St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Oct-22 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® announced significant increases in order flows by Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contractors throughout the North America as a result of meeting and exceeding orders for both standard sized tarps and custom tarps required in the EPC construction marketplace.
National EPC contractors have turned to Tarps Now® because of the quality, price and value offered by the firm, as well as the expedited ordering system offered on the Company’s website. EPC construction firms are actively engaged in completing turn-key projects requiring accurate cost quotes, so rapid order processing and order deliveries of tarp and covering products is critical to meet milestone events during the construction process.
In addition to facility based construction project, Tarps Now® provides a wide range of Heavy Duty Tarps and Covers engineered to meet the needs of tarps used to develop, construct and maintain a wide range of facilities serving heavy industry. Examples of industries served includes electric and gas utilities, oil and gas pipelines, retail shopping centers, multi-family community projects, and healthcare industry facility projects.
The company also provides support services to assist EPC contractors in selecting correct tarps products and coverings to meet specific application needs, as well as on-site delivery estimates as needed. Major product lines serving the EPC Construction industry are as follows:
Tarps Now® Construction Industry Tarp Covering Products Include:
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Oct-15 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® today announced a new and extended line up of specialty Mesh Tarps engineered to help reduce or eliminate exposure to intense windburn and other forms of ultraviolet radiation that are commonly linked to causing skin cancer and other harmful impacts in both humans and animals.
To meet the need for protective coverings around homes, animal habitats and other outdoor structures, the company is well known as the online leader in fabricating custom tarp coverings, as well as an extended line up of stock mesh tarps featuring a wide range of exposure ratings, weights, fabric grades and colors engineered to provide high levels of protection from intense sunlight, wind and other forces of nature. This line up also includes privacy windscreens that offer varying levels of both UV protection and wind resistance, depending on the selected material and design.
Applications for these new lines of Mesh Tarps extend to uses in and around homes, such as patios, decks, thresholds, gazebos, pools, picnic areas, barns, kennels and other outdoor recreational areas. Conversely, many businesses are adopting the use of Mesh Shade Tarps to protect employees who work in areas where prolonged exposure to the elements exists such as in agricultural processing areas, animal feedlot areas, warehousing dock areas, shipping and receiving areas, and many other applications.
Details are as follow:
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Sep-24 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — When natural disasters strike, homes are destroyed, jobs and lives are lost, and local economies are decimated. Even when limited storm or earthquake damage causes damage to roofing, windows, interior rooms and thresholds, ready access to heavy duty tarps can quickly provide coverage that enhances the ability to effect lasting repairs while preserving things that have not been destroyed.
To meet the ever-increasing number of natural disasters associated with climate change, leading U.S. based tarp materials supplier, Tarps Now® has substantially increased its supplies of Super Heavy Duty Tarps in anticipation of future hurricanes and other types of natural disasters that are becoming all too common in the Western Hemisphere. Prompt access to heavy duty tarps in disaster prone areas has helped to provide temporary shelter when homes were nearly destroyed, and when they were not, these same tarps were used to secure damaged roofing areas, walls and interior rooms as well. These are also often used to quickly set up tents that delivered immediate protection from the elements. In addition, debris netting tarps are often used to cover areas where inclement weather makes repairs difficult to execute.
Tarps Now® offers their heavy-duty tarp products for sale to the public, businesses, state, federal, military and other governmental agencies through the TarpsNow.com website, which also provides tarp material consulting services to such entities throughout the Western Hemisphere. In addition, the company offers custom tarp fabricating through streamlined technology processes which is engineered to meet the needs of government, business and the private sector in record times.
St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2019-Sep-18 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce new lines of Mesh Shade Tarps designed to reduce or eliminate exposure to intense sunlight and other forms of ultraviolet radiation and “windburn” that are commonly linked to causing skin cancers in both humans and animals. The extended offerings of Mesh tarps include a wide range of exposure grades to carefully fine tune results based upon the placement and application of the Mesh Shade Tarps.
