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Building a Carport - What You Need to Know

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 Lora Davis (May 24, 2018)  A carport is the type of structure that only has a roof and is open-sided. It can also be portable so you can move it where you need it to be. Some use it in the summer to barbeque under and have dinner there with a patio table and chairs. It can also be used to part one car, trailer, or recreational vehicle. There are kits you can purchase but you can also have them build for you. If .. (New Construction)

Three Project Ideas for Beginning Woodworkers

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 Edmund Brunetti (May 22, 2018)  So, you’ve finally decided to pursue woodworking like you’ve always wanted to, but you aren’t sure where to start. That’s okay, because many people start out this way. To begin with, you’ll want to accumulate a few basic tools. You don’t need to get crazy with it, and probably already have a few lying around your home or garage. You’ll want a .. (New Construction)

What are the factors which you should look into when it comes to construction of your own propert

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 Lora Davis (December 18, 2017)  After buying the land, the next which you have to always undertake is to look into the construction of the property. When you are able to look into the construction of the property, it would automatically become easier for you to choose the right kind of design as well as the materials in order to construct them. You need to always keep in mind that when it comes to construction of the .. (New Construction)

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Timber Homes

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 Lora Davis (October 16, 2017)  Basically a hybrid timber frame home is one that utilizes timbers in combination with other conventional construction techniques. The biggest advantage with this type of home is the cost factor because it can save you a lot of money using this technique. It will still give you the look and feel of a timber frame home without the cost. In a hybrid timber frame home actual timber framing .. (New Construction)

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 Lora Davis (September 25, 2017)  3 reasons why you should choose specialised swimming pool contractors Once you have finally decided to build a swimming pool in your backyard, it is important to go about it the right way. You have to keep in mind that building a swimming pool in your backyard is a pretty complex task. Instead of choosing any contractor, you have to choose specific contractors which deal in building .. (New Construction)

Importance of the Best Home Insulation in Fredericton

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 Ethan Cox (December 21, 2016)  Home insulation is the pocket saving process. Despite the reality that home insulation is usually done to preserve a fair ambiance within the house and it also reduces the electricity bill. However, many people are still uncertain about the use of the insulator because of some fallacies and myths. Wall insulation is not necessarily required in the average climatic region, but it is .. (New Construction)

What to Consider When Choosing a Custom Home Builder

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 Lora Davis (September 30, 2016)  Your Lexington home builder today is faced with an increasing workload and additional pressure to deliver quality work to their clients, this has made many homebuilders do anything they can to support their workload. As a person thinking about a new home construction, there are important considerations that you must make when choosing a Lexington home builder and home designers so that .. (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: Stabilizing Foundations with Helical Piles

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 Shawn Kyles (January 11, 2016)  Helical piers, also known as helical piles, screw piles and helical anchors, help secure new foundations to the ground. They can also be used to strengthen and stabilize existing foundations. The word “helix” means having a spiral shape. A pile or pier is a long column, shaped like a screw, which is driven into the ground. A foundation spreads the weight of the building .. (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: House Leveling Tips

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 Shawn Kyles (December 18, 2015)  At some point, your home’s foundation may need to be repaired. Houses settle over time, causing floors to slope and many other problems. Having trouble opening and closing windows? Your foundation may have settled too far into the soil, or settled unevenly. Other signs include wall cracks, sticking doors, floor bumps or squeaky floors or a house that looks “uneven” .. (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: Bolting Mudsills to a Cement Foundation

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 Shawn Kyles (November 15, 2015)  Mudsills that aren’t connected to the foundation (or poorly connected) will start to move during a quake, along with the walls they are attached to. This motion can cause gas lines to break and electrical wires to pull out. Floors can also be damaged. If the shaking is severe, the entire building may end up collapsing. When the mudsill is properly anchor bolted to the concrete, .. (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: Common Types of Anchor Bolts Used in House Bolting

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 Shawn Kyles (October 03, 2015)  Over the years we have learned the effect seismic activity has on a building and how to minimize the impact of a quake. Earthquakes can cause a building to slide, shift off of its foundation and overturn. They can also buckle cripple walls, causing them to collapse. House bolting is also called foundation bolting, anchor bolting, or seismic retrofitting. The purpose of house bolting .. (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: Does Your Foundation Need To Be Replaced?

