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  • posting a fence
    Building a Fence Part 2

    Building a Fence Aside from providing protection, a fence can do wonders to enhance the appearance of one’s home. Before starting construction, there are a few basic planning steps that should be taken. This is true for...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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    Building a Fence Part 1

    As we travel the land we are surprised to discover that fences are not popular nationwide. We find them to be more common in the West. Since they are used to establish boundaries and create private space,...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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    Being Your Own Contractor

    After job costs such as subcontractors, direct hire labor and materials, a remodeling contractor will earn somewhere between 33- and 45-percent of the project price. This amount is mostly used to pay overhead costs, with the left-over...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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    Navigating A Construction Contract — Allowance Items

    The allowance you got when you were a kid is nothing like an allowance in a construction contract. Unlike your parents, your contractor is not giving you anything when an allowance is included in the deal. If...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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    Estimating Book

    Can you recommend a book on construction estimating for beginners? Ernie Answer Believe it or not, a lot of people are interested in estimating. The best book for beginners is: Construction Estimating Reference Data, by Ed Sarviel....

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Do-It-Yourselfer Books

    Can you guys please recommend some good general construction books for the “do-it yourselfer”? Paula Answer There are a number of outstanding publications available, and they start at about $5 going up to depending on the...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Cleaning Recipe Books

    You gentlemen often refer to homemade cleaning concoctions and other unusual formulas. Do you have a hint or formula book that can be purchased? Val Solution While we have written home improvement books, we have yet to...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Sweating Under the Floor Joists of your Crawlspace

    There’s been sweating under the floor joists in my crawlspace. How do I prevent this? Bill, Michigan Solution Sweating floor joist can lead to an infinite number of problems. The “sweating” or “condensation” can become a feeding...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Sewage In Basement

    We just moved into a new home, and our basement has radiant heat in the floor. We’ve been having a bad sewage smell in the basement and I thought the heated floor might have melted the wax...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Perimeter Water

    We have just discovered water (moisture) underneath our new house and need your help and advice before our guarantee expires on September 1, 1990. I used a plant moisture meter instrument under the house as there was...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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