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  •  What is a slab basement?

     What is a slab basement?

    Whether you’re building a house or trying to buy one it is very important to know what type of foundation you’re looking for and one of those foundations is a slab basement.  What is a slab basement?  A slab basement is basically a concrete basement without any type of footing. A slab foundation is usually […]

  • Lumbar prices are at an all-time low in the US

    Lumbar prices are at an all-time low in the US

    According to the market index, lumbar prices have gone down substantially. In 2021 the average cost of lumbar in the united states was $1270 at its peak. This price has now come down to $695 currently in august 2022. The quoted prices are for the 2×4 inch lumbar, primarily used in the construction of new […]

  • What is masonry cement? What is it best used for?

    What is masonry cement? What is it best used for?

    What is masonry cement used for? Masonry cement is a unique composition of cement and sand and water that is used to create a strong mortar. In addition to being extremely durable, this mortar is also resistant to chemical and environmental damage. It is frequently used in stone, block, and brick masonry for mortar and […]

  • What is a wood burning fireplace? How to install one?

    What is a wood burning fireplace? How to install one?

    What is a wood-burning fireplace? If you’ve ever watched someone start a fire in a wood burning fireplace, you know what a fantastic sight it can be. The flames leap and crackle. You may even see smoke or sparks shooting up the chimney. It feels like a natural and primitive way to stay cosy on […]

  • Architect vs Structural Engineer? Who should I Hire?

    Architect vs Structural Engineer? Who should I Hire?

    Architect vs structural engineer? Who should I Hire? While both architects and structural engineers have vastly different jobs infield, it is usually quite confusing for new constructors and first time home builders to understand the difference. What is an architect’s job? An Architect’s job is to divide the available space in a plot of land […]

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