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Types of House Foundations for Home Construction - Concrete Foundations of Long Beach NY

Three different types of house foundations the pros and cons of each. Which one is right for you?
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Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 26, 2014 9:28 AM
If your building you house and dont have much money to do so. You should go with a slab foundation because it is cheap. It is also very quick to put up. It will also lower your heating costs.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 26, 2014 9:30 AM
The bad thing about Slabs is that you dont have a basement and you will have to put all your duct work in the attic and walls which gives you less space for it. It also takes away storage space and puts all the plumbing in the concrete floor making it hard to replace.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 26, 2014 9:31 AM
You could go with a crawl space and give your self room for all your plumbing and ventilation ducts and raise you house a little off the ground.
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Wolseley buys Finnish building material distributor | Helsinki ...

Wolseley buys Finnish building material distributor | Helsinki ... | Carpentry 1 | Scoop.it
Wolseley buys Finnish building material distributor. February 14, 2014. Wolseley plc has agreed to acquire Puukeskus, a building materials distribution business in Finland with 23 branches. On completion approximately 400 employees will ...
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Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 7, 2014 9:21 AM
Wolseley chose to acquire puukeskus, Its a material distribution place in finland with 23 branches. They have about 400 employees.
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A Strong Foundation: Different Types of Foundations

A Strong Foundation: Different Types of Foundations | Carpentry 1 | Scoop.it
According to DIY Network, footings are only the base of the foundation. The rest can be built in several ways. What type of foundation you choose will depend upon your particular situation.
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Taylor Kerlin's comment, February 17, 2014 9:33 AM
Depending where you live, you probably have a basement, crawl space, or a slab. It all depends what the soils like, if theres flooding, or the frost line might be really high.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 24, 2014 9:40 AM
Most of the people around us have basements because there is not much flooding. When people finish their basements, It one of the cheaper and easier ways to expand living space.
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Pressure Treated Lumber Products and Project Plans: Decking, Kiln-Dried, Columns, Fences, Timbers, Posts, Railing, Steps, Lattice & more - YellaWood®

Pressure Treated Lumber Products and Project Plans: Decking, Kiln-Dried, Columns, Fences, Timbers, Posts, Railing, Steps, Lattice & more - YellaWood® | Carpentry 1 | Scoop.it
YellaWood® brand products provide the best available pressure treated lumber protection against rot, fungal decay and termites. Naturally beautiful,...
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Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 6, 2014 9:21 AM
After your project is done you should put some kind of water repellent on it. This should be done ever year to keep your project in the best condition. Use directions for best results
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 6, 2014 9:27 AM
If you want to clean your project, just use some soap and pressure wash it off. Keep the pressure low and keep moving the wand so you dont damage your project. They also sell special kinds of cleaners for pressure treated wood. After you clean it you need to reapply the water repellent or stain.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 6, 2014 9:37 AM
SInce wood is a natural resource, there is gonna be splitting and its going to rot eventually.If you dont take care of it, it will rot even faster and eventually need replaced.
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new carpentry tools | Search Results | THISisCarpentry

new carpentry tools | Search Results | THISisCarpentry | Carpentry 1 | Scoop.it
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Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 4, 2014 9:36 AM
Even in todays age you still need to use hand tools. It may be faster just to use a hand tool or you might not own the right saw for the job so you use a hand saw. The hand tool might work better and make it nicer to.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 4, 2014 9:38 AM
A disposable chisel blade could come in handy. Because if your on the job and you need a sharp blade you could just pull out a new blade in stead of trying to sharpen your chisel on the job
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 4, 2014 9:41 AM
You can make your work van or work truck the way to like it to store your tools by using your wood skills to build some racks in the back. you could even build a roof rack to hall long stuff
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From the Ground Up: Foundations

From the Ground Up: Foundations | Carpentry 1 | Scoop.it
A foundation is forever—how to do it right
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Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 25, 2014 9:12 AM
A good foundation doesnt just hold a house above ground. It keeps out moisture, helps keep out cold, and dont move when the ground does
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 25, 2014 9:14 AM
To make a good foundation you cant just dig a hole and pour concrete, you have to take in all of the earths conditions. You have to check the soil conditions, how much it rains, and also you have to figure how much your back fill is gonna settle.
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Different Types of House Foundations

Different Types of House Foundations | Carpentry 1 | Scoop.it
The choice of a home foundation depends on the soil type of the construction site. Homes that are built on poor soil conditions may require a deep foundation, whereas most sites only require a ...
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Taylor Kerlin's comment, February 17, 2014 9:37 AM
There are several different types of foundations. There are poured concrete, frost protected, permanent wood, or raised foundations. It all depends on where you live and what you like.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, February 17, 2014 9:42 AM
<br>The main reason for a foundations depends on the soil of the site of the home. If there is poor soil, you may have to go with a deep foundations, but most only require a shallow foundation. The climate may also affect your foundations. Talk wit ha engineer before you build your home to see what the best foundation would work best.
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Wood Alternative Composite Deck, Railing, Lighting, Steel Deck Framing and Furniture - Trex

Wood Alternative Composite Deck, Railing, Lighting, Steel Deck Framing and Furniture - Trex | Carpentry 1 | Scoop.it
Trex is the world's largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking, porches, railing, lighting, trim, framing and furniture.
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Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 7, 2014 9:31 AM
Trex has come up with the hidden fastener system. This is so you dont have to see the fasteners or the screws. It will make the deck look lot better.It also makes the spaces in between the boards equal.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 7, 2014 9:37 AM
Trex even has there own saw blade so that it will be easier to cut there product. The blade has a non sticking coat and a triple chip tooth design. This provides cleaner cuts and has a longer cutting life for this material.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 7, 2014 9:38 AM
If your board doesnt have a groove in it for the clips. No problem they have a groove cutter. You can put it in your router and it will make the right groove for you fasteners.
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Top 40 Tools Every Woodworker Should Have

Top 40 Tools Every Woodworker Should Have | Carpentry 1 | Scoop.it
From a basic claw hammer to your Wagner Moisture Meter, learn more about tools 1-10 every woodworker needs to complete a woodworking project.
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Taylor Kerlin's comment, February 12, 2014 9:46 AM
<br>A Circular saw is a tool a carpenter must have because you can cut almost anything with it. You can take it anywhere and its lightweight to. Its quick and easy to change the blade to.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 4, 2014 9:23 AM
If you're a carpenter you need a few levels. There are several sizes of levels but the biggest size you will probably need is a 48 inch. You check to see if your work is level and plumb. Plumb is vertical and level horizontal.
Taylor Kerlin's comment, March 4, 2014 9:25 AM
If you do trim work you will need a nail set. Because if your nailing by hand you will need to set the nail deeper in the wood than the hammer can do it self so you can putty over the hole. Even if you using a nail gun some nails might not set and there for you need to use a nail set to to set it the rest of the way in.