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    The winning formula – The Indian Express - February 15, 2020 by admin

    Written by Sourav Roy Barman, Jignasa Sinha, Astha Saxena, Ananya Tiwari | New Delhi | Published: February 16, 2020 2:30:28 am Nitya enjoys meditating in the happiness class, and is also a member of the Punjabi and Eco clubs at her school. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha)

    Greater Kailash-II and Govindpuri Extension. In terms of social composition, infrastructure, and facilities, the two South Delhi neighbourhoods are worlds apart. Yet, on a Friday morning, at a mohalla clinic in

    C R Park, part of the Greater Kailash Assembly constituency, the two worlds seemed to come together as people from the upscale GK-II queued up with patients from Govindpuri for an appointment with Dr Soma Mitra, the medical officer in-charge. They returned only after Dr Mitra had examined them and after they had collected the prescribed medicines, free of cost.

    While the mohalla clinics, a crucial policy intervention of the Aam Aadmi Party government, is often credited with powering the party to its second straight full-majority win, over the last five years, many such welfare schemes of the Arvind Kejriwal government, in the areas of water, power, education, health and transport, have touched the lives of people in the Capital what Kejriwal, in his victory speech from the terrace of the party office on February 11, packaged as the politics of work.

    The Lokniti-CSDS election-eve survey, available exclusively to The Indian Express, also captured the trend, with data showing that the voting choices of the well-off as well as the disadvantaged groups were determined by the schemes, helping AAP transcend the class divide in a city known for its high levels of inequality.

    AAPs major poll promises of 2015 reducing power and water tariffs by half were fulfilled within three weeks of the party forming the government. The subsidy-driven model helped the AAP consolidate its base among the lower income groups, a segment that had propelled the Congress to power three times between1998 and 2009.

    However, by May 2019, the sheen had worn off the AAP government. The party reeled under a series of poll reverses, particularly when it lost all seven Lok Sabha seats to the BJP, and Kejriwals ability as an administrator began to come into question.

    The Supreme Court verdict of July 2018 (when the courtsaid the L-G has no independent decision-making power and must act on the aid and advice of the elected government) did help but the severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections lowered the morale of the party rank and file. This is where a conscious decision was taken to bring back the focus on Kejriwal the CM. He had at one point donned the mantle of the countrys principal opposition leader, thus alienating his voter base, said an AAP leader, requesting anonymity.

    In June, Prashant Kishors Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) joined hands with AAP, along with a number of professionals who had in the past volunteered for the party.

    Armed with the SC verdict that sealed the primacy of the elected government over the L-G, the government announced a series of schemes, including the free power scheme for those consuming up to 200 units and free bus rides for women. The full statehood campaign had, after all, come a cropper in the Lok Sabha polls. The entire official machinery was activated to expedite the installation of CCTVs, WiFi, establishing more mohalla clinics, bringing buses, a senior bureaucrat said.

    The announcements also helped AAP dominate the public discourse. Indeed, the free public transport scheme for women which the AAP proposed would cover both bus and Metro rides became the talk of the town, involving both the common masses and the policy wonks.

    For Kejriwal, it was a transformative policy intervention to boost the level of womens participation in the labour force, languishing at 11 per cent in the city. The presence of more women in public spaces would also make the city safer, he said, an argument that seems to have been met with approval in the recently concluded polls, as the Lokniti-CSDS data suggests. According to the poll-eve survey, women were 11 percentage points more likely to have voted for AAP in this Assembly election than men 60% to 49%.

    The flurry of announcements in the last lap quite naturally drew criticism from the Opposition parties. Leader of Opposition and Rohini legislator Vijender Gupta, among the eight BJP MLAs to have bucked the AAP wave, said, Kejriwal spent the first four years complaining how the Centre was not letting him work. And now he talks about the politics of work. Do you see a contradiction there?

    Unfazed by the criticism, AAP tactfully wove a work-oriented campaign for the Assembly polls and launched a public outreach programme, as part of which the party came out with a pamphlet titled Report Card.

