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Dealing with Cracked Concrete – Removal or Repair?

Concrete surfaces such as sidewalks, patios, driveways, retaining walls, and foundation walls can suffer from weather damage and erosion. As concrete degrades, it can create potential tripping hazards and become a general eyesore. The question is, is the concrete repairable or does it require complete removal to start over? In

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Using Topsoil for Gardening and Landscaping

When planning a gardening or landscaping project, it’s important to choose the right material. One of the most popular products is topsoil, which has many applications in both residential and commercial projects. Using it correctly will help you grow healthy and long-lasting lawns, flowers, plants, and trees.  What is Topsoil? 

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The Difference Between Fill Sand & Fill Dirt

Fill sand and fill dirt sound similar by name but have different uses in building and landscaping projects. Before deciding which one to use, it helps to understand how they are different in terms of properties and suitable applications. To help you choose, we’ll go over what fill sand and

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Excavation

Maximize Living Space with Basement Excavation

The most common type of basement excavation we do is for new homes and buildings. Basically, we dig out a cavity to install a six to eight ft. tall basement, and trench for sewage and utility lines. Occasionally, we take on basement addition projects, which is a great way to

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Using a Salt Sand Mix for Icy Surfaces

Saskatchewan gets long and snowy winters every year and we need to be prepared with the right tools to survive the season. Whenever there are freezing temperatures and precipitation, there’s a danger for icy surfaces. Our clients often ask us whether they should use salt or sand for icy surfaces,

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The Purpose of Radon Rocks in Building Foundations

When constructing a new building, one of the biggest things to think about is the foundation. The foundation provides a level surface for the building, protection from forces like earthquakes and floods, and increased stability overall. However, a proper foundation with a layer of radon rocks also provides protection from

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Using Crusher Dust in Your Construction Project

With a full line of gravel and pit run to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which material to use for your next project. One popular option we enjoy recommending is crusher dust. In this article, we’ll go through exactly what the crusher dust is and when it

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Demolition

Demolition Site Safety Tips

Sometimes you need to take down a building to make room for a new one. While there are hazards to be mindful of on any construction site, a demolition site can pose even more danger. Dismantling a building is a large task that requires dangerous materials, tools, and machinery. Fortunately,

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Excavation

Trenching & Excavation Safety

Excavation is often one of the first steps in construction no matter what you’re building. From digging out a basement, trenching for sewage and utility lines to preparing the foundation, they all involve excavation. Since we’re an expert in this subject with decades of experience and solid safety record, we

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