Better Building Performance

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The other options to not having Rain Gutters!!!!  I personally would love to install such a system everyday!!! lol...but for a more cost effective option, use gutters...the seamless variety...

The other options to not having Rain Gutters! I personally would love to install such a system everyday!but for a more cost effective option, use gutters.the seamless variety.

Advanced framing techniques using 2x6 lumber @ 24 inch spacing.

Advanced framing techniques using lumber @ 24 inch spacing. Design for thermal and material efficiency

A Crash Course in Roof Venting - Fine Homebuilding Article

Understand when to vent your roof, when not to, and how to execute each approach successfully

Stop the slop and do it like NASA for a safer, more secure connection. (Pin brought to you by the Home Neighborhood at www.tscpl.org)

Splice Cable Like a Rocket Scientist

Stop the slop and do it like NASA for a safer, more secure connection. (Pin brought to you by the Home Neighborhood at www.tscpl.org)

Downspout runoff can cause flooding around the foundation of your house and lead to foundation damage and wood rot. These common problems can be prevented and fixed with a NDS catch basin set under the downspout to catch the water and divert it away from the foundation of your home. Check it out here! http://www.ndspro.com/drainage-systems/catch-basins-and-grates/catch-basins-and-grates-category-overview

Downspout runoff can cause flooding around the foundation of your house and lead to foundation damage and wood rot. These common problems can be prevented and fixed with a NDS catch basin set under the downspout to catch the water and divert it away from

Storm Drain | Water Drainage Solutions for Storm Water. | Fernco

Find the lowest prices on Fernco StormDrain Plus FSDP-CHGG channel drain and trench drainage solution. Perfect for pools, courts, driveways and removing storm water.

How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage  http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/How-A-House-Works/Protect-Your-Home/how-to-achieve-better-yard-drainage/Step-By-Step

How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

DIY permanent, long-term solution to your wet yard. These step-by-step instructions and how-to photos walk you through the DIY installation. This project requires a lot of digging, but you won't have to deal with drainage issues ever again.

How to Finish a Foundation Wall - Step by Step | The Family Handyman - This will be handy when we finally get around to finishing our basement!

How to Finish a Basement Wall

How to Finish a Foundation Wall - We show two good ways to insulate and finish a basement or concrete wall. A wall saves space and a wall is easier to assemble and insulate. Both will create that snug extra room you need. By the DIY experts of T

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PEX Supply Pipe: Everything You Need to Know

If you're having problems with standing water in your yard or a leaky basement, improper drainage is the culprit. Fix your water drainage issues once and for all by adding a French drain in just a few short steps.

How to Build a French Drain

If you& having problems with standing water in your yard or a leaky basement, improper drainage is the culprit. Fix your water drainage issues once and for all by adding a French drain in just a few short steps.

Proper grading around your home- how to measure

One of the simplest things you can do to reduce the risk of water damage in your home is to make sure the soil next to your home is pitched, or sloped, away .

Don't forget to remove all of the old flashing, chimneys and tar from your chimney before installing your new flashing.

Leakproof Flashing

Leakproof Flashing Surefire ways to keep water from getting in around your chimney

When building a retaining wall, lay perforated drainage tubing at the base of the wall slightly above ground level so runoff can drain out without undermining your wall

Lay perforated drainage tubing at base Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Adding good drainage behind block or stone walls is crucial for long-lasting, bulge-free walls.

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