“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Hard landscaping is the prominent use of hard materials to enclose a particular area, create a link between structures, or simply define spaces, among many other things. In essence, it gives character to the space surrounding the buildings. In cutting hard materials, the diamond blade is your tool. Use it to make hard landscaping features [...]

If you’re like most people and the “New year, new me” mantra is nothing more than a press release, then perhaps you can save yourself from future frustration and turn to another thing of high significance – your humble abode. Time to bring all the planning from the previous year to fruition. Home improvement projects [...]

In a previous blog post we showed you a couple problems commonly encountered when using a diamond core bit and how to deal with them. As promised, below are a few more, including ways to troubleshoot. Keep in mind that the diamond core bit, as with any tool, should be handled with utmost care, taking [...]

In the heat of a rescue operation the last thing you need is a faulty rescue equipment. When lives are hanging in the balance, there is absolutely no room for mistakes. Take the case of fire rescue operations. The hazards are extreme so it's highly essential to have a reliable fire rescue blade to help [...]

While carbide-tipped bits are more popular for drilling a hole into tiles, it's actually the core bits that are more durable. For harder materials especially, a diamond core bit is certainly the better choice. When you're done installing your tiled wall and ready to put accents and fixings, you'll need to drill a hole. But [...]

A thorough understanding of the tool you have on your hand is paramount. Truly, being cautious is never enough. In one of the past blog posts, we shared with you tips on how to recognize and resolve problems concerning the use of diamond blades. For this one we will tackle troubleshooting for another well-used tool [...]

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