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What’s the Difference Between a Backhoe and a Skid Steer Loader?

  
  
  
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In a construction project, equipment choices should be based on the size and extent of the job to be done. Two of the more common choices are backhoes and skid steer loaders. When choosing between these two powerful options, you should start with a good idea of what the job will be and the difference between a backhoe and a skid steer loader.

Understanding the Differences in Aerial Lift Rental Options

  
  
  
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The construction and maintenance industries often require the ability to reach and work in areas that are high above the ground. Construction professionals who need temporary access lifting equipment can find what they need from their local trusted aerial lift rental company.

Before Digging, Call 811 — How This Service Keeps Everyone Safe

  
  
  
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Are you planning your next landscape or home improvement project? Many times such jobs require digging up the earth, so you should be aware that the subterranean world is home to more than just burrowing worms and ground squirrels. Lines, cables and pipes are housed there too. And no matter how experienced you may be, it can be easier than you think to run into problems when the shovels come out. These problems can affect your entire neighborhood, potentially disrupting service, or can lead to an unsafe situation. To avoid hazards, repair work or fines, you should call 811 before getting to work. Learn more about this free service and how it helps with digging safety.

Fencing Options That Provide Privacy Without Being an Eyesore

  
  
  

You want to enjoy your home's outdoor space without nosy neighbors or noise pollution from a busy street. There are several fencing options that can enhance the curb appeal of your property while still offering the privacy you're seeking. Check zoning laws and rules in your community, and then decide whether you want a fence that provides full or partial privacy.

7 Fresh Ideas for Dressing Up the Backyard With a New Addition

  
  
  

Do you often find yourself daydreaming about turning your less-than-exciting backyard into your own private outdoor paradise? Are you interested in creating a backyard space that shows off your unique personality or features different "rooms"? These are just a couple ways you can transform your outside living area into one that beckons your family to enjoy the fresh air. 

Tackling a DIY Home Addition or Construction? Rent a Backhoe

  
  
  
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Most home addition or construction jobs will require a significant amount of digging, trenching and material hauling. The do-it-yourselfer should be particularly aware that the efficiency, timeframe and overall effectiveness of the project will be substantially affected by how well and how quickly digging and hauling can be accomplished. Using a shovel or other manual method is hard, backbreaking, ultimately inefficient labor. Smaller trenching or digging machines may help, but they still might not be big enough for the job. For a DIY home addition or construction job of any significant size, a backhoe is a perfect combination of efficiency and effectiveness. 

Renting Vs. Owning: Questions to Ask Before Buying Construction Equipment

  
  
  
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When you need construction equipment for a backyard or home improvement project, the issue of renting versus owning construction equipment is a common consideration. These are the questions that can determine whether to opt for ownership or simply renting it.

Add A Hot Tub To Your Backyard With These Pre-Installation Tasks

  
  
  
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So, you've picked out your new hot tub, and you're eagerly anticipating its arrival on the delivery truck. Getting the following tasks taken care of in advance can make adding a hot tub a stress-free experience, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy once it's in place.

How to Recover and Maintain the Lawn After the Polar Vortex

  
  
  
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This winter’s polar vortex made daily life, not to mention indoor household comfort, a challenge for residents in affected areas. Some of its more severe effects, however, happened outdoors. 

9 Tips to Inspire Your Backyard Redesign

  
  
  

Looking to add another dimension to your home? Redesign the backyard into the outdoor space that works best for you. But if this is the first time you've given a backyard space any thought, you may feel paralyzed. Here are some ideas to get your creativity flowing:

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