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 Shawn Kyles (September 07, 2015)  Foundation problems become worse over time. Minor cracking from moisture or settlement can turn into large cracks and other foundation issues that make it difficult to open or close windows and doors. At some point, you may even notice walls starting to bulge or floors beginning to slope. Similar problems can occur if the foundation was poorly designed, or built on expansive soil. When . (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: Earthquake Forecast--Big and Bigger`

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 Shawn Kyles (August 09, 2015)  You’ve probably seen more than a few stories about the“Big One”- a magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake that scientists predict will occur along the San Andreas Fault sometime in the future. Whether that future is an hour from now, next week or decades away is unknown. The San Andreas Fault runs through California and is approximately 800 miles long. It is the boundary . (New Construction)

Types of Drywall Used For Home Foundation

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 Shawn Kyles (July 07, 2015)  For the past 50 years drywall has been a common type of material used in the construction of homes to make interior walls and ceilings. It covers insulation, wiring and the structure’s frame. It is also used to create separations in buildings requiring fire-rated materials. The reason for drywall’s extensive usage and popularity is its low cost, ease of installation and .. (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: Different Types of Foundation Cracks

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 Shawn Kyles (June 07, 2015)  When cracks appear in walls, it is often a sign of foundation problems or damage. Many times the problem is caused by foundation shrinkage, soil expansion or settlement. Earthquakes can cause cracking as well. Where the crack is occurring, its size and shape can tell you a lot about the problem. Knowing how to “read” them can help you determine the seriousness of the .. (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: The Nepal Quake and California’s “Big One”

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 Shawn Kyles (May 13, 2015)  The 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal’s Katmandu Valley last Sunday is a tragedy. Nearly 4,000 people are confirmed dead, and that number is expected to rise. The damage to structures throughout the area has also been horrific, especially in Katmandu, the nation’s capital. It is believed that hundreds of people may still be trapped in the rubble. The quake struck approximately .. (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: Warning Signs Of Foundation Damage

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 Shawn Kyles (April 12, 2015)  Recognizing the signs of foundation damage can mean the difference between a low-cost repair bill and costly foundation replacement or concrete foundation repair. While an inspection by a qualified foundation repair expert or foundation contractor is the best way to troubleshoot potential problems, here are some things you can look for on your own. A foundation can settle (move .. (New Construction)

JulianConstruction.com: Preventing Soft Story Collapse

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 Shawn Kyles (March 09, 2015)  Half of all the homes that became uninhabitable following California’s 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake were the result of soft story failure. Many of the apartment complexes severely damaged during the Northridge earthquake in 1994 were also caused by soft story structural issues. This includes the collapse of the Northridge Meadows apartments, which resulted in the death of 16 .. (New Construction)

Could You Add More Space To Your Home?

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 Keith Barrett (January 04, 2013)  If you're starting to feel like your home simply doesn't provide enough space for your family, then you need to start considering your options. The most obvious of these may involve moving to a new property, where more space will be available to you. Is this a realistic and desirable option? This will certainly depend upon the individual circumstances facing your family and it may not .. (New Construction)

Steel Framed Homes: The Reliable Support They Can Give

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 Charlot Fernandez (September 03, 2012)  We have to rely only on best structure which is an item that will last long and durable. Do not just go for the offer as it is cheap but has low quality. I am sure you do not want to spend more for repair and maintenance. It is not a good idea to waste money for labor. In these modern days, the steel has lot of contribution with many major structure projects. To make these steels more .. (New Construction)

Why Home Construction In Austin Is Continually On The Rise

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 Missy Brown (August 29, 2012)  One area in the country that has seen a lot of movement in construction is Austin, Texas. Just how this is happening is something that has perplexed most experts versed in such things, and we will endeavor to uncover some of the reasons behind this movement. Whatever the reasons, however, the residents of Texas are certainly grateful, because all of the home construction in Austin has .. (New Construction)

Getting Ideas for Building Custom Homes in Austin

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 Missy Brown (June 07, 2012)  There are many ways that you can get ideas for building custom homes in Austin. There are a lot of choices and you want to make sure that you are getting the best of the best. People build custom homes in Austin because they want one that is going to be the best for them and a home that is truly built to fit them and their needs. Look into great ideas for a custom home, have a house .. (New Construction)

Taking Care Of Your Rabbit & Cage

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 Tarry Jhonshon (May 26, 2012)  Rabbit cages and hutches need to be cleaned on a regular basis. This is sometimes a demanding task, but making it as a habit as often as possible will make the task less of an ordeal. This means that, you can also keep your rabbit healthy and free from urine and faeces odour and any harmful allergens that will be floating around your home. Cleaning rabbit cages is easy to do. There are . (New Construction)

Tips when Looking for a Good Carpenter

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 Darren Hurley (May 21, 2012)  While it may be true that there are a lot of contractors that you may hire in order help you tend to your home, it will be so much better for you to hire carpenters that do not only see their profession as a means of living but also as an art. After all, your home should not just only be functional, but should also be aesthetically pleasing as well. Here are some effective tips that you . (New Construction)

How to Find the Best Used Generators Online

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 Kris Davies (April 26, 2012)  You will find a lot of cost benefits to be had by selecting used generators. Take a look at the numerous low prices online today. Used generators provide a real cost saving for many companies looking to obtain high class generators without huge capital outlay. The used generators are additionally valuable for those organisations that need to remove aged apparatus and enhance their .. (New Construction)

