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Modular Home Prices (Demystifying the Building Costs)

Modular Home Prices & Costs

If you’ve landed here, chances are you’re curious about modular homes and, more specifically, how much they might dent your wallet. I get it; the world of construction prices can sometimes feel like a maze, especially when you’re trying to figure out the costs of something as innovative as modular homes. Now, I remember when…

How To Convert a Carport Into a Garage (The Right Way)

Convert a Carport Into a Garage

Are you considering converting your carport into a garage? This can be an excellent home improvement project, offering a more secure and weather-protected space for your vehicle and other belongings. Plus, it’s often more cost-effective than building a new garage from scratch – as long as the carport’s slab, support posts, and roof are in…

How Long Do Steel Buildings Last?

How Long Do Steel Buildings Last

Good news. You can expect your steel building’s life expectancy to be at least 50 to 100 years when it’s correctly built and maintained. Thanks to its durable metal, steel buildings demonstrate exceptional performance and resilience, lasting longer than concrete or wood structures. They effectively resist deterioration caused by mold, termites, and moisture, and maintain…

The Truth About Why Solar Panels Are Not Worth It

Why Solar Panels Are Not Worth It

Solar energy promises a sustainable future and reduced electricity bills, but is it the ideal solution for every homeowner? As you contemplate harnessing the sun’s power, it’s important to consider the unique challenges and benefits it presents. From the intricacies of incentives and the suitability of your roof to the financial implications, the truth is…

7 Reasons Epoxy Basement Flooring Is A Game-Changer

Epoxy Basement Flooring 1

When you’re diving into home renovations, you might find yourself overwhelmed with flooring options. But what if I told you there’s a solution that’s not only durable but also stylish and cost-effective? Enter epoxy basement flooring. If you’ve been searching for the perfect flooring solution, you’re in the right place. We’ve all been there: the…

Mobile Home Skirting: Options, Costs, Tips and Benefits Explained

Mobile Home Skirting

Mobile home skirting is an essential component for every mobile home, as it enhances the home’s curb appeal and provides a strong barrier that plays a vital role in the heating and cooling system. This exterior element serves various functions, such as protecting the home’s underside from weather elements and pests, improving energy efficiency, and…

What’s the difference between modular daycares and prefab daycares?

Modular buildings are a type of prefabricated or prefab construction. Prefab just means that the component starts life at a factory, where it is built. Then it’s delivered and installed on-site, just like the building modules we’ve discussed. Many parts of a building can be prefab. Some common parts include trusses, beams, staircases, precast concrete…

How Is Cement Made? (Trade Secrets Revealed)

How Cement Is Made

Cement is made by chemically combining raw materials such as calcium, silica, aluminum, iron, and other elements under strict manufacturing controls. Additionally, limestone, shells, and chalk or marl are frequently combined with shale, clay, slate, blast furnace slag, silica sand, and iron ore to make cement. This all depends on the type of cement being made for use as…

15 Types of Cement and Their Use Cases

Types of Cement

Cement is crucial in bonding aggregates and reinforcing materials during a construction project. Different construction works have unique requirements that need different cement types. Most construction applications use Portland cement, but other types may be more appropriate depending on the location and project. So, which cement variant best suits your project? Portland Cement Portland cement…

How Much Weight Can Mudjacking Lift?

Mudjacking Is a minimally invasive procedure used to raise and level sunken concrete and can lift weights ranging from 600 pounds to 1400 pounds per square foot of concrete. However, depending on the extent of damage and quality of the concrete, these values might deviate on either side.