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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

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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Wood Handbook

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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Net Metering

Mississippi Adopts Net Metering Rule…Sort Of

Net Metering Rules and Interconnection Standards – Docket 2011-AD-2 On December 3, the MPSC took up for consideration a Final Rule and Order for Net Metering and Interconnection Standards. After nearly 5 year of work on this issues, the MPSC voted 3-0 to adopt a rule for “net metering,” which will allow homeowners and businesses […]

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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 – 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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Lending Tree

FHA 203K and the Alternatives

Your home is most likely the biggest purchase you’re going to make in your life. You want your home to not only be affordable and fit within your budget, but you also want it to be comfortable, functional and styled to your liking. If you find a home that’s in your desired location and within […]

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You Have a Hole in Your Ceiling The Size of a Basketball

If the crack is in your ceiling hot air in the attic can draw/suck cold conditioned air out. It happens through a natural principle of science call convection.

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