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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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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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Jul

5 Ways to Sell Your Company to General Contractors

As a masonry contractor, you aren’t always hired directly by a business owner to take care of their masonry needs. Instead, you’re subcontracted by a general contractor to take care of the masonry-specific part of the job. That means that selling your services to and developing a great relationship with a general contractor can have More Info »

, July 28, 2017
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Jul

The High Cost of Improper Drainage and Ventilation in Adhered Masonry Walls

Today’s adhered masonry veneer walls are typically more vulnerable to moisture problems than older “thick mass” masonry walls or today’s masonry cavity walls. The reason is simple – most of today’s typical masonry veneer walls are built without a space between the veneer and the substrate, so they don’t allow fast and complete drainage and More Info »

, July 24, 2017
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Jul

5 Tips for Managing Materials on the Jobsite

When you’re headed out to a job site, managing materials is critical. You want all of your materials to show up at the right time, in the right amounts. You need to inventory them; you need to store them properly. Sometimes, it may feel as though material management is half of your job! These five More Info »

, July 14, 2017
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