Hard-bonded and Soft-bonded Blades

The bond (or metal matrix) is what keeps the diamonds in place.  The diamonds, of course, carry out the cutting. As the blade operates, the bond wears away; hence, diamond grit is shed, and fresh, sharp diamonds are uncovered. How hard the blade’s bond affects the blade’s durability and how fast it sheds worn diamond [...]

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What is Composite Decking?

Ah, outdoor deck… what character you can bring to any home. When it comes to building a deck, the materials obviously play a major role. One needs to consider durability when deciding what materials to use. You want your deck to withstand any weather disturbance. For this reason, hardwood could be your top pick – [...]

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All About Prevention of Silicosis

As rampant as silica dust is, silicosis is very much preventable. There are time-honored safety measures that can be observed even if it is an occupational hazard. What’s unfortunate is that workers commonly lack awareness about this matter. This article aims to provide general safety guidelines, and we would greatly appreciate if you would spread [...]

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Silicosis: The King of Occupational Diseases

The American Lung Association defines silicosis as a chronic lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica dust. The World Health Organization maintains it is one of the oldest occupational diseases, and still kills thousands of people every year, everywhere in the world. The US National Library of Medicine calls it the “The King [...]

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The Health Hazards of Construction Dust

Silica dust can kill and go unnoticed. It has done so a multitude of times in the past and has become quite a habit. In the last article, we defined silica as the mineral compound found in common construction materials. It is, in fact, one of the most common naturally occurring elements on earth, and [...]

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Types of Construction Dust

A huge part of the danger in the construction site can be summed up in one word: Dust. Dust can take the form of natural minerals or man-made mineral fibers. When released to the air with such common construction tasks as cutting, drilling, grinding, or blasting, dust can be inhaled by the worker and cause [...]

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Hard Landscaping for Your Garden

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” - Victor Hugo, Les Miserables While it was never publicized whether French novelist Victor Hugo had a solid sense of hard and soft landscaping, he sure got a [...]

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Laminate Flooring: Pros and Cons

There is nothing quite like hardwood as floor covering. But if you want to go the cheaper route, there’s laminate flooring, which is basically synthetic flooring that underwent a lamination process. It is designed to simulate wood and has both strengths and weaknesses. The following list of its pros and cons might help you with [...]

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That Vital Process Called Dust Collection

Construction dust, whether in the form of silica, non-silica, or wood dust, poses a clear threat to the health of workers, especially those who are constantly exposed to it. Thankfully, there are dust control measures that can be observed to protect the workers. One of them, dust collection. Dust collection is the process of eliminating [...]

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How to Repoint Brickwork

Over time, the mortar between bricks will wear out, and if unfixed, water will be able to flow through and cause the mortar to degrade even further. To the unfamiliar, repointing is simply the process of repairing the mortar on your brick wall. For something very important, it is a fairly easy thing to do, [...]

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