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  • Building Departments inside San Diego County - In order for a structure to be properly built, a set of building standards need to be followed. The ones that will dominate your area will be the codes set by your local building department. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it sounds. This is because if it’s a city inside of the county, […]
  • 5 signs that will tell you when to replace your patio cover or pergola - Having a safe, shady, and great-looking place to spend your exterior time is possible with a properly built patio cover or pergola. However, when do you know if that structure is no longer safe and needs to be demolished and replaced? Not an easy question to answer, but there are some signs that can assist […]
  • Balloon Framing in San Diego Residences - According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Balloon Framing is a “framework of a wooden building in which the elements consist of small members nailed together. In balloon framing, the studs (vertical members) extend the full height of the building (usually two stories) from foundation plate to rafter plate, as contrasted with platform framing, in which each […]
  • Proper Roof Truss Selection & Installation for San Diego Properties - Project developers in new residential construction are always looking for ways to provide a better cost for its customers while not jeopardizing the structural integrity of the building. A roof truss is a structural premanufactured framework of members (made from steel or timber) designed to provide support for the roof and to transfer their load […]
  • Moment Resisting Frame Systems - There are times when the designer or owner like to incorporate wide openings into the structure. This is great from an aesthetical point of view but structurally it severely damaged its ability to sustain heavy lateral and vertical loads. In this scenario, a system of connected beams and posts can be used to create a […]
  • Shear Walls: A Structure First Defense Against Earthquakes - Shear walls are required on all structures that are built in California, both for lateral loads and for loads due to cantilever action. They are built to reduce their damage to the structure and its contents drastically. They can as well be load bearing or non-load bearing, giving the designers the ability to position them […]
  • Important facts from ‘Decks Done Right’ - The North America Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) published their ‘Decks Done Right’ guide this year outlining the best industry system that can be used to build a deck which will last for a very long time. It is beneficial to all property owners and managers to be educated in the industry best practices techniques […]
  • Advantages of Steel Framing in California - California is one of the most beautiful places in the world to live in, but it comes at a high price with problems like termites, rot, earthquakes and other types of damage that are just part of the area. Taking this into consideration one as an owner and a builder always has to be on […]
  • Repairing and Restoring San Diego Cantilever Decks and Balconies - Both in older and new construction builds here in San Diego and on California in general there are many times that the architect or designer adds cantilever or free-standing decks and balconies. This is a great option for adding square footage to a residence upper floors while achieving an elegant and modern look easily.  It […]
  • 5 Common Mistakes Building Plans for Remodels & Additions Have - Most of the projects that are completed in the state of California and in San Diego County need a set of building plans which dictate how the project will look after it is completed. This is the blueprint that all the contractors and sub-contractors will follow, from demolition to framing, electrical, etc. Very commonly in […]
  • How to prepare your home for a successful exterior paint job - One of the most dramatic changes in look you can make to your home is painting the exterior. This will change the look, feel and energy of your residence depending on the color(s) that you choose and how it gets applied. There is an endless possibility of color combinations but only the one you select […]
  • Five Important Tips & Tricks for Painting an Interior Room - Painting an interior room of your home does not have to be hard nor sloppy. It is a home improvement project that will customize the look of your property to be more like you and that could as well improve the market value of it. Your finish will depend on your attention to detail more […]