May 16, 2011 04:52
From the moment your building permit is issued, you’ll be hit with many construction site regulations—from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to state and local levels. Perhaps the most stringent of these are the measures that you’ll have to take to control dust....
March 19, 2012 04:23
With all the buzz about water conservation these days, what’s in the bag or in the slurry is trending towards anything water wise. Where better to begin using drought-tolerant and native plant material than on these projects? And with this in mind, many soil erosion specialists are choosing to go native....
Jan. 14, 2013 04:05
Dealing with natural disasters like fires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes is an inevitable part of life on earth. When we aren’t battling these often unpredictable occurrences, we’ve got everyday, “normal weather” phenomena, like wind, rain and snow to deal with....
Jan. 14, 2013 04:05
It’s an unfortunate fact of life that some retaining walls do fail, and there are some specific reasons why they fail. Understanding those reasons can be the difference between building a wall that collapses within a few years, or one that may hold up as sturdily and with as much longevity as the Great Wall of China....
July 15, 2013 03:59
Over the past six to eight months, they have taken a beating from Mother Nature. From superstorm Sandy to the heavy rain that fell just recently, erosion of these beaches has been massive. Most of us don’t fully understand the herculean job it’s going to take to put these beaches back together again....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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