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Heat illness prevention on the jobsite

On some jobs, exposure to heat is difficult to control. The resulting heat illness and heat-related accidents can be very serious – even fatal. Both are most likely to occur among those who have not been given time to adjust to working in heat or who have been away from hot environments. When you work […]

A closer look at safety glasses

Thousands of eye injuries occur on jobsites every day, and many of them could have been prevented with the proper safety glasses. There are a few different types of lenses available in safety glasses, and knowing the properties of each material will help you choose the best protection. Plastic lenses for safety glasses Lighter and […]

Hearing protection for construction workers

Work-related hearing loss is a critical workplace issue, with an estimated 30 million workers, including construction workers, exposed to high levels of noise and the potential for permanent hearing loss. In construction industry studies, 44 percent of carpenters and 48 percent of plumbers reported hearing loss. Here’s all you need to know about hearing protection […]

How to give concrete texture, pattern and color

The concrete texture, pattern and color available today for floors has nothing in common with the low-budget gray slabs of the past. An explosion of color, texturing and aggregate choices offer an attractive and versatile way to create outdoor kitchens, patios, sidewalks, pool decks or garden rooms. Concrete can be finished with an infinite variety of […]

Tips for painting brick

Brick houses are painted for a variety of reasons. When a brick house is remodeled it might be impossible to get a brick that matches. Painting brick disguises that. Brick houses in parts of the country that are particularly damp are painted to preserve the brick. And still others are painted because the homeowner doesn’t like […]

Choose the right fastener for the job

It can be difficult to choose the right fastener for the job. Stand in the fastener aisle of any hardware store and you are confronted with thousands of options. But understanding more about the design and manufacture of fasteners can help you choose the right fastener for just about any job. If you choose the right fastener, […]

Locating structural concrete foundation problems

Before you begin a remodeling project on a basement, carefully inspect the foundation for any sign of structural concrete foundation problems. Look at a concrete foundation from inside and outside to tell if it’s plumb and level. Slight variations are normal, but foundation walls should not be visibly bowed or leaning.  Check all doors and windows; […]

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