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How to Remodel Your Commercial Property in Vancouver WA

Jun. 28th 2017

Your place of business can be a huge selling card for you if it’s set up right. On the other hand, it can be a huge deterrent for potential customers if it looks like a run-down old shack. It’s important that customers get a positive first impression when they visit your business location, so it if your current office or commercial space doesn’t fit the bill, then maybe it’s time to consider a remodel.

If so, here are some tips for commercial remodeling projects. You should consider your commercial remodel just like a home remodel, even though they have several differences. Therefore, carefully consider how you will use all of your space and how you will break those spaces up. Also, consider your type of business, which will play a big role in how you set things up.

Make sure you keep your brand in mind when you remodel a commercial space. You want it to reflect you and your company and the services you provide. Plus, consider things that make your business unique and help it stand out from the competition, then add those into the design if possible.

Lastly, make sure you treat your remodel like you would any other business deal. You are paying for a service and the service should be done properly, within budget and on time.

If you need help with your commercial construction project then please give Direct Finish Construction a call today at 360-690-5616 or contact us online. Let’ get your next commercial construction project in Vancouver WA or the Portland OR area finished.

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Which Concrete Foundation in Vancouver WA is Right for You?

Jun. 15th 2017

Summer is here and for many people that means it’s time to work on that concrete project you’ve been waiting to get done. If you’re concrete project includes a foundation then there are some important things to consider before you get started. Of course, you first need to talk with some concrete contractors to get all the information you’ll need about your project and to choose the right one for the job.

After you’ve found the right contractor in Vancouver WA then you need to choose the right kind of foundation. That’s right, not all foundations are the same. There are three types of concrete foundations:

T-Shaped – this is a common foundation in any area where the ground freezes. The foundation starts with a footing below the freezing line, which is wider than the actual foundation wall. The foundation wall is then built on the footing creating a t-shape.

Frost Protected – this type of foundation is only compatible with a heated structure. It requires two sheets of polystyrene insulation. One of these sheets lays flat on a gravel bed at the wall’s base while the other lays on the outside of the foundation wall. Together they prevent the foundation from freezing. The insulation holds the heat near the edge of the slab, which keeps the ground temperature from dipping below freezing.

Slab-on-ground – this is a single layer of concrete that is laid several inches thick on the ground, with an even thicker layer at the edges. Typically the slab is laid on crushed or recycled gravel or rock. Wire mesh is also used to help prevent cracking.

If you’re looking to pour a new foundation this year, then please contact us today at Direct Finish Construction for a trusted and reliable Vancouver WA concrete contractor at 360-690-5616 or click here.

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