To meet the need for protective coverings around homes, animal habitats and other outdoor structures, Tarps Now® also custom manufactures protective mesh tarp coverings in a variety of mesh screen exposure ratings, weights, fabric grades and colors, that are all engineered to provide outstanding levels of protection from intense sunlight, as well as other forces of nature.
Further increasing risks of exposure from extended exposure to Ultra-Violet radiation are Windscreens that offer varying levels of both UV protection and wind resistance, depending on the selected material and design.
Many businesses are adopting the use of Mesh Shade Tarps to protect employees who work in areas where prolonged exposure to the elements exists such as in agricultural processing areas, animal feedlot areas, warehousing dock areas, shipping and receiving areas, and many other applications. Applications for these new lines of Mesh Shade Tarps extend to uses in and around homes, such as patios, decks, thresholds, gazebos, pools, picnic areas, barns, kennels and other outdoor recreational areas.
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Sep-11 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce increased commitment to Heavy Duty Tarps and Covers expanding the number of lines of heavy tarps and coverings engineered to meet the needs of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contractors engaged in large scale projects throughout North America.
Noting the sustained growth in demand for high quality tarps in the construction marketplace, EPC Contractors who are actively engaged in completing turn key projects actively seek out the services of Tarps Now® for both stock sized tarp products, as well as a wide range of custom tarps covering products used in demolition, sandblasting, construction scaffolding, concrete curing, painting and finishing a wide range of projects serving heavy industry, electric and gas utilities, oil and gas pipelines, retail shopping centers, multi-family community projects, and healthcare industry facility projects.
Tarps Now® has invested in advanced technologies used to custom engineer and fabricate tarps products in an “on demand” modality. As a result of these investments, EPC Contractors benefit from accurate cost quotes, rapid order processing, engineering, fabrication and deliveries of high-quality, industrial grade tarp and covering products both on site and to EPC Contractor warehousing facilities as desired. Examples of tarps and covering used by EPC Contractors are as follows below.
ST. JOSEPH, Michigan, U.S.A., 2019-Sep-06 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce the release of its custom tarp manufacturing services that is serving the needs of municipalities, contractors, developers, manufacturers and consumers with custom made industrial grade tarps engineered to maximize long term results through resistance to tears, scrapes, acid, mildew, oil and grease. Other innovations include premium grade of construction features, such as ‘spur grommets’ which help users rapidly deploy and fix tarp coverings with rugged “tie-down” features.
In addition to the foregoing, Tarps Now® Mesh Tarps offerings now include protective Windscreens that offer the selection of varying levels of both UV protection and wind resistance based upon advanced design and material fabrication. Applications for Tarps Now® Mesh Tarps extends to uses in connection with Disaster Recovery in and around homes, such as patios, decks, thresholds, gazebos, pools, picnic areas, barns, kennels and other outdoor recreational areas.
Conversely, many businesses are adopting the use of Tarps Now® Mesh Shade Tarps to protect employees who work in areas where prolonged exposure to the elements exists such as in agricultural processing areas, animal feedlot areas, warehousing dock areas, shipping and receiving areas, and many other applications.
To meet the need for custom fabricates mesh tarp coverings in a variety of mesh screen exposure ratings, weights, fabric grades and colors, Tarps Now® custom designs, engineers, fabricates and delivers custom made tarps to provide outstanding levels of protection from intense sunlight, as well as other forces of nature.
Tarps Now® Custom Made Tarps and Stock Mesh Tarps Available:
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Sep-04 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — In the wake of storm surges of up to 18 feet on Grand Bahama Island, Hurricane Dorian continues threatens residents of the Florida coastline, as well as Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia coastlines, with the potential for high winds, heavy rains and storm surge.
While Dorian has been downgraded to a Category 2 Hurricane, municipalities, non-profit organizations, businesses and homeowners have begun stockpiling hurricane tarps, roofing tarps, mesh tarps, debris lifting tarps and tarp fabrics that help mitigate storm damage. Tarps are often used to immediately cover damaged roofing areas, broken windows and doors, as well as used to move debris, provide for water capture, sunscreen and shade, debris lifting, protective coverings and many other uses that protect homes, businesses, livestock and pets following hurricanes and tropical storms.
