How to Hire a Home Inspector

How to Hire the Right Home Inspector

You’ve heard it before – buying a home is the largest investment some folks will make in a life time! How can you protect that investment? Gather the right team and allow the professionals to help make sure your home is safe and sound. When you decide to buy a home you’ll sign a sales contract […]

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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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