Rock Salt Delivery and Storage

If you’re buying in bulk, most major road salt suppliers will offer delivery of your order to your place of business.   Understandably, with a high demand of businesses needing road salt during the winter, it is unlikely you’ll get delivery on small amounts. However, there are many benefits to buying in bulk and furthermore, to arranging a constant supply of road salt to be delivered directly to you.  For starters, stockpiling will save you a great deal of time on having you pick up and move you supplies yourself.  It will also save you money when you buy in bulk and ensure that your supply of road salt is there when you need it most.

Let’s face it.  For those of us in the snow removal business, you can agree that you can never have too much salt.  In fact, you always want to ensure you have more than enough to ease you mind that you will be able to sustain your business throughout an entire season.

Many businesses are resorting to salt domes setup and provided by Draglam Salt in Toronto and the surrounding areas.  The salt domes are available in many different sizes depending on the needs of the business.  Domes range in sizes from 17-18 feet to 30-60 feet and have become a convenient and secure way to purchase and store their delivery of road salts in Toronto.

Discover ways you can grow your snow removal business with the products and services of Draglam Salt, Ontario’s supplier of choice for bulk and bagged salt services.

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End of Summer Yard Maintenance Quick Tips

The beginning and end of every season is the perfect opportunity to do general yarn maintenance around your home.  As the seasons change, don’t you find there’s always something new to do and something old to clear out in the yard?  Guess it’s just a part of owning and taking care of a well kept garden and lawn!

As we near the end of Summer, here’s what you can do to keep your lawn and garden in tip top shape for the upcoming cold season:

  • Weed treatment is important to eliminate mature weed plants and give your lawn enough time to fill in the holes before it goes dormant over the winter.
  • Adding mulch is not a garden maintenance task we only do in the Spring.  By the end of Summer, you might notice areas that have been rustled with and need to be filled.  Often by the end of the Summer, you should be able to find some good deals and prices on mulch from your local garden centre.
  • If you have brick garden bed retainers, check to see if any bricks have gone out of alignment or need to be replaced.
  • Dead trees and bushes should be removed from the yard.
  • This is a good time to plan your flower beds for next season. If you can find bulb flowers now is the time to plant them for early flowers next spring.

Setting aside a couple hours to complete these tasks while the weather’s still warm can save you a lot of hassle after the winter season.  For all your garden and lawn care needs, contact the professionals at Cedar Ground Maintenance in Mississauga.

Best Bulk Road Salt Suppliers in Ontario

For most snow removal businesses in Ontario, it’s a year round job despite the fact that there is not snow typically from May to November each year.  During the off season, snow removal businesses work on strategies for efficiency, reaching out the clientele to secure their agreements, maintenancing vehicles and equipment, and ensuring their supply of road is guaranteed for the upcoming winter season.

In the Greater Toronto Area, businesses rely on Ontario’s choice supplier, Draglam Salt for bulk road salt and other deicing methods needed to get the job done as efficiently as possible.  There are strategically located depots in the major parts of the GTA for suppliers to obtain products, each location having specific product availability that can be viewed on the Draglam Salt website.  Businesses looking to arrange a bulk order for this Winter 2017-2018 can contact Draglam Salt 24-hours and speak to an expert who can assist in placing an order, delivery options are available.

Each season, it is possible for Ontarians to experience a shortage in the supply of bulk road salts due to supply and demand as a result of extreme weather conditions.  Which is why it is so important for snow removal businesses to order and store their supply of salt so that they can keep their business running all season long.  Draglam Salt understands that weather can be very unpredictable and is committed to ensuring that the supply of bulk and bagged road salts can be made available to businesses across the GTA when they need it most!

E-Gress Windows: Everything You Need To Know

Whether you are looking to replace the windows in your home or simply want to familiarize yourself with proper safety regulations, e-gress windows play an important role as they provide emergency exits in the event of a fire.

What are e-gress windows?

The term “egress” is defined as the action of going out or leaving a place. Similarly, e-gress windows must be large enough (determined by provincial regulations) for entry or exit in case of an emergency. Generally, they are required in specific locations in a house such as in the basement or in a bedroom. The windows must meet specific criteria such as size, quality, and various other requirements in order to qualify as an e-gress window.

It’s important to make sure you are hiring a contractor you trust to ensure your windows meet the provincial fire code standard. Failure to comply is both a violation of the law and extremely dangerous in the event of an emergency.

