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How Deep Should Plumbing Be Under a Slab?

If you plan to construct your home, one of the first things you need to think about is the plumbing system. The pipes run in dirt, so you need to do the plumbing before pouring the concrete. How deep you place the plumbing underneath the …

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Should You Insulate a Crawl Space? How To Decide

Crawl spaces are kind of a pain to insulate. They’re out-of-sight, out-of-mind, and most buildings have them. Nonetheless, before going out and spending time and money on insulating your crawl space, it is important to know whether or not you should do it. Generally, it’s …

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How To Knock Down a Wall That Has an Outlet

Knocking down a wall with electrical wires and outlets makes the job a bit more complicated, but if you follow the proper steps, it should be straightforward. All you have to do is carefully remove the drywall and move the outlets and wiring or terminate …

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How To Make a Foundation Plan for a House

Foundation plans are plan-view drawings showing the location of footings, piers, foundation walls, columns, and supporting beams. While the sizing and details of foundation elements are generally designed by a structural engineer, particularly on larger buildings, they are also included as part of the architectural …

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5 Reasons Why Crawl Spaces Need Vents

A crawl space is a narrow opening between a building’s first floor and the earth below. When it comes to your home’s structure and the people living inside, ventilating your crawl space is necessary and can have many benefits. Here are 5 reasons why crawl …

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Should Every Basement Be Insulated?

To most people, the basement is just a room for storing things. Therefore, not much thought is put into it. Many tend to ignore this underground space when it comes to insulation and instead concentrate on other rooms in the house. So the question is: …

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How To Fix Wavy Vinyl Siding (Step-by-Step)

Vinyl siding is undoubtedly one of the most popular methods of decorating building exteriors and preventing damage. It’s cost-effective, long-lasting, and easy to install and maintain. However, vinyl siding is prone to waving, leading to more severe damage if not attended to in time. Here’s …