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Choosing the Best Levels For Framing

  The frame or ‘bones’ of a building is what lends strength and integrity to its structure. Hence, when framing walls, roofs and floors, only the best quality materials should be used. Additionally, their inclination must be measured to the greatest accuracy, as an uneven base can lead to a weak structure. Construction levels are […]

8 Types of Levels and Their Uses

  Every contractor and builder has several tools that are must-haves in their arsenal. One such tool is the level. A good level will help make sure that everything you build is true and plumb. No more slanting shelves or decks. With a level, you can be sure that what you’re putting up is square. […]

Selecting the Best Tool for Properly Screeding Concrete

Screeding is the very last step you’ll take in finishing off a new concrete surface. Whether you’re getting a surface ready for pavers, setting a basement floor or concrete countertop, it’s important in the final stages that the concrete is completely level. This ensures a smooth, even surface once the concrete cures, without ridges, bumps […]

9 Essential Tools for Builders & Remodelers

  As most builders know, remodeling can be difficult work – but when done right, it’s a deeply rewarding experience. Having said that, before starting a remodeling task, it is important for builders to have the right set of tools. Below we discuss some of the most useful tools available for all your building and […]

Reading Between the Lines – Measuring Tape Edition

A measuring tape is the one tool that can be found in every toolbox, regardless of who it belongs to. Measuring tapes are essentially flexible rulers used to measure length or distance and are made from various materials like plastic, fiberglass and cloth. Whether you’re working on remodeling and building homes or setting up IKEA […]

Fiberglass vs. Steel Measuring Tape: Which One Is Right for You?

Source Whether it’s surveying, engineering or construction, measuring tapes are some of the most important tools used throughout many phases of a project. Every measurement requires total precision and accuracy, so using the right type of measuring tape is integral to a project’s success.   Fiberglass and steel measuring tapes have long been popular choices […]