Getting your home renovated by experts

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 Vishal Sharma (April 18, 2012)  When you have the plaster on the walls of your home peeling off or you actually have colour as well as a lot of concrete structures falling from the roof or from the walls, then it is high time that you get your home renovated. Home renovation is something that should be taken up with professionals, as this is a job that is extremely crucial for the beautification as well as the safety .. (New Construction)

Guidelines to consider when looking to buy diesel generators

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 Kris Davies (March 21, 2012)  You must consider quite a few factors when acquiring diesel generators. This article will answer several key questions about buying diesel generators. This will make sure you buy the right unit. No matter if they have commercial or residential use, the diesel generators are important buys. If you want diesel generators for your business or domestic predicaments, you need to make the .. (New Construction)

Why Land Planning Is So Important

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 Brad Roberts (March 02, 2012)  In most cases, the very least to be certified to do engineering consulting is a bachelor's degree in a specific field of engineering. It may be electrical engineering, civil engineering, or some other area other than those that are related to computers and knowledge technology. Typically, it will not be sufficient to have an associate's degree. A master's degree or a Ph. D would also .. (New Construction)

Get Your Dream House For Less

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 Adelie Bailey (February 21, 2012)  Buying your dream house is an exciting experience, but it can also be an expensive one. Many people make the mistake of letting their desires dictate their budget and not the other way around. A house is your biggest investment, and finding your dream home for a good price should be your goal. Most people go to the cities because it has complete amenities. Houses in metropolitan areas, . (New Construction)

Basement Pump Installation by London Basement Company

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 Joel Tarplin (January 05, 2012)  If you’re looking for the safest, most complete basement conversion, make sure to call upon a London basement company that covers all areas of basement conversion to provide you with a new basement and therefore a whole new area of your home to enjoy. There are many different aspects of a basement conversion and unlocking this new space - and one of the most important aspects is .. (New Construction)

Hire A General Contractor! Save Money!!!

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 Graig Scott (November 21, 2011)  Building a perfect home is not easy. But to restore easy, you should hire an over-all contractor. An over-all contractor means “an individual, who helps make the deals with somebody else or maybe a business to construct, renovate and demolish roads, highways and buildings. A general contractor is referred to as the builder with the prime construction project or deal. Any fault or .. (New Construction)

What is Grouting In A House

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 Gerald Chan (November 17, 2011)  Grout Are you facing a terrible cracks in the foundation of a house or a place? It could be a serious problem as the foundation of the house or any building, in this case must be strong and well-planned and placed. Cracks in the foundation can result in cracks and ground shaking, and in fact, all the houses or buildings. Grout has emerged as the only answer and the most optimal for .. (New Construction)

Concrete Repair Solution For Every Husband

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 Gerald Chan (November 17, 2011)  Concrete Repair Cracks and divisions in the floorings and also on walls is a common spectacle. It should not be much of a worry if one of these appears but when it does, it is best to take the action that is needed, and required at such tricky moments. We have seen and through our understanding and pondering of human types, most of the people in the world are quite careless when it .. (New Construction)

About Constructing a New House

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 Uday Patel (November 02, 2011)  Constructing a large residence is not easy neither is it too complicated. The construction begins with a design created by an architect according to your like preference and budget. The design is usually approved by an engineer keeping in mind the safety on long term basis. For starting steps different contractors or sub contractors may be required for framing, installation and roofing. . (New Construction)

3 Home Builder Customer Service Basics

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 Roger Ely (October 26, 2011)  Good customer service should be a basic foundation of a home builder’s business. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says that “Builders without written customer service policies tend to spend lots of time putting out fires, keeping unhappy customers at bay, and achieving less than superior profits. ” The NAHB advises builders to conduct at least three .. (New Construction)

Qualities of a Good Home Builder

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 Roger Ely (October 25, 2011)  Building a custom home is one of the largest emotional and financial investments you and your family will ever make. Your home also will likely be your biggest asset. In addition to a lifetime of memories, you can borrow off this asset to fund such momentous events as weddings, college tuition and retirement. That is why choosing the proper builder may be the most important decision you . (New Construction)

Reasons Why You Need Professional Help For Marble Dusting in NY

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 Edmund Brunetti (October 18, 2011)  A lot of people tend to believe that marble dusting NY is hardly a big deal, and all one needs is a set of good tools and some knowledge of basic fundamental facts about marble dusting to get the job done. Now as comfortable as this idea may sound and as easy as it might be to believe that marble dusting is mostly just a child’s play- At the end of the day these concepts are far .. (New Construction)

General Contracting: What it is?

