Frost Actions

Tidbits from the Top Frost Actions People are used to the weather getting cold and lakes freezing, but do you know what it is doing to the ground around and under your buildings?  When ground water freezes, it does what all water does, it expands.  This expansion...

Truss Loading – Bottom Chord

Tidbits from the Top   Truss Loading – Bottom Chord A common truss is not normally designed to take the weight of items placed on it for storage.  Many people look at the space inside a truss and think, “I can’t waste that space for storing things”.  The...

EG Owner Background

Tidbits from the Top Economy Garages  Owner Background So, you may be asking yourself, “Who is the dufus writing these Tidbits and why should I believe they’re correct?”  Hi, my name is Jamie Bird, and I am that dufus.  I entered the building trades arena in 1988...

Foam Under Slab – Frost Movement

Tidbits from the Top Foam Under Slab – Frost Movement One false conception regarding the placement of foam under a concrete floor is that it stops frost, which in turn, stops ground movement; therefore, eliminating cracking due to the movement.  Foam placed...

Company Longevity & Buildings Built

Tidbits from the Top Company Longevity & Buildings Built A gentleman by the name of Toby Tobias, which owned a lumber yard in Cloquet, MN, had an idea of pre-panelizing wall sections to speed up the building process for his customers.  This idea became Economy...

Requirements of Delivery/Crew Vehicles

Tidbits from the Top Requirments of Delivery/Crew Vehicles Economy Garages requires large truck/trailer combinations to properly, and safely, complete your building projects.  Excavation uses dump trucks towing excavator/skid steer trailers, ready-mixed concrete shows...