Noting the dramatic changes in weather closely linked to climate change, Tarps Now® has focused on providing protective tarps and coverings critical to hurricanes and tropical storms common to the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard. In addition, Tarps Now® also custom fabricates tarps prefabricated for mitigating damage to homes and other outdoor structures. The company also encourages the use of protective mesh tarp coverings that come in a wide range of different screen factors, weights, fabric grades and colors that are specifically engineered to deliver varying levels of UV protection and wind resistance, depending on the selected material and design, to better support evaporation.
Tarps Now® Recommended Hurricane and Storm Recovery Products:
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Aug-30 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce new lines of outdoor Shade Tarps that reduces exposure to the effects of intense sunlight and other forms of ultraviolet radiation linked to skin cancers in both humans and animals.
To meet the need for protective coverings around homes, animal habitats and other outdoor structures, Tarps Now custom manufactures protective shade tarps and other mesh coverings in a variety of exposure ratings, weights, fabric grades and colors that are engineered to provide outstanding levels of protection.
Applications for these new lines of Shade Tarps extends to uses such as patios, decks, thresholds, gazebos, pools, picnic areas, barns, kennels and other outdoor recreational areas.
Conversely, many businesses are adopting the use of Sun Shade Tarps to protect businesses and their employees who work in areas where prolonged exposure to the elements exists such as in agricultural processing areas, warehousing docks, shipping and receiving areas, and many other outdoor areas where such applications reduces exposure to extreme sunlight exposure and potential heatstroke.
Tarps Now® recognizes that different habitats require different exposure levels, and thus offers a complete line up of Shade Tarps properly rated to meet individual needs.
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Aug-28 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Due to increasing need for Military Grade tarps, covers and fabrics meeting the specifications of the military branches, as well as State, Federal and municipal governmental agencies, Tarps Now® is pleased to announce the release of military grade tarps and covers that are engineered to meet the specifications that includes A-A-55308, A-A-59403, A-A-59708, CCC-C-419, CCC-C-422, CCC-C-428, CCC-C-432, CCC-C-439, CCC-C-442, CCC-C-443, CCC-D-950, MIL-C-10799, MIL-C-20696, MIL-C-43006, MIL-C-43128, MIL-C-43627, MIL-C-44103, MIL-C-788, MIL-PRF-20696, A-A-59403, A-A-549403A.
In addition to the new lines meeting Military Tarp specifications, Tarps Now® is also pleased to announce the release of tarps and covers meeting the needs of the United States Forestry Service which includes: (5100-86), MIL-C-3953, MIL-C-7219, MIL-C-10799, MIL-C-12369, MIL-C-43128, MIL-C-43734, MIL-C-43734D, Class 3, MIL-C-43375, NFPA-701, SS-481, SS-482, CPAI-63, CPAI-84.
The new lines of military grade tarps and fabrics are Made in the USA and are engineered to cover sensitive equipment, create weather-resistance outdoor tents, and secure and protect large items during transportation. These high-quality military grade tarps and covers are flexible, waterproof and flame retardant, as well as resistant to tearing, abrasions and resistant to Ultra-Violet light damage. For applications requiring military grade fabric, rolls are now sold in lengths of 50 to hundred yards.
ST. JOSEPH, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, 2019-Aug-21 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — High demand for Hay Tarps and agricultural tarp coverings has proven to be a catalyst for expanding offerings of tarps and coverings used in the production of hay and other farm products. Noting that unprotected hay is subject to 25 percent loss due to weathering and exposure, Tarps Now has underwritten the manufacture high quality Heavy Duty Hay Tarps that feature reinforced poly material which are designed to be resistant to the effects of Ultra-Violet Radiation which has proven to reduce the total cost of ownership, as lower grade fabrics often used by farmers across North America were far less durable.
