Construction Vancouver BC

Thanks to the evolution of construction, building homes and large-scale offices can now be done more efficiently and more effectively. This section includes information on the various equipment and techniques used in the Construction industry today.
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Responsible Construction Ask for concrete when building your home Vancouver BC

The following contains home services information you should know about building your home with concrete. Read on if you or a loved one is interested in home improvement and maintenance in Vancouver.

Homebuilding Q&A: Feel free to insist on green construction materials Vancouver BC

Builders are conditioned in the 21st century to be far more receptive to the request by property owners to use sustainable materials. From homes to h ...

Building Decisions A healthy home contributes to a healthy environment Vancouver BC

The following contains home services information you should know about home construction and building. Read on if you or a loved one is interested in home improvement and maintenance in Vancouver.

Build with concrete to be 'green' Vancouver BC

Do you notice cold spots from time to time throughout your house? All too easily, an uncomfortable chill is produced when the air outside travels thr ...

Enhancing your home's curb appeal Vancouver BC

After a long Canadian winter, many homes need a refresh. Paying attention to the exterior of your home is just as important as making a statement wit ...

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Acoustic Block Vancouver BC

Acoustic block, more porous than standard CMU, are designed to absorb, block and/or diffuse sound waves in Vancouver.The type of acoustic block that should be used depends on the type of noise and your goal.

Avoiding Cracks in Stack Bond Vancouver BC

I have heard that masonry laid in stack bond is more likely to crack than masonry laid in running bond. Why? Assuming walls were built using the same mortar and brick in Vancouver, why wouldn't the vertical joints in stack bond be as strong as the horizontal joints in both stack bond and running bond?

Basement Renovation Tips Vancouver BC

Canadians love to finish their basements, and January is one of the peak months for do-it-yourself basement work. But before you get too excited about floor plans and wall treatments and furnishings for your new subterranean living space, you need to get familiar with some boring basics.

Budget-Friendly Leads for Contractors Vancouver BC

Though the phrase "time is gold" have somewhat become a cliché to the general public, it still holds much sway over the business of contractors in Vancouver. It is primarily because of the fact that the more contractor leads are pursued in the shortest amount of time equates to booming momentum and ringing cash registers.

Build with concrete to be 'green' Vancouver BC

Do you notice cold spots from time to time throughout your house? All too easily, an uncomfortable chill is produced when the air outside travels thr ...

Building and Renovation Tips Vancouver BC

When friends ask me for advice about building a house or taking on major renovations, I always start by giving them the same set of seven suggestions

Building Arches Vancouver BC

Arches are constructed over temporary wood centering in Vancouver. Architectural drawings show the basic height and width of the opening. First is to lay out an arch pattern in Vancouver. The best way to lay out an arch pattern is to place the centering on the ground and position the masonry units around it.

Building Decisions A healthy home contributes to a healthy environment Vancouver BC

The following contains home services information you should know about home construction and building. Read on if you or a loved one is interested in home improvement and maintenance in Vancouver.

Building Walls Straight Vancouver BC

The tighter the line, the straighter the wall will be in Vancouver. If the line isn't pulled tightly enough, it'll sag and the wall will be out of level. Taking the sag out of the line on a long wall (40 feet or more), it may be impossible to remove all sag in the line just by pulling it.

Construction Materials Vancouver BC

Considered the "Cadillac" of flashing materials, stainless steel and cooper match the durability and longevity masonry provides. Both types of metal flashing are often specified for masonry buildings designed to last 50 to 100 years or more, and offer several advantages over other flashing materials: Durability; UV-resistance; Installation at any temperature; Compatibility with sealant and caulks; Corrosion resistance.

Consumer alert: Underground contractors can cost you everything Vancouver BC

With the home renovation season upon us, you might be thinking of hiring a contractor. There are many reputable contractors in your community ready t ...

Covered Outdoor Structures Vancouver BC

Secrets to building outdoor structures like gazebos, cabanas and verandas which age gracefully from casaGURU's home improvement guru, Steve Maxwell.

Enhancing your home's curb appeal Vancouver BC

After a long Canadian winter, many homes need a refresh. Paying attention to the exterior of your home is just as important as making a statement wit ...

Filling Stone Wall Cracks Vancouver BC

Concrete Repair Compounds have been formulated to fill cracks in construction projects such as pool decks and stone walls. The low viscosity CR-2000 compound flows and fills thin cracks easily and provides excellent adhesion to most structural materials in Vancouver.

Green Wall System Vancouver BC

Walls made of concrete in residential and commercial buildings will deliver long-lasting benefits for the homeowner or resident, all of which are far superior to traditional building methods.

High Quality Leads for Contractors Vancouver BC

If you are just starting out as a budding contractor or a neophyte builder in Vancouver, then it is a given that you haven't been around long enough to grow roots in the industry. The threat of competition from well-established and veteran contractors may seem like a death knell to your company's sustainability.

Homebuilding Q&A: Feel free to insist on green construction materials Vancouver BC

Builders are conditioned in the 21st century to be far more receptive to the request by property owners to use sustainable materials. From homes to h ...