    It was designed like a school report card. With Kejriwal, a perception had gained traction that this person boasts more than he actually works. So it was necessary to distil the facts from the noise and package it in a way that actually connects with people, said a senior AAP leader.

    Over 40 lakh copies of the pamphlet, listing 10 major accomplishments of the AAP government in the areas of education, health, water, power, transport, and development work in unauthorised colonies were distributed across the Capital through an extensive door-to-door campaign, with the slogan acche beete paanch saal, lage raho Kejriwal.

    The phrase lage raho encapsulated AAPs capability and intent. It essentially conveyed that the party has done so much, while also acknowledging that a lot more needs to be done. It betrays the belief that the AAP has will and the conviction to succeed, said a senior I-PAC functionary.

    My school is the best in Delhi. We have the best teachers I dont want to leave this place ever, beams Nitya Singh, 14, standing in one of the corridors of Sarvodaya Co-Ed Senior Secondary School in South Delhis Moti Bagh. The walls behind her are decorated with art work by students.

    Four years ago, however, when the Class 9 student first walked into her new school, it was a different story. We studied under tin sheds. The walls were damp and we were always cold There were hardly any extra-curricular activities. We had three-four sets of carrom boards, thats all.We didnt have a playground either, and there was a gutter nearby. Now we have two grounds and even badminton courts, she says, now moving towards the school playground with her classmates.

    The school is among the 1,030 Delhi government-run schools in the national Capital that have benefited from the Aam Aadmi Partys sustained focus on education over the last five years. With the government allocating nearly 25 per cent of its budget for education, schools such as Nityas have undergone a drastic makeover with clean toilets and ceiling fans, libraries, gyms and even swimming pools. Besides mending the infrastructure, the government reached out to parents through radio ads, encouraging them to attend parent-teacher meetings, invested in teachers training, even sent some abroad, and introduced concepts such as mentor teachers and the happiness curriculum.

    In the run-up to one of the most bitterly contested elections in the Capital, these achievements in the education sector were central to the partys campaign strategy and appeal, even as it stayed clear of contentious national issues such as the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

    Of all the things Nitya hated about her school earlier, before it was renovated, bad washrooms tops the list. We would prefer to use public toilets to the schoolsstinking washroom,says Singh, dressed in her blue salwar-kurta uniform and with her two long plaits held in place by blue ribbons.

    Teachers at the school, who didnt want to be named, say that earlier, students would skip school and even the staff felt discouraged because of the environment.

    As the renovation work, which started four years ago, went on for nearly a year, we had to adjust for some time, says Nitya, whose family moved to the Capital from Uttar Pradeshs Bahraich five years ago. They now live near Palam Village inSouthwest Delhi.

    After the summer break, when I walked into the new school building, it looked prettier than a shopping mall. There were no broken benches, we had audio-visual rooms and even a multi-purpose hall. We didnt have to sit under the sun to attend schoolfunctions,says the eldest of three siblings. While her sister studies in the same school in Class 7, her brother attends a private school.

    Nityas teachers are happy about the smart-boards they have been using to teach students. The students now feel happy about coming to school Even Nitya has become more confident since she joined. She enjoys playing badminton, says a teacher.

    Spread over nearly three acres, the school now has 68 classrooms and 61 teachers for 884 students.

    Over the last few years, Singhs father, Dinesh Kumar, a fire security personnel at a bank, has also begun to take interest in his daughters education. Earlier, we didnt think about it much, there was no feedback, no PTMs. Now it has all changed. Now the teachers are also good to us, he says over the phone.

    Apart from the basketball courts and the labs, Nitya and her classmates are excited about new subjects such as Urdu, the happiness curriculum, and the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum. I like to meditate in the happiness classes My friends and I have fun with teachers. We no longer get tired or sleepy in the class, she says.

    While the AAP has been credited for fixing Delhis broken public school system, the Opposition has often hit back.