In addition to the premium grade of fabrics utilized, the agricultural tarp coverings manufactured by Tarps Now® also feature brass spur grommets every two feet and 2-inch loops of webbing every four feet along the perimeter. This proprietary design ensures long lasting durability due to secure fittings, as well as easy anchoring of ropes, spiral pins, pipes and posts.
Heavy Duty Farm Hay Tarps
Manufactured in the United States, Tarps Now® agricultural tarp coverings have a silver exterior to reflect sunlight and reduce interior heat. Not only do these agricultural tarps protect farm products from damaging outdoor elements; they also serve to organize and consolidate farm products, resulting in easier transport to indoor storage.
Dubuque, Iowa, 2018-Jul-23 — /EPR Construction News/ — Spahn & Rose has been named as one of the top 100 lumberyards in the country, according to ProSales, a newsletter that reports on contractor and construction industry trends.
As part of the ranking information, ProSales cited Spahn & Rose as having 85 percent of sales to professional contractors.
Spahn & Rose ranked 56th on the ProSales 100 list based on sales to professional contractors. ProSales compiles the rankings through information provided by listed companies and other publicly available research.
Published annually for the past 26 years, the ProSales 100 is a list of the nation’s biggest building material distributors based on dollar volume of pro contractor sales. ProSales is the newsletter of Hanley Wood, a construction industry research organization.
With 23 locations in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, Spahn & Rose has been serving professional contractors since it opened in 1904.
“We’re proud to be one of the top 100 lumberyards in the country, and Spahn & Rose is dedicated to pro contractor customers,” says Spahn & Rose CEO Dave Davis. “Being recognized on the ProSales 100 is rewarding, and Spahn & Rose will continue to provide contractors with high-quality building materials with top-notch, expert customer service.”
Spahn & Rose is also very active in the communities it serves, during the past three years, the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation has donated over $381,000 to a variety of local non-profit organizations.
STONE ACTION, of Laurel, MD will be hosting an Open House from 2:00 to 7:00 pm for Designers, Architects, Kitchen Dealers and Marble & Granite Fabricators. The regional manager from Stone Italian, SpA, from Verona Italy and the Staff of Stone Action, LLC will be in attendance to show and present their line of ornamental stones products from Italy, Brazil and around the world.
This event will be the best way for guests to have a chance to meet a leading-edge manufacturer of recomposed quartz and marble surfaces and draw inspiration from the selection readily available in stock.
Guests will have a chance to win a trip to Verona, Italy. Courtesy of Stone Action LLC. The trip includes airfare, 4-Day, 3-Nights hotel accommodations, a tour at Stone Italiana’s factory and dinner with the Stone Italiana team.
Opened in 2012, Stone Action, LLC is located at 9010 Maier Rd. Unity 112, Laurel, MD 20723 and is a proud member of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber. For more information on the Open House visit www.stoneaction.net or call 240-456-0792.
Kershaw Doors Ltd who are a very well established timber door supplier since 1999 have extended their contemporary styled Mega Oak door range to include a high quality external door version which includes both a solid and glazed option. This new addition to the range was developed during 2012 released at the end of that year and is now on a special release price for 2013.
The Mega Oak exterior door specification surpasses many of it’s counterparts in the industry yet is offered at a very reasonable price of £281.69 for the solid version and £364.44 for the glazed option. Both doors are available in 2 popular sizes of 762mm x 1981mm and 838mm x 1981mm.
The Mega is constructed using a laminated Maple and Beech core, has 18mm Solid Oak edges and a superior 3mm thick Oak facing. The Mega 3V glazed option has the same specification as the solid door with the addition of 3 x 24mm Frosted glass vision panel (Low E Argon) units.
The doors are supplied boxed and ready to finish. In addition to the standard sized Oak Mega, Kershaws Doors have extended the range further to include both a solid and glazed side panel, offering versatility when creating grand entrance sets to your chosen design function.
