Safety Culture – Accident-Free Days

Tidbits from the Top Safety Culture – Accident-Free Days Economy Garages conducts its operations with safety in mind from sales through the final building crew.  Our Safety Director spends many hours annually developing and updating our Safety Plan so that we...

Spring Load Restrictions

Tidbits from the Top Spring Load Restrictions Many people do not realize that transportation to most sites with heavy trucks and trailers is restricted during the spring thaw.  State highways typically have no restrictions but there is not a very high percentage of...

Winter Building – Labor/Tool Issues

Tidbits from the Top Winter Building – Labor/Tool Issues   Building in the elements during sub-freezing temperatures comes with challenges.  The obvious challenge is the safety of the crew.  The crew must protect themselves from frostbite which means either...

Site Preparation

Tidbits from the Top Site Preparation A properly prepared site for your building is much more involved than most folks think.  Unfortunately, we come across many sites that have been prepared by either the homeowner or other contractors that are not properly...

Engineered Headers

Tidbits from the Top Engineered Headers Engineered lumber is called by many different names but most commonly, LVL’s (Laminated Veneer Lumber) and Glu Lams.  This type of building material is made up of many layers of wood which is glued together with high-grade...