Right) The safe operation of a forklift requires common sense and knowledge of how to use a forklift from the time you crank the engine until it is parked. Several stages are required and must be followed to protect you and your fellow workers. One very important rule is never operate a forklift unless you have been trained and licensed. Perform an inspection before you use the forklift, and make sure all your gauges are working correctly.

  • How To Test And Replace The Solenoid On Your Furnace's Humidifier

    14 October 2015

    The humidifier on your furnace directs water vapor into the duct system to spread moisture in the air throughout your home during the winter. The moisture in the air helps keep the house warmer on cold days (due to the increased humidity level), and helps keeps your skin from drying out. The solenoid open and closes the valve on the humidifier to let the water vapors into the furnace ducts. If the solenoid won't open, the humidifier won't work and your house can get very dry.

  • Four Things A Contractor Will Need To Know To Create A Custom Tree Stand

    30 September 2015

    Having a sturdy deer stand is important when hunting. Many of the deer stands that are on the market have a maximum weight limit that they can hold. If you are a larger man or woman, the weight may be too low to support your weight or too low for you to be able to fit someone else in the tree stand with you. If you want a safe and sturdy deer stand that you can use with confidence, consider having one made for you.

  • What You Need To Know Before You Seal Coat Your Driveway

    11 September 2015

    Seal coating your driveway is important to keeping it in good shape for years to come. Without sealant, asphalt will become progressively harder and more brittle with exposure to the elements; in addition, dirt, water, and even oil and gas from vehicles can get into the porous asphalt and break it apart from the inside. However, it's not as simple as just throwing a coat of sealant on top. If you're going to have your driveway sealed, there are some things you need to know first.

  • Properly Putting on a Fall Safety Harness

    25 August 2015

    Fall protection harnesses will help you reduce your liability expenses and will also give you the peace-of-mind knowing that you and your workers will be better protected. This device should be used whenever workers are in an elevated position at a height of six feet or higher. Rather than relying on the user holding onto something, like a rope, a fall protection harness will automatically catch the worker during a fall.

  • How To Stop Your Air Conditioning From Making Your Employees Sick

    10 August 2015

    You depend on your air conditioning to keep your commercial building cool and your employees comfortable. But in some cases, your air conditioning could be costing you by actually making your employees sick.  Recent New York-area outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, a type of pneumonia that can be fatal, have sparked inquiries about how air conditioning can spread microbes throughout a commercial working environment. As many as 50,000 people getting sick each year from just this one type of bacteria.

  • How To Crimp A Wire Onto An Electrical Terminal

    30 July 2015

    Bad electric wires have to be replaced to avoid shorting out an electric motor and causing extensive damage. If the wires are connected to the motor using terminal connectors, you'll also have to install new terminals on the end of the new wires so you can connect them to the motor you are working on. The wires are typically crimped into the connectors so they don't become loose and disconnect from the terminal.