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With fall in the air, the weather can get colder and wetter. You need to consider how to protect your home construction building materials from the elements. Manufactured housing options can save time when doing home construction late in the building season.

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Many homeowners experience mold and mildew on their lumber as houses are built or room additions are constructed. The good news is the lumber is going to be fine and there's rarely any damage to the wood. If it's just surface mold or mildew, it will clean off.

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Lumber drying is accomplished in a lumber drying kiln. Kiln dried lumber has reduced moisture content, but the dried lumber does not reach 0% moisture.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates how to mount a piece of wood onto a concrete wall. The use of special nails make the job simple.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates two ways to prevent wood from splitting went nailing it down. A nail that is too sharp can be a cause of splitting wood. Drilling a pilot hole can prevent wood from splitting.

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