    Recently, amidst the heated poll campaign, the BJP released photos and videos, ostensibly of the poor conditions at some Delhi government schools. Both Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Education Minister Sisodia rebutted the BJPs charge, saying the videos were ofnon-functional schools.

    Back in Moti Bagh, Nitya now wishes her school had buses to drop students home, but adds promptly that she is making the most of the facilities now available to her. I am a part of the Punjabi and Eco-club (the school also has an Urdu club and Sanskrit club), and now we are also taught about cleanliness. We collect waste leaves, plastic and other garbage around the campus. I have also planted a sapling in the ground near the school, she says.

    As she prepares to return home, sporting a Happy Badge that she got at the Magic Maths class for asking some trick questions, the 14-year-old reveals her future plans: I want to become an IAS officer and make my parents proud.

    SITTING ON a wooden bench at the Peeragarhi mohalla clinic with her pregnant daughter, Geeta Bedi, 46, says, My daughters baby is due on February 22. The delivery will be done in the big sarkari hospital, but until then, we will keep coming to this doctor. We are here to show the doctor the ultrasound report.

    The mohalla clinic, located at the entrance of the Peeragarhi refugee colony in West Delhi, is the first of 450 such clinics that have been inaugurated since 2015, when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) first came to power with a full majority in the national Capital. While it initially worked out of a portacabin, like a lot of other mohalla clinics in the city, the clinic is now a one-room set-up that offers free check-ups and drugs, besides diagnostic tests.

    The clinic, which runs from 8 am to 2 pm, has a doctor, a technician for uploading patients Aadhaar card details and a lab assistant for collecting blood samples and disbursing medicines.

    It will be a while before Geetas daughter Shikha, 26, gets her turn with the doctor there are about 10 other patients ahead of them, and many more streaming in but the mother-daughter say they are willing to wait. My daughter doesnt trust any other doctor, government or private, for her check-ups. Even after her delivery, she will stay with me for 45 days so that its easier for her to visit this clinic, says Geeta, who owns a small shop selling electrical items and whose husband runs a snacks store. I cant recall the last time I went to any other doctor This clinic has changed our lives, she adds.

    In 2015, soon after the Aam Aadmi Party first came to power with a full majority, it got down to working on mohalla clinics, announcing 1,000 of them. The idea of free mohalla or community clinics in a city where healthcare was either prohibitively expensive or deeply neglected, though simple, was a radical one.

    These neighbourhood clinics were to provide check-ups and any of the drugs listed essential by the Delhi government, besides diagnostic tests done from empanelled laboratories all done free of cost.

    But like with a lot of the early AAP schemes, this one too ran into rough weather, with the AAP accusing the Centre-run Delhi Development Authority of not parting with land for the clinics, and the latter saying the land identified by the state government isnt suited for a clinic. But in January, with a month left for the Assembly elections, the government inaugurated 152 clinics, flagging the programme as one of its key achievements.

    The mohalla clinics have also caught the interest of other states, with some such as Jharkhand, Telangana, Karnataka and Jammu & Kashmir said to be keen to follow the model. Recently, while inaugurating a clinic, Kejriwal said Delhi would have a mohalla clinic every 2 km.

    The Opposition BJP and the Congress, however, cried foul, accusing the government of setting up the clinics with an eye on elections, and blaming AAP for not implementing the Centres Ayushman Bharat programme. With days to go for the elections, the BJP released a sting video to show how many of these clinics lack even basic facilities.

    But as the results of the recent elections showed, when people said they voted for Kejriwals kaam, or the development work initiated by his government, the mohalla clinics got prime billing.

    Before this clinic came up in 2015, says Geeta, the family would either go to a dispensary 5 km from their house or to Bangali doctor, the local quack. But this is easier and free. Now I go for everything from fever to bodyache. I know everyone at the clinic, she says.

    Its now Shikhas turn and Dr Alka Chaudhary, 48, the medical officer in charge of this clinic, enquires about the 26-year-olds health and asks if she is eating well. All good, the doctor says as she looks at Shikhas ultrasound report, before proceeding to check her blood pressure and examining her. The delivery can happen any time now, says Dr Chaudhary, giving Shikha instructions.

