We’ve all heard the old adage, “If these walls could talk!” As it turns out, the walls of our buildings do in fact talk to us. Walls can crack, fracture, and show visible damage because of weather, time, and natural building movements. So if terra cotta walls could talk, what might they be trying to… Read more »
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A lot happened during Fall 2017! Check out the projects we worked on and the fun we had.
The purpose of this article is to try to simplify something that confuses many people: EIFS. EIFS is an acronym for “Exterior Insulation and Finish System.” Many people refer to it as “Dryvit” or mistakenly as “stucco.” Dryvit Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer of EIFS products. This is a generic trademark descriptor, similar to Kleenex (a manufacturer… Read more »
Our Restore You Wellness Team recently held an event where employees were asked to bring a healthy snack to work and share the recipe. It had to be something home-made. The response was great, and we all enjoyed trying each other’s dishes. It’s funny – I was literally eating powdered mini-donuts in my office when… Read more »
Our “Restore You” Health & Wellness team decided to repurpose a wooden crate and make it into a raised company garden. It was constructed by our warehouse personnel and set up in the storage lot, near the rear exit of our building. The Wellness Committee kept it a secret from employees, so they could introduce… Read more »
Check out some of the projects we worked on in Spring 2017!
Culver Academies is a college preparatory boarding school located in Culver, Indiana. The Culver Memorial Chapel, sitting in the center of campus, is constructed of brick and decorative limestone elements. The interior is all limestone with intricate features, stained glass, and historically significant elements. Unfortunately the effects of time, weather, antiquated heating systems, etc. had… Read more »
In the weeks leading up to a holiday or vacation, many of us set internal goals to get our projects completed before we leave. This can cause undue stress on ourselves and others. In the seasonal business of construction, we experience this rush around Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. In more than one… Read more »
If you haven’t noticed, Trisco has been posting a lot more blogs lately (two per month, to be exact). You can find all the blogs right here on our website. You can also request a hard copy, and we’ll be glad to print or send you a document. What is a blog? A blog is… Read more »
One way that walls talk to us is through the accumulation of biological growth on surfaces of buildings. Moss, vines, grass, trees, mildew, and mold are all natural organisms. However, they are not supposed to live on or in your walls. If there is sustained biological growth (of any kind), the wall is telling you… Read more »