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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Our house was flooded in hurricane Harvey. When we had volunteers demoing our house, most of these brackets that were in the mortar of the brick wall and fastened to the back of the studs, were removed. When the house was being constructed in 1978 these brackets were used every four feet and...
  2. Building & Construction
    We are wanting to build a pergola on a wooden deck that is raised about 4 feet off the ground. Looking for suggestions on how to best secure the posts without having go under the deck, dig and concrete them in.
  3. Building & Construction
    The walls in the basement in our 1930-era house are made of clay block (sample drawing below). I have two items I need to secure to the wall. One is a very small (7 inch long by 3 inch wide) shelf, which will be secured with brackets underneath the shelf. The other is a piece of wood 2-ft...
  4. Flooring
    I just installed the Allure Ultra plank flooring from HD this past weekend. After reading all of the posts here, I was very meticulous about forming a perfect union between the tiles and getting the infamous "click". This morning, I woke and discovered a 6 inch portion that my finger nail...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, I'm building a new screen porch / deck onto my house and my question is how do I secure the post on the deck so that they don't move? All of my post on the screen porch are attached together by a 1x4 and are flush with the band. I've been trying to figure this out for sometime...
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