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How to Build a Garage Step by Step – Part 1

The general process can be summarized as consisting of the following steps.

1. Understand your local rules and make a plan

2. Get the appropriate permits

3. Get quotes and contracts from any subcontractors

4. Order materials

5. Begin construction. Getting periodic inspections as required.

6. Get more materials

7. Continue construction

8. Curse your incompetence

9. Get more materials

10. Repeat steps 7-9

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By |January 7th, 2014|Weekly Tips|Comments Off

Hanging a Door

*Remove your existing door. This can be done by removing the pins in the hinges or by completely unscrewing the hinges from the door frame.

*Measure your door and purchase the same size from your local hardware store.

*Use your existing door as a template for hinge location. Mark the areas where the hinges should go. Hollow […]

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Weeds Growing Between your Paving

Instead of getting the gardener to pick them out every week, Or using a dangerous chemical that may harm you other plant or pets, Here is something you should try: Mix salt with water & pour it between the paving, this stops the weeds from growing. It won’t harm your other plants & your pets […]

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Applying Woode Sealers

When applying wood sealers the following basics will help you achieve the best results:

• Use as large a brush as possible.

• It pays to buy a good brush with long bristles.

• Only use a brush that has been thoroughly ceaned.

• Never thin the first coat or any other coats.

• Do not overload the brush, only […]

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Coming soon, Watch this space

Coming soon, Watch this space

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Choosing Roof Tiles

Concrete roof tiles furnish the home with the protection it needs to keep the elements out, as well as visual texture. This article will help home and business owners choose the right tile for their buildings from four commercially available tile ranges.

The origins of the roofing tile can be traced back to China, about 10,000 […]

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Why Waterproofing your home or office is important

Waterproofing the home or office is becoming an essential part of general building maintenance, especially with the rise in freak weather occurrences across the globe. Below we discuss the benefits of waterproofing, and the possible effects when it has been left too late.

St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish is a small parish located in the […]

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So Many Building Materials to Choose From, How Do You Know What’s Right for Your Home?

With so many choices of building materials and house components and parts available today, how can you ever know which is best for your home building or remodeling project? The answer comes from learning what you can expect of the materials or building components, deciding what you want to pay, and thinking about what suits […]

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Designing your ceilings

Looking out for the home owner is our business.

Providing insightful magazine articles, new remodel ideas, and free estimates from certified local contractors to finish your ceiling project is what makes The Sandpit your professional choice.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to designing your ceilings. One of the biggest considerations for ceilings is height. Raised […]

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How to prevent moss damage on roofs

Moss may look harmful when on your roof, but if its not dealt with it can severely damage your roof.

Most people think that moss makes your roof look beautiful especially because of its rich green color. However, do not be deceived moss can damage your roof causing you to spend money on roof repairs. Moss […]

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