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 Uday Patel (October 18, 2011)  General contracting is a wide scale term but it usually refers to building construction. The contractor executes the construction tasks which may include handling vendors and traders as well. A contractor may be specialist on many aspects of construction. It could be just repair work like roof repair or kitchen repair etc. he could be providing services for construction of a specific .. (New Construction)

Dark Vinyl Siding is POSSIBLE!

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 Zach H. (September 15, 2011)  After helping his father scrape and paint the family home on weekends as a kid, Tom Jamison knew that it was something he did NOT want to do when he became a homeowner. “I was convinced that there was a better way to spend those precious weekends than on outside home maintenance, ” Tom recalled. Yet when he and his wife Sue were looking to buy their first home, what did the .. (New Construction)

Hire A Portland General Contractor! Save Money!!!

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 Graig Scott (September 10, 2011)  Building a dream home is not easy. But to make it easy, it is advisable to hire a general contractor. A general contractor is defined as “an individual, who makes the deals with another person or maybe an organization to construct, renovate and demolish roads, highways and buildings. A general contractor is referred to as the builder of the prime construction project or the deal. .. (New Construction)

Modular Building Services Ideal for Schools

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 Jenny Pilley (September 06, 2011)  This year’s A level results have seen a significant rise in high achievers, emphasizing the fact that students staying on past GCSEs are standing themselves in good stead for the future. Any secondary school offering sixth form education will undoubtedly be delighted with this result, but to keep students in the best frame of mind, adequate facilities must be at hand to ensure .. (New Construction)

Cabin industry in malaysia

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 Gerald Chan (August 24, 2011)  Treat yourself and your family on a vacation cottage on your next vacation or weekend getaway. Think for a time to relax, put on a hammock outside his log cabin or a beautiful cedar. You have plenty of room around it and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery, rather than looking at all the cars left the hotel parking lot. Can you imagine yourself beginning to relax now out of the .. (New Construction)

Finding Competent Bricklayers

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 Clarence Acosta (August 18, 2011)  I am not really a domesticated person. I have to admit I do not like anything that requires manual labor. As you see, I work as a computer analyst and I spend most of my time in front of a Mac. It is my way of living and I love what I do. But you see things break down at home and when that happens my little word is a bit shaken and I do not know what to do initially. And when things .. (New Construction)

What is a cabin

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 Gerald Chan (August 11, 2011)  The widespread use of cabins as a temporary form of lodging has been steadily on the rise in recent times. Cabins are actually structures designed to serve as lodging be it temporarily or sometimes permanently. They come in a variation of different forms and sizes, and every single one of them has their own unique capabilities and advantages over the other. Cabins can also be found on .. (New Construction)

Contact Timber Valley Construction Company For Home Remodeling

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 Graig Scott (August 05, 2011)  There are a number of people who like to bring about the changes in their home and parts of their home, but most people approach home remodeling companies to get the job done for them. These companies usually employ people who are experts in the job of remodeling so you can expect highly professional work from them. These companies also provide handyman services for all kinds of small .. (New Construction)

How to Manage Homebuilding and Renovations Brisbane

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 Jenny Pilley (June 07, 2011)  When setting out on the build of a brand new home or the renovation of your current property it is vital that both you and your team of builders manage the work effectively. With correct and precise management, you can ensure that the project you are faced with is finished on time and to the very highest of standards. To assist you with this, one established company can help you source .. (New Construction)

Amazing Landscaping Ideas to Make Your Garden Beautiful

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 Sanjeev Aggarwal (June 03, 2011)  There are several favoured garden style it can be formal or else informal, the classic English countryside, or else contemporary Western landscaping, but paving slabs could change any of the outdoor space. Also, as an additional bonus, installation of Garden paving slabs could instantaneously enhance the beauty and value of your house! These Garden paving slabs could be used for .. (New Construction)

Where Do You Want to Go With Your Woodworking?

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 Bob Gillespie (May 03, 2011)  After a lot years as a professional woodworker, I think it’s about time that I speak about some of the choices I had to make and that you will be faced with to find out what you love and what you are skilled at. My thinking is that for those of you just starting out, it might be helpful to be aware that there are quite a few ways to go. You will have to take your own path and, in .. (New Construction)

Mobile Homes Offer Higher Value for Housing Dollars

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 Todd Ireland (April 05, 2011)  Mobile homes have always offered higher value for housing dollars than tract and custom-built homes, especially during real-estate markets such as the one continuing to depress many areas of the country. Today’s new mobile homes feature as standard many of the items traditional builders offer as upgrades, contributing to their status as higher-value homes. These factory direct .. (New Construction)

Skip Hire Prices

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 Stuart Goldhawk (January 21, 2011)  There a quite a few skip companies in London! Many of them have been trading for decades and have been handed down to family members to run. The skip hire industry has changed massively over the past ten years, much of the change is down to new legislation on how we dispose of rubbish in the UK. This is not such a bad thing as the UK is a very small place that produces a large amount of . (New Construction)




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