house framing
Framing

A Guide to Picking the Best House Framing Material

House framing gives a home support and shape and provides the shell for the outer coverings. The primary considerations of a builder, when selecting a framing material, take into account the project’s initial material and labor costs and the long-term expenses to the homeowner.  Understandably, the many house framing options available make it challenging to

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Office Building Design
Framing

4 Trends in Office Building Design that Improve Building Owner’s Net Profits

Today’s office building developers demand structures that provide financial benefits during and after construction. A predicted jump in office building construction of 6.9 percent, provides builders the opportunity to compete for many new office building projects. Builders looking for a competitive edge should include these four trends aimed at ensuring financial savings: sustainability, excellent indoor

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Modern Adobe Style Home
Framing

Building a Modern Adobe Style Home with ICF Blocks

An ideal wall system for a modern Adobe style home would be an insulated concrete form (ICF) wall assembly. The design flexibility of ICF Blocks allows for the thick, round-edged walls of an Adobe style home. In addition, ICF Blocks create energy-efficient Adobe homes that are durable and disaster-resistant. Traditional Adobe Style Homes Traditional Adobe

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R-Value of Insulation
Framing

What is the R-Value of Insulation?

Most insulated concrete forms exceeds the ASHRAE 90.1 minimum R-value requirements for continuous insulation for all climate zones in Texas. Therefore, by merely choosing the an ICF Wall System, Texas homeowners and builders are assured of an insulated wall system with R-values that are code compliant with all climate zones throughout Texas. What is the

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Church Construction
Framing

9 Tips for New Church Construction Projects

An ICF Wall System provides a high-performing wall for new church construction.  An ICF Wall System is energy-efficient, healthy, durable, acoustically pleasant, and is fire-, flood-, and wind-resistant. When planning, designing and building a new church, church leaders and designers must address increasing concerns towards safety, the environment, structural durability, and the health and comfort

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Construction Process
Framing

A Breakdown of the Commercial Construction Process from Start to Finish

If you’re looking to construct a new building, there are many things you need to take into consideration. New building construction needs to go through a series of individual stages before it can be completed, some of which you may not be aware. With each individual construction process depending on things like whether you’re remodeling,

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Framing

Problems With Blown-in Batts Insulation (And The Best Alternative)

Wood and metal framed buildings often use blown in and batt insulations. Both insulations have adequate R-values; however, neither is airtight. Airtightness of a building is an essential factor in overall energy efficiency and moisture resistance. Energy efficiency saves money and energy. Moisture resistance improves and promotes the durability and sustainability of a building. Without

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Driveway

How Much Does It Cost To Repave a Driveway?

The repaving costs would mostly depend on the type of material you will use and some other additional charges. If you plan to get an Asphalt driveway, the prices might fall somewhere between $3000 -$5500. If you own a house, you would know that it needs regular repairs to make it look beautiful and well-maintained.

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Countertops

How to Clean Marble Countertops

Marble countertops are beautiful, but they require maintenance to retain their beauty and functionality. Maintenance includes more than just cleaning the surface. Many homeowners with marble countertops find that regularly applying sealant increases the lifespan of their countertops. DeluxeMaid helped us take a look at basic cleaning tips and some of the most popular stain

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Add Value to Your Home
Home Improvement

13 Home Improvements Projects That Add Value to Your Home

Every penny counts when it comes to adding value to your home. Whether you plan to DIY (Do It Yourself), or hire a handyman to help complete the work, there are countless different ways to increase the your home’s worth through home improvement projects. That does not mean you should go alter, repair, and update

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