Choosing the Proper Cleaning Method for Your Structure

Posted February 23, 2015 by & filed under Concrete Restoration, Masonry Restoration, Tips & How-To's.

As technologies have progressed over the years, so have the types of materials that are used for exterior facades in building construction. Traditional materials such as brick masonry, stone, concrete and terra cotta are now being replaced or enhanced with architectural metal, glass, cast stone, aluminum, stainless steel, and exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)…. Read more »

Creating a Culture of Safety

Posted October 8, 2014 by & filed under General, Safety, Tips & How-To's.

An organization’s culture is the basic pattern of shared values, beliefs, and attitudes which shape the way members of an organization behave. These cultures can be changed over time with strategic planning, but not easily. Consider the difficulty of changing one’s political or religious views. A company creating a strong safety culture places value on… Read more »

Make the Most of Your Schedule

Posted August 26, 2014 by & filed under General, Tips & How-To's.

There is often the misconception that contractors are like fire fighters, waiting for the next call… able to respond immediately. However, projects are usually scheduled out for weeks or months ahead of time and it is very difficult to respond immediately without causing a major interruption. Proper construction scheduling is one of the lifelines for… Read more »

Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, Reconstruction… What’s the Difference?

Posted July 3, 2014 by & filed under Concrete Restoration, General, Masonry Restoration, Tips & How-To's.

Choosing the appropriate treatment for your building is critical, and there are differences in the types of projects you are performing. So which should you choose? When choosing your treatment choice, you should think about a couple different factors: intended usage, the building’s condition, and it’s historical significance. Rehabilitation acknowledges the need to alter or… Read more »

Worksite Safety Tips – Focus Four

Posted June 23, 2014 by & filed under Safety, Tips & How-To's.

June is National Safety Month and provides us with the perfect opportunity to offer some worksite tips to keep your team and business safe from injury. For this piece, we will discuss the “Focus Four”, as well as another topic we feel strongly about: Distractions. Distractions It’s easy to be distracted on a job site,… Read more »