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Reduce Hardware Runs and Save

Is everyone sitting around waiting because you ran out of nails? When employees leave the jobsite to pick up materials, you have a double loss with transport costs and time. Studies show that these costs can take up as much as 2-4% of the project’s profits for most small to medium construction companies. But with a better system and planning, you can vastly reduce lumberyard runs and improve your efficiency and your bottom line

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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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Inadequate Panel Spacing – A Costly Mistake!

Ambient temperatures and moisture conditions cause a constant state of expansion and contraction in every substance there is, whether solid, liquid or gas. This explains why bridges have expansion joints, why sidewalks have expansion joints and why you have to space structural panels such as OSB with an 1/8” gap at joints to give them …

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