Commercial Construction & Contracting Resources

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

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

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

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

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

How Do You Detect a Water Leak Underground?

Posted by Brian Delmonico on July 9, 2018

Water leakage can occur on any water system in your home at any time. Most water leakages are easily identifiable because they happen on piping systems that are easy to see.

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Topics: Ohio construction, underground utilities

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

13 Great General Contracting Companies & Suppliers in Central OH

Posted by Eric Park on May 3, 2018

Yes, we’re blessed with some of the best construction professionals in the business. But we at Park Enterprise Construction Co., Inc. wouldn’t be where we are today - after nearly 30 years in the business - without a little help from our friends.

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Topics: Ohio construction, civil construction, underground utilities, site work, construction stone, stone mix, construction aggregate, Asphalt Paving, contractors

Underground Utility Construction Quality Assurance Checklist

Posted by Brian Delmonico on April 30, 2018

 

Underground utility construction can be a complicated process in any scenario. Like any other type of construction, the goal is to create a functional finished product while making it look like workers were never even there. But in reality, the means to get to that end is a highly invasive experience that quite literally alters the landscape.

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Topics: Ohio construction, underground utilities, civil construction

Project of the Month: CenMac Metalworks

Posted by Eric Park on April 26, 2018

Here’s to helping friends in this great community we call home. Park Enterprise Construction Co., Inc. is pleased to be tackling some ongoing work at CenMac Metalworks that aims to create dozens of new jobs right here in Marion, OH.

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Topics: Ohio construction, project of the month, civil construction, underground utilities, site work, contractors