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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi. I am thinking of making a concrete patio for my new cottage, but I'm wondering if the extreme winters of Quebec will damage it in the future. Will controlled joints be enough to prevent cracking?
  2. Building & Construction
    I am designing a 30 degree hip roof with a gable porch for a small home in sketchup. Everything works out and lines up perfectly with the hip roof however when I drop in the gable portion there is this pesky nearly 1inch lip that I cant get rid of between the hip rafter and the common rafter of...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hi all, I'm building an 18x12 monopitch cabin with a 12' tall wall on one side and I want to place a large 8' window in the center of the 18' wall. So it would be ~5' from each end. I also want to install 2- 6' windows above the lofted area on the same wall. The 6' window's trimmer/cripple and...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi all, I am building a monopitch/leanto cabin that will be 7.5' on the short wall and 12' on the tall wall. The distance between walls will be 18' (12' wide on the other axis) . That gives us a pitch of 3:12. So my question is... what is the best way to span that 18' (18.55' with the pitch)...
  5. Building & Construction
    Can a drop in sink be used with a tile counter top? When I search online I only seem to come up with laminate, or granite, any type of perfectly smooth surface counter. https://amzn.com/B00D82QXSU
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone I am a General Contractor in Sacramento, California called Monster Contractor. My kid told me "We are so Good it's Scary" It stuck with us ever since. Lol
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