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Author name: Richard Elmers

A savvy home improvement specialist, who seamlessly integrates engineering insights with practical wisdom gathered from years of hands-on building experience.

Don’t Make My Mistake: Always Explain Copper Roof Shingles to Clients

It was a confrontation I’ll likely never forget as long as I consult on roofing projects… Tom B. stormed into my office, his face glowing as red as a pure copper roofing shingle. “The roof on my lake house looks hideous Richard!” he bellowed. “It’s mottled green and brown with weird irreversible staining.” I sank […]

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Rockwool Insulation Attic: Benefits & Installation Guide

Understanding Rockwool Rockwool refers to a type of insulation material made from basalt rock and recycled slag. The rock gets melted and spun into fibrous material resembling wool, hence the name “rock wool”. The fine yet durable fibers entrap air pockets, which provide excellent insulating qualities. Rockwool demonstrates similar thermally resistive properties as traditional fiberglass

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Concrete Curing Temperature and Time Chart

Concrete curing is critical for strength development and durability. This curing time and temperature chart serves as a handy reference guide for construction planning and execution, ensuring concrete achieves design objectives. Properly tracking temperature and age facilitates appropriate loading and use of concrete structures. Need a concrete contractor you can trust? Call us (509)201-4190 or send

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Can you pour concrete in the winter?

While winter often brings construction projects to a halt, pouring concrete during the colder months isn’t an impossibility. With meticulous planning and strategic execution, you can achieve successful placements and defy the season’s icy grip. This guide equips you with valuable tips and best practices to overcome the chilly challenges and navigate winter concrete pours

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Seamless Aluminum Gutters: The Ultimate Guide to Durability and Style for Your Home

Adding gutters to your home can be a great way to give your house an upgrade. Seamlessaluminum gutters are the perfect choice for any homeowner looking for a durable andstylish gutter system that will last for years. They provide some of the best benefits,coming in a variety of colors and styles to match any home’s

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