Showing 7 Blog Entries from the 'General Interest' Category

Equipment Investments... Purchase or Lease?

Before you purchase or lease any major unit of equipment, justifying the decision comes with some head scrathing and pencil pushing.  Determining the overall cost(s) by the usage or potential further usage can give you some forecast of the cost variable of your decision.   Many major contractors (including the one I work for) rent or lease equipment quite often to fill a particular immediate, but temporary ... Read More »

TAGS     new equipment,  lease equipment
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Quality Sub-Contractors Equal Profitability

Start and maintaining a business nowadays in a very volatile construction industry can be compared to a salmon swimming up stream.  Occasionally there are those pockets of calm waters allowing your company to press forward with minimal effort.  But like every river, there are always those obstacles that can and will bring your progress to a screeching halt.  The walls you need to scale at these times ... Read More »

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DirtPail Dirt Calculator... How Much Dirt Do I Need?

Here's the scenario... You need dirt, but you're not sure how much.  You have dirt delivered, and upon visual inspection and a keen eye for "guesstimating", you determine that you could use about 5 more loads to have the perfect amount to do the job.  You're a pretty savvy guy... Problem is, when all is said and done, you end up with 8 loads too many, and new dilemma is created.  Sure you received ... Read More »

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DirtPail Stands Above the Competition

Typing "free dirt", "need fill", "clean dirt", or any others into your browsers search engine to get the "dirt ball" (clever play on words, eh?) rolling for your project, the end results will bring up dirt fill websites that offer their services.  Of the choices offered, the customer needs to determine which site best suites thier needs.  Deciding on which web based dirt site is best for your particular ... Read More »

TAGS     Need fill,  fill dirt,  find dirt,  move dirt,  get dirt,  dirtsites
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Everyone Is Your Buddy... When You Have A Dumpster

There is nothing more ugly, yet so beautiful as... a dumpster.  Whether a contractor or homeowner, the euphoria is the same.  You are empowered to destruct to construct... The Good... They're kind of like a pig roast... as soon as anyone hears you have one, EVERYONE becomes your instant buddy... the neighborhood superstar!  You will get the majority vote in your block as the new street watch captain. ... Read More »

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Member Value with DirtPail... Getting Best Results

In an industry that is most likely the largest contributor in figuring our Nations GDP, one would tend to think that construction as a whole would be a market where a website that offers a simple way for both business and consumers to save money and time moving billions and billions of tons of dirt fill would be a good thing.  The fact of the matter is that it is indeed a good thing, but due to the lack of ... Read More »

TAGS     Dirt,  construction,  dirt fill,  
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Contractors Looking For Dumpsites, Home Owners looking for Dirt

Here is the scenario... You've got a semi-major project in the back yard that has been lacking attention since you last decided to procrastinate, which was when the snow started to fly.  You need some dirt to take care of a few unfinished craters remaining from the grove of dead trees that once was a barrier between you and civilization. But never fear, as your" significant other" gives you the vaunted "Death ... Read More »

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