Author Archives: Bernadette

Smart tips when buying reclaimed lumber

Reclaimed lumber has become popular for many reasons, including durability and environmentally friendly wood projects. To help you get the most out of your reclaimed redwood or douglas fir, we’ve put together some smart tips to help you choose and … Continue reading

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Cracked Windshield? What to do next

Need a Windshield Replacement? What to do Next It can happen to anyone, and it doesn’t have anything to do with driving skills. You are driving down the road and suddenly hear that awful sound of something hitting your windshield. … Continue reading

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Concrete vs Timber Construction in Portland

Oregon has recently adopted an addendum to its building codes that would allow timber construction of tall buildings and is the first state in the U.S. to do so. Historically building codes have prohibited mass timber structures from rising above … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial concrete contractor in Portland, cross-laminated timber, rebar

Unique uses of concrete in the Bay Area: concrete wine vats

The pastoral scene many envision when they think of California wine country may not traditionally include concrete, but for many winemakers concrete is as much a part of their wines as the grape varietals they grow. As unique and unlikely … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Concrete Contractors Bay Area, Shotcrete, winery caves

Weekend Project: Reclaimed Wood Barn Door

Building a barn door out of reclaimed lumber is a great weekend project. Reclaimed cedar, redwood, and Douglas fir are all ideal choices for barn door materials, and some of your salvaged wood may come with a history of similar … Continue reading

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LEED Building Certifications and Concrete

New developments and buildings spring up in Seattle every day. In many of these new structures people may notice a LEED Green Building certification on the wall, but some may wonder what it means to receive this award? There are … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: Windows

When spring comes, it brings warmer weather, and air filled with fresh, clean breezes. It’s a time to open your windows and clear the air in your home. The problem; however, is your residential glass  and windows have gotten dirty … Continue reading

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