Building a Basement: Do it Right the First Time

Basement Correct

Building a basement the right way will give you a strong, stable house and provide you with additional living space at a bargain price. Every house needs a foundation. In order to be strong, that foundation must be built on solid soil and it must extend below the frost line. Freezing water is amazingly powerful.…

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Learn How to Calculate Square Footage in a House Plan


It is critically important to know how to calculate square footage when you are designing your new house or addition. What parts of the house count in the calculation and what parts do not. The most commonly used formula for calculating square footage, and the one used by real estate appraisers, is to include only…

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