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

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

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

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

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: site work, underground utilities, Ohio construction

Lifting and Rigging Safety: General Guidelines

Posted by Eric Park on October 8, 2018

 

When you're seeking bids for work that involves lifting and rigging, you need to trust that the work crew you hire has sufficient training to get the work done safely -- without any incident.

Learn what the contractors need to know about rigging and hoisting so you can do your due diligence when hiring.

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