The Mega solid panel 610mm x 1981mm is a substantial width to compliment either door and the Mega V1 glazed panel is 457 x 1981mm featuring a doubled glazed vertical panel of clear glass. These panels are to the same construction standard as the regular Mega Oak doors. See Kershaws Doors Ltd website at www.1doors.co.uk to order these special offer doors or view the vast range of timber doors available. In addition Kershaws Doors Ltd are able to offer some styles as Made to Measure options. For helpful door informationvisit Kershaws Blog at http://www.1doors.co.uk/blog/
Leading flooring manufacturer Flowcrete North America Inc is introducing at World of Concrete 2013 the world-renowned Deckshield parking protection systems into the Americas market.
Flowcrete Deckshield has built-up an extensive track record protecting outdoor parking structures within Europe, the Middle East and Asia – and is now being manufactured by Flowcrete North America for projects across the Americas.
The system – available in a choice of polyurethane and rapid-curing MMA variants – is being introduced on the back of increased demand for a product capable of delivering both a protective and aesthetic function in modern parking environments.
Tony Crowell, Managing Director of Flowcrete North America Inc, which has its headquarters in Conroe, Texas, said: “World of Concrete is the perfect place to introduce the Deckshield systems to the Americas audience.”
As the growth in construction of commercial structures continues, more and more cars visit airports, retail malls, hotels, office blocks and public buildings.
By utilizing the very best of protective coating systems on the internal structure of the parking area, visual appearance can be enhanced, light reflectivity improved, traffic movement regulated and ongoing structural maintenance can be kept to an absolute minimum.
“We feel Deckshield has an exciting future in these new markets and will become a major part of our business in the years to come.”
As well as launching Deckshield at the Las Vegas event, Flowcrete North America Inc is also promoting products including Flowfresh FCUV a four-component, semi gloss UV light stable polyurethane concrete coating. Designed to be used as a UV stable sealer or as a lock coat for quartz broadcast floors with Flowcrete’s hygienic Flowfresh flooring systems, FCUV includes the Polygiene® antimicrobial system, offering exceptional chemical resistance.
Flowseal Ultra, a fast curing and UV stable polyurea coating, is also being featured at World of Concrete. A two-component, chemical resistant system, it is designed to be used as a fast curing UV stable sealer, or a receiving coat for flakes and quartz broadcast systems.
Flowcrete will also be talking to visitors to their stand at World of Concrete about the company’s advantage within the marketplace in the manufacture of sustainable flooring.
Tony Crowell added: “We pride ourselves on being the green conscious flooring specialist.”
In line with its sustainable corporate philosophy, Flowcrete North America has restricted the use of toxic components in our flooring products. This includes manufacturing products that are free of components including Phthalate, Nonyl Phenol and Solvents.
Furthermore, Flowcrete North America products can assist specification professionals in qualifying for LEEDS® credits through the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™
Flowcrete North America Inc is on World of Concrete’s Booth S11339, from February 5th to the 8th, 2013.
The construction and maintenance division of Howden UK mark a record five years since their last Lost Time Incident and their fifth 5 star award from the British Safety Council. While the year may be nearly over, 2012 has been a highly successful one for the construction and maintenance division of Howden UK, which marked five years since their last Lost Time Incident (LTI). 2012 also marks the fifth consecutive year that Howden UK construction and maintenance division has been awarded the British Safety Council’s 5 Star Award for Health and Safety Management and working to best practise.
Nigel Francis, General Manager, Howden UK, Construction & Maintenance Division comments: “We believe that undertaking British Safety Council 5 Star Award for Health and Safety Management and working to Best Practice audit has raised the awareness of health and safety practices in our management team and our site personnel, resulting in a greater commitment to safe working practices in the workplace.”
Howden UK’s recent award from the British Safety Council, which was awarded following a three day audit carried out at their Kingswinford office and at West Burton Power Station, also marks another cause for celebration for the company. This is because this 5 star award, which is highly sought after in the industry, and which they were first awarded in September 2007, also gives them the opportunity to finally apply for the council’s most prestigious award.
