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A New Fence & A Property Survey

Surveyor's transit

I’m having a new fence constructed along one of the side property lines in my yard. The contractor has been hired, and I’m in the process of putting the finishing touches on the design drawings and the specifications for the project, which I’ll give to the contractor to build from.  My husband and I both […]

Concrete Footing Design That Protects Wood Posts

footing

If you are not familiar with installing wood posts, you can become overwhelmed with the various designs for concrete footings out there. This is the concrete footing we spec for various projects. It is designed to protect wood posts by allowing the bottom of the post to be exposed for drainage to help reduce the […]

Wood Posts

Wood-Post-Slant-Cut

The beauty of any outdoor wood structure, whether it is a fence, mailbox, trellis, or arbor, decks, stairs, or railings can last for years if the right type of wood, hardware and finish are selected. However, one additional step in building any of these types of outdoor structures can not be overlooked. While all wood […]

Lumber Yards

LumberYard

Have we forgotten about those reliable lumber yards where our grandfathers, dad, and uncles would head to on a Saturday morning to get lumber for the projects on their to-do lists? Whether the project was building a go-cart for the family, or a porch and steps off the kitchen, a visit to the lumber yard […]

Before Building and Installing a Fence

Board-Fence

Wow! There is so much to say in regard to installing a fence in your yard! There’s a lot of preliminary stuff that you need to do and much to understand to make your project a success. But first, we want to say kudos to you for deciding to add beauty, architectural enhancement, and value […]

Call Before You Dig – Call 8-1-1

call 811

Your safety while working in your yard is top priority. Protect your family and yourself, and your utility lines from damage. Have your underground utility lines marked for free, for your safety and to protect your lines. Just call 8-1-1, and go to www.call811.com for more information.  

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