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  • Does Your House Need New Paint And Roofing Shingles? Get What You Need And Fix Things Quick

    If the exterior of your home needs new paint, and there are some shingles on the roof that should be replaced, you may want to take some time to give the exterior the work it needs. If you are capable of painting and replacing some of the shingles on your own, all you'll need is the tools to get the job done right. Here are some of the things that you want to get to help make your project more manageable, and so you can get these jobs done right.
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  • Is Bare Crane Rental Right For You?

    Renting a crane can be convenient, but it can also cause some confusion in terms of paperwork if you arrange for a manned rental. Suddenly there are additional people onsite (the crane operators) who need to learn your site's protocols, and you can see a big initial rental cost affect your budget. However, if you arrange for a bare rental instead of a manned one, you can get just the equipment and have it covered by your company's insurance policies and operated by your own workers.
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  • Galvannealed Or Galvanized? Choosing Your Coating

    If you're working on an engineering or art project for school and are looking at using sheet metal as one of your materials, you've no doubt learned how coating the metal can protect it from corrosion, as well as making it easier to use if you plan to paint the metal. However, you've also likely found that there are different types of coatings that can affect how the metal lasts. Two major types are galvanized metal and galvannealed metal; galvanized has a coating that's mostly zinc with some aluminum, and galvannealed has iron thrown into the mix.
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  • Four Reasons to Buy Used Heavy Construction Equipment Rather Than New

    If you're in the market for a new piece of heavy equipment, maybe a front loader or a back hoe, you may be wondering whether you should invest in a shiny, new model or buy a piece of equipment that's been previously used by another company. While both options have their advantages, there are some distinct benefits to choosing used over new. 1. Less capital outlay. The best advantage to buying used equipment rather than new is that the price tag is considerably less.
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  • Navigating Equipment Insurance: Does Your Contractor's Policy Cover Rentals?

    Contractors often rent specialized pieces of construction equipment or tools that they don't need often enough to own. But it can be confusing -- even for contractors who rent on a regular basis -- to understand what kind of insurance coverage they may need. Typically, homeowners who rent equipment are required to pay an additional fee on top of the rental cost for insurance. This covers any damage to the machine or tool, so that the rental company doesn't have to wait for homeowner's insurance to kick in.
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  • Crane Rental And Operation: 4 Tips To Ensure Your Work Site Is Safe

    Cranes are an integral component to the construction industry. Unfortunately, they also cause a large number of injuries and deaths. In fact, according to the CDC, roughly 25 to 33 percent of fatal injuries that occurred in the construction and maintenance industry in 1993 involved cranes. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that safety be a top concern by corporations and on-site managers at construction sites. Here are four tips to reduce the guesswork and increase job-site safety when cranes are in use:
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  • Metal Or Synthetic? Choosing The Right Industrial Overhead Crane Hoist Slings

    If your company needs to purchase new industrial overhead crane hoist slings for an upcoming large building project, then it is important for you to decide if metal or synthetic fiber slings will work the best for your project. Choosing the right sling will make your projects cheaper, easier, and safer for your crew. Here is some information on each of the six overhead crane hoist sling options that you have to choose from:
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  • Things You Should Know before Starting Up Your Heavy Equipment Rental Company

    Heavy equipment rental saves time. Your heavy equipment rental company helps America as a country to function properly. Stable infrastructure is the mainstay of American society and is dependent on the construction industry. Efficiency in the construction industry relies on the rental of heavy equipment to reduce labor costs and time. Demand for heavy equipment is generally fueled by the country's growing population and associated infrastructures. What should you do to grab the bull by the horn and start up a successful heavy equipment rental company?
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  • Steps To Take Before Razing An Old Building

    If you have just purchased an old building and you wish to have it razed so you can reuse the property for a newer structure, there are steps you will need to take before you call a heavy construction corporation to start the job. Neighboring buildings and pedestrians need to be considered to keep others around the area safe. Here are some steps to consider when you would like to have a building removed from your property, keeping your property and neighboring properties safe from harm in the process.
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