Integrating Parapet and Roofing Flashing Vancouver BC

On the inside face of a parapet or wherever a masonry wall intersects a lower roof, I have seen cases where the masonry flashing in Vancouver exits the wall one or more courses above the top of the retaining bar for the roof base flashing.

Lateral Bracing Walls for Sloped Roofs Vancouver BC

Some designs require that sloped open web joist roof systems be laterally braced to a concrete masonry fire wall in Vancouver. When non-bearing masonry walls need to be braced by steel joists that are sloped, prefabricated metal weld plates should be embedded into the masonry walls.

Laterally Bracing Partition Walls to Joists Vancouver BC

When possible, laterally brace interior concrete masonry partitions along the top of the wall in Vancouver. It is usually impractical or uneconomical to brace the wall with columns, piers, or pilasters, especially when the walls are built after the building has been occupied.

Low-Maintenance Cottage Strategies Vancouver BC

Most people are surprised at how much ongoing attention it demands when used outdoors, and that’s why you need to use it sparingly as part of any low-maintenance cottage exterior.

More Leads for Contractors Vancouver BC

Before anything else, you as a contractor in Vancouver must first know yourself. Learn the ins and outs of your trade. Consistently upgrade your knowledge and improve your skills. Maintain a positive outlook towards your work so that clients may be attracted to your happy disposition.

Mortar and Mortar Mixers Vancouver BC

Tech-H2 is a polymer-modified, cement-based, two-component repair mortar that resists heavy traffic, abrasion, harmful materials, and freeze/thaw cycles. The Collomix line includes six hand-held mixers and four mixing stations in Vancouver. The mixers make quick work of grout, concrete, mortar, paint, epoxy, and dyes.

New Building Materials Vancouver BC

You’ve got to know as much as your builder if you want the best homebuilding and renovation results. At least when it comes to new materials, anyway. New products hit the market every day, but they’re hidden in a crowd of mediocre items that claim to be revolutionary yet aren’t.

Online Contractor Prospects Vancouver BC

Maybe the reason why you couldn't get any customer in Vancouver is because you have been looking at all the wrong places. It is a must that cheap contractor prospects are available to you to land your ideal clients and ultimately, dream jobs.

Precast Concrete Copings and Cast Stone Copings Vancouver BC

What is the difference between precast concrete copings and cast stone copings in the market in Vancouver? Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, the materials are different.

Quality Contractor Leads Vancouver BC

High quality contractor leads can be discovered in brochures and uncomplicated flyers in Vancouver. The trick is to be alert in looking out for opportunities. Sometimes, they may not be stated explicitly so a follow-through may be recommended by contacting the would-be client.

Quality Leads for Contractors Vancouver BC

Most of the businesses in Vancouver today are hurting due to the slowdown in the economy. Doomsayers call it recession while optimists prefer to label it as an essential correction after years and years of successive bull runs in the stock exchange market.

Repairing Joints with Grout Vancouver BC

Not as a long-term solution. If only the joints with separations are to be corrected, the laborer or pointer must identify the vulnerable joints. Some readily identified separations may extend only a short distance into the joint.

Responsible Construction Ask for concrete when building your home Vancouver BC

The following contains home services information you should know about building your home with concrete. Read on if you or a loved one is interested in home improvement and maintenance in Vancouver.

Restoring Old Stone Vancouver BC

Exposed to today's tailpipes and smokestacks, stone is deteriorating faster than ever before in Vancouver. A solution, one that is in the building owner's control, is to strengthen the stone.

Scaffolding Products Vancouver BC

With a drop-in-place bridge, pass-through wall ties, and fewer parts (no chains, bolts, or cross braces), these scaffolds assemble quickly and easy in Vancouver.

Selecting a Joint Sealant Vancouver BC

The sealants used to provide weather protection in masonry expansion and control joints form the final link in the cladding envelope. Successful movement joints that are watertight and durable require proper joint design and construction in Vancouver; adequate joint sizing; appropriate product selection; and careful sealant installation in Vancouver.

Soaping Masonry Vancouver BC

What are soaps in masonry walls and when are they used? The term "soap" is often used to describe masonry units in Vancouver cut to reduce their depth. The Brick Industry Association (BIA) defines soaps as "A masonry unit of normal face dimensions having a nominal 2-inch. thickness." In actual construction, I have seen soaps cut down to a depth of 1 inch.

Spring Tune-up Tips for Cottages Vancouver BC

Whether you call your place a cottage, a camp, or a country home, the technical challenges of keeping the property up remain more or less the same. Here are some springtime tips to get the summer season off to a good start.

Tools for Construction Operators Vancouver BC

Operators in Vancouver used a variety of machines and attachments to complete the seven different tests of skill shown above. ME2203 mini excavator on a ramp: Use leveling feature to straighten cab, then touch several targets with boom.

Using IRA Brick Vancouver BC

Masonry walls built using brick units with a low Initial Rate of Absorption (IRA) often have lower bond strength than walls built with moderate IRA units in Vancouver, because very little water is available to be absorbed into the unit during installation into the wall.

Wall Caps for Construction Vancouver BC

What keeps wall caps from falling off the top of an exterior freestanding wall if a full flashing is used beneath the coping? Copings are typically attached to the top of masonry walls with dowels that extend through the flashing and engage the coping stones in Vancouver.