Arborwear Chagrin Flannel Shirt

By Robert Robillard

Arborwear Chagrin Flannel Shirt, Model 205542  Review Work clothing on the job-site is something that I think about a lot. Not only do I want my guys looking sharp and professional, but I want their clothing to protect them and stand up to the environment. As a business owner, I’d rather spend more money on…

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Construction Site Preparation

By Robert Robillard

What Happens During Site Preparation? A chunk of untouched land is like a blank page or a fresh canvas. It’s your chance to create your dream home or a masterful piece of commercial architecture. You’ve probably been holding this vision in your mind for years and finally have it sketched out on paper … the…

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Deck Safety

By Robert Robillard

Deck Replacement or Repair? There are approximately 40 million decks in the United States and only half of those are code compliant.  Deck safety is a real problem. Every year we hear about decks that collapse under the weight of people or snow load. If you have an existing deck that is more than 3…

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How To Build A Pool Changing Room

By Robert Robillard

Pool Changing Room with Repurposed Materials Pool sheds come in all sizes from basic to ultra-elaborate. I have a pool, but not enough property to build a pool house on. I mean how frustrating, I’m a skilled carpenter and I can’t build a pool shed for my own pool. Re-Purposing Construction Materials After building a…

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Kershaw Barge 1945

By Phil Benevides

Kershaw Barge 1945 Review This Kershaw knife is as much of a prybar as it is a knife! Designed with this integral feature in mind, the Kershaw Barge 1945 is an everyday carry for someone who is looking for versatility in both the blade and the tool itself. Featuring a Wharncliffe pattern blade the Kershaw…

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Pool Deck Resurfacing

By Robert Robillard

6 Tips for a Successful Pool Deck Resurfacing Project Pool deck resurfacing is one of the most ideal and economical options to revive the beauty and function of a pool area. Any concrete surface, especially in an outdoor living space, will go through wear and tear, whether it is from heavy usage or exposure to…

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Removing Concrete Deck Footings

By Robert Robillard

How To Remove a Concrete Tube Pier In construction we use concrete footings in deck construction and to support some areas of residential construction that do not have full foundations. Footings provide support for your deck with live and dead loads and transfer those loads to concentrated points with the ground.  In the remodeling and construction world that I live…

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Milwaukee 30” Tool Chest and Rolling Cabinet Set

By Ben Carmichael

  Milwaukee 30” Tool Chest and Rolling Cabinet Set Review If you own a home and like to work on it — or, are simply determined to do the work yourself — then one thing will be true: you will need tools. When you begin, you’ll need only a few, but once you grow in…

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