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5 Tips for Easier Contractor Project Management

Contractors around the country are always trying to save money, improve their process and meet client demands. They need to meet tight deadlines while producing high quality results and maximizing worker productivity. These competing pressures make sound project management stressful and a challenge to achieve. However, a few tips will help contractors get the most More Info »

, October 6, 2017
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Sep

Hurricane Resistant Structures

If you’re a contractor who’s part of the rebuild process in the Texas and Florida areas devastated by hurricanes, you can improve your level of customer service and your reputation by educating yourself about ways to reinforce masonry buildings so they’re much more wind-resistant. Reinforcing steel in vertical sections of the wall, solid bond beams More Info »

, September 25, 2017
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18

Sep

Hurricanes Make Skilled Masonry Worker Shortage Worse

According to an article published in the August 30, 2017 edition of Masonry Construction, the immense destruction caused by the recent hurricanes will have a wide-reaching effect on masonry construction. There simply are not enough skilled masonry workers to rebuild in the most devastated areas. Texas is traditionally a very strong state for masonry, and More Info »

, September 18, 2017
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11

Sep

4 Quick Tips For Streamlining Your Payroll

4 Quick Tips to Streamlining Your Payroll You’re probably spending too much time on payroll, but it’s not just you. Every business runs into this problem sooner or later. Payroll is vital to your operations, but it has far more moving parts than you expected. It doesn’t help that the risks are high. The IRS More Info »

, September 11, 2017
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Sep

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of the World of Concrete Conference

Every year, industry professionals get together for the World of Concrete. Managers, designers, masons and other professionals meet and greet while learning about industry trends and new products hitting the market. The upcoming event in Las Vegas in January 2018 promises to be an amazing gathering of the top players in the industry. Anybody that More Info »

, September 5, 2017
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29

Aug

Mason Work Boots Review From Masonry Construction Magazine

Here’s a link to a quick review of 4 different brands of work boots for masons. Good advice, good recommendations. Get comfortable, get ‘er done. http://www.masonryconstruction.com/products/boots-for-masons-on-the-jobsite_s?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Product-Article&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MC_082317%20(1)&he=127062f63a5a72f67ecb229ff4dd56f32fa4392a

, August 29, 2017
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Aug

5 Ways Climate Change will Affect your Business

Being a mason is a hard job. You need to make sure every measurement is as accurate as possible, and even in this technologically advanced age we live in there’s a great deal of grunt work to the job. As if that wasn’t enough, though, masons now have to grapple with climate change. If you’re More Info »

, August 29, 2017
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Aug

What’s the Most Effective Drip Edge Design?

Drip edges for masonry cavity walls. Not what many people would consider a fascinating topic, and something most designers and masons may not give much thought to. But specifying and installing the right drip edge can have a dramatic effect on the longevity and beauty of a masonry veneer. Drip edges are instrumental in directing More Info »

, August 21, 2017
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Aug

5 Tips For Marketing Your Business

Technology has shrunk the world, and as a result today’s markets are more competitive than ever. Customers have more choices than ever before about who they buy from. And if you’re a masonry contractor, you need to compete with all the other masons out there to get yourself in front of customers’ eyeballs. That means More Info »

, August 17, 2017
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Jul

Avoiding the Most Common Construction Defects

Stucco Installation Problems Just read an excellent article by Charles Wardell on the Journal of Light Construction website: “Avoiding the Most Common Construction Defects”. Among other problems, Mr. Wardell outlines four very common issues with stucco installations: Lack of control joints per ASTM standards that require control joints every 144 square feet Improper detailing at More Info »

, July 31, 2017
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