What is the minimum size of e-gress windows?

E-gress windows must have unobstructed openings with areas of at least 0.35 meters2 and with no dimension less than 380 millimeters. As well, It is recommended that the sill of the window is not higher than 1.5 meters above the floor for easy access in an emergency.

When should you get e-gress windows?

According to The Public Health Act, for buildings of 3 stories or less, each bedroom should have at least one outside window which may be opened from the inside without the use of tools or special knowledge.

If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, contact Custom Window Designs for all your window replacement and installation needs.

 

3 Ways To Make Planning Your Kids Birthday Party Easier

Planning a kids birthday party is no easy task; as an adult it can be hard to determine whether a particular theme or activity will be enjoyable, let alone keeping track of everything from the food, to invitations, to decorations. In order to ensure your birthday party is a success, it’s important to stay organized and plan ahead so you can be relaxed the day of the event.

Here are 3 ways to make planning your kids birthday party a seamless and stress-free experience:

Create a budget.

Before you get started on ordering food, buying supplies, and deciding on entertainment, take some time to devise a budget for yourself. This will help you stay on track and avoid overspending. Chances are you’ll be less stressed and more likely to remain within budget if you know how your money is being allocated.

Devise a pre-party timeline.

Devising a pre-party timeline can help you stay organized and ensure nothing is forgotten so you’re not running around at the last minute. Try to determine what you will do to prepare in the weeks leading up to the party. For example, a month before the event, you can choose a theme, determine the guest list, confirm your child’s best friends, and reserve a venue and entertainment. 3 weeks before the party you can mail invitations, purchase some party supplies and decorations, and start on making party favours. At week 2, you can call guests who have not yet responded. This means, in the days leading up to the party all you have to do is purchase the food, cake, and put up the decorations.

Develop an entertainment itinerary.

Unlike adults, who can do without constant entertainment at a birthday party, kids tend to get bored easily. Create an entertainment itinerary for the occasion; this can include allocating time slots to various games, paid entertainers, and arts and crafts. By creating a schedule, you can avoid lulls and ensure your guests are entertained throughout the party.

If you live in Toronto and are looking for an easy way to plan a kids birthday party that’s guaranteed to be a blast, check out Chocolate Tales, for a fun, interactive, pre-organized, chocolate making party that comes to you!

 

How to Choose the Right Replacement Windows for Your Home

Choosing the right replacement windows for your home can be a difficult decision. For one thing, it is a long-term investment, and second, there are so many variables to consider. New windows can help block out noise, make your home look more attractive, decrease drafts, and reduce your carbon footprint. However, not all windows are alike and choosing the right ones for your home and your needs is key in ensuring you are happy with the final result.

Here are 3 major factors to consider when choosing replacement windows:

Don’t overspend on options.

It’s easy to get caught up with upgrading, but keep in mind that upgrades can easily add fifty percent or more to the base cost of the window. Rather than purposeless add-ons, focus on features that add value. Since most people aren’t proficient in the vast variety of features available, it’s important to hire a contractor you trust to explain what types of add-ons are beneficial and which are unnecessary based on your needs.

Match windows to climate.

Since Canadian winters tend to be cold and snowy, it’s important to choose windows with good insulation capabilities as this helps reduce heating costs and prevent cold air from seeping in. If you live in a region that is especially cold and very windy, you want to make sure you choose a design that provides good wind resistance.

Price doesn’t indicate performance.

Many people are under the misconception that higher prices guarantee better quality, however, this is simply not the case. While there are certainly good quality windows that come at a higher price point, there are many very good more affordable options as well. Do your research and hire a contractor who is trustworthy to ensure you are getting the best for your dollar.

If you live in Burlington, contact Custom Window Designs for all your window replacement needs.

3 Benefits of Direct Mail Advertising

When it comes to advertising, many people are quick to overlook the immense benefit of direct mail. In our digital age, people are constantly being bombarded with digital advertisements, whereas, print ads offer a unique and more curated approach. If you are contemplating using a direct mail campaign for your business, but are unsure of the specific advantages, read on to find out the 3 major benefits.

Targeted Audience

Direct mail advertising enables companies to target a particular demographic or audience that is likely to be interested in their good or service. This enables businesses to send out flyers to people in a certain demographic such as those within a particular age range, income, or family structure. Alternatively, they can purchase mailing lists which are even more precise based on buying habits or behavioural patterns to optimize the effectiveness of their ad.

