Construct This: A Contractor's Blog

Construct This: A Contractor's Blog

  • Is Your Garage Door Off It's Tracks?

    Many people do not realize that your garage door is one of your home's largest moving components and can be one of the most dangerous. The danger lies in the fact that the average modern steel single-car door weighs more than 100 pounds, and double doors weigh approximately 200 pounds. The weight is not a hurdle when your doors are working well, but it can cause serious harm when your door is off track.

  • Air Rights And Regional Legalities

    Air rights permit an individual to build vertically above an existing structure. The right to perform this type of construction is dependent upon the air rights legalities that have been imposed within a specific region. A contractor may want to pursue ownership of vertical space, which will allow them to expand their construction profile.  A Basic Overview Ground ownership of land relates to the right to build upon and expand a building that is located at ground level.

  • A Homeowner's Guide To Chimney Repair

    As a homeowner, you know that your house will need repairs and general upkeep over time. But what about your chimney? How are you supposed to know if your chimney needs repairs? Here's a guide to everything you need to know about chimney repairs and the benefits of proper maintenance. Signs Your Chimney Needs Repair Luckily, your chimney does give a few clues that indicate it needs repairs, including: Flue blockage.

  • How Steel Building Construction Is Different

    Construction for steel buildings, especially industrial ones, can be significantly different from other projects in other settings. Before you start a steel building construction plan, it's wise to review the following differences and account for them. Fabrication Especially if the building needs places to hold specialized equipment, fabrication is frequently necessary. This means working with a fabrication shop to create precise designs. Likewise, your construction team will have to assemble the fabricated pieces on-site in most cases.

  • Pre-Designed ADU House Plans Vs. Custom: The Pros And Cons

    Building an ADU or accessory dwelling unit on your property can be a great way to accrue extra rental revenue or accommodate house guests and family when they come into town. If you're considering building your own ADU, a common quandary that can arise is whether to use customized building plans or pre-designed plans. Here are the pros and cons of using pre-made plans. PROS Save Costs One of the major benefits of using pre-designed ADU plans is the opportunity to save money.

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Construct This: A Contractor's Blog

When you want something built, who do you turn to? Okay, maybe you answered that question with a particular person's name, and that's an acceptable answer. But the answer we were really looking for was "construction contractors." This profession is full of people who can build this and that, and who can customize the things they build to meet your unique needs. Working with a construction team is like working with a bunch of people who just want to make you happy. We love that aspect of the industry, and it's something we plan on focusing on more as we write this blog.