• 4 Times to Call an Electrician to Your Home

    26 December 2014

    You don't need an electrician to make repairs to the wiring in your home just when your power goes out. There are many other times when you may have problems with the wiring at home and need repairs or upgrades, even though you're still getting power. Understanding the signs of needed repairs or knowing why you need an electrician for certain jobs can ensure your home's electricity is always working properly and also reduce your risk of an electrical fire.

  • Future Construction Technologies: The Role of 3D Printing in the Construction Industry

    19 December 2014

    Recently, a Chinese company designed and constructed houses using giant 3D printers. Clearly, the possibilities are endless in construction technologies. 3D printed houses offer profound implications for housing customization and affordability. Read on to learn more about what role 3D printing will play in the future of construction industry. How does 3D printing in the construction industry work? The process starts by digitally modeling a plan/blueprint of an object to be printed in the design program.

  • 4 Effective Ways To Prevent Gutter And Roof Damage From Snow And Ice

    17 December 2014

    Ice or snow buildup on the roof or gutters during winter is common. This can cause serious harm to your house. The following steps will help you prevent roof and gutter damage from snow and ice: Securely screw your gutters into the fascia board Fifteen or more years ago, a technique by the name "spike and ferrule" was employed to attach gutters using a large spike. Today, this technique is less effective.

  • Embrace Lime Stabilization Techniques For Economical & Durable Paving

    9 December 2014

    Lime stabilization has for a long time been used to tame stubborn sub-grades when constructing roads, runways, pavements and even when constructing buildings. Today, with the onset of green alternatives, the technology is even more popular. Application of lime in paving can help reduce work time, costs and even maintenance expenses. Read on to learn more. Reducing work time Not all construction sites are ready for excavators and earthmovers. Some environments are extremely difficult to work with.