How to Protect Your Jobsite During Renos

We all know that proper preparation makes the job go faster, but with labor shortages many contractors may be tempted to take shortcuts. When you don’t take the time to properly protect homes during renos, you run the risk of damaging existing features or contaminating the living space which may result in expensive cleanups. Controlling …

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Preventing Backpain for Construction Workers

The numbers are concerning—at least 50 million adults suffer from chronic back pain in America. Of course, the incidence of backpain in construction workers is 20% higher than other occupations across all age groups. The problem isn’t just heavy lifting—construction workers have to perform repetitive tasks as they twist, bend and reach their way through …

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Improving the Quality of your Indoor Air

Moving homes to tighter building envelopes has led to a need to augment air filtration to ensure the quality of your indoor air remains high. Here are a few options for you to consider. High-MERV or HEPA filters These stand-alone filters are the least expensive solution. In order to be effective, you must check that …

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What’s on Your APA Grade Stamp?

Ever wondered what the information on your OSB sheathing panel stamp means? This stamp offers vital information for construction professionals as well as guidelines for installation. Here’s a rundown of what the APA (The Engineered Wood Association) grade stamp represents. Company logo. APA is a third-party quality control association that represents US and Canadian manufacturers of …

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Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid

The kitchen is perhaps the place where function counts the most in your home. Focus too much on design and aesthetics and you may end up with a kitchen that isn’t practical. It may be a minor thing like the corner cupboard door doesn’t open all the way before hitting the counter, but these little …

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