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Remodel in Pearl Mississippi – Spring 2016

Northtowne Builders, LLC, our building company, bought a small house in Pearl, MS in February 2016. We’re showing the progress, the challenges and the attributes and are adding updates as we move through the remodel. Stop by for a visit: 2372 Harahan Road, Pearl, MS 39208       Closing – Thanks to Bobby Morrehead (closing […]

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Wood Deck Framing Regulations Get Tougher and More Expensive

A new treated wood industry standard requires “Ground Contact” rated lumber even for above-ground deck joists and beams.

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Construction Coaching – Wet Lumber

:: Nail Pops – Interior Trim Cracks – Bowed Stud Walls :: These conditions could have very little to do with the quality of the sub-contractors and more to do with how the builder stored his lumber during construction, the temp and moisture level present at the time the frame is being built and how […]

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HOW TO WINTERIZE AN ABOVE GROUND POOL

http://garynsmith.tumblr.com/post/132077230316/beware-good-advice [Beware – Good Advice] How To Winterize an Above Ground Pool https://t.co/iRNDn47m7m — Gary Smith (@MSHomeInspector) October 28, 2015

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Wet Look Concrete

Wet Look – Yes or No?

What do you say? Join or follow me and a few others over on Facebook. This “wet look” was seen in Madison County Mississippi. Some our friends love it! Some – – not so much. What say you? Looks like you might slip and slide when walked on! We first thought the owner had just […]

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Painting HardieSoffit Panels and Attic Air Balance

Net free venting requirements for residential construction states that we should provide a “balanced” air flow for attic ventilation. 50% of the air needed to cool your attic should enter at the edge of the roof…down near the windows. 50% of the required openings should be as high as

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New 2015 SEER Rating on Air Conditioners

Well, DOE is at it again. As of January 1, 2015 A/C manufacturers are being asked to increase the efficiency to 14 SEER. However, if you live in certain climate zones your builder may not be required to install a higher efficiency systems. That’s because folks in colder climates don’t use an air conditioner as […]

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The Return Air Chase – Misunderstood and Often Abused

Indoor air and it’s quality depend on the design of the interconnected parts of your home; somewhat like the knee bone is connected to the hip bone. Air quality can suffer when there are poor connections or no connections within the return air system.

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