A new roof is not as glamorous as other types of home renovations, but it is one that has a significant return on investment, and today, there are several roofing options that can update the look of your home while saving you money in the long run. With the variety of roofing materials available, however, it can be difficult to determine which option is right for your renovation project. The good news is that with the help of your local general contractor, you can weigh the pros and cons of each choice and begin reaping the benefits of your freshly-roofed home.
Reclaimed lumber is perfect for any number of unique gifts. From the deep reddish tint of reclaimed redwood to the yellowish coloration of Kapur lumber, The Lumber Baron has the largest selection of reclaimed lumber available in the San Francisco Bay region. Renowned for its hardiness, our reclaimed lumber comes from such historical locations as the old Bay Bridge, decommissioned structures, and more.
Across San Jose residents can observe a multitude of construction machinery piercing the skyline and humming on the surface streets. The large quantity of construction projects in the city means residents and San Jose commercial contractors alike now have a familiarity with the various heavy-duty equipment required for the large-scale construction projects that have come to characterize the dynamic of downtown. While your average citizen may not be able to name the complicated-looking machine on the edge of the development site that conveys rocks, cement, and sand to and from the site, professionals in the field have come to know it as essential belting technology.
Concrete has been used throughout history as an essential building material, with its first recorded use in its nascent form dating back to the Roman Empire. Reinforced concrete, however, is a relatively modern invention that can trace its inception to the late 1800’s. One of the first inventors to patent the use of reinforced concrete, Joseph Monier used a grid of steel rods in concrete columns and girders in 1877. Less than 40 years later, a massive earthquake struck San Francisco, leading to thousands of casualties and the destruction of much of the city. In the wake of this disaster the construction industry in the United States began to promote the use of reinforced concrete as it was able to better withstand seismic events compared to other building materials in use at the time. Today, reinforced concrete is a widely used building material and mainstay for commercial concrete contractors in Portland and other cities prone to earthquakes.