13 Energy Efficient Building Materials Promoting a Sustainable Future

Energy-efficient construction is not only important for saving homeowners’ costs in an increasingly uncertain world but also for championing a sustainable future. 

While energy-efficient mortgages have enabled customers to retrofit older homes with eco-friendly upgrades, lots of these gains are being eroded by the construction of bigger homes

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SWPPP Silt Fence Policy: Guide to Best Management Practices

Proper sediment control is one of the most important SWPPP requirements for any construction zone. Not only does sediment erosion pose a risk to surrounding wildlife and ecosystems, but it could leave your construction zone liable to fines and significant financial damages. 

According to the EPA and Clean Water Act, construction zones that disturb more than one acre of land are responsible for proper permitting and erecting sentiment erosion controls. 

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A Guide to Florida’s SWPPP Requirements for Construction

Under Florida’s NPDES Stormwater Program, construction sites must obtain a Construction Generic Permit GCP under Section 403.0885 of Florida Statutes to discharge stormwater into a public water source.

The CGP is designed to regulate the amount of pollution generated from construction sites inside Florida and protect public waterways from pollutant sources. 

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Building a Home? Here’s What To Look for in a QA Specialist.

Defects are a natural part of the construction process, especially if you use lower quality materials or unstandardized processes.

Luckily, a proper QA specialist can catch building and material defects before they manifest into greater damage and ensure that all building projects are up to standards and municipal code. 

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Are Inspections and Warranties Different for Custom vs Production Houses?

The cost of new construction homes continues to rise in the United States, meaning that homeowners would be wise to cover their purchase with a warranty and inspection.

Generally, homeowners have two options for new construction homes: production and custom homes. Production homes feature a pre-designed home plan from the builder that offers little way in terms of customization. 

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5 Reasons Why You Need a New Construction Warranty

Like a new car, many homeowners expect a newly constructed home to be free of defects and repairs. It’s one of the advantages of buying new versus used. 

However, many newly constructed homes could be subject to the same repairs and issues as an older home, especially if the build was rushed, the craftsmanship poor, or the builder overbooked. 

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