    Dr Chaudhary, 48, who earlier worked with government hospitals such as Safdargunj and Guru Gobind Singh Hospital, joined the clinic in 2015. At the mohalla clinic, which gets about 40 patients on an average every day, she gets paid Rs 40 for every patient she sees.

    Tomorrow, Sunday, February 16, Chaudhary wont see patients at the clinic. For one, the clinics are shut on Sundays, and then, she has to be at Ramlila Ground for the swearing-in of the new AAP government she is among 50 special guests from different sectors who have got an invitation.

    AROUND 20 years ago, we used to steal electricity. By cutting the lines, laughs Meena Kumari, 58. That now seems like a long time ago, she says. Her four children three sons and a daughter were then still studying and she ran the family on the money her husband, a cycle-shop owner, brought home. Over the years, the family added a floor to the single-storeyed house they moved into 35 years ago in Dabri, near Dashrathpuri, an unauthorised colony in Palam, Southwest Delhi. The family grew too her sons married and had children, with the 11 members now sharing the five-bedroom house.

    With no electricity, it used to be hard to get my children to study. Even when we had power, the lights used to go out for hours, she says, sitting in her living room as her granddaughter reads from a picture book.

    Kumari says that when the neighbourhood got a regular power supply around two decades ago, the prices were cheap. During the Congress rule around 2002-03, it was around Rs 2 for a unit, before it became expensive. The family recalls the increasing power costs, which ran into a couple of thousands by the time the AAP government announced the free electricity up to 200 units in August 2019.

    In August 2019, with six months to go for the Delhi Assembly elections and stung by the Aam Aadmi Partys disastrous showing in the Lok Sabha elections, the AAP government in Delhi took two back to back decisions on electricity and water.

    On August 1, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that households consuming up to 200 units of electricity would not have to pay electricity bills and that those consuming between 200 and 400 units would get a 50% subsidy.

    Days later, on August 27, he announced a one-time waiver of arrears on water bills and said consumers who got functional meters installed would get an exemption from late fee. This was in addition to the existing water subsidy that provided households 20,000 litres of water, free, every month.

    Even as the Opposition attributed political motives to AAPs subsidies, the Congresss Delhi election manifesto said that the party would provide 50 per cent discount on 300-400 units of power consumption, 30 per cent on 400-500 units, and 25 per cent on 500-600 units. The BJP manifesto said the existing power subsidies would continue if they won.

    Meenas household, with one 1 KV electricity meter, consumes about 400 units a month. The family has three water coolers and three TVs one for each sub-unit in the joint family.

    The family, which used to run up electricity bills of Rs 4,500-5,000 in the summer months, now pays around half that. The family plans to install another meter soon, hoping that will cut down their bill further.

    The 4.9 million domestic power consumers in Delhi of whom around 35% consume less than 200 units get their power supply from Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL), Delhi Transco Limited (DTL), BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL). In its previous term, the Delhi government also announced the Mukhyamantri Kirayedar Bijli Meter Yojna, for separate pre-paid meters for tenants, and the Mukhyamantri Solar Rooftop Scheme for cooperative housing societies.

    In 2019-20, the power subsidies cost the Delhi government Rs 2,255 crore.

    The AAP government is the first in the country to declare free power up to 200 units. In Mumbai, the tariffs range between Rs 2.93-Rs 4.77 per unit for 0-100 units and Rs 5.18-Rs 8.23 per unit for 101-300 units. In Bengaluru, consumers pay Rs 3.75 per unit for 0-30 units, Rs 5.20 per unit for 31-100 units, and Rs 6.75 per unit for 101-200 units.

    So far, Meena is not complaining. Since Kejriwal came, the supply has become regular. Now power cuts, if at all they happen, last only for 10 minutes.

    Kumaris three sons Raj Kumar, 35, Rajender Kumar, 32, and Ajay Kumar, 30 own mobile shops, with each earning an average of Rs 25,000 a month. The lower electricity bills are good, but somehow or the other, the money is never enough. I only manage to save about Rs 2,000 a month, says Rajender.

