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Building stair steps can be a very difficult job. Getting the proper distance for the risers and treads can be a mathematical challenge. Local building codes need to be reviewed when building the staircase.

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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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Tar paper has been time-tested as a weather barrier. Normally used on roofs, tar paper makes a great barrier for the exterior walls of your housing, building or shed. Tar paper keeps the wood beneath it dry.

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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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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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This video provides a little tip when building the walls of the shed. This is just one of the many step-by-step videos that will be created showing how to build a wood shed from start to finish.

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Floor joists are beams that support your subflooring and flooring. When installing floor joists, they must be properly supported on both ends. Without proper support, your floors can swag and squeak.

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Both wood i-beams and steel beams can carry tremendous loads. Either type I-beam must be properly sized and properly supported. If not, the beams won't hold up under the tons of weight from the house.

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