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Tim Klingel

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Developing Land Into a Subdivision: The Pros & Cons

Posted by Tim Klingel on November 13, 2018

Dividing your land into additional allotments is a great way to stay in your current home, yet increase the value of the land when selling it for developmental purposes. It's one of the key reasons to invest land in a subdivision.

Yet, investing land in a subdivision does have some misconceptions. For starters, most people think that doing so involves the construction of homes. That's not always the case - it is possible to allot the land and then sell it without having to build. This route is generally a safer one to take that can also be more profitable and hassle-free.

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Topics: Ohio construction, rules, regulations, site work

Parking Lot Curb Types: What’s Best For Your Business

Posted by Tim Klingel on October 30, 2018

Parking lot curb is a crucial component of any parking lot that often go unnoticed until they are damaged and disfigured.

There are various types of parking lot curb which serve different purposes including:

  • Barricading certain areas
  • Collecting water runoff
  • Ensuring traffic safety
  • Enhancing aesthetic appeal of the business

If you are considering redoing your parking lot, you will most likely have to re-do your curb as well.

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The Ultimate Guide to Trench Backfill Material (+ Infographic)

Posted by Tim Klingel on October 1, 2018

Whether you're embarking on your first or 100th project, you still might be wondering what exactly trench backfill is, does, and how it affects your overall project budget.

The best way to understand the backfill needed on your project is to talk openly with your contractor. Proper backfill processes require knowledge of the specifications and the soil conditions to ensure optimal performance.

We put together this guide of general considerations to keep in mind and help you better understand backfill.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction, site work, construction stone, crushed stone

Fire Hydrant Maintenance

Posted by Tim Klingel on September 10, 2018

As a property manager or owner, you already know how imperative proper maintenance is. Yes, the likes of regular HVAC tune-ups, landscape management and floor cleaning is crucial, but these are hardly the only things that need to be cared for and maintained on your property.

One often overlooked – yet crucial – apparatus that you need to start giving thought to is one that could literally save your life: the fire hydrant.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction

Water Pipe Installation: What to Ask Your Contractor

Posted by Tim Klingel on August 27, 2018
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Topics: Ohio construction, rules, regulations, civil construction, underground utilities

Guide to Commercial Site Work Costs

Posted by Tim Klingel on August 20, 2018

 

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Topics: Ohio construction, rules, regulations, civil construction, site work

Well Water vs. City Water: What You Need for Your Commercial Property

Posted by Tim Klingel on August 8, 2018

As a business owner, there are two basic ways in which you can supply water to your commercial property. You can either opt for well water or city water supply systems.

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Topics: underground utilities

Your Guide To Marion Ohio Zoning, Engineering, & Building Permits

Posted by Tim Klingel on July 30, 2018

 

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Topics: Ohio construction, rules, regulations, civil construction

Think You Might Have a Cracked Sewer Pipe? Here’s What To Do

Posted by Tim Klingel on July 9, 2018

Here in central Ohio we are often called on to repair a cracked sewer pipe. Our freeze-thaw-freeze winter weather cycle can cause great underground upheavals, leading to stress fractures in the underlying pipes.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction, underground utilities, site work

What’s the Best Underground Utility Digging Method? Open Cut vs. Directional Bore

Posted by Tim Klingel on April 26, 2018

Underground utilities don’t just magically appear underground. There are several different digging methods to place underground pipes, each ideal for a specific situation.

Generally, pipe installation either requires open cutting (or trenching) from the surface or directional boring (lateral tunneling). For good measure, we’re throwing in a third option, jack and bore, which can open larger spaces and long distances underground in special circumstances.

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Topics: underground utilities, civil construction, Ohio construction