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"The size of the septic tank is determined by the number of bedrooms in almost all cases." Septic Tank Design Checklist You need a professional design drawn by a pro Each house is different because of load, soil, and topography A leach field can be under a road Use gravity - avoid pumping septic tank […]

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"I do NOT make a normal practice of bashing my peers, but this instance is so egregious I had to point it out." Exterior Wall on Slab Must Be Out on the Edge An exterior wall must be placed on the outside edge of the slab so the exterior siding laps down and over the […]

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This column was inspired by something that happened to my sister last week. She called me for advice because she needed a tree removed from her rear yard and she didn’t know any reliable tree-removal companies. Perhaps you’ve been in the same situation recently about any number of repairs or projects that you need to […]

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Turn Off Natural Gas - It's Very Easy If you smell natural gas at your home, do the following things: GET OUT of the house immediately Turn off natural gas to house if the meter is outside Call 911 Get at least 200 feet away from the house Turn Off Natural Gas to House - […]

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"Flash floods are the most common hazards for building lots. These floods affect land that may seem safe." Building Lots For Sale - Not All Are Great The building lots for sale you're looking at may seem to be fine, but there could be many hazards that could affect the lot. Here are the most […]

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"The first thing you need to get an accurate price for your new home is a good set of plans and specifications. You need these to be able to get individual cost estimates for the different aspects of your home." A New Home Cost Calculator Works You want to build a new home, but you […]

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How To Install an Anchor in Concrete Block With Epoxy It's easy to install a permanent anchor into concrete block or solid concrete. The trick is to talk to your dentist first. Watch the video above and it should make all the sense in the world.

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Three Calls - Three Happy Homeowners Chuck convinces Tim to get back in front of the microphone Vic has a tilted concrete patio and needs to level it Sandy's house paint is peeling, she wants to whitewash it TJ wants to be his own contractor on his house building project - good idea or now […]

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Two Hours and $50 Saves $8,000 This column was inspired by two events that happened within hours of one another. One was at my own home. In both instances, an hour or two of time and a few extra dollars spent years prior would have saved thousands of dollars today. The first thing to remember […]

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Efflorescence Damage Concrete - Not Usually a Problem Efflorescence is a white powder created when saltwater evaporates from a masonry surface like concrete. It's a very common problem in cold climates on garage floors. Rarely will it cause a problem inside of your garage. The first thing to remember is cars carry in snow and […]

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