    Meena says that while the lower electricity bill is a benefit, the real blessing since the AAP government came in has been the regular piped water supply. Earlier, tankers used to come once a week. My shoulders still ache from all the water I used to carry back home those days. Though the earlier Congress government laid the connections, the water came only after Kejriwal came to power.

    Meena says she hopes her family saves enough money to be able to renovate their home she points to the paint thats peeling off the walls. She also wants her sons to get better jobs. What more? Just these basic things. Thats all, says Kumari.

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    Warm weather increases productivity for outdoor workers – WKBN.com - January 2, 2020 by admin

    Installing gutters is a job that can go slower when it's really cold outside but Thursday, you didn't even have to wear a coat

    by: Dave Sess

    CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) A normal late December day can be hard on the hands and body for someone who works outside and even on the equipment they use. Getting a 60-degree day right after Christmas is a wonderful boost for some businesses.

    On Thursday, Kirk Ruse was installing gutters for Boak and Sons on a new home in Canfield Township. He wasnt even wearing a coat while cutting the gutters and preparing them to be hung.

    Its a job that can go slower when its really cold outside but with the current weather forecast, it was getting done much quicker, enhancing productivity.

    Probably 90% more, Ruse said. With the warm weather, and the cold metal and everything, you just get a lot more done because with your hands getting cold, and touching the metal and everything. Anything under 18 degrees, if its not clear blue skies and sunny, its kind of rough on you.

    The warm streak of weather is helping Ruse get back on schedule after rain and cold temperatures earlier this month cut into his productivity.

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    Zacks: Analysts Expect Installed Building Products Inc (NYSE:IBP) Will Post Earnings of $0.87 Per Share – Riverton Roll - January 2, 2020 by admin

    Equities analysts expect Installed Building Products Inc (NYSE:IBP) to announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.87 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have made estimates for Installed Building Products earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.83 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.88. Installed Building Products reported earnings of $0.72 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 20.8%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Thursday, February 27th.

    According to Zacks, analysts expect that Installed Building Products will report full-year earnings of $3.23 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.21 to $3.25. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $3.70 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.58 to $3.91. Zacks Investment Researchs EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Installed Building Products.

    Installed Building Products (NYSE:IBP) last issued its earnings results on Friday, November 1st. The construction company reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $396.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $385.46 million. Installed Building Products had a net margin of 4.47% and a return on equity of 45.94%. The businesss revenue for the quarter was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.72 earnings per share.

    A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BTIG Research initiated coverage on shares of Installed Building Products in a report on Thursday, December 12th. They issued a buy rating and a $85.00 price objective for the company. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Installed Building Products in a research note on Wednesday, November 27th. They set a buy rating and a $82.00 target price on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada raised Installed Building Products from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $73.00 to $80.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 17th. SunTrust Banks boosted their price target on Installed Building Products to $71.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Installed Building Products from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, October 17th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the companys stock. Installed Building Products has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $65.57.

    Shares of NYSE:IBP traded up $0.09 during trading on Friday, reaching $68.87. 111,886 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 215,963. The stock has a market cap of $2.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.52, a quick ratio of 2.39 and a current ratio of 2.69. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $70.70 and a two-hundred day moving average of $61.28. Installed Building Products has a 52-week low of $32.75 and a 52-week high of $76.60.

