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Let Guide You Through a 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. This article on includes 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!

7 Resources To Find Local Roofing Companies You Can Trust
Brax Roofing provides this resource to help homeowners find local, qualified roofers they can trust. The seven resources include GuildQuality, Yelp, Google, Angie's List, Better Business Bureau, Porch and Word of Mouth. Each one gets a paragraph of explanation about it's a good resource. The article makes the point that it's important to get it right, because roofing repair is not cheap, i.e., A new roof is more than just an expense—it’s an investment, and as such, requires research and due diligence on the homeowner’s part.

How to Build a Garage From Planning to Framing and Beyond
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. This article on Angie gives you all the steps and information you need to 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 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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