Nigel Francis continues: “By achieving a 5 Star rating, Howden UK has qualified for the right to apply for the British Safety Council‘s prestigious Sword of Honour Award. Howden UK has been successful in being awarded the Sword three years out of four and we will be applying again this year. There are only 40 swords presented to companies worldwide each year. To achieve the Sword of Honour award, an in-depth portfolio has to be compiled, detailing the organisation’s Management Procedures with regard to Health & Safety, their commitment, initiatives and involvement of the workforce. The submission is externally reviewed and scored against Best Practice worldwide.”
If you’ve run out of fresh ideas and do not know how to keep the scene in your backyard going, why not consider some of the following product selections. They will certainly give your garden a new look. Whether you want to mix and match products or give your garden that relaxing feel, don’t scratch your hair out of frustration. Just look for the following products and watch your hard labor come to fruition. Of course no one said beautifying your garden would be easy. As in any designing project, planning well is always harder than its execution. Get your pen and pad out and start planning with some of these products in mind.
Decorative garden stones are ideal for giving your outdoor space a more elegant, interesting look while still being practical. Garden stones come in a wide variety of different sizes and shapes, and many offer a motif that might be near and dear to your heart, like the “Gather” garden stone, designed with colorful butterflies, the“Love Blooms Here” garden stone, complete with fairies, butterflies and flowers in an ivory finish, or the “Love” Garden stone, which features text, boldly colored dragonflies and water lily blooms. You can pick one type of garden stone and use several of them throughout your space to create a walkway or you can pick different ones to mix and match throughout your garden.
Urn fountains are a subdued yet noticeable addition to any garden. Urn fountains are made from faux-stone materials that look surprisingly real up close, and the graceful curves and shape of the fountain, along with the delicate stream of water emanating from the fountain are sure to give your garden a relaxing feel.
Acorn fountains have a traditional look much like the alabaster fountains you probably grew up seeing in your neighbors or grandmother’s garden. Made from ivory alabastrite, acorn fountains look just like real stone, and the bright, vibrant color is sure to get the attention of visitors. Place an acorn fountain in the middle of your garden as a marvelous centerpiece. Not only will the fountain be beautiful, but the added visual interest will really make the colors of your flowers and plants pop.
Wind chimes are a beautiful, soothing addition to your garden or outdoor space. Wind chimes come in a variety of different materials and styles. The most common type is classic aluminum wind chimes, which produce soft, gentle tones throughout the day and night. If you’re looking for something more decorative, consider acrylic hummingbird chimes, which are adorned with colorful hummingbirds. For the ocean lover, acrylic dolphin wind chimes can bring a bit of the sea right to your own backyard. You can also add delicate rhythmic sounds to your garden by adding natural or coated bamboo chimes to your garden. If you have a very large outdoor area, consider mixing and matching different types of wind chimes or buying multiple sets.
Antique-Style Ivory or Sage Duck Décor
Adding an antique-style ivory or sage duck statue to your garden is a great way to add a bit of color and whimsy to your space. The weathered finish of the statue gives your wood duck a delightful old-time feel, similar to those found in the gardens of yesteryear. Choose just one or two duck statues, or if you have a small pond or fountain, purchase multiple ducks to make a charming outdoor scene for your garden. You can even put other animal statues like roosters or chickens nearby to give your area a bit of a wild farm feel. Don’t spend your money on antique statues from consignment shops and flea markets when you can buy high-quality new ones that will last longer for just a fraction of the cost.
What garden would be complete without singing birds? Adding the barnyard birdhouse to one of your nearby trees with area-appropriate food and water will definitely draw beautiful avian creatures right to your home. Large enough for a small family of birds, the barnyard birdhouse will add a rustic look to your garden.
Blue Floral Planters
If you have herbs, vegetables or flowers that you prefer to grow in planters rather than in the ground, planters painted in a Delft style are perfect for almost any space because the vibrant Delft blue and crystal clear white will match anything you put in them. You can choose to buy blue floral planters in a variety of different sizes and with or without a drain hole depending on your needs.
