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How to select a contractor like a professional

Learn how to vet a contractor as the professionals do

Hiring the wrong contractor can be a costly and frustrating problem. In this article, we will discuss some of the things the professionals do when selecting and vetting a contractor. While there is no foolproof guaranteed way to make sure you don't get ripped off, the steps described in this article can help you change the odds in...

A case for financing your HOA roofing project

A case for financing your HOA roofing project   I am not a financial advisor; this article is not intended to be financial advice, always seek advice from a qualified professional.   Since I am a qualified expert on the topic of roofing and reroofing projects, this article will be about the advantages of doing a large roof project at one time as opposed to phasing it out over several years.    It...

Bid Rigging

What is bid Rigging?

 

Call me crazy, that honesty is good business, in my opinion. I realize that the word "honest" is subjective, and there are all sorts of grey areas that people travel in and around. Ast the end of the day, we all have a basic understanding of what is right and what is wrong. "Its just business" is the thing the guys says in the mobster movies just before he...

Thermal Imaging

Thermal cameras are a great tool to help find leak sources, trapped water, and latent moisture in the system. But it's not magic, and there are a few things you should know to understand better why it works and how to use it.

Here are some quick facts

   1. During the day it's hot, and the sun is shining

   2. Water will heat up and retain that heat more than the...

OSHA fall protection standards right here.

By Standard Number

 

1926.501 - Duty to have fall protection.   Part Number:

1926

Part Number Title:

Safety and Health Regulations for Construction

Subpart:

1926 Subpart M

Subpart Title:

Fall Protection

Standard Number: 1926.501 Title: Duty to have fall protection. GPO Source: e-CFR 1926.501(a)

"General."

1926.501(a)(1)

...

Building Code For Roofer

I was working on a report today, and as usual, I was referring to various authoritative documents.  And I thought "Hey the people who come to might site might like this one" This link will take right to the Internation Building Code for roofing and roof assemblies.  It is a pretty great reference when you need to know something or cite an authoritative source.

https://codes....

The ABCs of Indemnity Agreements and Additional Insured Endorsements

Coverage Insights

The ABCs of Indemnity Agreements and Additional Insured Endorsements

Understanding your business’s risk exposures is the cornerstone to managing them. Whether your business relies on outside vendors to provide goods and services, or you’re a provider of goods and services to your clients, you should be aware of how to take contractual precautions to protect...

Help! I am Afraid of a Bee

Within the past few months in my CPR and first aid classes I have had construction workers say they have epinephrine pens because they have severe allergic reactions to bees. What really disturbs me, in one class, one guy said that he told his coworkers where his pen is, and that one bee sting can kill him and his coworkers started making jokes out of it.  This type of allergic reaction is...

Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Advice for Parents Who Need to Get Their Home Ready to Sell

(And Keep It That Way)

 

Selling a home is a full-time job from the time you begin prepping for the sale until you move out. If you’re a busy parent, it may feel impossible, but getting your home ready for sale and keeping it in tip-top shape is doable. There are...

Gallons per square or mil thickness which is better?

Which is it?  Gallons per square or dry mil thickness.  If you ever had a roof coated or coated a roof, you should have heard one or both of these terms. "Gallons per square" and or "mil thickness."  

Let's start by talking about how the coating works. To do that, I am going to use acrylic coating as my "coating." Since it is the most commonly used coating material, often referred to as...

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