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Build a Foundation for a Shed

To start, clear the area where you want to build. You need to get rid of any major rocks, stumps and vegetation. Since a shed is so small, it is sometimes best to choose a new location if there are too many obstacles, but you could also clear them. It is up to you.

Next, clear off the top layer of soil using a shovel or power tools. You need to get rid of the grass and weeds, creating a wide dirt patch where the foundation for the garden shed can be poured. This makes it easier to pour, but the main reason you are doing it is to level out the ground. Ensure that it does not slope in any direction, checking it with a level. When the patch has been cleared perfectly, build a frame around it with 2x4s, with the tall sides facing upward.

After that, mix up the cement that you are going to use in a bucket or a wheelbarrow. You just have to mix the powder with water and stir it until it is the right consistency. Do not make up too much at once, because you do not want it to harden in … Read the rest

Basic Home Construction Process

Pre-Construction

Before the home construction begins, the floor plans must first be developed, finalized, and then submitted to the municipal office for review to get a building permit. The building permit is needed for various construction work including electrical, sewer connection, septic system, plumbing, and home building. Additionally, the homebuilders will also perform site tests to examine the soil, the capacity of the ground, water table, and environmental tests.

Foundation

After getting the necessary building permit and doing all the initial tests, the land of your house will be prepared. The topsoil will be removed and piled somewhere else to be used later on. Excavation is also done, along with the footings- which are concrete slabs to support the wall foundation, are formed and poured. The wall foundations are also erected. This process may use concrete temporary wooden forms or preserved wood, or permanent insulated blocks. Weeping tiles are also installed so that the ground moisture will be drained away from the house. During this phase, the homebuilder may ask you to decide on flooring, cabinets, tiles, and many more.

Framing

This phase involves erecting a framing skeleton. The exterior sheeting is also applied or other framing technique can … Read the rest