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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Antique Beams Add Instant Charm to Any Room

Antique Beams

Antique beams are just one of those “old” items. Sure, it is possible, and might be easier, to buy new, heavy wood beams. These are usually Douglas Fir, since that seems to be the only species of tree that is big enough to yield long, straight wood that is large enough for beams these days.…

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