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How to Turn a Brick Home into a Log Home

How to Turn a Brick Home into a Log Home

by Guest on Feb 12, 2010

Turning a brick home into a true log home may not be entirely possible, but achieving the look of a log home is certainly feasible. Creativity, imagination and a willingness to think outside the box will make the transformation smooth and quick. Continue reading →

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Earthbag Building Expands Worldwide (Sandbag Building)

Earthbag Building Expands Worldwide (Sandbag Building)

by Guest on Jul 6, 2010

Earthbag building (sometimes called sandbag building) started about one hundred years ago providing safe, bulletproof, and bomb-resistant shelters for the military. They proved to be fast, simple to construct, and durable. Continue reading →

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The Construction of Modular Buildings

The Construction of Modular Buildings

by Guest on Nov 10, 2010

Modular buildings are constructed from prefabricated components made in a factory. Modular buildings can be constructed for temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent purposes. As they are quickly and easily constructed, they are very well suited to provide temporary emergency housing. Continue reading →

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Taking Your Professional Contracting Business Online Part I: Website C

Taking Your Professional Contracting Business Online Part I: Website C

by Guest on Jan 31, 2011

Building an online presence is making its way into the must-do category for small and local businesses, particularly as the internet evolves into a primary resource for finding information about local services. Hiring a professional web designer is a necessity for all businesses now. Continue reading →

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Professional Contractor Resource: Addressing Customer Fears

Professional Contractor Resource: Addressing Customer Fears

by Guest on Jan 31, 2011

It is important to consider the psychology behind how prospective customers select a contractor. If you have a better understanding of your potential clients and how they approach the decision making process, you are better equipped to attract their business. Continue reading →

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Improve Your Contractor Business

Improve Your Contractor Business

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

In today’s economic climate it is harder than ever to run a successful contractor business. The recent economic downturn and declining real estate market have forced many contractors to close shop. Continue reading →

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Industrial Wire and Mobile Shelving Systems

Industrial Wire and Mobile Shelving Systems

by Guest on Feb 11, 2011

Shelving units and systems are essential for all business premises whether it be a warehouse or an office. Organizing files, stock and pallets make for greater productivity in the workplace. Continue reading →

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Types of Butterfly Valves

Types of Butterfly Valves

by Guest on Nov 16, 2011

Butterfly valves got their name from the appearance of a single rod surrounded by two semi-circular discs loosely resembling the body of a butterfly. Older cars that used carburetors instead of an electronic fuel injection system were probably the most commonly known types. Continue reading →

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Plan Your Dream Cabin

Plan Your Dream Cabin

by Lorena Benchis on Jan 20, 2012

Many people dream of building their own small cabin in the woods, just like in “Little House on the Prairie”. Constructing a simple cabin is not difficult, even if you have limited experience with building projects. There are ready-made plans available, or you can design your own. Continue reading →

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What is Concrete Cutting?

What is Concrete Cutting?

by Guest on May 14, 2012

Concrete cutting is a process of controlled sawing, drilling, and removal of concrete performed by skilled operators using special saws that use diamond impregnated blades. Unlike the old-fashioned dusty jackhammer method, modern concrete cutting leaves a smooth attractive finish. Continue reading →

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