Butterfly Garden Stakes
Garden stakes are purely decorative items that bring extra life and color to your garden. No garden is truly finished until there are beautiful butterflies floating around, but luckily, you can add them yourself! Butterfly garden stakes come in a translucent red color that catches the sun and makes them glimmer in the light. Try adding butterfly garden stakes along walkways or within groups of plants that need a burst of color. Butterfly garden stakes can also be used as decorative reminders to prune or trim certain items in your garden the next day or week.
Bullfrog Garden Solar Light
If you want to keep your garden glowing at night without the cost of expensive solar or electric lights, bullfrog garden solar lights can do the job while adding a fun, whimsical style to your garden. Bullfrog garden solar lights are made with a high-quality poly-resin for durability in all conditions.
There you have it, affordable, useful, durable and stylish decor that’ll beautify your garden. Hopefully these ideas and great products have livened up your day as they will certainly lighten up your garden for days, months, even years. Most of all you can get all these products at affordable prices. For more decorative products and ideas to beautify your garden, visit Affordable home decor.
Festival Foods enlisted the help of Acoustical Engineer Eric Wolfram of Milwaukee-based Scott R. Riedel & Associates, LTD, who consulted with Acoustiblok’s Jay Boland to choose Acoustifence noise barrier material, a product of Acoustiblok, Inc. of Tampa Florida, to bring the decibel level down below the legal threshold and restore peace and quiet to the neighboring community.
When Wolfram first investigated the site in September, decibel readings ranged between 78.4 and 90.7, loud enough to be a risk for noise-related health problems to nearby residents and workers, had they been subjected to the noise over time. The Sheboygan Department of City Development demanded the level be reduced by at least five decibels, Wolfram said.
“The existing refrigeration pump and motor systems produce extreme noise levels,” Wolfram said. “This noise reverberates within the sheet-metal paneled enclosure interior and escapes through several different exhaust and ventilation openings.
“Additional noise was generated by the cooling and exhaust fans mounted above the enclosure.”
Minimal structural changes were required, as the ⅛- inch Acoustifence was easily attached to an existing chain link fence and the outdoor-rated QuietFiber with a perforated metal cover was capconed to the building.
The results were better than Wolfram had hoped, with decibel levels reduced to 57.3 the moment the barrier was in place – well below the City’s legal threshold, and more than 20 decibels lower than before the Acoustiblok products were installed. Neighbors are no longer bombarded with the irritating chiller noise, now replaced with the ordinary ambient sounds that existed before.
“Sounds from local traffic and roadways exceeded that of the compressor equipment after installation of the Acoustifence and QuietFiber products,” Wolfram said.
Lahnie Johnson, founder and president of Acoustiblok, Inc., applauded Festival Foods’ quick action in addressing the noise complaints right away, stating that the product combination was the perfect solution for this particular type of noise challenge.
“The Acoustifence and QuietFIber treatments were the perfect solution for the Festival Foods chiller noise, as both of these materials are designed to hold up in inclement weather, and as you can see from the results, they do their job well beyond everyone’s expectations,” Johnson said. “The Acoustifence and Quiet Fiber are also substantially less costly than attempting a structural enclosure solution.”
Acoustiblok noise abatement material was installed in the nearly completed Artist Workshop Studios recording facility, an in-the-box (ITB) studio designed and built by Artist Workshop Studios owner Tom Donofrio. Acoustiblok was chosen to provide a sound barrier for the small, 12 foot x 12 foot basement studio that could drop decibels levels within the space and provide a neutral acoustical environment for recording.
Donofrio, an electrical engineer, and musician who has built recording studios in the past using different sound deadening materials, chose Acoustiblok for his newest project after consulting with Marilyn Myers of Acoustiblok, Inc., because of its sound damping and noise blocking qualities, as well as its thin, flexible structure that adds no volume to walls within the studio space. Attached to the studs before drywall is hung, Acoustiblok performs without the need to add layers of rigid drywall or modified drywall, a method Donofrio used in the past with mixed results and significant floor space reduction.
