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  1. Carpentry
    Typical detached garage slabs are poured with 2-4" of slope in my area. Some have curbs, most don't. I've seen a lot of framing methods addressing the slope (I have my preferred approach) and was curious what you all do. Method I use: I've found the most accurate and time- (re: cost-)...
  2. General Discussion
    Hi Everyone, First of all thanks in advance for your advice!. Here is my question; I’m working on a public art piece for the New School of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. The piece comprises an outdoor large 900 sq feet screen that we are installing over an exterior wall in the...
  3. Masonry
    hello guys, i have a client that would like me to build a small wall behind an existing small wall to make more room for the above patio area where his rear sliding doors are. rear yard slopes down where the rear sliding doors are. the plan is to leave the old wall in but will be removing the...
  4. Remodeling
    I am doing a little side work for a customer and I have a questions that hopefully someone can help me with. The house they live in used to have a concrete slab carport. The previous owner had the carport enclosed and made into a spare room. The contractor put the plate and the studs directly...
  5. Landscaping
    I am thinkning of building a Railroad Tie Retaining Wall to level off my sloping yard. The largest section of the wall will be aprx: 80' long and 5'-6' high. My question is>>> Does anybody have any knowledge of using I-beams driven vertically in the ground and slipping the ties between the...
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