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A spec home is one that a builder constructs without already having a buyer. He builds it on speculation. Spec homes are a good choice for buyers who don't want to have input at each point of construction and who want to... More »

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To find a local pond builder, seek out a certified aquascape contractor or similar professional by conducting a search through your local landscape contractors. You can find contractors in your local phone book or throug... More »

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Mercedes Homes was a residential home builder based in Melbourne, Florida that began operations in 1983. It sold 35 homes in its first year. At the height of its operations, it sold 2,357 homes in 2007 and ranked as the ... More »

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To read a builder's floor plan more effectively, imagine yourself virtually walking through a complete, three-dimensional model of the home as you follow key sections of the plan. Understand the scale of the plan, and us... More »

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The amount of 2x4 lumber pieces required to build a home varies according to the size of the house, but it is generally recommended that there should be one 2x4 calculated per foot. Building code requires one every 16 in... More »

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A concrete floor should be about 4 inches thick if it is in a residential home or building. For a building supporting heavy loads, 5 to 6 inches is the recommended thickness. A good quality concrete floor will have even ... More »

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Leveling screw jacks are residential construction tools that home improvement specialists use to level sagging, uneven floors. Leveling screw jacks are typically placed under the floor, supporting it while adjusting for ... More »

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