Recap of the 2016 AIA Convention

2016 Convention Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   Last week thousands of architects, merchants, representatives, students and more flowed through the doors of the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia for the annual American Institute of Architects national convention. Over 800 companies were represented throughout the convention halls with a multitude of products on display. Companies proudly exhibited new […]

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The Do’s & Don’ts of CMUs

  The following are a few of the typical Dos and Don’ts when it comes to installed concrete masonry units (CMUs)… Do: spread the mortar bed joints to a uniform thickness with fresh mortar Do: Tool after mortar is partially set, but before fully set. Don’t: Throw away mortar scrapings or slushing mortar into joints. Do: […]

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Choosing The Best Fire Pit for Your Backyard

Nothing brightens up a backyard entertaining space quite like a fire pit. With this beautiful addition to your home, you can turn any night into a stargazer’s paradise and extend the usefulness of your outdoor space on even the coldest days with special patio fire pits. From roasting s’mores to building a glow for pool […]

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Allan Block Contractor Certification

Allan Block Contractor Certification Workshop sponsored by Nitterhouse Masonry Products Wednesday November 11th  @ Hampton Inn  955 Lesher Rd. Chambersburg, PA -Learn why Allan Block is the best system on the market today! – Learn the principles of retaining wall design -Learn how geogrid works in soil -ICPI approved course: 7 credits! To become a […]

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Permeable Pavers: Stormwater Runoffs and the Rain Tax

In Maryland, New York, Washington, D.C. and other locations across the country, the issue of stormwater management has taken center stage because of the serious environmental hazard presented by stormwater runoffs. These runoffs, caused by urban sprawl and the proliferation of impervious surfaces, carry a variety of contaminants. The pollutants not only damage the environment, […]

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