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Home Construction & Design


Building one's dream home starts with a plan, design, and budget.  Finding the right home builder to pull off the project is who another matter.  It's important to get multiple quotes from different home builders near you before signing anything.  Talk with local governments over zoning and other programs including possible rebates.  Always be sure to have the proper permits and insurance before starting any work.

Many folks work with planned developments so they are limited in certain styles or floorplan configurations, but custom home builders are able to produce home's from scratch with unique designs and elements that are envisioned by a professional architect.  An experienced home builder will be able to provide many details about the project and keep you informed throughout the process.

Large suburban home with brick siding (Photo by irina88w/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)
MasonryBrick and Stone ExteriorsBrickSidingExteriorStone
The typical cost to install brick siding is $8,900 to $25,000
Couple sitting on a couch reading a book (Photo by LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS –
MasonryBrick and Stone Exteriors
Brick wall repair costs an average of $1,407. Most job costs range between $690 and $2,120.
stacked stone garden wall
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping StonesMasonry
Experts share advice on how to use stonework to add structure and creating more usable space in your garden.
An indication of serious moisture being trapped behind masonry is efflorescence, which appears as a white powder or stain, says Rantanen. (Photo Courtesy of Jamison Home Services, LLC)
Basement WaterproofingMasonry
Even if your home looks safe from the outside, there are invisible hazards like moisture, radon and carbon monoxide you need to be on the lookout for.
young boy in grassy backyard with play set in background (Photo by  Annie Otzen/DigitalVision via Getty Images)
Landscaper and Landscape DesignsLawn Care & FertilizersGarden Tillers and RototillingExcavating
On average, the cost to level a yard is around $2,000