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  • Homeowner Contractors information and resources for a better understanding of insulation.

    Lists of articles which offer information about insulation and insulating your structures.

  • Elevation IRC 2015 Section R322.2.1 requirements do not match those of HUD CDBG-DR or CDBG-MIT requirements
    Murray Wennerlund

    Elevation IRC 2015 Section R322.2.1 requirements do not match those of HUD CDBG-DR or CDBG-MIT funded disaster recovery projects.

  • Blue Tarp Roofs on a Gray Day campaign
    Murray Wennerlund

    We are assisting home and business owners with Blue Tarp services as well as temporary roof repairs from not for profit organizations to for profit companies that can work with your insurance companies offering temporary repairs.

  • Homeowner observations of Foundation Preparation and Dirt work
    Murray Wennerlund

    When I was asked by another homeowner what our foundation dirt people did it wasnt just an easy answer. It involved research, testing, study and finding the person that could understand it all the first time.

  • Planning around the weather is harder than just watching the weather.
    Murray Wennerlund

    Keep track of the weather when you do your foundation work. Always ask your trusted sub-contractor when they feel they can get the job completed without interuptions from weather. It will pay to wait for dryer weather when working your foundation.

  • Lumber Yards and Lumber Suppliers
    Murray Wennerlund

    Who do you use for your Lumber Yards and Lumber Suppliers

  • Actual Cost of Elevation vs. Xactimate Cost Estimating
    Murray Wennerlund

    When tasked to estimate the costs of elevation for a new home you have to use tools that clearly identify the specific components to be used in your project. Many in the industry use the same formulas used for slab-on-grade builds as they do for elevated.

  • Signs your contractor isn't listening to you or just doesn't want the job.
    Murray Wennerlund

    You might find it difficult finding a contractor these days with all the RoboCalls and Spam they get from registering their businesses with contact email addresses, phone numbers and such. Follow our experiences in Louisiana trying get a price quote.

  • Do you feel hot air coming out of your eaves and soffit vents? Do you have a ridge ventilation designed home?
    Writers Pool

    We trust our professionals to do things correctly the first time each and every time they are tasked the work. But sometimes we get a new sub-contractor that hasnt had the time to gain experience of just how to do things right the first time.

  • Engineering: Calculate your Allowable Stress Design (ASD) Load Combinations
    Murray Wennerlund

    Design Loads for Residential Buildings.