Byron Steeves

Is A Design And Build Construction Contractor Right For Your Project?

Construction & Contractors Blog

A design and build construction contractor is a professional who offers a more unified version of the process. They can help you devise the design for a project and then put it into action. You might wonder whether this approach is right for your project when compared to the traditional process of breaking up these functions. Here is how to tell if your plans fit this model of design and construction work.

1 February 2023

3 Top Reasons Why It's Imperative To Invest In A Video Sewer Inspection

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As a homeowner, you should inspect every system in your home to ensure it's in good condition. However, you may sometimes focus more on other things and forget about your sewer line, mainly because it is underground. This is not wise because it might get damaged when you least expect it, leading to health and safety risks. For example, your sewer line might clog or crack, causing wastewater to back up in your toilet and yard.

18 January 2023

6 Risks To Assess With A Land Survey

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Land surveying is a useful tool for assessing the risks on a property. Many parties have an interest in knowing the risks of a piece of land, including owners, buyers, financing companies, insurers, and government agencies. You can assess these six risks with a survey. Subsidence or Uplift  The ground can move up or down much faster than you might expect, even in one lifetime. Heavy loads can compact the soil, an especially common problem several years after the construction of a new building.

5 January 2023

Lumber Takeoff Services: Reasons To Use Them For Construction

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Lumber is one of the most important materials used in construction today because it can be used to make all sorts of structures. If you need some for an upcoming project, takeoff services are important. They involve the counting of the materials, which helps for a couple of reasons.  Help You Focus on Other Aspects of Construction If you plan to build a structure that involves a lot of lumber for different elements, it would probably take you a long time to calculate lumber figures.

19 December 2022

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Water Filtration System When You Use A Well

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If you use a water well to acquire water for you and your family members to drink, cook with, clean with, and more, then you might be happy with your water well overall. However, because you are probably worried about water quality and taste, you might have decided to install a water filtration system. Of course, just as you have to take care of your well pump and other components of your water well system, you also have to take care of your water filtration system.

5 December 2022

When Is Your Driveway Beyond Repair? 3 Ways To Tell!

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A broken, uneven, and failing driveway is an eyesore, but it's also a practical problem for your home. You need your driveway's surface to be safe and level to protect your vehicles and prevent easily avoidable trips and falls for anyone walking across it. However, it's often challenging to know when it's time to stop putting money into repairs and instead tear out and replace the whole driveway. Unfortunately, there's no cut-and-dried answer to this question.

21 November 2022

Bedrooms In Your Next Home — Why More Isn't Always Better

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Do you want to buy a home with a lot of bedrooms? Many home buyers today prefer higher numbers of bedrooms, both for the boost in home value and in flexibility. But should you buck the trend and opt for a house with a lower amount of bedrooms? It may be a good idea. Here are five tips to find the right number of sleeping spaces.  1. Make Sure It's a Bedroom

7 November 2022

How To Plan Out A Seamless Copper Gutter Install

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Seamless copper gutters come with a lot of benefits. They look beautiful and since they don't have seams, they're not susceptible to leaking. If you just bought some and want to get the most out of them for years, here are some installation tips to be aware of. Measure the Sides of the Home Carefully  To make sure you order enough materials for a seamless copper gutter installation, you will have to measure each side of your home.

21 October 2022

Benefits Of Hiring Commercial Masonry Contractors When Working On Brick Structures

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If you have plans of building a structure out of brick, then you'll want to hire commercial masonry contractors. They work with brick all the time and can thus help you complete this project in a lot of important ways. Help Complete Your Vision You may have a particular vision for how you want the brickwork to turn out. Maybe it's a brick pathway leading up to a building or a building made out of brick.

7 October 2022

An Easy Guide To Replacing Boiler Pumps To Keep Mechanical Systems Running

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If a boiler pump breaks down, it can cause substantial problems with the machinery and mechanical systems that rely on it. Being aware of how to replace a broken boiler pump can be an essential skill, so knowing what steps to take when something like this happens is crucial to avoiding even bigger issues in the future. Here is an easy guide to boiler pump replacement to help keep your mechanical systems working.

26 September 2022