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Green construction is a hot new trend in building and construction. Green construction involves using recycled materials and utilizing the concepts of sustainable design. As the concepts gain popularity, using them will become second nature.

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Why should you double dip your nails?

Construction nails are most often made of steel, which contains rust-prone iron. You can make a nail more resistant to rust by treating it, or dipping it. But why would you want to double dip your nails?


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