Construction Basics

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How to Cut Plexiglass

Plexiglass has a number of useful applications, but only if you can cut it to fit each job.

Build Quality of Two Step Stair

A step stair unit can be a very helpful tool.

How To Install Drain Tile

Drain tile is best installed immediately after the footer of new house is complete, but it is possible to install on a completed house to prevent basement flooding.

Cutting Plexiglass with a Jigsaw

When cutting plexiglass you have the option of using a number of different power saws including a table

How to Insert a Door or Window in a Load-bearing Wall

You can't afford to mess up adding a window or door to a load-bearing wall, so get the proper steps and advice first.

Stilt House Building Basics

What you need to know about building a stilt house.

Is Wire Mesh Always Needed When Doing a Scratch Coat

Mesh adds structural support and adhesion.

7 Things to Expect when Living Through a Home Remodel

Soften the blow by knowing what's coming.

Home Building Checklist

Streamline the process by staying on task at each phase.

The Difference Between Home Inspectors and Building Inspectors

Building and home inspectors each have a different focus.

Developing a New Home Construction Schedule

Read this article for advice on planning your new home construction.

Navigating Construction Loans

Consider all the risks and costs involved.

Load-Bearing Wall Supports

Load-bearing walls support the structure.

What Causes Screws to Break?

Broken screws are a common problem for DIYers.

About House Framing

Think of framing as the skeleton of your home.

Two Types of Framing Explained

Most framing construction falls into two categories.

How to Apply for a Building Permit

This is often the most important step homeowners ignore when doing renovations.

7 DIY Projects That Actually Need Permits

You might be surprised that these seemingly simple DIY projects actually need permits to be legal.

How to Get a Building Permit Post-Construction

Here's how to get yourself out of the sticky situation of not having permits for your home construction.

3 Types of House Foundations

Take a look into the three most popular types of home foundations here.

6 Advantages to Sealing a Crawlspace

Seal your crawl space now, and it will pay out again and again in the future.

How to Build the Best Foundation for Your Property Concerns

The foundation is the most important part of the house.

Is Your Home Up to Code?

Don't wait until something goes wrong before you look into your home's safety.

10 Home Repair Skills You Can't Afford Not to Have

If you fancy yourself a DIYer, make sure you have these skills under your (tool) belt and save yourself some money!

4 DIY Projects You Shouldn't Tackle On Your Own

Thinking of replacing the roof or restoring an heirloom table on your own? Think again.

How to Use a Screw Extractor

Check out this six-step solution to one of the most frustrating problems: removing a broken screw.

Common DIY Mistakes and Injuries

DIY projects can be satisfying, but don't forget they can also be dangerous. Here are the most common mistakes to be cautious of.

How to Identify Load Bearing Walls

Before you knock it down, make sure it's not holding up the house.

5 Tiny Homes You'll Want to Move Into Now

What tiny homes lack in size, they make up for in charm, utility, and affordability.

The Most Common Problems of Older Homes (And How to Fix Them)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so keep these construction issues of older homes in your sights to prevent future damage.

Where to Begin With a Fixer Upper

Turning an old home into a designer masterpiece may not be easy, but we give you some starting points whether you're flipping or moving in yourself.

5 Areas to Repair Now That Will Save You Time Later

Resolve to stay ahead of the curve with home repairs. We share 5 areas to keep your eye on now to save time and money later.

About Manufactured Homes

Manufactured homes are quickly gaining popularity with consumers because they save construction time

About Post and Lintel Construction

Lintel construction involves two horizontal beams used to support a vertical beam. This form of construction

Floor Plan Symbols Explained

Floor plan symbols can be quite baffling for anyone who is not an architect or in the construction field.

Building Rafters Outdoors

One of the DIY projects that you may end up encountering at some point is the need for building rafters

Flipping Houses: Common Mistakes to Avoid

During a buyer’s market, flipping houses has become an exciting and profitable trend. Flipping

How to Frame a House

When you frame a house you are laying out the skeleton form of the house, including the walls, ceilings

Metal Roof Maintenance

Metal roof maintenance is required to ensure that your roof meets its full life expectancy. While metal

Spiral Staircase Construction Step-by-Step

Spiral staircase allows you to move from one level of a house to another. They are ideal structures for