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Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

I found a product that's specifically designed for fixing cosmetic cracks in concrete and I thought it worked fantastically well!

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A modern home in Seattle

A modern home in Seattle

A modern home opens up views.

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removing bearing wall help

removing bearing wall help

I'm in the middle of a home addition. I need to remove the exterior wall including the 4 foot foundation wall. Question is how to I temporarily support this wall during demo? The floor joists a 14"...

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Sometimes things just line up

Sometimes things just line up

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An abstract view describes a project in a new way.

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Deep in the Mississippi Woods

Deep in the Mississippi Woods

No driveway leads up to this sculptural home deep in the woods.

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How You Can Decorate Your Master Bed Room Wall Using Memes Frames

How You Can Decorate Your Master Bed Room Wall Using Memes Frames

Your master bedroom is the place you retreat after all the hectic day's work and one thing you would like to ensure is that you create a calm experience. Decorating your master bedroom with...

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Small House- Dynamic Space

Small House- Dynamic Space

This small home packs a dramatic punch.

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Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Architects love board formed concrete, but it's a tricky process and requires a careful craftsman to ensure it looks good. See this video and pictures of a house I'm building where we used Board Formed Concrete for foundation and house walls extensively.

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At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

Hidden underneath this homes living room, an entire apartment awaits

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A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

The layout of this home brings the best elements of the outdoors inside. And creates a cozy retreat. A creative floor-plan makes for amazing spaces

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How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

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Have you ever wondered why Slab Foundations aren't insulated? Two reasons, your house needs to be pretty efficient first before it's necessary, then it's darn hard to accomplish without making an easy path for termites. In this video I'll show you how we used Borated Treated Perimeter foam to insulate a Texas Slab on Grade Foundation.

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Temporary Support Beams for Sill and Foundation Work

Temporary Support Beams for Sill and Foundation Work

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To replace rotted mudsills or foundation sections you must transfer loads to shoring. Start by noting which way floor joists run.

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I Need a What in my Crawlspace?

I Need a What in my Crawlspace?

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As he makes plans for an addition to his Connecticut house, RickGreg has been told by the local building department he must install a fan in the insulated, unvented crawlspace. Does this mysterious edict make any sense?

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Cutting into a Concrete Floor

Cutting into a Concrete Floor

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Cutting concrete is noisy, dirty, and dangerous; and the tools are heavy and unpredictable. In short, it's a job you may want to sub out.

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Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam

Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam

Steel I-beams are stronger than comparably sized engineered wood ones. Need a beam that can support a garage above, yet hide in a ceiling below? Choose steel.

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Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete

Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete

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Getting the correct mix and the right amount of concrete isn't hard if you master a little of the lingo and use a quick-calc chart.

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Tattletale Cracks

Tattletale Cracks

In some cases, the handwriting is literally on the wall. But what is it trying to tell you?

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All concrete home, 3 stories ICF block construction

All concrete home, 3 stories ICF block construction

All ICF exterior walls, 3 stories! 10,000 heated sq. ft., six car garage, indoor shooting range! Custom wood windows with 12" jams, ZO6 glass. Hers rating of 52! 

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Whats Better: Crawlspace or Slab-on-Grade?

What's Better: Crawlspace or Slab-on-Grade?

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A 74-year-old planning a new home in North Carolina ponders the relative advantages of a crawl space and a slab.

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How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, what builder doesn't love using SS? Check out this video on how to use SS Termite Barriers for a lifetime of protection for Slab Foundations.

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