    In other news, Director Vikas Verma sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.00, for a total transaction of $660,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 91,935 shares of the companys stock, valued at approximately $6,067,710. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, COO Jay P. Elliott sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.83, for a total value of $1,416,600.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 23,529 shares in the company, valued at $1,666,559.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 50,000 shares of company stock worth $3,366,600. 25.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

    Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Comerica Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Installed Building Products by 0.8% during the 3rd quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 20,298 shares of the construction companys stock valued at $1,305,000 after buying an additional 156 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Installed Building Products by 3.2% during the 3rd quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 7,237 shares of the construction companys stock valued at $415,000 after buying an additional 224 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund lifted its holdings in shares of Installed Building Products by 1.7% during the 3rd quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 14,506 shares of the construction companys stock valued at $832,000 after buying an additional 248 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Installed Building Products by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 34,174 shares of the construction companys stock valued at $2,024,000 after buying an additional 288 shares during the period. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of Installed Building Products by 1.0% during the 3rd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 35,223 shares of the construction companys stock valued at $2,020,000 after buying an additional 347 shares during the period. 68.27% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

    Installed Building Products Company Profile

    Installed Building Products, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the installation of insulation, waterproofing, fire-stopping, fireproofing, garage doors, rain gutters, window blinds, shower doors, closet shelving and mirrors, and other products in the continental United States. It offers a range of insulation materials, such as fiberglass and cellulose, and spray foam insulation materials.

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    For Tomlinson Cannon, solving water problems has been the business since 1948 in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids – The Gazette - December 20, 2019 by admin

    By Steve Gravelle, correspondent

    It may be the early days of winter, but Tom Cannon knows what to expect come spring.

    This year, the ground is saturated, Cannon said. Itll freeze, and itll stay there until the spring. Then we get the spring rains, and the grounds already saturated so then it puts more pressure on basements.

    And that leads to business for Tomlinson Cannon, whose services prevent or correct structural damage due to too much water.

    Cannon, 73, was a homebuilder in 1985 when he bought the company from Claude Tomlinson, whod started his gutter installation and repair business with his father in 1948.

    He did my gutters, and he was getting pretty old, Cannon said. I thought, Hes probably going to retire one of these days, and that seamless gutter looks pretty neat.

    Cannon didnt expect what started as a sideline to become his core business.

    We had one crew that was just doing the gutters, and I thought it would be just part time, he said.

    It ended up being very busy. Theres a lot of gutters out there. So I retired from building construction and just did that full time.

    Tomlinson Cannon today has 30 employees. Cannon added an affiliate company, AeroSaw, in 1993.

    I tend to be a risk-taker, and maybe a little naive back then, he said. I bought a concrete-cutting company. Didnt know anything about it, so we made all kinds of mistakes.

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    Through the years weve learned how to do it, so its a viable company now.

    As he became familiar with the gutter business, branching out came more or less naturally.

    There are a lot of problems that are caused if you dont maintain your gutters, Cannon said. We had customers asking us for referrals to places that would fix wet basements. So we just decided to do these things. We do the gutters, the mud-jacking, basement waterproofing.

    Mud-jacking is prescribed when a concrete patio, sidewalk or driveway subsides because of settling in the ground beneath.

    We drill a series of holes and we pump a concrete solution into the void, Cannon said. When the void fills up, it has to go someplace. It raises the concrete up.

    Cannon said basement waterproofing usually comes down to two basic techniques. A polyurethane sealant injected into vertical cracks repairs existing damage, followed by installation of a complete drainage system to prevent future problems.

    For functioning drainage, a crew removes concrete around the perimeter of a basement and digs about a foot deep along the outside. The trench is filled with gravel and perforated plastic pipe similar to agricultural drainage tile.

    We incorporate that with a sump pump, Cannon said. We repour the concrete, and then when the water goes under the footing or through the crack in the wall it goes into that tile and the tile directs it to the sump pump.

    Most newer homes are built with this system, Cannon said.

    Theres other methods of waterproofing, he said. Weve done this method since the 90s, and it is by far the best way to waterproof a basement.

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    About 90 percent of Cannons business is from homeowners, many with houses of a certain age within about 30 miles of its Iowa City and Cedar Rapids offices.

    A lot of them were built in the 50s, 60s and 70s, he said. They werent waterproofed properly.

    Fixing customers water problems has proved to be more than a sideline.

    Everything we do is really steady, and hasnt really changed a lot, Cannon said. When I started doing gutters, they had that seamless gutter machine.

