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Tim Klingel

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Evolution and Development in Construction Estimating

Posted by Tim Klingel on April 19, 2019

Estimation for a construction project is inherently a behind-the-scenes facet of a project. Additionally, it is the first step that is accomplished before the ball can really get going and construction can begin.

This guide aims to give a look behind the curtain of the estimation process. Additionally, in honor of our 30 year anniversary, we’re going to explore how estimating at Park Enterprise Construction has evolved.

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Topics: Ohio construction, construction safety, Construction Loans

Do I Need Erosion Control on My Property?

Posted by Tim Klingel on January 4, 2019

Over time, the likes of wind and water can wreak havoc on land development, making soil erosion an issue for farmers, construction workers, and even property managers. Erosion, specifically, is a process where rain or fast-moving water carries soil away over time.

Usually it's a very long-term, natural process, but on construction sites and for property managers, it's a problem that presents short-term challenges as well, particularly when it comes to depositing runoff in bodies of water or affecting other nearby properties with site contaminants.

This post will discuss erosion control tactics that property managers can administer to offset the consequences of erosion.

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Topics: contractors, site work, Ohio construction, Green construction

What’s the Difference Between a Neighborhood and a Subdivision?

Posted by Tim Klingel on November 19, 2018


Neighborhoods and subdivisions might sound like the same thing, but there are important differences to note.

Learn what the difference is between neighborhoods and subdivisions, and why it matters.

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

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: site work, regulations, rules, Ohio construction

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

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: civil construction, Ohio construction

Water Pipe Installation: What to Ask Your Contractor

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

Guide to Commercial Site Work Costs

Posted by Tim Klingel on August 20, 2018


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

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