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The Concrete Path: A History of Sidewalks

On any given day, a construction team somewhere in the country is pouring concrete. Concrete is an essential part of how our homes, neighborhoods, and schools are constructed. As construction and infrastructure projects ramp up, so does concrete consumption.  In 2020, concrete consumption reached 102 metric tons since the 2008 recession. Humans have been using…

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An Examination of Tying Rebar and Its Role in Construction 

Have you ever seen a sailor tie a knot? They know a thing or two about it. Most take it very seriously. Some might even argue that it is an art. The proficiency in typing, however, is directly related to the bigger picture.  People don’t tie knots for the sake of tying knots. They serve…

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Infrastructure’s Need for Drilling and the Power of the Soft Dig

Industrial worker

Homebuilding, commercial building construction, utility installation, geological surveys, plumbing, landscaping, and everything in between requires digging into the earth to some degree or other. The term “soft dig” is a commonly used colloquialism in the excavation business, and it is a term of affection that more specifically refers to vacuum excavation. We call it the…

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The Power Drill: From Manual Drilling to Sophisticated Hard Rock Drilling 

In our quest to build better structures, mankind has always searched for creative ways to better mold the land to our needs. From ancient civilizations to modern societies, new building techniques are always sought after. One common activity that is frequently performed in order to prepare land or open up land for the building includes…

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Meet The Baby Drill: Pocket-Sized Power

In construction, having the right tools is crucial to a job well done. While everyone is enamored with our heavy trucks and machinery, sometimes smaller, more precise equipment is necessary.  To that end, LB & Sons is proud to introduce the MAIT Baby Drill, a compact wonder-drill perfect for our finer projects. Learn more about…

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Improving Construction and Work Site Safety with 6 Simple Steps

Construction engineers discuss amongst each other at construction site to plan for the day and to keep track of progress.

Construction operations are rarely safe or easy feats. Trenching, excavation and drilling complications and accidents are among some of the most life-threatening factors. This is usually due to the fact that construction site safety is one of the most overlooked things during a project. It goes without saying that in most workplaces, accidents are critical…

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The Wonderful World of Site Preparation and Why It’s Important

two industrial workers taking a look at a current project as the sun sets in the background

When most people consider the construction industry, they think of the heavy equipment or imagine the erecting of metal structures or frames. Seldom do people consider the very first and, in so many ways, the most fundamental part of the building process which is the construction site preparation. Let’s take a look at the importance…

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Hydro Excavation Basics and Benefits

Hydro excavation is under way in el paso

While hydro excavation is a pretty basic process in the drilling business, but we understand that it can be a little more complex than the name suggests. In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of vacuum drilling, and why you’ll want a professional on the job.  Hydro Excavation Hydro excavation, by most standards, is one…

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