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Concrete, Cement or Asphalt? What’s the Difference?

From highways to bridges and other structures, concrete, cement, and asphalt are some of the most ubiquitous building materials around. Each of the three has its own unique properties, advantages, and disadvantages depending on the intended use. The choice of concrete, cement, or asphalt all …

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Can Drywall Screws Hold Weight?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to support something on a wall and come across the only box of screws you have left in your garage – a leftover box of unused drywall screws from a prior project. Should you use them? …

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Can Concrete be Poured in the Rain?

Concrete is considered to be one of the most versatile building materials in the world. It can create walls, flooring, driveways, sidewalks, and just about everything else. However, it can only do that if it’s being poured correctly— and that means knowing when to pour …

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Can You Use Expanding Foam in Cavity Walls?

Homeowners are always looking for home improvement ideas that will add comfort and value to their home. One major area of consideration is insulation in the walls. With many advances and variations in insulation over the years, you might have found yourself curious about expanding …

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Does Damp Proofing Require Building Regulations?

Damp proofing keeps out soil moisture from the foundations of buildings, protecting against problems a damp building can cause. If you’re thinking about damp proofing, you’re also probably wondering what the regulations are concerning this. Damp proofing requires building regulations for new construction and alterations …

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Is Damp Proofing Worth it? Can you do it Yourself?

Damp proofing is an important type of barrier built into the walls and floors of buildings in order to keep moisture from penetrating the surfaces, causing serious damage. This is an issue that’s most common in residential homes and smaller buildings. Damp proofing is worth …

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Can Drywall Mud Freeze?

Drywall mud is a water-based product that contractors and home renovators use to seal drywall seams and patch holes. It can be used to make your home project easier when it comes to sealing seams and holes. Because it’s a water-based product, drywall mud has …

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What is the Difference Between a Beam and a Joist?

When looking at structural flooring, you’ll notice that the framing is composed of both joists and beams. These parts appear similar – both are long horizontal structural members. So then what is the difference between a joist and a beam? Joists and beams have many …