Preparing Multi-Unit Buildings for the Winter Chill

Tips on Preparing Multi-Unit Buildings for the Winter Chill With Winter weather right around the corner, weaknesses in multi-unit buildings often get exposed. The below article from Sulema Vela with the Home Depot gives great advice on a few ways to winterize your buildings. Winter weather often exposes vulnerabilities in multi-unit buildings that can both strain maintenance teams and raise …

Halloween Candle Safety

Jack-o’-lanterns, wispy spider webs, paper ghosts, dried cornstalks, and hay bales are staples of Halloween porch decor. Unfortunately, these common decorations also present potential fire risks. In addition to festive decorations, costumes made with flowing fabric can also catch fire very quickly. When jack-o’-lanterns and other open-flame candle decorations come in contact with these materials, a fast-spreading fire can occur …

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2017

This week is National Fire Prevention Week! The theme this week is “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out”, and it reminds us all that seconds can mean the difference between escaping a fire safely or having it end in tragedy. Escape plans are extremely important, yet many businesses and families don’t have a plan in place. How do you …

Building Code Upgrades

Are you looking to make some upgrades to your home or commercial property? Has your home or business recently suffered from storm or flood damage and needs to be repaired? These are both very common scenarios in everyday life, and one issue that people often run into once they get started on renovations or repairs is that some portions of …

Grill Safety

Before you fire up your grill this beautiful holiday weekend, check out our flyer on grilling safety to ensure you have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

Code Compliance

Most governing jurisdictions abide by codes as set forth by the International Code Council (ICC). Code requirements are in place and enforced for the public protection ,safety, and health. Each jurisdiction may adopt and amend codes to conform with each community. Municipal and County code requirements can have great impact on both commercial and residential construction projects. Code compliance items …

Construction Defect

Meeting of Dissimilar Materials A construction defect is defined as a building flaw or design mistake that reduces the value of the structure or causes a dangerous condition. The most dangerous construction defects have the possibility of complete structural failure, resulting in physical injury or damage to people or property. However, countless defects present no increased risk of injury or …