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Every house creaks, squeaks and bangs, but some of these noises are enough to drive homeowners crazy. Whether it’s your own house that’s getting on your nerves or your clients are complaining, there are often easy fixes to common home noises. Creaking Doors: Perhaps most common are doors that bang, creak or rattle. Banging doors …

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Prevent Buckling with Proper Spacing

The APA (the Engineered Woo Association) recommends that construction professionals leave a 1/8-inch gap between each panel edge and end joint. As ambient moisture changes, your OSB or plywood panels will expand and contract. When you butt the panels together tightly, there is no room for expansion and this can cause buckling in the panels. …

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How to Engage HomeBuyers of All Ages

Millennials make up a third of homebuyers since they fall in the 18-37 category, but they aren’t the only homebuyers interested in homes. Based on data from the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report 2017, to reach a broad section of potential home buyers, you have to diversify your portfolio of selling techniques. Know What to …

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Construction Glossary of Terms

Good communication is the key to a successful build. Whether you’re new to construction, a homeowner wanting to navigate a build or an old pro who bumps up against something you don’t understand, we’ve got your back! Aggregate: A particulate material consisting of stone and sand used to make concrete. Backfilling: Refilling a hole or …

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