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Month: June 2015

Selling Dirt, Mulch, Sand and Gravel is a Decent Business to Be in

Selling Dirt, Mulch, Sand and Gravel is a Decent Business to Be in

We sell aggregates, mulch, dirt and other such products usually by weight. We deliver, but we also have customers that come to us. Our commercial clients come in with dump trucks and pickup trucks. We just use a loader to fill the beds of the trucks with the amount of product they order. Often, for mulch and other things that may be measured by the square yard instead of weight, the customer comes out ahead because we overfill. We use a crane scale when more accurate weights are needed.

We have scoop bags that we lay on the ground. They have cables at the corners. A loader dumps product on the laid out heavy duty fabric. We lift the cables up, and the sheet closes into a bag shape. At the end of the crane is a scale. This crane scale gives us the weight in the scoop bag. We also prefill specialty bags that are more like tubes. They tie at one end, you fill it, cut it and then tie the other end of the tube. Each filled tube is able to support its own weight for the most part. Materials that would pierce the fabric are contained in a metal framework container. Customers must return those frames after they empty the bags inside them. They pay a deposit.

Manufacturing facilities that use our aggregates, sand and other materials often buy product in these types of containers. They can easily be moved around using forklifts. A homeowner that needs a lot of mulch might buy a tube of it and haul it home in the back of his pickup. He just cuts the bag open in his driveway, and shovels the product into a wheelbarrow distributing muclh around the yard a little at a time. Then he just disposes of or recycles the fabric tube. It is a very profitable business to be in, especially in the spring and summer-our busy season.

Cheap Roof Repair Companies for a Leak

Cheap Roof Repair Companies for a Leak

I have just purchased a house that I would like to sell again in the future. It needs some major work done to it before I will be able to sell it. I am kind of worried that I have bitten off more than I can chew with this project. But instead of worrying about all of the things that need to get done, I am just going to start getting things done. First thing is hiring expert roof repair in Essex county NJ because the roof is in serious need of repair and I think that is the worst part of the house.

I am not sure if the entire roof needs to be replaced, or if it can be repaired without replacing the entire roof. I am kind of leaning towards the former option though, if I had to guess. It just does not look like it is in very good shape. The roof is sagging in one area, and I think that is because of water damage. I am not sure how long water has been getting underneath the shingles of the roof. But any amount of time is too long, in my opinion.

I also have take out all of the flooring in the house, and replace it with new flooring. I am going to put nice hardwood floors in a large part of the house. I want to put tile in the bathrooms and in the kitchen though, because I think it is easier to clean and less likely to be damaged. I am not sure what else I will have to do, but I need to inspect the house thoroughly and try to make a list of things to be fixed. I hope to have that list made by the end of the day today.