October 27, 2020

Considering Caisson Drilling & Foundations For Your Next Construction Project

As it pertains to construction, a caisson is a foundation-anchoring structure that consists of an air- and watertight chamber. The word itself comes from the French term caissa, which means “box.”
October 8, 2020

Meet Merut’s Newest Intern

We are delighted to welcome our newest intern, Stephen Lucas, who has been assisting Merut Construction the past several weeks. He has a passion for numbers, an interest in the Pennsylvania's great outdoors, and the historic period of World War II. Read on to find out more about the latest addition to the team…
October 6, 2020
Explore the advantages of potholing for utilities construction projects.

Advantages Of Potholing For Utilities Construction Projects

According to the Common Ground Alliance’s most recent analysis of the Damage Information Reporting Tool, 36% of annual underground utility damages (with a known cause) are the result of excavation issues, with failure to pothole highlighted as the largest of these.
September 2, 2020
What You Need To Know About Civil Construction Before Hiring A Contractor

What You Need To Know About Civil Construction Before Hiring A Contractor

From the water we drink and the utilities we consume to the roads we drive and the bridges we traverse, civil construction impacts our everyday lives in a monumental way. While the ins and outs of furnishing these provisions are often taken for granted by the average inhabitant, experts in the civil construction field understand the complexity of planning, building and maintaining such necessities.
August 19, 2020
Why vacuum excavation is the future of construction digging.

Why Vacuum Excavation Is The Future Of Construction Digging

Given the array of advantages this method offers to construction teams in all sorts of environments, vacuum excavation has been broadly embraced as a best practice. It is easily considered the future of construction digging across the industry, based on some of the important factors highlighted in this article.
August 10, 2020
Hydro excavation is a sophisticated process of digging trenches or holes through the use of highly pressurized, heated streams of water to break up the soil.

Hydro Excavation 101: A Guide To Applications & Benefits

What makes hydro excavation a prudent alternative to the outdated deployment of mechanical excavators, backhoes and other industrial machines? This article takes you through the ins and outs of hydro excavation, highlighting the distinct attributes, applications and benefits that characterize this modern option for today’s excavation needs.
September 12, 2019

Merut Construction granted WBENC Certification as a Women Owned Business (WBE)

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women's Business Enterprise Center East Certification Committee is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
March 29, 2019

History of the Hard Hat and the Revolution of Personal Protection Equipment in Construction

The hard hat, invented in 1919, now celebrating its 100-year anniversary, is standard practice in every construction site, resulting in fines, jail time, or worse if a worker or visitor is caught without one.
March 18, 2019

The Benefits of Hydro-Vac Excavation (Safe Digging) Methods Around Underground Utility Lines

It’s not just having a safer way to dig that makes hydro-vac the best way to excavate; it’s also the smarter, more effective method of excavation, through advanced techniques such as daylighting and slot-trenching.
February 3, 2017

HR Manager, Kristina Szczecinski, Joins our Team

Kristina Szczecinski has joined Merut Construction as human resources manager. Mrs. Szczecinski previously served in human resources and management roles at Pulverman/Pennmark Technologies Corp., Dallas, PA; Personal Touch Landscaping, Shavertown, PA; Pat Noonan Public Accountant, Hanover Twp., PA; and the United States Air Force.