Benefits of Planning Your Landscape Construction Project in Winter

Benefits of Planning Your Landscape Construction Project in Winter

It’s winter. You are probably not thinking about your landscape or any major construction projects. You are too busy shoveling snow off your driveway. But winter is a great time to start planning your major outdoor projects. Once spring rolls around and outdoor activities take over your life, you may never get around to creating an outdoor living space that you can enjoy during the warm summer months.

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Factors to Consider When Contracting with a Snow Removal Company

Factors to Consider When Contracting with a Snow Removal Company

As a business owner, you might be thinking about how to keep your building free of snow this time of year. Partnering with a reputable snow removal company can keep your business accessible, decreasing downtime and reducing liability after a snowstorm. When considering what parts of your business property should be kept free of snow, you should take into account three factors: appearance, convenience, and liability.

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Sewer Line Excavation

How to Plan a Utility Trenching Project

Perhaps you are building your dream home, or adding on to an existing house. You might be upgrading a building or constructing a new one for your business. If you hired a general contractor for your project, he or she would be arranging for the utility trenching and excavation. If you a have a smaller project that does not need a general contractor, or have decided to do the contracting yourself, here is what you need to know about planning a utility trenching and excavation project.

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Building Ordinance Laws and Demolition, Demolition and Hazardous Materials

Reasons to Condemn a House

Why condemn a house? Sometimes a house may be slated for demolition when private property is seized by the government for public use, such as widening a street or extending a highway, also known as eminent domain. Most often the reasons to condemn a house would be when a city or town’s building inspector determines that a space violates state or local building codes and/or the Department of Health declares it unfit for human habitation or use.

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estimate or consultation - what's the difference?

Estimate or Consultation? What’s the Difference?

If you’re a home or business owner, chances are that you have requested estimates for repairs to your home or building. You may think that estimates are quick, easy and provided free of charge, which most are. However, if your project involves addressing drainage and/or grading problems, building a retaining wall or excavating for a foundation, you need more than an estimate. You need a consultation with a civil engineer who will ensure that your project is completed as efficiently and safely as possible.

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Retaining Wall Design and Construction

Proper Retaining Wall Design and Construction

Proper retaining wall design and construction can help make usable space out of a steep slope, provide a place for landscape plantings and even create a level area for a driveway. With proper retaining wall design, you can build a long-lasting and functional structure that will add value to your home or business. Important considerations in retaining wall design and construction are height and length, suitable base, properly compacted backfill and efficient drainage.

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Picking the Right Foundation

Picking the Right Foundation For Your Project

Do you know the purpose of a foundation? There are a few main reasons behind having a foundation. The first reason is that the foundation is built to support the load of the house. The house needs to stay under the foundation’s bearing capacity. Second reason to have a foundation is to keep the ground water out of your house. Damp foundations make your foundation weaker, drainage material like sand and gravel allow the water to pass through instead of getting stuck and pooling. Waterproof seals are not enough to fix a bad drainage system.

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Excavation Contractor

How to Find the Right Excavation Contractor

Almost every home or commercial construction project starts with digging. From site grading to trenching to full-on foundation excavation, it all starts with earth movers and diggers. Because the rest of the project is built on top of this, it also means that having a well-done excavation is critical to the project. As an excavator ourselves, here’s what we recommend to look for in the right excavation contractor, regardless of if you’re inside or outside our service area.

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Testimonials

Touré Foster and New England Enterprises have been great to work with on multiple projects at our home. Touré and his team did outstanding work that was completed on a timely basis and on budget. Touré carefully planned each drainage and landscape project with us and he provided detailed quotes and cost estimates. In addition, ...

Myles and Maureen Gilbert
Franklin, MA

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