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Two Ways to Install Silt Fences

There are two ways to install a silt fence—the right way and the wrong way. The right way, it turns out, has a lot of variables, as any contractor knows. The choices are dictated by the type of soil, the slope gradient, and the length of time a job may take, as well...

Erosion Control for Linear Projects

Linear projects have their own particular challenges when it comes to erosion control. Centralized sediment basins are usually lacking. There is the need to protect existing inlets and catch basins along the roadways and the need to work around traffic, sometimes...

Giving Rent Its Due

Refuse collection is a capital-intensive endeavor. For decades the only path a hauler could follow was to purchase its mobile equipment either through cash or financing (or a combination of the two). In recent years, especially since the financial crisis of 2008,...

Construction Stormwater Toolbox

Owner/operators with projects covered under the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity (the Construction Permit) are required to develop and implement a Stormwater Pollution Prevention...

5 Common Mistakes in Equipment Maintenance

You do a great job of making sure your trucks are maintained, but can you say the same about your trailers and other equipment? Avoid these common maintenance mistakes in order to keep your equipment operating at peak efficiency. Don’t worry about the specs: Avoiding...

Yates sees sales tax revenue rise in 2015, but barely

With an increase of just $7,556 over 2014’s total sales tax revenues, Yates County — just barely, by less than 1 percent — is one of 28 counties in New York to see an increase in income from sales taxes in 2015. An analysis of the New York State Association of...

Gearing up for Spring 2016

D&L Supply and Rental had a very exciting 2015, more than doubling our equipment inventory from 2014. This enabled to serve many new contractors and homeowner customers. Increased sales and inventory has resulted in more competitive pricing and expanded product...

Unscreen Vs. Screen Topsoil

Stacks upon stacks of different topsoil types greet you as you walk through your local gardening center. Topsoil is the key ingredient for growing any plant, from flowers to herbs; this rich earth holds the nutrients needed for gardening within a few inches or feet of...

When to Use a Lawn Sweeper and Why

Keeping one's lawn tidy requires regular maintenance, especially when debris like leaves, rocks, sticks, and trash threaten to ruin the appearance of a well-kept lawn. To prevent your lawn from losing curb appeal, you can invest in equipment specifically designed to...

How to Use a Seed Germination Blanket Over Existing Grass

Seed germination blankets provide a way to re-seed bare spots in the lawn with an increased chance of success. Germination blankets allow light and water to reach seeds underneath them so they will sprout. Blankets also warm the soil to germinate seeds more quickly....

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