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Ohio contractor awarded $111M contract to rebuild approach walls at Soo Locks

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – An Ohio contractor has been awarded a $111 million contract to complete phase two of massive, multiyear project to build a new lock at the Soo Locks.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday that Kokosing Alberici LLC of Westerville, Ohio will stabilize the existing approach walls, allowing modern vessels to tie up and wait their turn to pass through the new lock. Construction will begin in spring 2021 and take about two years to complete.

“The Corps looks forward to beginning construction on the upstream approach walls next spring, and we continue to work hard to maintain the pace and meet all milestones in bringing our nation’s New Lock at the Soo to fruition,” said Detroit District Commander Lt. Col. Scott Katalenich.

The project’s first phase to deepen the upstream channel began this summer and is expected to be completed by November 2021.

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The Importance of Exterior Walls

The home owners are fond of using brick facades siding for the exterior walls of their homes. Brick is normally the automatic choice for exterior decoration due to its uniqueness, beauty and durability advantage over other materials.

Brick has long been seen as the siding material and exterior beautification of walls since it is sturdy, durable and beautiful to touch and easy on the eyes. Caring for it is not a headache to the homeowner since it does not need any paints.

The siding walls that are made of bricks do not fade, are durable and ageless even in harsh weather conditions and environment. This is why it is preferred as suitable insulators for the exterior walls and as protection for the house against damage from the different weather patterns that tend to adversely affect the outer walls of houses.

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Tips for Priming Walls Before Applying Paint

Before you paint your walls, it is strongly encouraged by all veteran drywall painters to prime first. Wall priming may seem like a tedious and unnecessary step, but you will find that it is very worthwhile in the end. Even if you have a non-significant area to paint, like a closet or pantry, priming first will make a huge difference, and you will be happy that you did. Continue reading to learn some helpful tips that will make priming an easier job than you’d expect.

Why Prime?

There is a good reason to prime your walls before painting them. Primer is a sealant, which provides a preparatory coating for your paint. Primer promotes better adhesion of paint, increases paint durability and longevity, and protects the drywall. Although you can purchase self-priming wall paint, it is recommended to use two separate products for the best results.

What You Will Need

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Fixing Houses: Create Space in Bathrooms Without Tearing Down Walls

Some rehabbers don’t mind tearing up a house to make it fit into a desirable area. For instance, many older homes in Los Angeles get torn down to the foundation with just a few walls left. However, most rehabbers like to update a home with new fixtures and features without tearing into the house. Plus, many houses just won’t turn a profit with too much reconstruction. One way to update an older home is to make bathrooms feel larger.

Bathrooms have been steadily increasing in size over the past thirty years, and today’s average bathroom is twice as large as bathrooms of the 1970s. However, bathrooms can be difficult to expand in existing houses without knocking down walls. There are some ways you can create a more spacious look and feel, without bringing in the sledge hammers.

For instance, you can save some space by installing a smaller bathtub, since … Read More