Month: July 2018

How to lower the cost of electric water heating

This decision is an important one when building a new house: how can you manage the costs if you decide not to use a water heater fuel as natural gas or oil. If you decide that your house will have an electric water heater the increase in your monthly bills can drive you crazy, believe

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Foundation installed in 6 hours: time lapse video

Yesterday we installed the foundation of our home building in Clinton, MA. It will be a 2,500sf house, 4beds 3 baths with a finished basament, and one of the benefits for using the Superior Wall precast foundation is the concept of having all insulation features already installed. In our project we preferred to use the

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Snow Loads on Roofs: take care of it

How much snow can a roof support? It depends on the way you design it. 780 CMR Commercial Mass State Building Code Table 1604.11 provides snow load for roofs. The Ground Snow Load ranges from 45 lbs to 65 lbs per horizontal square foot depending on each community and the zone in which it is

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Septic system troubleshooting: the easy way to help you

Septic systems can represents a big problem for your house if they are not working properly. Here you have some practical rules to avoid bigger problems and also how to diagnose them early: Check the capacity of your septic tank: normally residential septic tanks range from 1,000 – 2,000 gallons, with the great majority of

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Solar energy: problems to be solved

During the last 5-10 years we are listening that solar will become the cheapest source to produce power in many countries. Unfortunately this is not the reality yet here in the USA, despite many states are trying to push hard the system. California, for example, is thinking about a law that will put an obligation

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