Maine Coast Construction of Camden is in need of employees for Residential Custom Homes & Renovations. If you have five years or more of experience, are self motivated, and have good work ethics, we want to talk with you!
We are also looking for foreman & laborers for steel work.
Motivation and great work ethics are a must!
Send your application to 107 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843.
According to the dictionaryofconstruction.com, a portico is
- “A covered walk consisting of a roof supported on columns.
- A colonnaded (continuous row of columns)
The word portico is Italian and the portico structure is found in ancient Greek temples. Today porticos are popular for residential entrances and also entrances to schools and other buildings that use elements of Greek architecture.
We are getting a new parking area!
Thanks to Marriners and the nice weather that we are having, we are excited to see this project moving forward!
Congratulations to Hope Elephants for being a 2013 Write-In Winner of the Bangor Savings Community Matters More Grant! For more information about the grant and to see the other winners, please visit http://www.bangor.com/Community-Support/Community-Matters-More.aspx
To read more about the barn we built for Rosie and Opal (Hope Elephants’ residents) click here.
Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique in Rockland is now accepting donations for the Lewiston Fire victims. You can bring donations to 150 Union Street (corner of Union Street and Willow Street) in Rockland during business hours:
Monday – Friday 9-5
Donations will be accepted through the end of the day Saturday. For more information email email@example.com or call (207) 594-0095.
The U-factor and R-value are both measures how much heat (or cold) can pass through a given piece of a building such as a window, wall or floor. The U-factor is the original measurement taken and is used to calculate the R-value. Let me explain…
The U-factor represents how much heat or cold can pass through an object so the higher the U-factor the worse the object (such as a window) is at insulating while the R-value represents how good the object is at insulating so the higher the R-value the better the object is at insulating.
The R-value is calculated using the U-factor’s reciprocal value. A reciprocal value is when you take a fraction and flip it. For example, a U-factor of 0.35 = 35/100 so it’s reciprocal R-value would be 100/35 = 2.9.
The R-value is a better presentation of the data than the U-factor because it increases with the quality of the window and the values are not small fractions. For this reason the R-value is used most often in labeling for windows, etc.
Reference: p. 33 “U-Factor and R-Value: What’s the Difference?” Journal of Light Construction, Vol. 31
Despite the rainy, cold, overcast weather, work continues quickly on a custom Camden home. The spacious basement is shaping up nicely. According to the project manager Mark DeMichele: “This custom home has a ground level or ‘daylight’ basement/garage that opens out to the low end of the property. The entire lower level is heated with radiant in-floor heating. About three-fifths of the lower level consists of the garage, which is designed with three bays; the remainder of the lower level will accommodate utility, storage and shop space.”
The Pen Bay Chamber is doing a raffle to benefit Youthlinks in Rockland. Enter for a chance to win three nights of being wined and dined in Mid Coast Maine (includes accommodations at the Samoset!)
FMI, visit the chamber website: http://mainedreamvacation.com/MaineDreamVacation
Congratulations to Jessica Farrar for having the winning entry to our Winter and Spring Word Find Contest! We had no winners for December so the March prize had doubled to two $20 gift certificates to EBS.
Another word puzzle is in the works for 2013. If you would like a chance to enter, sign up for our Newsletter here.
Maine Coast Construction is excited to begin construction on a new home in downtown Camden, ME.
Every good home starts with a good foundation. George C. Hall and Sons has excavated the area so Concrete Services can pour the cement foundation. Stay tuned, we will be posting step by step photos of the project’s progress as it goes from a hole in the ground to a beautiful new home in coastal Camden, Maine.