Posted By: John L. on September 16, 2016 in Contractor Focus
The importance of documenting daily activities on the job site cannot be overstated. If you ever had to go back to find out what took place on the job site months or years later, accurate information can make all the difference. Whether it’s someone claiming an injury, being accused of improper work, or any other legal issue that may arise, having a log of job site activities can be a tremendous help.
Posted By: John L. on September 6, 2016 in Contractor Focus
An Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) is an insulated decorative finish system applied to the exterior walls of the home. Another term for this is synthetic stucco. On an exterior wall, we typically have 2x4 or 2x6 studs for framing. The sheathing (substrate) on the exterior side of the framing is typically plywood, OSB board, or something of that nature. Insulation board made of polystyrene (or similar material) is secured to the exterior wall surface by way of mechanical fasteners or adhesives.
Posted By: John L. on August 29, 2016 in Contractor Focus
Even in the world of digital media, word of mouth can still be one of the best forms of advertising. According to a recent Nielson study, 92 percent of consumers trust recommendations from other people, and 77 percent of consumers are more likely to buy a product when learning about it from a friend or family member. As a result, the owner you are working for could be one of your greatest salespeople.
Posted By: John L. on August 9, 2016 in Contractor Focus
A purchase order is a contract authorizing a purchase of goods or services. You should be sure it contains all the essential details, including a purchase order (PO) number, a list of products with quantities and pricing, shipping date and address, billing address, and payment terms. Many software programs provide templates you can use to make this process even easier.

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