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Let About.com Architecture Section Guide You Through Brick Patio Construction
Here's a great reference for anyone considering a do-it-yourself building project—adding that brick patio you've always wanted. In About.com's architecture section, they've included step-by-step instructions for building with brick, including the construction of a solid foundation for the patio and tips that can help to keep the project from hitting a snag. They've also included links to additional home improvement articles rlated to your backyard living, such as landscape architecture and building a backyard barbecue. After all, once you build the patio, you'll definitely want to use it!

Roofer Association Provides Leads to Arizona Customers
When residents of Arizona need to find qualified roofers, they can find listings for a number of companies posted on this helpful website. By clicking on the specific location, a site visitor can see a selection of company listings. Helpful information for consumers looking to hire roofers is also included, such as what to do in a case of contractor negligence. Find out how to choose the right roofer and what to ask before hiring someone.

Garage Construction How Tos Made Simple By MyTelus
Adding a garage to your property is a home improvement project that takes research ahead of time, but it doesn't have to be difficult. The editors at myTelus.com have an easy-to-use set of plans that will guide you through the construction process, beginning with the foundation, construction of walls, and installing doors and windows. The article also includes tips on when to use a professional contractor—for example, when digging the foundation and installing the garage door.

Basements Keep Water Out, Too—Here's How To Make Your Leak-Proof
Wikihow.com has a great resource available for anyone considering building a new home or remodeling and repairing an existing property. Roofs are not the only key component to a dry home—basements play a vital role in keeping a house airtight and waterproof. By following the seven easy-to-read steps available, you can ensure your lower level remains dry and in excellent structural condition. The online article also includes tips for basement-builders to heed, such as the use of DRYLOK waterproofer, following application directions to the letter, and reviewing local plumbing codes prior to sump pump installation.

Building A Shed? Listen To These Tips From Architectural Pros
Take this advice from Sketch Plus—never buy a shed kit based on a picture off the Internet or a brochure. This architectural illustration arts firm has a great online article that details the best way to build a shed, starting with the basics—choosing a shed, and preparing your property for the building project. When you're ready to move on to the construction phase, author Keith Kingston suggest a kit may not even be necessary, and gives general advice on how to build a shed on your own.

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