Posts Tagged ‘general construction’

These Three Characteristics are a Great Foundation

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Being a general contractor in the Bay Area can be a deeply rewarding, enriching experience, but this path obviously isn’t right for everyone. Are you considering a career in this field? If so, the facts below will help you decide whether you might want to pursue this profession seriously. Read the rest of this entry »

Home Remodeling Projects Don’t Always Require Big General Construction Budgets


Something just isn’t right about your Bay Area kitchen, bathroom or rec room. Maybe you inherited a gauche built-in unit from a previous owner that you want to eliminate, or maybe you just want to convert the space, so it’s brighter and easier to use.

Not everyone has the time or budget to completely overhaul home spaces. Luckily, you don’t have to go “all in” with your kitchen remodeling project if you find small changes that will make a big impact on your enjoyment of your space. A “mini makeover” can make a major difference. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Weigh Your Options Before Major Commercial Maintenance Projects

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Bay Area Commercial HVAC projects are typically planned out far in advance due to their cost and the inconvenience of down time for tenants. Planning a major repair or replacement of commercial air conditioning units requires research and vetting of options. You also need to plan carefully to find appropriate places to save and to avoid being “penny-wise, pound foolish” when taking care of a major building component.

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Advice from Your Knowledgeable Bay Area Contractor

East Bay Kitchen RemodelingYou don’t need to be a building contractor to fix things around your home! Homeowners need to be jacks-of-all trades to stay on top of household problems. Here are ten essential skills you should work on, whether you’re about to engage in a series of DIY projects for your Bay Area home, or you’re just looking to impress your spouse or soon-to-be in-laws with your domestic skills:

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East Bay Building Contractor Explains Key Contract Section

East Bay General ContractorHome remodelers may come across “general conditions” in their contracts when they work with general construction, air conditioning, or heating professionals. But what are these conditions? Can you ask for edits? What do you need to know to negotiate one of these contracts effectively?

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Common East Bay Heating Drawbacks

In cold weather climates, a general contractor may suggest an HVAC system for new construction projects. However, many older homes have wall and baseboard heaters. Wall and baseboard heaters can be practical in smaller spaces, but they come with several drawbacks. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Hire the Best East Bay General Contractor

bay-area-general-contractorSearching for a general contractor for your home or business can be a complicated process. To most easily locate the right contractor, ask yourself and the potential company the following questions: Read the rest of this entry »

Signs You Need to Call an HVAC Specialist ASAP

east-bay-general-contractorWhether your air conditioning went out during a scorching weekend day, prompting your kids to whine to you incessantly; or you just noticed a musty, unpleasant smell coming from one of your vents, you may have HVAC issues. Is it time to call a general contractor to analyze what’s going wrong before your property suffers serious damage and/or you get sick? Read the rest of this entry »

Home Improvement Tasks You Should Never Do Yourself

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The general contractors at B.A. Morrison has years of experience dealing with complex, dangerous types of work. We’ve trained hard and done many practical, real world projects to acquire our safety knowledge. Unfortunately, Do It Yourselfers (DIYers) who don’t have the same training or skills can get seriously hurt (or hurt others), when they do work that should be reserved for professional contractors.

Here are 4 big jobs you should always leave to the Pros: Read the rest of this entry »

Heating Your Home the Energy-Efficient Way

It sounds like a simple problem, but even experienced HVAC consultants and general contractors struggle with it: how do you keep your home or business “just warm enough” to maximize comfort and minimize energy use?

The Second Law of Thermodynamics (which concerns entropy) states that energy will naturally flow from an ordered to a disordered state. If your home is hot, and the outside is cold, the force of entropy will try to disburse energy from your home, until the outside and inside environments are in balance. When it’s 38 degrees outside and raining/ sleeting, that’s not ideal! Read the rest of this entry »