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One General Contractor’s Observation

December 31, 2020

One general contractor’s observation. Over the last few months, I have read a lot of commentaries from numerous outlets, foreign and domestic, regarding 2020 and specifically the COVID-19 virus. They run in two or three veins. Snarky finger pointing at everyone involved at the official, policy making level, a subtle…

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Best Holiday Movie

Best Holiday Movies Blog

December 10, 2020

We thought it would be appropriate to find a list that shows holiday movies we have enjoyed over the years and think that they are worthy of watching again. Follow the link to view the list. Blog by: TOBI Blog Holiday movies are the absolute best during this season! We’re…

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Construction Time-Saving Tips

Construction Time-Saving Tips

November 19, 2020

We came across an article a few years back and believe that it is still valid today for construction time-saving tips. The article from Restaurants: Development + Design called “Tips from the Pros for Getting Projects Done Faster,” by Dana Tanyeri illuminated some of our favorite time-saving tips that are…

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Construction Winter Conditions

Construction Winter Conditions

October 30, 2020

Construction winter conditions is always a concern for both the customer and the contractors. We discuss some of those factors below in this blog. Frozen subgrade material can lead to settlement later. If completing site grading and site subgrade preparation activities in cold weather, specific attention needs to be paid to…

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Pros and Cons of Concrete vs Asphalt

October 8, 2020

  Pros and Cons of Concrete vs Asphalt The Pros of Concrete Installation There are several benefits to building a commercial parking lot with concrete. These pros include: Better Suited for Hot Weather. — Concrete commercial parking lots tend to be better suited for hot weather. Unlike asphalt parking lots that…

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What to Consider Before Hiring A Commercial General Contractor

September 12, 2020

What to Consider Before Hiring A Commercial General Contractor Hiring the right commercial general contractor for your commercial project is an important decision. You want the project completed quickly, correctly, and efficiently. These are some things to consider before hiring a commercial construction company. Longevity The experience counts for a…

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Fluid applied

Fluid Applied air and vapor barriers

August 20, 2020

Fluid Applied air and vapor barrier A “fluid applied” material is simply a coating that is designed to be either roll, trowel, or spray applied to a wall sheathing. These materials are often supplied in various grades which are designed for either coating sheathing, sealing seams, flashing penetrations and window…

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ZIP System Moisture Barrier

July 30, 2020

ZIP System Moisture Barrier When planning your commercial construction project there are several options to use for moisture barrier protection when building. In this blog, which is 2 of a 3-part series we are going to discuss ZIP System for use as a moisture barrier. ZIP System sheathing system combines…

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Moisture Barrier House Wrap

July 9, 2020

Commercial Construction Moisture Barrier House Wrap   When planning your commercial construction project there are several options to use for moisture barrier protection when building. In this blog which is 1 of a 3 part series we are going to discuss house wrap (ex – Tyvek) pros and cons. What…

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Construction Specialties TPO vs PVC

June 18, 2020

PVC vs TPO Membrane Roofing Systems TPO and PVC have a lot in common. Both construction specialties are heat weldable roof systems that are typically white in color and have been around for a while. Their specifications are also similar and both roof systems come with warranties varying from 15…

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