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What Is The Best Portable Table Saw?
table-saw Portable table saws are popular partly because they cost less than models that are bigger, making them a good option for occasional use or as a crank tool. They’re also perfect for use on jobsites or for more easy storage in a small ...
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Retaining Wall Drainage
retaining-wall-drainage (Medium)When drainage goes unaddressed hydrostatic pressure will develop behind the wall and cause damage like breaking or bulging. First, would be to ensure your landscaping contractor backfills a foot of space behind the wall ...
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Concrete Fence
Concrete Fences offers the most cost effective option to wood, brick or stone fences that won’t rot, corrode or readily burn. No other fence or wall supplies so many long-term gains for the price. Fence design and assessment, ground testing, and ...
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Concrete masonry unit
concrete-masonry-unitConcrete Masonry Units are one of the most versatile products in the construction industry. They can supply the structural framework of a building and they are able to also serve as a powerful backup system for many types of veneer ...
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What Is Jet Grouting?
jet-grouting Jet grouting is a grouting technique that uses the kinetic energy from a fluid to loosen ground. The jets erode and combine the soil as the drill stem are rotated and lifted. The jet grouting procedure assembles soilcrete panels, ...
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Crib wall
crib-wall (Medium)Concrete crib walls are gravity retaining walls, built from parts that are interlocking, precast, concrete. They can be full of free draining earth and stuff back-fill to remove the risks of hydrostatic pressure building up behind the ...
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How much do carpenters make?
how-much-do-carpenters-makeFrom creating kitchen cabinets to installing walls and doors, the construction of a house or building or remodeling of its interior spaces could not be finished without e skill and knowledge of a carpenter. Being a carpenter ...
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Hand Tools For Working Wood
tools-for-working-wood Every trade has its tools, and woodworking is no distinct. Any craftsman knows the appropriate tool for the project is vital in production a quality end product in a timely manner. Here is a tally of the tools every woodworker ...
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Micropiles
MicropilesMinipiles, also called micropiles, (and less commonly as pin heaps, needle stacks and root heaps) are deep foundation elements constructed using high-strength, small-diameter steel casing and/or threaded bar. Capabilities vary based on ...
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What does a Carpenter Apprentice do?
carpentry-apprenticeshipAn apprentice is someone who’s learning a trade by working under the guidance of skilled journeymen. It is on-the-job training. You earn while you learn and are paid a wage from the first day you’re hired by a contractor. ...
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H-pile
h-pileH-Piles are often driven into the earth and used for deep foundations to support constructions like bridges and buildings, in commercial construction. They’re also used for: heavy highway, public works, marine, and industrial uses. Due to their ...
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Carpentry Basics
carpentry-basics (Medium)Basic carpentry skills are crucial in order to complete home renovation, home building and other construction jobs. Whether it’s required for your own house, or for your job, it’s never a bad idea to bone up on basic ...
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Contiguous piling
Contiguous piling is an extremely successful approach to creating a retaining wall before excavations start. contiguous-piling (Medium) Temporary or long-lasting and readily covered Walls that are piled can use spaced and reinforced concrete piles to ...
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Basic Carpentry Tools
carpentry-toolsWhen choosing carpentry tools, never go for the cheapest options available! When purchasing your tools, you usually get what you pay for: cheaper tools will end up causing physical pain – or even worse, they can be outright dangerous ...
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Pipe Pile
pipe-pileWhen the shallow earths are not powerful enough to support the loads from the construction deep foundations are needed. The loads are resisted through point bearing and skin friction. Conduit can be driven open-ended or closed-ended, with ...
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