Author Archive - DPIS

3 Lumber Related Ways to Reduce Build Costs-

DPIS | engineering | Sep. 26, 2018
Is the increasing cost of lumber affecting your bottom line? According to the National Association of Home Builders, framing lumber, including installation costs, accounts for about 18% of the average home’s build price. And with new tariffs on Canadian softwood, that percentage is increasing.

4 Costly Errors our Home Inspectors Have Prevented-

DPIS | Home Inspections | Sep. 26, 2018
When you build hundreds of homes with massive crews, errors can happen. That’s why high-volume homebuilders trust DPIS. Our home inspectors preemptively identify and help solve common and not-so-common errors, so your crews can build homes faster and with fewer warranty issues.

Barrier Beams Will Leave You High and Dry-

DPIS | engineering | Sep. 13, 2018
Building on high plasticity soil comes with the risk of foundation issues like cracking, tilting or even flooding. Many builders address these issues with soil injections, superficially filling the soil to near its maximum water retention level, but using barrier beams can be more cost-effective. 

Save 15% on Lumber by Doing this One Simple Thing-

DPIS | Insider, DPIS News | Aug. 13, 2018
Massive shortages have been reported for framing lumber this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Lumber costs are steadily on the rise and it doesn’t look like there will be relief any time soon. Home builders are eager for solutions that can reduce lumber costs without sacrificing quality or structural integrity. One popular […]

Pinchin' Tails Event Was A Huge Success-

DPIS | | May. 02, 2018
Our Pinchin’ Tails Event last Friday was a blast! We are so excited to have raised $25,000 for HomeAid Houston, we can’t think of a worthier cause than building shelters for Houston’s homeless, nor better people to do it.

DPIS Engineering earns the Energy Star® Partner of the Year Award-

DPIS | Insider, HVAC, DPIS News | Nov. 10, 2017
For the second year in a row, DPIS Engineering is honored to be a recipient of the 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for excellence as a Home Energy Rater! We’ve been an ENERGY STAR® partner for over 14 years, during which time we’ve verified more than 67,000 ENERGY STAR®-certified homes while developing and implementing strategies to help home […]

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