Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

5 Methods for Attractive Stormwater Management

Posted by Brian Delmonico on January 4, 2019

Parts of Ohio can experience intense downpours which inflict great damage to residential subdivisions and commercial properties.

The property manager’s job is to prevent this from happening as much as possible so residents and tenants can continue to enjoy the property, without creating a solution that detracts from the property’s appearance.

Fortunately, there are many effective and eco-friendly options for attractive stormwater management.

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

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: Ohio construction, Green construction, site work, contractors

Commercial Property Development Guide

Posted by Brian Delmonico on December 24, 2018

 

Commercial property builds differ from residential property builds due to matters of scale, zoning, and complexity.

Knowing what to expect in every phase of the commercial development process will help you manage your expectations and hold vendors accountable.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction

Parking Lot Planning: How to Lay Out Your Lot

Posted by Tom Owings on December 20, 2018

 

You know what they say about first impressions, right? And while first impressions are usually associated with things like a first date or job interview, the parking lot is often the first thing a potential partner or customer sees when arriving at your business for the first time.

Contrary to what you might believe, parking lots are about a lot more than throwing asphalt down, painting some lines and calling it a day. Planning out a parking lot shouldn't be an afterthought, but a priority.

After all, it's likely to be the first thing someone sees and experiences before entering your business.

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Topics: Ohio construction, Parking Lot, asphalt milling, contractors

Project of the Month: Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

Posted by Eric Park on December 19, 2018

This month we are highlighting the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area. This project consisted of designing and constructing exempt dams to create a wetland in the basin of the former Killdeer Upground Reservoir.

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Topics: project of the month, Ohio construction, civil construction

What is the Difference Between Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Systems?

Posted by Brian Delmonico on December 19, 2018

 

From a very basic standpoint, storm sewers capture and redirect rainwater, snow and other drainage. Sanitary sewers, conversely, transport sewage and water from sinks, showers and other appliances to treatment plants.

But, when many people hear the word “sewer,” they immediately think that they’re one in the same. That’s hardly the case, and this couldn’t be more evident when you consider the key functions and differences between storm and sanitary sewers.

Here’s a closer look at the similarities, differences and other considerations pertaining to sanitary sewers and storm sewers.

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

3 Tips for Winterizing Your Business' Utilities

Posted by Brian Delmonico on December 4, 2018

When the busy season is over with, the annual routine of packing up shop and winterizing properties begins. For many businesses, it’s smart to close up for the winter when traffic is low, and reopen in the warmer months.

But closing up shop until next year’s busy season can spell disaster if the proper steps aren’t taken, especially in areas that experience significant winter weather.

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Topics: Ohio construction, underground utilities

Commercial Parking Lot Repair FAQs

Posted by Tom Owings on November 29, 2018

 

 

If you’re looking into repairing the asphalt parking lot on your commercial property, you probably have a lot of questions before getting started.

We’ve put together this guide of the questions we commonly hear from property owners who are looking into having their asphalt lot repaired, as an easy way to find all of the answers you’re looking for before the ball gets rolling on your new lot.

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Topics: Ohio construction, Parking Lot, Asphalt Paving, asphalt milling, civil construction

10 Commercial Space Demolition Myths Debunked

Posted by Eric Park on November 19, 2018

 

Unlike the movies, commercial space demolition isn't all flash and bang, with big explosions and catastrophic circumstances. Generally speaking, commercial space demolition is controlled and careful.

Even though it might be fun to picture demolition as it’s seen in old cartoons, that isn’t how the steps to demolition traditionally play out.

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

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: Ohio construction, regulations, civil construction, site work