Protecting Workers During Excavation and Trenching

A construction site is a potential occupational health and safety nightmare if you don’t know what you are doing. Trenching can be especially hazardous. Professional firms like Merlo, however, always employ effective safety measures, considered a mandatory and routine part of the job. We know that when employing professional trenching construction services MI, keeping workers and the public safe are …

Key Steps Required to Excavate a Building Foundation

Site Analysis The first step in an excavation construction service is analyzing the site to establish gradients, soil types, and any potential problems areas, before the plans begin. At this stage the developer and architect may have discussed concept sketches, however, only once the site is fully reviewed can the formal design work begin. Surveying In many cases a survey …

What Excavation Equipment Do You Need for Commercial Concrete Projects?

Commercial concrete projects call for various heavy equipment, supported by precision software and skilled workmanship. This combination allows Merlo Construction to excel as an excavation equipment company ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. Planning Utilizing digital takeoff and modeling software for proper planning and accuracy in each project allows for appropriate equipment identification and deployment. With numerous …

Types of Commercial Concrete Mixers

A commercial concrete mixer may work 8 or more hours – running full time during the working day, so need to be high quality for good lifespans and minimum maintenance or breakdowns. A commercial concrete mixer should provide good mix quality, minimum mix time, and adequate volume. Specialist commercial concrete mixers have different designs and attachments to suit the applications …

Reasons Why You Should Repair Concrete as Soon as Possible

Concrete is a tough material commonly used in construction for laying foundations, parking lots, flooring, sidewalks, and other structural purposes. Cement mixed with aggregate materials such as sand, gravel or stones and water form concrete. Despite being a rugged substance, concrete can become damaged over time. Industry experts often refer to damage concrete as concrete degradation. Physical and chemical elements …

How to Pour Concrete Over Utility Lines

Around 200 years ago we began placing utility lines underground in the US. Hence, underground utilities construction services are often required when pouring commercial concrete. These commercial services assist with site utilities such as storm sewers, stormwater retention, water main, and sanitary systems. Contacting a professional for utility line construction projects also saves time, energy, and money while ensuring the …

History of Public Works and Sewer Construction

Clean water is critical to life. History demonstrates that the most successful civilizations had intricate water and drainage systems in place. The Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians all erected what are considered today very advanced and practical sewer systems. Early Sewer Systems The Romans were particularly adept at engineering. They dug drainage canals and constructed aqueducts to provide clean water to …

Self-Consolidating Concrete Applications

When it comes to concrete, consistent texture and density are paramount to durability, longevity, and performance. There have been many developments in the consolidation of concrete, and now, many contractors use self-consolidating concrete. Self-consolidating concrete, often abbreviated to SCC, has many features that maximize efficiency in the construction process. For instance, it’s unnecessary to vibrate or tamp it after pouring. …

Concrete Curbing Machines and Pouring Methods

Curbs are everywhere. A well-made curb is something you never notice until you’re in the position to hire a contractor for curb wall construction. Normally, curbs are a part of the backdrop of our public spaces, and we only notice their design when it’s poor. A concrete curb construction company must consider many factors. The curbs and gutters must be …

What is Fine Grading Construction?

As you drive through any metropolis or municipality today, you are sure to pass fine grading in progress. You may not have heard its name. When a construction site looks a little like a Zen garden, meticulously leveled and scored with uniform lines, you are looking at fine grading construction. It’s an important early step for almost any construction project. …