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June 17, 2016
Using Diamond Pier Footings
June 10, 2016
Experts offer tool reviews, tips and techniques, and a window into the the craft and business of building projects.
June 1, 2016
On all of our remodel projects we heavily stress maintaining a neat and tidy worksite. This is extremely important during the demolition phase of the project. Demo is the messiest portion…
September 8, 2015
The Texas Sun is blazing where I build in Austin Texas. Let me give you four tips for building an efficient home that will stay cool even during the hottest…
September 3, 2015
To get the perfectly flat, smooth drywall finish that is so important to the finish of our homes, we use Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) Studs. Read on for my top…
August 31, 2015
These are the Construction Site Rules we post on all our job sites; we also have all our sub-contractors sign a copy of these rules as part of their agreement.
August 27, 2015
Choosing the correct weather resistant barrier (or house wrap) it's important to take into account the amount of exposure your walls are getting. Houses with more exposure will require a…
August 24, 2015
Working in Texas for over 10 years, I've learned how important it is to select materials that work well with the climate. In this video, I review the benefits of…
August 20, 2015
In this video we identify what it means to build a Net Zero house, and some of the best practices for building Net Zero houses, using one of our own…
August 19, 2015
Gas has been the traditional king of hot water in the US. With the advent of the Heat Pump water heater I think that tide will change. Here's how I'm…
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