    Theres nothing that can replace that product. Weve tried a few things, but its just going to be around forever. With the waterproofing, the drain tile just makes sense. Theres not much you can do to improve that.

    Know a business that could make for an interesting My Biz feature? Let us know via michaelchevy.castranova@thegazette.com.

    Owner: Tom Cannon

    Business: Tomlinson Cannon

    Address: 3466 Dolphin Drive SE, Iowa City; 2351 Blairs Ferry Road, Cedar Rapids

    Phone: 319-774-3422

    Website: tomlinson-cannon.com

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    Timeline to replace Bethlehem dive pool – Spotlight News - December 20, 2019 by admin

    Dec 18, 2019 Diego Cagara Community, Government, News

    An aerial view of Elm Avenue Parks pool complex shows the blue waters of the diving pool (top), but concern over its structural integrity has prompted its closure.Jim Franco / Spotlight News

    BETHLEHEM A new pool to replace the irreparable Elm Avenue Park dive pool may be open as early as late July 2020 but Paul Penman, the towns deputy commissioner of Public Works, said it is not a 100 percent guarantee.

    Appearing before the town board, he presented a new timeline for how the town will move forward regarding the dive pool.

    It was originally built in 1973 but was closed this past summer as it was discovered as being severely deteriorated beyond repair.

    In past weeks, residents and the town board began to express their views on a new dive pool this would be based on the original and a new double-slide pool anyone over 48 inches, or four feet, can use this and it requires two lifeguards.

    Penman said bids for a new dive pool and a double-slide pool will be advertised on Dec. 23; the town will receive bids by Jan. 30, 2020; the town board will review the bids in its Feb. 7 meeting; a contract would be awarded in the Feb. 26 town board meeting; a notice to proceed will happen the day after; and construction is expected to begin on March 16.

    The first critical date is February 7. Thats the town board meeting where wed like to present the numbers that come in on the bid package for the two options, said Penman. Then we would get some comments from the town board.

    He also noted that the town will continue having discussions with the public about both pool options prior to making a decision at the Feb. 26 meeting.

    Town Supervisor David VanLuven said it is important to continue public discussions in the meantime.

    Town Board member Dan Coffey said it would be helpful to put pool-related information on the towns website before Feb. 7 so that the public can have ample time to learn about it before the town board makes a decision on Feb. 26.

    An ideal construction timeline was presented too where between March 16 and May 22, regardless of which pool type the town chooses by then, is whenthe most disruptive work mainly happens. This is when demolition, the installation of piping and shell construction will take place.

    Then, from May 25 to Aug. 7, gutters will be installed, the pool and deck would be finished, and dive or slide towers will be erected too.

    This brings up the issue of whether summer construction would be allowed while the rest of the pool complex is open.

    Penman said the gutter installation is not really disruptive. Same thing with the pool finish, they bring in pretty much pickup trucks and a little bit bigger vehicles and a small mixer. Again, its not going to be very dusty or very disruptive.

    Penman added that he recommends summer construction to be allowed based on the schedule and type of construction activity planned during that time.

    In his presentation, he also wrote that a few days could be noisy at the pool complex but a possible compromise is closing the complex for one or two days, or having it open for half-days at a time.

    Town Board member Jim Foster recommended families, especially parents, should be informed in advance of maintaining safe distances between patrons at the pool complex and construction activity, if summer construction is approved.

    Jason Gallo, the towns Parks and Recreation administrator, said some possible ways to inform the public about summer construction, if it gets approved, include having information on receipts at the pool complex, and having signs and pictures there that detail construction activity too.

    The pool is then set to be commissioned in mid-August and site landscaping would take place between Aug. 10 and Sept. 11.

    While Penman said this is all a fairly conservative schedule, weather can be unpredictable.

    But if there is good weather overall, it may shave the construction schedule by one month.

    It may get the pool open by the end of July or early August but again, I dont want to promise that because this last year, we had horrible weather, said Penman, offering a few examples like how welders cannot weld and concrete cannot be poured when its raining.

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