Thanks to the evolution of construction, building homes and offices can now be done more efficiently and effectively. The following articles will provide you with information on the equipment and techniques used in the construction industry today.
Sill flashing controls water that penetrates through the masonry sill and helps control water penetrating the perimeter sealant joint around the windows. The sill flashing will prevent water from saturating the top of the masonry beneath the sill.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program, each U.S. household could lower its annual water and sewer bill by as much as $170 by installing a high-efficiency toilet.
Whether claiming to be greener, straighter, or lighter, these engineered lumber products boast improvements over solid wood and other lumber of their kind.
Motor oil, two-cycle oil, even hydraulic oil are going green. Green Earth Technologies is selling the first products in a line of naturally organic, biodegradable, high-performance motor oils, including environmentally friendly hydraulic oil for heavy equipment.
Every custom builder must qualify prospective customers in order to determine whether they are serious buyers. It's a tried-and-true way to streamline the sales process and save valuable time.
Some of the fasteners and connectors on the market are engineered for better performance in a variety of materials, including popular wood alternatives like PVC and composite trims, while other new introductions help solve common fastener and connector issues.
When you think of chainsaws in construction work, your mind usually goes to builders of log homes, pole barns, docks, fences, and perhaps timber framers.
The Twofold Workbench & Scaffold from Vika USA is lightweight yet rated to support up to 500 pounds. The 19x46-inch work platform folds flat for transport and opens to 22- and 32-inch heights.
What can we do to eliminate swirls in precast panels? Sid Freedman of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute says such swirls are signs of segregation caused by the placing method. Read on to know more.
When someone says "framing square," we all probably think of the same object. But before it became a mass-produced tool in early 19th century America–and the tool we all think of–medieval European timber framers used framing squares to lay out bents and ribbed vaults for houses and cathedrals.