Concrete is one of the most versatile products used in construction. From the well known like foundations and walkways to the more innovative uses found in countertops and exterior siding concrete products are proving that they are cost effective, durable and worth a second look.
If you are building a foundation you may order cubic yards by the truckload or you can quickly build up walls with Pre-Cast blocks.
Pre-cast concrete is also used for …
Steel and Wood beams are used throughout homes and commercial buildings to provide proper distribution of floor and wall loads. There are a few different types of beam designs and various materials that can be used but the most important factor is matching the structural rating of the beam to the loads being supported. For this reason under most conditions Beams will need to be specified by an Architect or Structural Engineer.
Mid-span Beams are the most common type used …
With proper maintenance your deck can last years longer so taking a half a day to paint it should not be looked at as a nasty chore but a protection of your investment.
Penetration into the wood is the main difference between Paints and Stains.
Paints can be thought of as a thick outer shell that will fail once it is chipped off. Stain will enter into the wood and continue to protect the wood …
Every good project starts with a good plan and although Decks are a pretty simple project you will probably need to submit plans to your Building Official to get a permit for construction.
For specifications of how detailed your plans need to be you should call your local permit office and ask them what they will need from you.
Most areas will require:
• A Plot Plan of your homes lot showing the location and …
Armstrong World Industries
BHK of America
Bruce Laminate Floors
Columbia Forest Products
Faus Group, USA
Mohawk Laminate Flooring
Quick Step Laminate Floors
Uniboard of Canada
Anderson Wood Floors
Authentic Pine Floors
Award Wood …
Elk Building Products (composite lumber) www.elkcorp.com
Georgia Pacific www.GP.com
TimberTech (composite lumber) www.timbertech.com
Benjamin Moore www.benjaminmoore.com
Dutch Boy www.dutchboy.com
Martin Senour www.martinsenour.com
Ralph Lauren http://rlhome.polo.com/rlhome/products/paint/default.asp
Sherwin Williams www.sherwin-williams.com
American Forest & Paper Association www.afandpa.org
Association of Millwork Distributers www.nsdja.com
Composite Lumber Manufacturers Association www.compositelumber.org
International Code Council (BUILDING CODES) www.iccsafe.org
Western Wood Products Association www.wwpa.org
Wood Moulding and Millwork Producers Association www.wmmpa.com
Anderson Windows and Doors
100 Fourth Ave. North
Bayport, MN 55003-1096
V: (651) 264-5910
Atrium Windows and Doors
3890 West Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220
Boman Kemp Basement Window Systems
2393 S 1900 W
Ogden, UT 84401-3215
750 E. Swedesford Road
Valley Forge, PA 19482 …
There are many Local window blind manufacturers
The following list is for large national manufacturers that sell through chains or retail
Bali Blinds www.baliblinds.com
Graber Blinds www.graberblinds.com
Hunter Douglas www.hunterdouglas.com