Friday, May 28, 2010

Business Opportunity - Foundation Repair Industry

The foundation repair industry is often overlooked by companies and entrepreneurs looking for a way to build their brand. It requires highly skilled, highly trained professionals to do hands on work for homeowners. This shouldn't deter you from becoming trained and growing a business. A job that takes training, skill, and expertise is exactly what's going to set you apart from other companies in your area.

Any old DIY person who runs into a home depot can apply hydraulic cement to a crack and say "look, I fixed it." But after you're trained you'll see that repair as mealy cosmetic. You'll know that that particular crack isn't truly repaired and that, eventually, it will leak or crack again in the same space.

You can bring a successful, tested and proven solution to this homeowner and show them you have the confidence and skill to apply it to their issue. You can set yourself apart by having a solution that works, the knowledge to make it work, and the warranty to back it up. Already you're a better choice than many contractors out there, just by being trained and certified in CrackShield.

Any business needs an edge and that's exactly what CrackShield can do for your business and for your brand. Everyone starts from somewhere, but starting off with a great product and great training will put you miles ahead of other local competition. Using a 2 part process to not only fill and repair the crack, but structurally repair the separation is something that not many contractors have in their toolbox.

From here you can simply market your specialty. Many contractors could even use you and have you do work for a project they're in the middle of. Referrals from family, friends and customers will eventually come as you build yourself up in your community. CrackShield, and training from the Grate Products network can help get you started to having a successful foundation wall crack repair company in your area with exclusive territory, a wealth of knowledge and support, and most importantly a leg-up on your competition by having the best repair method on the block.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Crack Repair kits for New Service Contractors

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New companies looking for long term, sustainable, and profitable solutions are turning more and more to crack repair and foundation repair.

A simple kit, training, and support from a contractor network is all that a small company needs to be successful. Any area in the United States or Canada has a need for someone, or some company, that has the special training to provide quality and professional foundation crack repair solutions at reasonable prices.

Foundation and basement wall cracks eventually appear in every foundation construction style known to modern technology. Having a solution will enable your small business to provide solutions to homeowners with basement wall cracks and also to business owners and property management companies.

With very little investment for product a small company can see a great deal of growth in even their first year. With future marketing efforts, and web site development, a small company can help to provide a needed service with a sustainable future. Places like Chicago, Boston, LA, Seattle, and even Miami have foundations that are cracking and need repair due to countless reasons.

Get trained to install CrackShield today through Grate Products LLC and add a solution to your contractor tool set that will set you apart from your competition.

Reading and Other Links
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Construction news from around the United States

Second hearing on flood prevention projects in Cranston, RI

Rhode Island DOT

Hands on Disaster Response
(other news on Tennessee, Haiti, and other National/International Disaster Response)

$149M flood aid for RI, Tenn. passes key vote May 13th, 2010
"PROVIDENCE, R.I.—A key U.S. Senate panel on Thursday approved a bill to provide $149 million in aid for Rhode Island and Tennessee along with..." (Read More)

Friday, May 14, 2010

3 Ways repairing foundation cracks can help protect the home.

Most contractors and homeowners don't truly understand the importance in repairing foundation cracks. Since your foundation holds your home up, small fractures and shifts can cause large problems on the floors above.

Here are three benefits to having a foundation crack fixed properly:

1.) Stop water leaks- water often finds its way into a basement through weak points and direct openings into the basement. Sealing and repair a foundation wall crack can easily help control and redirect the water into a drain system or other method of extraction. Keeping your basement from flooding or having excess moisture can also help to control the air quality that starts in the basement. The less moisture and water in a basement, the healthier it is.

2.) Radon minimization - Radon, like water, will find its way through holes and separations in the foundation wall. Repairing and sealing these separations will help to limit the amount of radon gas that can force its way into the home. If you do have a radon problem, it's important that (even after having a foundation repair done) you test every 2 years. If the levels ever get above the EPA's acceptable radon levels a radon mitigation system might still need to be installed.

3.) Minimize further problems upstairs - Foundation settling is something you can visibly experience on the 1st and 2nd floors of a home or building. Doors and windows will stick, wall cracks will appear in the plaster and dry wall, ceiling cracks might form at a pivot point above a pair of foundation cracks, etc. Whatever the case, if the foundation problem becomes too out of control it is very possible that larger problems such as collapse can happen. Attending to small foundation problems can have a large, and helpful, impact on the house as a whole.

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If you're looking for a solution as a contractor or as a homeowner, CrackShield is a foundation wall crack repair solution that can be easily learned and easily applied.