Eric Capolino is co-founder of Structure NYC. From a young age, he watched his family work in their own construction businesses, and he has worked in every aspect of the construction industry.
Home Foundations Making Process and Different Types
Eric Capolino on home foundations making process and different types.
What Makes a Building Green?
A building is green if it takes steps in its design and materials to minimize its impact on the environment and encourage sustainability. Nothing built by humans will ever be entirely neutral, but there are many ways to make our impact more sustainably.
In terms of materials, a builder can check on the sustainability of the resources used to make them. For example, if wood is used, it could be determined if the wood is sustainably sourced. In other words, are new trees planted when others are...
Consider Sustainable Roofing
As society has become more conscious of our environmental impact, we’ve all begun to think about how we can have a lighter footprint on the planet. One area you may not have thought about is roofing. In recent years, more and more homeowners and homebuilders are beginning to consider sustainable roofing. But what exactly does that mean?
One way of thinking about sustainability in roofing is considering where the materials being used have been sourced. When using this criterion, the only genui...
Proper Care of Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors have a certain classy beauty, but they need to be properly maintained. That technically isn’t very difficult, but you need to know how to care for hardwood surfaces without damaging them.
Using the Right Cleaning Supplies
First of all, you need to know what cleaning supplies are safe to use on your hardwood floors. A soft-bristled broom with an angled head is ideal for sweeping up dust and debris as long as you sweep with the grain, and a vacuum with a soft floor nozzle can pi...
Using Reclaimed Wood for Flooring
One of the hottest trends in interior design right now is the use of reclaimed materials. The combination of vintage charm and eco-friendly thriftiness is appealing, but using reclaimed wood is a slightly complex process. There are a few things people should know before deciding to work with reclaimed wood.
Buyers Need to Get More Than They Think
Reclaimed wood has already been cut to fit an entirely different building. Therefore, homeowners typically need to resize the timber to fit their ho...
How to Level a Subfloor
Putting in new tile, vinyl, wood flooring, or laminate is a significant investment, and you want the final product to last for many years. Subflooring plays a vital role in the aesthetics and lifetime of your flooring, so you want to make sure that the surface is level before installing the new floor. Here are steps to follow to level the subfloor.
Remove the Old Flooring
You may be tempted to install new flooring over the old flooring to save time, but this will cost you in the long run. Flo...
Tips for Installing Baseboards
Baseboards give your room a finished look and enhance the aesthetics. While installing these final touches may be simple in many cases, there are some tips and tricks for installing baseboards like a professional.
Taking some extra time before you nail or glue the baseboards to the wall ensures a proper fit. Place the baseboard against the wall, and hold it in place with painter’s tape. Inspect the fit by looking for gaps along the top and bottom of the baseboard. Mark any s...
What You Need to Know Before Installing an Inground Pool
In the warmer months, the idea of installing a pool can sound refreshing and relaxing. However, many homeowners are unprepared for the potential challenges of an inground pool. Here are some things that people should know before they go ahead with pool installation.
There Are Several Different Types of Pools
Most people assume every inground pool follows the same basic installation process. However, the reality is that there are three different types. Some pools are solid concrete, while othe...
Migrating to the Suburbs and Rural Areas
The 2020 drama-filled calendar year has seen unprecedented shifts in the way people live and work. The coronavirus outbreak, the social unrest, and the economic downturn have contributed to a mass exodus from urban cities in search of greener pastures in the suburbs and rural areas.
Millennials are the largest demographic group involved in the shift. Historically, this age group has, until now, worked and lived in cities. Now, though,many are seeing the suburbs and rural areas as an attractiv...
4 Tips to Improve Your Woodworking
If woodworking is your favorite pastime, you are always looking for ways to improve the process or the results. As with many things in life, the key is to keep it simple. In terms of woodworking, this means becoming more efficient so you can focus on smaller details that bring a piece to life. Here are four tips that can help with your woodworking.
Use the Right Screws
Choosing the right screw for your woodworking projects may seem obvious, but many people use drywall screws. Wood screws are ...
Construction Technology 2020
Even with the coronavirus raging outside, that hasn’t slowed the progression of construction technology. Society continues to release tech-driven products that will make this sector even better. It will help contractors to save on time and money, and it will impress clients at the same time with excellent products intended to last. Here’s a look at some of the new technology available.
With excellent 3D digital replicas, this app will offer a unique program. Designed and create...
The Basics of Custom Architectural Millwork
There are a lot of pieces that go into finishing a room or building. A big part of finalizing the look and feel of any space is millwork. Millwork, in the broadest sense, is any woodwork produced in a mill. Most millwork can generally be referred to as trim. It typically doesn’t bear loads. Instead, it contributes to the visual interest of an area. Custom millwork comes in two big categories. The first is architectural millwork, which sometimes contains laminate. The second is architectural w...
Essential Skills for Construction Workers
Being a construction worker seems like a pretty cut and dry profession, but it’s more complicated than it might seem. A construction worker has to wear many hats to perform and stay safe on the job. We’ll cover the essentials you need to know if you’re looking to join the construction workforce.
There is a specific skill set one must learn before working on any site. First, workers will have to learn how to pour cement. While pouring cement may seem like a no brainer, there are specific techn...
Five Reasons to Consider Custom Millwork
Today, homeowners frequently seek to improve residential properties. One increasingly popular strategy involves installing fine custom millwork. This type of woodworking renovation holds broad appeal for a variety of reasons.
About Custom Millwork
Customized millwork involves installing handmade skilled carpentry features, such as built-in cabinetry, custom shelving, mantels, and wainscotting. It differs from trim, although some millwork does also involve the addition of decorative crown mold...