Commercial flat roofs are complex designs featuring up to a dozen layers of different materials, usually beginning with a layer of insulation that is either rigid or spray foam. While these foam insulation layers work wonders for managing heat loss or gain through the roof to control heating and cooling costs, they're also at risk for being damaged either during roof membrane insulation or during later maintenance. Find out how cover boards have been protecting commercial roof insulation layers since the 1970s.
If you have a waterfront lake property, then it may be wise to have your own personal pier or dock constructed on the property. This will allow you to enjoy the view of the water and to also launch boats and other recreation vehicles directly into the lake. While a pier can last a long time without needing repairs, you will need to make sure that dock pilings remain strong. Pilings are either water-jetted or otherwise forced into the lake bottom with great pressure.
When you are in the process of building or renovating an apartment building, part of your construction should consist of an effective fire protection strategy. Large, multilevel apartment buildings can pose unique challenges that require thorough planning. Consider the following factors as you make your plan.
Use Fire-Resistant Materials
Although the installation costs will be higher, each unit should be separated by fire-resistant walls, ceilings, and floors. The use of fire-resistant materials will essentially create a barrier between each unit.
That old adage, "Good fences make good neighbors" isn't always true. In fact, there are times when a fence could make enemies out of neighbors who were once on good or on fair terms. And not surprisingly, a poorly placed fence could ratchet up ill will between neighbors who were already feuding and on bad terms. The problem is often with the placement of the fence -- a few inches or a foot or two in the wrong direction, and one neighbor could end up encroaching on the other's property.