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Monday, March 12, 2007

About four months ago we jumped back into the home construction game with a new understanding of building costs. Read more on how we selected a builder and the perfect floor plan and managed to stay within our budget.

Posted by Sarah Pokorney at 3/12/2007 5:48:00 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2007

Well someone has finally crossed the marketing mistake threshold and companies like mine, or you high performance remodelers out there now will have a guaranteed amount of work for as long as you want it.

Posted by Tad Duby at 3/10/2007 2:27:00 PM
Tuesday, March 6, 2007

So I sat with this boise builder recently and he flat out told me they do not have happy customers. Can you believe it? He was straight forward and did not flinch as I cringed in my chair at the thought and wondered..

Posted by tlangford at 3/6/2007 9:21:00 PM
Monday, March 5, 2007

I am happy to present a brief glimpse into the life of a happily married couple as first-time homeowner/builders and their very first experience in the home construction arena. Let's just say they have the scars to prove it.

Posted by Sarah Pokorney at 3/5/2007 11:15:00 PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The simple fact that technology can make new homes stand apart from the competition drew hundreds of builders to a packed seminar on the Top 10 Must-Have Technology Trends at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month.

Posted by tlangford at 2/28/2007 8:52:00 PM
Sunday, February 11, 2007

We are seeing more conditioned crawl spaces instead of vented crawl spaces how come? why are they different? what do I need to know? A vented crawl is less likely to have mold problems? My crawl space has a fan in it? if I have a vented crawl what do I need to know? where do I get help?

Posted by Tad Duby at 2/11/2007 3:24:00 PM

Why do we have a vapor barrier in the crawl space? How is it supposed to be installed? But it is wet under my vapor barrier-what should I do? Do I need to dry the dirt out? How come the builder did not install the vapor barrier correctly? what is a vapor barrier? Should I clean it off? I have water under my vapor barrier-what do I do? should I tape it? These are some of the questions I have had on Vapor barriers in crawl spaces in the last year. Here is the skinny.

Posted by Tad Duby at 2/11/2007 2:49:00 PM
Monday, January 29, 2007

The subdivisions lists have been updated with the latest results from the fourth quarter 2006 survey.

Posted by tlangford at 1/29/2007 3:38:00 PM
Friday, January 26, 2007

With all the Construction going on in Idaho I wonder when we will start to think about water conservation. Why would we install Kentucky bluegrass on thousands of subdivision yards and common areas? Why do we over water? Why do we water when it rains? Water conservation is becoming the topic of discussion around the country, and will be the next limited resource for Idaho, so lets think about what we are doing.

Posted by Tad Duby at 1/27/2007 12:27:00 AM

House wraps or WRB (weather-resistant barriers) provide the drainage plane behind the siding that the openings should be flashed into. Yes, they do limit air infiltration, but the more important reason your home should have a house wrap is to give the home a complete drainage plane behind the cladding material. So how do you know which house wrap to use?

Posted by Tad Duby at 1/27/2007 12:14:00 AM

/homes_for_sale/With all the construction going on in the Treasure valley those of you who work with us in new construction or existing home retrofits know that we are big proponents of Weather Resistant Barriers (WRB) and proper window flashing techniques. So what is the big fuss, you might ask I see flashing on the homes that are being built, and besides it does not rain much in Idaho." Unfortunately water intrusion is the number three reason for insurance claims in the Nation, and a major contributor to building failure, especially in Dry climates.

Posted by Tad Duby at 1/26/2007 11:19:00 PM
Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Idaho Commerce and Labor office in Boise is looking for 18- to 21-year-olds interested in a career in the construction trades and for any contractors interested in hiring young people with a combination of industry training and site experience.

Posted by tlangford at 1/25/2007 10:24:00 AM
Monday, October 30, 2006

Im on the green team for our local branch of Habitat for Humanity, and this team of people is looking into ways to make Habitat homes greener ei: more durable, more efficient, and healthy for the families that will inhabit them. One of my tasks as a green team member was to research local availablity of green lumber. This blog is me sharing those results with you.

Posted by Josh Bogle at 10/30/2006 9:43:00 PM
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Each Quarter a survey of the new cosntruction market is conducted. Building Credibility.com has been updated with most recent results. Read more.

Posted by tlangford at 10/30/2006 1:04:00 AM
Saturday, September 23, 2006

BSU Launches intensive Construction Management Course Certificate

Posted by tlangford at 9/24/2006 3:09:00 AM
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