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Building on Disturbed Soil

There is a property that I frequently pass that was demolished back in November. It is now the end of winter and the area that was once a house, has been an open pit for four months—exposed to the harsh winter we’ve had. Most people wouldn’t see a problem with this,...

Floor Joists

For many years, homes have been built with dimensional lumber, meaning the lumber was milled from trees. This method has proven successful in the past, but as time goes on and trees are becoming scarcer, it has been realized that we cannot keep up with demand. As a...

Your Home’s Structure

Most people are aware of the basic structural components of a home, including the foundation, floor and wall framing, and of course, the roof. A floor joist is a very important structural member that is often overlooked. The floor joist, with the plywood sheathing on...