Diamond Pier: decks without digging machines

When dealing with deck additions and renovations one point is extremely difficult to address: the excavation needs to support the code rules to have a stable and strong foundation. Decks causes of failure can vary from a bad connection with the house to a foundation block or post that is not designed to support that

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Ranch House: 8 advantages to build one

No stairs (the lazy factor) If you’re a fanatic for exercise, you like stairs.  If you’re like the rest of us, stairs are a hassle to go up and down. Some people also have disabilities, and is very difficult to handle with stairs, as we discuss below. Less noise (from above) Noise from above, footsteps

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The 5 pillars of super-efficient houses

Energy efficiency is becoming a very important topic to be addressed in home building. Here you can find the 5 principles that guide this practice: Localize your energy source in your house – you normally live one room at a time, so if yo can plan your air conditioning system independently is a good idea. Insulate

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Water spending: You probably don’t know the numbers

Water is a big problem in some regions of USA because of a lack of lakes and water treatment related with conservation rules. So it is quite frequent for a lot of houses to have a water well. Many people underestimate the amount of water they use. Here you have some interesting numbers related with

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