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Building a wall for a shed or a house is not that hard, but then again, there are many places you can make a mistake. Understand there are many ways to achieve your wall-building goal. What follows are methods I’ve used to build walls that are square, plumb and level.

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With mortgage rates at all-time lows, it is a great time to build a new house. Having complete and detailed house plans is a must. A complete set of blueprints ensures the job is done according to the specifications with no room for interruption.

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You can build a home in the middle of winter or during the rainy season. Some special procedures for cold weather construction must be followed. Keeping the ground from freezing and getting the shell completed as quickly as possible is paramount.

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What is the biggest danger to a house? Wind, poor soil, bad foundation? No, it's water. Water damage can weaken a house structure to the point of collapse.

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Do you know how to frame a house? Frame a house is major project. Whether framing an interior wall or a whole house framing, these wall framing basics will make your framing project a success.

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Framing basement walls is a challenge when working on slabs poured over expansive clay bentonite soil. The walls need to float so they are not squeezed if the soil expands and pushes the wall upwards. There is a very simple trick that solves the problem and allows you to build strong walls that can move upwards, but not tilt over.

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