“I was looking for a product that would lower the decibels in the studio without taking up any additional space,” Donofrio said. “I was able to achieve the neutral acoustics desired in the space, which makes me extremely happy.
“I didn’t want a sound quality that was too dead or too live, so the Acoustiblok turned out to be an excellent choice.”
Donofrio and a friend were able to hang the 3mm Acoustiblok on the newly framed stud walls within the studio space, including cutouts around a window and electric sockets, and seal the seams according to installation recommendations, all in less than four hours.
The Artist Workshop Studios recording space was built for Donofrio to indulge his own talents as an acoustical guitarist and vocalist, and to be made available to artists on a budget who need an affordable studio with high quality production equipment and the expertise of a seasoned technician to record a song or album.
“Acoustiblok is a perfect choice for establishing sound quality within a sound recording studio like this one,” said Lahnie Johnson, president and founder of Acoustiblok, Inc.
“Unlike additional drywall or other solid rigid materials used for sound reduction, the 1/8-inch heavy, limp Acoustiblok allows the room to be a damped, expandable acoustical envelope. As such, a studio or home theater has less reflection and actually sounds significantly better.”
Installation of 18,000 square feet of non-fiberlass Quiet Fiber® noise abatement material has been completed in the massive generator room of the newly constructed, 750,000 square foot Galleria 360 mall in Santo Domingo.
Quiet Fiber, a product of Acoustiblok, Inc. in Tampa, Florida, was installed on the ceiling and walls of the mall’s generator and substation rooms. These rooms house the industrial emergency generators necessary to keep power running in this coastal area of the Caribbean, plagued by frequent power outages.
The Galleria 360’s industrial generators, installed by Santa Domingo-based Edelca, are a staple in this island republic. Edelca owner Carlos Montos, Edelca consulted with Jay Boland of Acoustiblok, Inc., and used Quiet Fiber on the project after achieving excellent results with Quiet Fiber on a similar project at the La Sirna Superstore in the eastern coastal town of Higuey, Dominican Republic.
“Even though Quiet Fiber is not the least expensive product on the market, I keep coming back to it because the results beat all the competitors’ noise deadening products with double the noise insulating qualities,” Montos said. “The customer on this job wanted to install a double layer of a different product but I convinced him to try the Quiet Fiber.
“I’ve been designing and installing these emergency generators for 20 years, and I have never had the results from other noise abatement products that I have with Quiet Fiber, and now I’m trying to use it everywhere.”
Montos says noise from these industrial generators on which the island has become dependent in order to maintain consistent power is a major problem plaguing businesses and residential property owners when the generators are running. Not only is generator noise bad for business, but its constant drone can cause permanent hearing loss. Another important consideration in the selection of soundproofing material is its fire resistance.
Recently in Santo Domingo a serious fire started in a generator room, and the existing foam sound proofing material was a prime contributor. The fire caused Montos to search for a new fireproof solution. Quiet Fiber is fire resistant even at 2,000 degrees.
“The noise levels are almost unbearable, so you need to have an adequate level of soundproofing in place when they are running,” Montos said. “I always install noise absorbing material wherever I install my generators, and Quiet Fiber is the best soundproofing product we’ve ever used.”
Montos and his crew were able to easily cut the Quiet Fiber to fit around electric conduits, and secured the material to the walls and ceiling with standard insulation stick pins.
The sound deadening qualities of Quiet Fiber will help to protect the mall’s employees, and streams of tourists and local residents from the high volume industrial noise caused by the generators when they are operating.
Lahnie Johnson, president and founder of Acoustiblok, Inc., says that the application of Quiet Fiber in the Galleria 360 generator and substation rooms was exactly what was needed for addressing the high decibel, reverberant sound emanating from the concrete walls.
“Quiet Fiber was designed with this type of hot, humid environment in mind,” Johnson said. “When you’re addressing solid surface noise issues, which in this case with concrete walls, you need a product with proven maximum sound absorption, high temperature rating for fire blocking, and hydrophobic (resistant to moisture).”
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