Follow These Steps To Avoid Air Conditioner Breakdowns This Summer

Posted on: 9 January 2015

Murphy's Law might as well be "your air conditioner will break down on the hottest day of the summer." This always seems to be the case! However, by doing a little preventative maintenance each spring, you can decrease the chances of a catastrophic air conditioner malfunction in the 100-degree heat. Freak accidents are always going to happen, but that does not mean you shouldn't at least try to prevent them. [Read More]

Why A Slate Roof Still Makes Sense

Posted on: 6 January 2015

A century ago, most homes had slate roofs. Then, this roofing material, made naturally by layers of sedimentary rock being pressed in the earth over time, was plentiful and affordable. Then came manufactured roofing materials like asphalt shingles, and slate fell out of fashion. However, this type of roofing still has a lot to recommend it. Advantages to choosing slate for your roof 1. Durability. The chief advantage to using slate for your roof is durability. [Read More]

Amazing Cranes: 5 Things You Didn't Know Cranes Could Do

Posted on: 30 December 2014

Cranes aren't just for lifting heavy construction equipment. These handy machines are useful for all kinds of purposes including entertainment and health care. Here are some unusual uses for cranes.  Restaurant Imagine eating a meal 164 feet in the air surrounded by nothing but a beautiful view.  One company has decided to use cranes to give people a dining experience like no other. Dinner in the Sky is a restaurant group that offers patrons the opportunity to eat on a platform in the sky being held up by a crane. [Read More]

Are Cranes And Hoists The Same Thing?

Posted on: 22 December 2014

If you aren't in the construction business you may use the words "crane" and "hoist" interchangeably. The machines are similar to each other, but they do have some key differences.  Hoists Hoists are machines that are able to lift loads straight up and down. They can't move the load from side to side at all. They tend to run cables that are known as hoist ways. Hoists are much simpler than cranes are because they only have the one direction of movement. [Read More]