How To Control Remodeling Dust

By Robert Robillard

  Best Practice For Controlling Remodeling Dust As a remodeling contractor I learned early on that learning how to control remodeling dust and keeping out of the non-remodeled portion of your clients home is often more important than the quality of your work. There is nothing worse than having your client tell you they want you…

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Reducing Silica Dust

By Robert Robillard

Reducing Respirable Silica Dust is a Requirement On March 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a ruling on respirable silica dust. This ruling put the spotlight on how companies will need to reduce silica dust in drilling applications. The Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been tasked with enforcing this regulation.  As…

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The Caring Contractor

By Robert Robillard

Be the Contractor (or Carpenter) Who Cares When you’re dealing with prospective clients, it’s all about preparation and communication. We all want to improve our business and be the best in the industry. Your old-school binder with past before and after photos shows off your craftsmanship but how do you really get homeowners’ attention? Be…

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ZipFast Reusable Dust Barrier Panel System

By Scott Arnold

ZipFast Reusable Dust Barrier Panel by ZipWall One of the most talked about issue we write about here at Concord Carpenter is the controlling of dust during all phases of our work.  One thing I have learned from the professionals that I work with here on this site is that controlling remodeling dust and keeping it out…

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BuildClean Dust Control System

By Robert Robillard

Construction Dust Control System Here at ConcordCarpener.com we often write about ‘best practices” and “contractor professional development.”   We also follow Henry Ford’s advice of, “doing things right when no one is looking.”   Livable Remodeling When discussing contractor professional development we often refer to the term, “livable remodeling.”    Livable remodeling refers to providing building and…

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RIDGID Pro Pack Wet/Dry Vacuum Review

By Jeff Williams

RIDGID Pro Pack Wet/Dry Vacuum Review A clean and tidy job site goes a long way to show customers that you are a professional. Beyond that, a clean job site is a more efficient and safer site as well. A clean, safe, and efficient job site is a goal every contractor should strive for and a…

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Luma Comfort AP400W HEPA Air Purifier

By Ben Carmichael

Luma Comfort  HEPA Air Purifier Review We often think of air pollution as something we experience outside, not inside, our homes. Increasingly, however, we understand this isn’t the case: the quality of the air inside your home can be just as bad as the quality of the air outside of it. For us, the concern…

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Wood Floors and Allergies

By Robert Robillard

  Photo: by Concord Carpenter – Cherry floor installation at Balls Hill Rd. Concord, Massachusetts Wood Floors and Allergies When considering what type of floor covering to put in your home, you need to be extra thoughtful if you suffer from allergies or asthma. Some types of flooring are harder to clean and trap dirt…

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