Highly Measurable

Unlike some other forms of advertising, direct mail is highly measurable. Companies can use a particular coupon code on the flyer to track the amount of new customers they are generating as a result of their campaign. Plus, the information can be used to improve future advertising strategies.

Customizable

Direct mail advertising is extremely customizable and is written with the consumer in mind. Digital ads often sound generic and tend to follow a particular formulaic structure, whereas print ads can be addressed directly to the consumer. Also, they are ideally written by professional copywriters who ensure the information is communicated effectively.

If you are a Canada-based company looking to learn more about how direct mail can reach your target consumers, contact Direct Response Media Group for more information.  

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Enjoy Dinner At One of The Largest Dining Chains in the World

The summer months bring about an exciting shift in the way we enjoy a dining out experience: the option of a patio table. Yes, patio season is upon us! Treating yourself to a meal is amplified not only by the delicious menu options, but also by the patio scenery, flowers, lights, a cold drink and a warm summer evening breeze. If you are looking for a restaurant in Ajax, make sure you find one that not only sets the scene for a summer meal but also that has an exciting variety of dishes and beverage options. Luckily, a local restaurant in Ajax that has all this and more is Applebee’s. As one of the largest dining chains in the world. Applebee’s restaurant in Ajax has dishes you’ll love for every stage of your dining experience.

Appetizers

Whether you feel like a classic Spinach & Artichoke dip or specialty like grilled chicken wonton tacos – there are many options to start your meal off in the right direction.

Salads

Sometimes a salad is truly the best option. If you’re looking for a lighter alternative for summer, you can’t go wrong with options such as a Crunchy Thai Salad or an Orchard Salad.

Mains

Options ranging from grill fired steak, pasta, sandwiches, meat or veggie burgers, and fish dishes ensures you will find something to please your appetite – regardless of the craving. Applebee’s is also proud to offer vegetarian and gluten-free items throughout their menu. Applebee’s restaurant in Ajax is your location for summer lunch, dinner and patio dinning! 

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3 Steps in Franchise Disputes

Day-to-day business responsibilities can be complex. Ensuring your business operates effectively and turns a profit can be a constant source of stress. The expectations for operation, double if your business is a franchise. Not only must you operate in a manner that meets your own business goals, the business must follow a certain set of criteria set out by the franchisor. The franchisor and franchisee relationship can be mutually beneficial however, there also is a potential for conflict. Franchise dispute can be an unfortunate circumstance, in franchise relationships and if you find yourself facing one there are a few steps to keep in mind:

Notify other party of the dispute

You must issue a formal notice of dispute, to the other part involved, wherein you explain what the dispute is about, what your preferred resolution is, and what other steps you believe the other party should take.

Attempt Resolution

Trying to resolve the matter is the preferred method but if a resolution is not possible either party has the right to request franchise mediation.

Attend Mediation

Both parties, in person, must attend mediation or a selected representative may attend on a party’s behalf. The goal is to resolve the dispute but ensure you are willing and able to attend because if you do not, you can be fined.

If you are facing a franchise dispute in Mississauga and require professional advice, guidance, and service then contact Law Works your expert in franchise litigation, arbitration and insolvencies.

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3 Tips to Selecting the Right Lawyer for You

There are many steps and processes involved in legal cases and trying to navigate them, on top of daily responsibilities can be overwhelming. Making sure you have the best representative for you and your needs is of key importance. When it comes to selecting a lawyer consider these 3 steps to help make your decision:

Select a Lawyer with Particular Expertise

Selecting a representative who has expertise in the area your case involves will be the best support system because they understand your needs and can best represent you and your case.

Research Potential Lawyers

Your local bar association will provide you some insight, as you will be able to find public records of complaints and disciplinary actions taken. There are also online sites that provide reviews but make sure to check more than one in case of bias.

Check their Website and Arrange Consultations

A lawyer’s or law firm’s website will have specific information on the type of law the attorney practices, as well as reference their years of practice and any achievements. Once you have selected a few top ones, set up consultations to get a feel for their style and take notes to refer back to.

These 3 steps are a brief guideline in how to begin the process of selecting a lawyer but the key is selecting a lawyer with expertise in your particular case. If you require a franchise lawyer in Mississauga than Law Works an expert in Franchise law is the firm for you.