Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

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

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Pt. 2: What to Do With a Leaky Hydrant

Posted by Brian Delmonico on November 13, 2018

Fire hydrants are one of the most critical lifelines in our communities. For most people, fire hydrants are part of the public water system and problems are handled by the municipality or other entity that has jurisdiction over the hydrant.

For those with a private water main, however, you may be responsible for your own maintenance. Even if you are diligent about annual inspections and regular maintenance duties, things can still go awry with your hydrant.

We’ve outlined a couple of situations, and what to do about them should they arise on a property that you own.

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Topics: Ohio construction, underground utilities

How To Keep Tenants Happy During Construction

Posted by Brian Delmonico on November 7, 2018

Construction, repairs and regular maintenance to buildings and community amenities on your rental property isn't just necessary for making improvements, but for ensuring tenant safety and comfort.

But it goes without saying that any construction that occurs on or around your property can be an inconvenience for your current tenants -- especially if you’re leasing business properties.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction, site work, construction equipment, contractors

Built to Honor in Columbus, OH

Posted by Park Enterprise Construction on November 7, 2018

In 2013, PulteGroup launched their Built to Honor program as a way of thanking and honoring wounded veterans for their sacrifices.

Recently, PulteGroup embarked on a new Built to Honor home in Columbus, OH. We were thrilled to see someone in our local area benefit from such a wonderful program, and even more thrilled at the opportunity to get involved.

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Topics: Ohio construction, project of the month, Asphalt Paving

Recycled Construction Materials Can Save You Money (& The Environment)

Posted by Eric Park on October 30, 2018

Not too long ago, sustainability and recycling was nothing more than a trend.

Today, however, you could argue that it's a necessity -- as more and more consumers are becoming aware of their environmental footprint, and changing their buying behavior to reflect this value.

The good news is that recycling has expanded well beyond household goods and packages today encompass a wide range of materials.

Asphalt and concrete are included in this mix, and recycling such isn't just good for the environment, but for your wallet as well.

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Topics: Ohio construction, site work, construction aggregate, Asphalt Paving

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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Parking Lot Material Cost Calculator

Posted by Tom Owings on October 30, 2018

A crucial aspect of investing in a new, or resurfaced, asphalt parking lot for any property owner is knowing how much to budget for the project.

No two parking lots are the same, so relying on general figures and estimates found on Google can be an unreliable way, and may lead to “sticker shock” once your business’ lot is actually estimated by a contractor.

Luckily, there is another option: a parking lot cost calculator.

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4 Steps to Winterize Your Asphalt

Posted by Tom Owings on October 29, 2018

Winter is on the way, so we're not too far from snow and freezing temperatures. If you live in Ohio, you already know there's a list of things that you need to winterize around your property before winter weather hits.

And if you're a property manager, you know that winterization isn't just necessary inside your facility, but outside as well.

For instance, your asphalt parking lot is one area that you don't want to ignore when it comes to prepping it for winter. Here's a look at some of the things you should keep in mind when it comes to winterizing your asphalt.

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Project of the Month: North Central Correctional Complex

Posted by Eric Park on October 23, 2018

This month we’re highlighting a project that is a little different than our past projects of the month.

We are working with the North Central Correctional Complex to create up-to-date and safe walking and driving surfaces on the property.

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Topics: project of the month

What Material Is Best For Storm Sewer Pipes?

Posted by Brian Delmonico on October 17, 2018

Storm sewer drainage systems are crucial in the prevention of flooding. They help to divert excess rain and groundwater which runs off impervious surfaces such as parking lots, roofs, paved streets, and sidewalks into nearby waterways through a system of drains and underground pipes.

Storm sewer systems can range in design from simple residential drainage to complex municipal drains.

Different piping materials are used in the construction of storm sewers. The best pipe material for the project depends on the type of system being designed, the depth of installation, and the loads being exerted on the pipe.

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Topics: Ohio construction, underground utilities, site work