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3 Lumber Related Ways to Reduce Build Costs-

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.

Barrier Beams Will Leave You High and Dry-

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. 

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