A Different Kind of Construction Blog

A Look at How Seamless Gutters Are Made

Seamless gutters are popular because they have fewer places to leak. They're often made from aluminum, but they can also be made from vinyl or copper. Aluminum is a lightweight and easy material to work with. It also comes in several colors. Seamless gutters are made on your property right before they're installed. Here's a look at what this entails. A Truck-Mounted Extruder Makes The Gutters First, the gutter installer takes measurements of your house so troughs can be made the exact length needed.   Read More...

Construction Site Dredging To Prepare For Foundation Work

When you are building a project close to water or over wetland areas, there is work that needs to be done. This can cause complications when it is time to break ground for foundations. Therefore, dredging and other work may be needed to prepare your project for foundation work. The following construction site dredging information will help you prepare your next project for a foundation: Beginning With Geological Surveying   Read More...

Signs Your Brick Landscape Wall Needs Repairs

Brick walls can add a lot of character to a landscape. Brick is also pretty durable — it has been used outside for years — and as such, it can stand up to the wind, rain, and snow that it faces. However, most brick walls used in landscaping do eventually suffer some damage and require repairs. It's important to know when masonry repairs are needed so that you don't accidentally let the wall fall into a state of disrepair.   Read More...

3 Things to Discuss With a Gutter Specialist Before Buying New Gutters

You have a lot of decisions to make when you get new gutters. A gutter specialist can guide you in choosing the most appropriate gutters for your home that fit your budget. However, you can choose the style and color you like best. Here are some things to discuss with your gutter specialist. 1. The Size of Your Gutters Gutters come in different widths. The size you need is based on the size of your roof and the rainfall in your area.   Read More...

Why A Gas Furnace May Be A Better Choice For Your Home Than An Electric Model

If you're renovating your old house and your home needs a new furnace, you may be debating on whether you should get a gas or electric model. Each has its pros and cons so be sure to talk to a heating contractor and get advice for the best furnace that matches your local climate. All things considered, you may find a gas furnace is a better choice if you live where winters are long and cold.   Read More...